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Europeana participates in Licenses for Europe
Europeana has been invited to participate in a European Commission initiative called ‘Licences for Europe’.
600.000 Linked Heritage metadata in Europeana
Almost 600,000 metadata have been published in Europeana!
Europeana Launches Rights Labelling Campaign
Europeana is starting a rights labelling campaign. Over the next couple of months, it will work with all its data providers to ensure that all objects that are available via Europeana carry a valid rights statement.

A French-speaking discussion list devoted to digital humanities and the modelling of cultural heritage information
A new discussion list has just been created for all those who are interested in the application of ontologies to the digital humanities field (and who have linguistic skills in French, as this is the language used on that discussion list).
Europeana communications update
Europeana Professional Blog, factsheet 2013 and professional articles
Video on Europeana API
The Europeana API allows you to build applications of your own, from a customised view of the Europeana content on your websites (for instance, how much information to be shown, where, and in what format) to creative mash-ups and new services such as an iPhone app.
Europeana API 2.0
The preview launch of the new Europeana API has just happened. The API is based on Europeana’s new metadata schema, the Europeana Data Model. The previous version was based on Europeana Semantic Elements, which is an extended Dublin Core schema. This new schema separates different entities, and is close to some semantic principles.
ICT Proposers Day 2012. Full report online
On the occasion of the ICT Proposers’ Day 2012 held in Warsaw on 26 and 27 September 2012, the Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the European Union, the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, published in cooperation with the Polish participants of FP7 ICT and e-Infrastructures as well as CIP-ICT PSP projects a publication titled “Polish Contribution to EU Success in ICT”. Profiles and roles of 70 organizations participating in 189 projects out of 102 Polish partners who took part in 252 projects have been described in detail.
Europeana’s huge cultural dataset opens for re-use
Opportunities for apps developers, designers and other digital innovators are boosted since yesterday as the digital portal Europeana opened up its dataset of over 20 million cultural objects for free re-use.
Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy
The International Conference Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies that was held in Moscow on 24-28 June 2012 aimed at raising public awareness of the significance, scale and topicality of the tasks of media and information literacy advocacy.
Inventory of open source tools and applications in the cultural heritage domain
has made available the first iteration of an Inventory of FLOSS in the Cultural Heritage Domain. This inventory aims to create a valuable resource, collecting relevant open source software tools for the cultural heritage domain.
Europeana plenary in Leuven: presentations available
The presentations and other media from the Leuven plenary, Connecting Society through Culture, are online.

Jill Cousins: “Europeana’s success receives a boost from CulturaItalia and other national aggregators”
The director of the online collection of digital resources from Europe’s museums, archives, and libraries illustrates the portal’s characteristics and the contribution made by related national projects. She explains why the cultural sector is at a turning point and discusses several specific initiatives.
Ministers show their support for Europeana
On Wednesday 9 May Europeana held a major event for all Ministers of Culture and leaders of Europe’s creative industries and memory organisations. Very positive speeches by Neelie Kroes, Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, and by the Danish Minister on behalf of the current EU Presidency, were followed by statements in support of Europeana by Ministers from a dozen countries.
Job opportunities at Europeana!
Europeana is looking to strengthen the Europeana team by recruiting a Development Team Manager