EUROPEANA DSI-3 (2017-2018)
DEPLOYMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF EUROPEANA DSI CORE SERVICES
Europeana DSI-3 prosecutes the activites of DSI-2 to create access, interoperability, visibility and use of European cultural heritage in the Europeana platform, fostering data resuse by Education and Research sectors, supporting the creative economy, as well as engaging European citizens with access to Europeana Collections and its thematic sites. The Europeana DSI-3 consortium consists of Europeana Foundation as coordinator and 28 partners with the experience and capacity to strengthen the value of Europeana by delivering high-quality services for sharing and (re)using metadata and content.
PHOTOCONSORTIUM, in its role of the expert hub for photography, is involved in the project to:
– prosecute the action for metadata quality improvement of existing datasets in Europeana portal
– enlarge and maintain the Europeana Photography thematic collection
MIGRATION IN THE ARTS AND THE SCIENCES (2017-2018)
NEW THEMATIC COLLECTION IN EUROPEANA
Through partner KU Leuven, PHOTOCONSORTIUM participates in the CEF Generic Services project “Migration in the Arts and the Sciences”. Lead partner is Europeana. KU Leuven coordinates the curation. Other partners are National Archives of Hungary, National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute Poland, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, National Library of Lithuania, and National Library of Serbia. The project wants to highlight how migration in and out, and within Europe has contributed to the development of European Culture. This thematic collection will of course offer virtual exhibitions, galleries, browse entry points and a social media presence, but it will also be combined with real life events, through collection days at several cultural heritage institutions across Europe.
Through its participating partner, PHOTOCONSORTIUM brings in its experience with building thematic collections and its insights in metadata development, which is an aspect that requires special attention for a subject like migration.
EUROPEANA DSI-2 (2016-2017)
ACCESS TO DIGITAL RESOURCES OF EUROPEAN HERITAGE
The Europeana DSI-2 project builds on and continues operation of the existing Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure’s (DSI) Core Service Platform following the Europeana DSI-1 action (2014-2015). It is the second project for the completion of Europeana’s strategy 2015-2020. It is in line with the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Trans-European Telecommunications Network’s work programme, delivering interoperability, connectivity and coordination for digital cultural heritage at a European level and providing efficient solutions for access and distribution of multilingual and multi-domain resources in digital European cultural heritage.
The role of PHOTOCONSORTIUM, invited to participate in the DSI for the first time in 2016 as the expert hub for photography, is to:
– Participate in the metadata improvement action of existing datasets in Europeana portal (WP1)
– Realize and curate the Europeana Photography thematic collection (WP2)