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Linked Heritage has three main objectives:

  • to contribute large quantities of new content to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors
  • to demonstrate enhancement of quality of content, in terms of metadata richness, re-use potential and uniqueness
  • to demonstrate enable improved search, retrieval and use of Europeana content.

Linked Heritage aims to facilitate and deliver large-scale, long-term enhancement of Europeana and its services.

The project addressed the problems associated with:

  • non-standard descriptive terminologies
  • the lack of private sector and 20th Century content
  • the preservation of complex metadata models within the Europeana metadata schema.

The consortium includes representatives of all the key stakeholder groups from 20 EU countries, together with Israel and Russia. These include ministries and responsible government agencies, content providers and aggregators, leading research centres, publishers and SMEs.

Several partners participate in related Europeana ecosystem projects; this guarantees alignment with Europeana's evolution. In addition, organisations which have not in the past been involved will contribute for the first time to Europeana. 3 million new items delivered to Europeana, covering a wide spectrum of types of cultural content.

Project duration:  1st April 2011 + 30 months.

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This Wiki has been developped in the framework of the Athena project (eContent Plus program), workpackage 4 and is now used within the Linked Heritage project (ICT-PSP program), workpackage 3. Linked Heritage is a Best Practice network within the ICT-PSP funding Program. Enhancing the aggregation of new content and its retrievability through Europeana are the main objectives of this project.
This Wiki aims in priority at people working in European museums, experts or non-experts in Information Engineering and/or Linguistics, who have an interest on terminology and multilingualism or just want to have a general information on that topic.

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