Access to cultural heritage networks for Europeana
AthenaPlus is a European project which will contribute large amounts of content to Europeana, a digital platform for Europe’s museum, libraries and archives. AthenaPlus aims to improve the search and use of Europeana content. The project will experiment with enriched metadata on how it can be used for tourism, educational tools and applications.
The main objectives of the AthenaPlus project are:
- to contribute large quantities of content to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors, focusing mainly on museums’ contents, and including in the consortium key cultural stakeholders (ministries and responsible government agencies, libraries, archives, leading research centres, SMEs) from several European countries
- to provide a better search, retrieval and use of Europeana content, improving terminology management, SKOS export and publication tool/API on content providers’ level;
- to experiment with enriched metadata on how it may be reused and adapted for users with different needs (tourists, schools, scholars) by means of tools that support the development of tourist and didactic applications, and may be integrated into Europeana repositories and the repositories of national aggregators or single content providers.
AthenaPlus will build on the successful experience developed by the previous ATHENA project, where LIDO and the ATHENA Ingestion Server and Mapping Tool (MINT) were developed, now widely used across the Europeana’s ecosystem of projects, in order to further advance the effective infrastructure and tools developed to support museums and other cultural institutions in their work of making available digital content through Europeana.
For more information about the project and its partners see www.athenaplus.eu/
The European Association for Jewish Culture, working with the Judaica Europeana network, coordinates Jewish digital content for AthenaPlus. Collection holders, who wish to link their metadata to Europeana or experiment with AthenaPlus tools, are invited to contact the Judaica Europeana coordinator, Lena Stanley-Clamp at firstname.lastname@example.org