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EnrichEuropeana will develop tools and services for end users to crowdsource the enrichment of digital cultural heritage (CH) available through Europeana. The project aims to run Citizen Science transcription and enrichment campaigns for CH collections, facilitating the re-use of materials in education and research. Building upon the technology and experience developed through Transcribathon Europeana 1914-1918, EnrichEuropeana aims to expand the potential of this technology and to make it available for other kinds of materials from different time periods and areas of  CH (e.g. arts, science, history), improving end-user experiences and maximising user engagement within the planned Transcribathon campaigns. The newly-created resources will be integrated with the original collections and made available for the public user in the portals of Europeana, aggregators and content providers.

To realise these goals, a reliable data-exchange infrastructure will be produced with specialised interfaces for selection, import, enrichment and ingestion of data from and into European digital heritage collections. The exchange of data will be developed using the public APIs offered by Europeana and other data providers (e.g. Polish Digital Libraries Federation, German Digital Library). The semantic enrichment of transcribed text will be achieved by incorporating natural language processing, named entity recognition and machine translation. The adoption of IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) and Web Annotation standards will help to accomplish interoperability and enhanced visualisation of semantic enrichments.

The endeavour will promote deeper engagement, understanding and access to European digital cultural heritage, having a great impact for both European citizens, educational and research institutions. To maximise public interest, EnrichEuropeana will pilot one enrichment campaign using materials from the crowdsourced Europeana Collections such as: Europeana 1989, Europeana 1914-1918 or Migration in the Arts and Sciences.

 

Facts

  • Project start: September 2018
  • Project duration: 1,5 years
  • Funding: co-financed by the EU Commission thorough CEF-TC-2017-3
  • Coordination: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology Gmbh
  • Partners: 7 partners:
    • Facts & Files, Germany

    • Europeana Foundation, The Netherlands

    • NET7 S.r.l, Italy

    • Biblioteca Judeteana "Octavian Goga" Cluj, Romania

    • Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Austria

    • Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Poland