EU INSIDE Forward Plan


04 December 2014

The Europeana Inside project has been funded under the European Commission’s ICT Policy Support Programme with the aim of ‘achieving a lasting transformation in the quantity, scope and usability of the content available to Europeana from European cultural institutions’.

The Europeana Inside Best Practice Network has achieved this objective through three complementary activities:

  • Technological Innovation
    The project has specified, implemented, tested and delivered an innovative suite of software services designed to facilitate the provision of high-quality cultural heritage data to the Europeana platform.
  • New Content
    The project has opened up access to hundreds of thousands of images and records from cultural heritage institutions not previously discoverable through Europeana.
  • Market insight
    The project has provided unprecedented insight into the technical, strategic and operational challenges confronting cultural heritage institutions when opening up their data for discovery and re-use through Europeana.

The purpose of this Forward Plan is to build on the achievements of the Europeana Inside project by setting out the framework for a transition to a stable, ongoing service which consolidates these three activities. The core elements of the Forward Plan include:

  • Establishing a stable set of Europeana Connection Kit (ECK) instances (including the associated Dark Aggregator) alongside the Culture Grid, hosted by Knowledge Integration on behalf of the Collections Trust;
  • Supporting and promoting the rollout of the ECK by technical partners as part of the ongoing SPECTRUM Partners Scheme;
  • Working with Europeana, National and Thematic Aggregators to support the adoption and use of the ECK functionality as part of their activities;
  • Promoting the integration of the ECK functionality into MUSEU, the new museum domain aggregator proposed under the Europeana DSI proposal for 2015;
  • Maintaining access to project and technical documentation to support the above activities.

The key contact for questions relating to the Forward Plan will be the Collections Trust. Contact office@collectionstrust.org.uk.

Related Information:
- Download the full Forward Plan: http://www.europeana-inside.eu/site/showfile.php?a=333
- Partner Presentation: Collections Trust



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