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Pa 111 - Europeana Photography

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Europeana Photography

Digitization project to enrich Europeana with historical pictures of early photography

Sophie Taes

EuropeanaPhotography is a CIP ICT PSP pilot B project with the principal objective to select, enrich and digitize masterpieces of ancient photographs, and to contribute the relative metadata and thumbnails to Europeana. The Consortium includes both public and private bodies with very different backgrounds, thus providing a variety and richness of content related to early photography.

Moreover, several partners, which have never been involved into an EU project, will contribute for the first time to Europeana; some of them come from European countries - such as Bulgaria, Slovakia, Lithuania and Denmark - that still are rather under-represented in Europeana, thus enlarging and enriching the pan-European approach of Europeana.

Project’s objectives:

EuropeanaPhotography will digitize, enrich and then contribute to Europeana over 430.000 ancient photographs.

Content selection and digitization are the preliminary operation that are the basis of the work. Further steps are the multilingual enrichment (through the EuropeanaPhotography multilingual vocabulary, expressly designed for the needs and specifics of EuropeanaPhotography consortium), and the aggregation of metadata in the MINT system, which allows the metadata mapping and the final ingestion of the digital content into the Europeana system.

To support the consortium and to develop a safe and valuable environment for both public and private bodies, the project foresees very strong functions related to IPR issues and sustainability. Within the project, moreover, the commercial benefits of working with Europeana will be highlighted and clarified, in order to attract new content providers also from the private sector.

The project is structured in 7 WPs, led by different partners.

Project Website: http://www.europeana-photography.eu

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Sofie Taes

KU Leuven

Tuesday October 29, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am CET
 Fort Saint-Jean - Room F

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