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AthenaPlus

AthenaPlus is a CIP best practice network started in March 2013 and ending in August 2015. The consortium is composed by 40 partners from 21 Member States countries.

The principal objectives of the AthenaPlus project are to:

  • Contribute more than 3.6 millions metadata records to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors, focusing mainly on museums content, with key cultural stakeholders (ministries and responsible government agencies, libraries, archives, leading research centres, SMEs).
  • Improve search, retrieval and re-use of Europeana’s content, bettering multilingual terminology management, SKOS export and publication tool/API for Content Providers;
  • Experiment with enriched metadata their re-use adapted for users with different needs (tourists, schools, scholars) by means of tools that support the development of virtual exhibitions, tourist and didactic applications, to be integrated into Europeana repositories and the repositories of national aggregators or individual Content Providers.

CyI Researchers

Sorin Hermon
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Valentina Vassallo

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Uros Damnjanovic

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Additional Info

  • Acronym: AthenaPlus
  • Center: STARC
  • Funding Source: EC – CIP Best Practice Networks
  • CyI Funding: 86,595
  • Funding Period: 30 months
  • Starting Date: 01/03/2013
  • End Date: 31/08/2015
  • Coordinator: Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche of the Italian Ministry of Culture
  • Partners:

    Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche of the Italian Ministry of Culture (IT), UMA Information Technology GmbH (AT), Koninklijke Musea Voor Kunst en Geschiedenis (BE), PACKED Expertisecentrum Digitaal Erfgoed Vzw (BE), Openbaar Kunstbezit in Vlaanderen Vzw (BE), Michael Culture Aisbl (BE), The Cyprus Institute (CY), Narodni Muzeum-National Museum (CZ), Eesti Vabariigi Kultuuriministeerium (EE), Ministère de la culture et de la communication (FR), Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (DE), Philipps Universitaet Marburg (DE), National Technical University of Athens (EL), Hellenic Ministry Of Culture (EL), Petofi Irodalmi Muzeum (HU), Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma (IT), M.E.T.A SRL (IT), Board of the National Museum of Ireland (IE), Lietuvos Dailes Muziejus (LT), Stowarzyszenie Miedzynarodowe Centrum Zarzadzania Informacja (PL), Javni Zavod Republike Slovenije za Varstvo Kulturne Dediscine (SI), Departament de Cultura - Generalitat de Catalunya (ES), Fundacio Privada I2cat, Internet I Innovacio Digital A Catalunya (ES), Collections Trust Lbg (UK), Riksarkivet (SE), Siauliu Ausros Muziejus Valstybes Biudzetine Istaigasam (LT), Muzej za umjetnost i obrt (HR), Ayuntamiento de Girona (ES), University of Patras (EL), Kulturas Informacijas Sistemu Centrs (LV), Association Européenne pour la Culture Juive (FR), Université de Savoie (FR), Biblioteca Academiei Române (RO), Association Dedale (FR), Université Pierre Mendes France (FR), Central Library of The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG), Institutul National al Patrimoniului (RO), Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium (BE), Istituto Luigi Sturzo (IT), Local Government Management Agency (EI)

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