Europeana-Net (was:European Digital Library Network)
EuropeanaNet aimed to tackle the fragmented cultural heritage map of Europe by creating consensus across the four domains of Archives, Museums, Libraries and Audio-visual Archives to be able to build Europeana, the European digital library, museum and archive. The Thematic Network encompassed representatives from these four cultural domains across Europe.
During its 21-month lifespan, the project addressed the human, political, semantic, technical and organisational interoperability issues that arise in providing a multi-lingual, single portal for searching within and across Europe's distributed and varied cultural resources.
EuropeanaNet project delivered the following results
- A larger and more visible community of archivists, librarians and museum people committed to making content available and interoperable, in support of Europeana
- Clear and usable summary reports and recommendations on each of the main areas of interoperability addressed in the EuropeanaNet
- A roadmap showing how the component parts interlink and what needs to be achieved when to realise the aim of Europeana based on The European Library
- A fully working prototype, with interoperable multilingual access to over 4 million digital items
- A proposal for funding to create a fully operational Europeana service
The prototype and a promotional video are available via the Europeana website: http://www.europeana.eu
The project results form the starting point for Europeana v1.0 , the successor project in which the prototype will be developed into an operational service.
More than 100 partners from all EU countries
EuropeanaNet office, based in the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague.
1 July 2007 - 31 March 2009
Last update: 21.02.2012