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EuropeanaLocal

EuropeanaLocal brought together a consortium that represented 27 countries with broad ranging experience of the cultural sector, digital libraries, standards and aggregation services.

At the close of the project, the partners have contributed over 5m digital items to the Europea live service, making Europeana the biggest contributing project to date. This is a very large amount of content and demonstrates the potential of local and regional content providers.

The full potential of cultural institutions at local and regional levels may be better appreciated when this figure is extrapolated to all cultural institutions in Europe, especially when this is viewed in the context of predicted continued growth in digitisation at local and regional levels in the years to come.

EuropeanaLocal has worked closely with the Europeana Foundation to establish simple, efficient and sustainable processes through which local and regional institutions can easily make their content available to Europeana both during and after the project. It adopted and promoted the use of Europeana’s infrastructures, tools and standards - especially OAI-PMH repositories and the Europeana Semantic Elements Specification (ESE) Metadata Profile and some more advanced partners have recently begun moving forward to semantic web technologies and the Europeana Data Model (EDM) and Linked Open Data (LOD).

Partners

Co-ordinators

MDR Partners
Project manager and scientific co-ordinator
United Kingdom

Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality
Co-ordinators
Norway

Technical/Advisory

Stichting European Digital Library
Technology, standards and business model provider
Netherlands

ABM-Utvikling, NO
Technical and service adviser
Norway

Asplan Viak Internet AS
Technical implementation support
Norway

EEA s.r.o., SK
Technical implementation support
Slovakia

Regional content co-ordinators

Austria
Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Gerda Koch
http://www.europeana-local.at/

Belgium
Provincie Limburg

Estonia
Eesti Rahva Muuseum (Estonian National Museum)

France
Conseil Général de la Gironde

Spain
Ministry of Culture, Spain

Bulgaria
Public Library 'Pencho Slaveykov' (Public Library of Varna)

Cyprus
Cyprus Research and Educational Foundation

Czech Republic
Cross Czech a.s.

Denmark
Roskilde Kommune

Finland
City of Helsinki

Germany
Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin

Greece

Veria Central Public Library

Hungary
Bekes Megyei Tudashaz es Konyvtar

Ireland
An Chomhairle Leabharlanna - The Library Council

Italy

Regione Marche

Latvia
National Library of Latvia

Lithuania
DIZI UAB

Malta
AcrossLimits Technologies Ltd.

Netherlands
Erfgoed Brabant

Poland
Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej
PAN - Poznańskie Centrum Superkomputerowo-Sieciowe

Portugal
Fundacao Museu Nacional Ferroviario

Romania
Biblioteca Judeteana "Octavian Goga" Cluj

Slovakia
Slovenské národné múzeum (Slovak National Museum)

Slovenia
Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica

Sweden
ABM Resurs/Stiftelsen Länsmuseet Västernorrland

United Kingdom
Collections Trust