Europeana is the trusted access portal to European cultural heritage, showcasing collection from over 3.700 Cultural Institutions across Europe. Europeana offers golden opportunities for bigger and smaller museums, archives and collectors to gain visibility in the digital (and thus also in the physical) world! And aggregators like us at Photoconsortium help content providers (even those who are less familiar with metadata, aggregation, and mapping) liaising and providing their digital collections to Europeana, according to quality requirements that allow those collections to showcase at their best.
The Europeana Publishing Framework makes it easy for cultural heritage institutions to see how the quality of material and information they provide to Europeana Collections affects how it can be surfaced, showcased, promoted and reused. It is is a tool that data partners can use to help improve the quality of information provided. And with higher quality data comes increased benefit for audiences and greater potential use in education, research and the creative industries. In short – the better the content and metadata, the more that can be done with it.
Two blogs on Europeana Pro dive into the matter: