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Europeana 1989, share your story!

Poland was the first country to run Europeana 1989 collection days, while others will follow in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia during August 2013. All those who could not participate in the collection days can add their stories to the online archive, that will grow as the project visits the participating countries. Continue reading


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Poland’s presence in Europeana is growing

The Polish Collections in Europeana conference was organized in the medieval city of Toruń on October 18-19, 2012 by the International Centre for Information Management Systems and Services ICIMSS. A number of Europeana-related projects were presented, including EuropeanaPhotography, Judaica Europeana and others. Continue reading


Detail of a miniature of the important 15th-century poet John Lydgate, the 'monk of Bury', riding to Canterbury as one of Chaucer's pilgrims; from John Lydgate, The Siege of Thebes, England, 2nd quarter of the 15th century
BRITISH LIBRARY: exploring our Illuminated Manuscripts

Begun in 1997, the catalogue focuses primarily on illumination, providing both descriptions of manuscripts content and a searchable database of images, of everything from text pages to decorated initials to full-page miniatures. While it was first developed more than a decade ago, the catalogue is far from being a closed document, but continues to grow and expand with the addition of even more images. Continue reading


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Conference: ‘Heritage in the web – different approaches to digitalization’

Scope of the conference was to gather specialist from different fields, all connected with the matter of digitization to exchange knowledge and experience. Very important point was to show the dissonance between theory and everyday reality. The conference was an opportunity for regular employees of cultural institutions to ask questions and dispel many doubts about digitization, perspectives of development and current problems. Continue reading


Comic quartett Poverty. 2nd half of the 19. century ©Divadelný ústavTheatre Institute Bratislava
Theatre hidden in old photographs

Old photos are often the only witness to the theatrical life of our great grandparents that we have. They are usually identified, but sometimes we do not know anything. We look into faces of strangers in theatrical costumes, see their fascination by Thalia, we realize the transience of theatre, of nationalities that for example used to live in the territory of contemporary Slovakia, we are confronted with our own mortality. Continue reading


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Digitizing the past in Cyprus

from dr. Marinos Ioannides, Permanent Academic and Research Staff at Cyprus University of Technology, Advisor to the Director General at Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Cyprus, Chairman of the National Committee for the Digitalisation and e-Preservation at Ministry of Education and Culture Cyprus. An interesting project that intends to provide e-Documentation of the UNESCO World Heritage listed monuments in Cyprus. Continue reading


Albert Einstein, 1875-1955, Leo Baeck Institute, The Albert Einstein Collection.
Judaica Europeana aggregates new partners

The Center for Jewish History, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the Leo Baeck Institute in New York and the National Library of Denmark and Copenhagen University Library are all involved in enhancing access to Jewish material with the support of digital technologies, for education and research purposes. Continue reading


Andrea Pat: Returning from Greece (1965), oil on canvas, 108x150cm (c) Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece.
DCA project, midterm results achieved

The Digitising Contemporary Art (DCA) project is pleased to announce that it has successfully reached its midterm with the results exceeding all expectations. The project is approaching its aggregation phase now and the digitised content and metadata will soon be integrated into Europeana, the single access point to Europe’s digital cultural heritage. Continue reading


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Digisam’s new blog to discuss about digitization

Digisam is a coordinating secretariat that was established by Swedish government with the main task of promoting the achievement of the objectives of the national strategy for digitisation. The English version of the Digisam blog has been published recently: it is an abbreviation of the Swedish version and it features some of most interesting posts which are relevant for the international audience. Continue reading


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Digitization systems and procedures in photographic image archives

The workshop Digitization systems and procedures in photographic image archives aimed to provide an overview of the available systems for original photographic materials digitization as well as the procedures in order to obtain the best results in terms of image quality and fidelity to the original. Continue reading