An important meeting of Europeana Space took place in Amsterdam on 15-16 May, hosted by partner Noterik and coordinated by the WP4 leaders iMINDS and Promoter.
Europeana Space is a very large project coordinated by Coventry University and characterized by experimentation and creativity: in facts its main aim is to trail new ways of re-use for the digital cultural heritage, in order to unlock its potential in terms of business and creation of new jobs. The project foresees 6 different themed pilots which will deliver their prototype outcomes by year 1 of the project (January 2015):
|Pilot’s name||Pilot Coordinator||Participants|
|EuropeanaTV||NISV||LUCE, NOTERIK, NTUA, RBB, PROTONLABS|
|Photography||KU Leuven||iMINDS, PROMOTER, EUREVA, CUT, CULTURELABEL|
|Museums||FST||EVK, MUSEUMSMEDIEN, LAM, EUREVA, SPK, CULTURELABEL|
Several meetings were planned since the project’s kick-off, to coordinate at best the tasks of the pilots, both in terms of common activities and methodologies, and for individual planning. A first meeting was held in Brussels in March 2014 and a final event completed the preparation work for the pilots – that will then be carried on by the respective participants – but this intermediate meeting in Amsterdam is crucial because of its content and agenda.
The meeting was in facts organized in two sessions: on day 1 there was a brainstorming on use cases, that involved the participants in a creative discussion; while day 2 was dedicated to arrange the planning of the pilots and the validation criteria to be applied; moreover, the partners deeper analyzed the relationships of the pilots’ tasks with other tasks of the project, in particular with the progress and results of the market analysis, and the organization of hackathons and monetizing workshops. Another topic to be discussed in this meeting was the technical infrastructure and the Europeana Labs (the new Europeana platform to provide support and tools for using the Europeana APIs).
Visit the Europeana Space website: http://www.europeana-space.eu/