Local Content in a Europeana Cloud


Local Content in a Europeana Cloud
LoCloud aims to build on the achievements of CARARE in establishing a repository-based aggregator for Archaeological and Architectural heritage and of Europeana Local in its work with local institutions and their regional and national aggregators, which resulted in the contribution to date of well over 5 million items to Europeana. The main goals of LoCloud are:
  • to continue to ease the task of enabling heritage organizations in making their contents accessible via Europeana, by using cloud technologies to provide services and tools which help to reduce technical, semantic and skills barriers, 
  • to facilitate aggregation of digital content from small and medium cultural institutions, to be made available to Europeana, 
  • to enable smaller institutions such as house-museums to contribute their content to Europeana, 
  • to explore the potential of cloud computing for aggregation, enrichment and re-use, with a special focus on geographic location.
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Participants Ait Angewandte Informationstechnikforschungsgesellschaft Mbh (Austria) Provincie Limburg (B) (Belgium) Pencho Slaveykov Regional Library (Bulgaria) Technologiko Panepistimio Kyprou (Cyprus) Narodni Pamatkovy Ustav (Czech Republic) Universitaet Duisburg-Essen (Germany) Kulturstyrelsen (Denmark) Universidad Del Pais Vasco/ Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (Spain) Ministerio De Educacion, Cultura Y Deporte (Spain) Departement De La Gironde (France) Athena Research Center (Greece) Future Library (Greece) National Technical University Of Athens – Ntua (Greece) Gradska Knjiznica Rijeka (Croatia) The Discovery Programme: Centre For Archaeology And Innovation Ireland (Ireland) Fornleifavernd Rikisins*The Archaeological Heritage Agency Of Icelandmci (Iceland) Fondazione Ranieri Di Sorbello (Italy) Vilniaus Universitetas (Lithuania) Latvijas Arheologu Biedriba (Latvia) Ministerie Van Onderwijs, Cultuur En Wetenschap (Netherlands) Asplan Viak Internet As (Norway) Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk (Poland) Fundacao Museu Nacional Ferroviario Armando Ginestal Machado (Portugal) Biblioteca Judeteana Octavian Goga – Cluj (Romania) Biblioteka Grada Beograda (Serbia) Stiftelsen Lansmuseet Vasternorrland (Sweden) Javni Zavod Republike Slovenije Za Varstvo Kulturne Dediscine (Slovenia) Jara, Zavod Za Razvoj Knjiznic (Slovenia) Univerzita Komenskeho V Bratislave (Slovakia) Hacettepe Universitesi (Turkey) University Of York (United Kingdom) Mdr Partners (Consulting) Limited (United Kingdom) 2culture Associates Ltd (United Kingdom)