Europeana Strategy 2020: We transform the world with culture

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20 July 2014 – Europeana published its strategic plan 2015-2020. One of the main goals for the upcoming years is to transform Europeana from portal to platform: Build a shared infrastructure, where people can reuse the material and interact with others.  The priorities  are to 1) improve metadata quality, 2) open up data, 3) create
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Europeana funding under threat – ACE supports #AllezCulture

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Europeana.eu, Europe’s digital library that gives access to collections from all domains of the cultural sector: libraries, archives, audiovisual collections (both television and film) and museums, is threatened with severe budget cuts. From 2015 onwards, Europeana’s funding is to come from the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). In February 2013, a drastic budget cut
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Leaving Europe – Digital Public Library of America and Europeana launch joint exhibition

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Europeana has launched a new virtual exhibition “Leaving Europe:  A new life in America” , jointly curated by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Europeana.  Over 30 million Europeans, from as far north as Scandinavia and as far south as Sicily, set sail to America in the 19th century and the first quarter
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Europeana opens up millions of data for re-use

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12 September 2012 – Today, the digital portal Europeana opens its dataset of more than 20 million cultural objects for free re-use. Anyone can use the data for any purpose – creative, educational, commercial – with no restrictions. This release, also including around 500’000 records from the European Film Gateway portal, is by far the
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Europeana Awareness Event in Brussels

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15 May 2012 – On Wednesday, 9 May, a major event for the Ministers of Culture and leaders of Europe’s creative industries and memory organisations took place in Brussels.  It was organised by Europeana and the European Commission together with the Danish Presidency. Aim of event was to raise awareness of Europeana among Europe’s citizens
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Redesigned Europeana Launched

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13 October 2011 – Yesterday, Europeana, Europe’s digital library, museum and archive, launched a redesign with new functionalities. The new interface has more visual appeal and has been adapted for iPads and Android touchscreens, bringing all the benefits of touch to Europe’s online treasury.   Europeana’s makeover has been shaped by users, who have helped
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EC Adopts Proposal for a Directive on Orphan Works

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27 May 2011 – On 24 May 2011, the European Commission adopted a Proposal for a Directive on certain permitted uses of orphan works with a view to establishing common rules on the digitisation and online display of so-called orphan works. Orphan works are works like books, published articles and films that are still protected
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EFG Conference on Rights Clearance & Orphan Works

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13 May 2011 – On 30 and 31 May, EFG – The European Film Gateway will hold the open conference “Taking Care Of Orphan Works – Rights Clearance in European Film Archives”. Representatives from film archives, Europeana and rights holder organisations will meet at EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam, to talk about rights clearing and
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New Europeana Project Calls for World War 1 Memorabilia

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24 March 2011 – Today Europeana launched a new project entitled “Erster Weltkrieg in Alltagsdokumenten” (“The First World War in everyday documents”) with a call to the public in Germany to participate in building a digital European archive by contributing private memorabilia from the First World War. The project is looking for photographs, letters, diaries,
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Highlights of Europeana Open Culture Conference

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26 October 2010 – Interesting video featuring Europeana conference speakers Liam Wyatt (Wikipedia), James Crawford (Google Books) and Nathan Yergler (Creative Commons): http://vimeo.com/15904526. The Europeana Open Culture Conference was held in Amsterdam, 14-15 Ocotber 2010.