Projects

50s IN EUROPE KALEIDOSCOPE (2018-2020)

ENGAGING IMAGES OF THE PEOPLE’S DREAM FOR A BETTER LIFE IN POST-WAR EUROPE OF THE 1950S
This project aims to develop a set of tools and demo/dissemination applications enabling citizens to better engage with Europeana content, with a focus – for the scope of the project funding – on the Fifties in Europe. Overall the project will showcase the value of interacting with and reusing cultural material, accessible through Europeana, offering innovative tools for personal user interaction, collections and database management, apps and dissemination/education tools.

Photoconsortium is the task leader for content coordination and selection. Together with project partners KIK-IRPA, Topfoto, OSZK, CRDI, and bringing to the project the bulk of photographic agencies who are members of Photoconsortium association, it will guarantee a vast pool of content available for the project, with interesting and high-quality collections from most European countries. Photoconsortium is also responsible for the realization of a physical photographic exhibition, for which calls for a participative selection of content by all partners and association members.


EUROPEANA DSI-4 (2018-2020)

DEPLOYMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF EUROPEANA DSI CORE SERVICES
The DSI-4 is the fourth iteration of a strong consortium with a proven track record in creating access, interoperability, visibility and use of European cultural heritage in the target markets addressed by Europeana platform and site(s). Benefitting from a continual collection of data, and  feedback from users the consortium has an evidence-based strategy towards the five markets of the European Citizens, Education, Research, Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage Institutions.

PHOTOCONSORTIUM, in its role of the expert hub for photography, is again involved in the project to:
– prosecute the action for metadata quality improvement of existing datasets in Europeana portal
– in addition to this, maintainance of the Europeana Photography and Migration thematic collections will be continued


EUROPEANA DSI-3 (2017-2018)

DEPLOYMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF EUROPEANA DSI CORE SERVICES
Europeana DSI-3 prosecutes the activities of DSI-2 to create access, interoperability, visibility and use of European cultural heritage in the Europeana platform, fostering data reuse 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)

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