Data delivery to Europeana
As National Aggregator to Europeana, EKT is responsible for delivering the data it aggregates from Greek providers to Europeana, according to the latter’s specifications. Given that almost all technical, documentation-related, interoperability and legal requirements for delivering data to SearchCulture.grconform to Europeana’s requirements, data delivery for providers is streamlined and easy- prodivers deliver data to SearchCulture.gr, that is then delivered to Europeana without any further action required from them and at no cost for them.
Europeana is a Foundation funded in 2008 and based in the Netherlands. On its’ Governing Board sit some of the most prestigious cultural organisations and pan-european museums, archives and libraries’ organisations, such as the National Audiovisual Institute France, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport Spain and the Association of European Research Libraries.
Since 2008 Europeana has managed to create a central point of access to over 50 million digitised cultural artifacts from more than 2.500 libraries, archives and museums from across Europe. Europeana has established common interoperability standards and adopted open standardised licenses like the Creative Commons licenses, to facilitate cross-domain online sharing and re-use of cultural information, thus catalysing cultural institutions’ digital transformation. Through a number of pan-European crowdsourcing campaigns like WWI and Migration Europeana has helped shape a bottom-up common perception of European history and culture. Europeana works with a network of accredited national and thematic aggregators which share common standards and facilitate the content provision to Europeana around themes like tv history, archeology, photography and fashion.
For Greek providers wishing to deliver data to SearchCulture.gr and Europeana.eu, EKT offers: :
All services are offered to providers by EKT free of charge.
Providers who wish to deliver their data to SearchCulture.gr and Europeana are first required to express their interest by filling in this form. Questions or comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The minimum requirements for integrating data to SearchCulture.gr and to Europeana are published here. EKT has also published a detailed Digitization and Interoperability Specifications Guide (in Greek) addressed to providers that undertake new publicly funded digitisation projects. The Guide aims at safeguarding maximum re-usability and long-term availability of the digitisation outputs and at establishing the basis for the creation of a common digital public space for Greek digital scientific and cultural content.
EKT is a partner in the Europeana Common Culture project which is coordinated by the Europeana Foundation. Europeana Common Culture aims to develop a harmonised and coordinated environment for Europeana’s national aggregators, to collaborate, share resources and technical means, and agree on common recommendations and standards. Additionally, the project will improve the quality of content and metadata to increase user satisfaction.