European Project AthenaPlus

In March 2013 the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (IRPA-KIK) joined the European project AthenaPlus through which, among other activities, it will supply at least 100.000 cultural heritage objects with photos to Europeana.

AthenaPlus is a European project which aims to contribute large amounts of content to Europeana, to improve search and use of Europeana content and to experiment how enriched metadata can be used for tourism and educational tools and applications.

The main objectives of the AthenaPlus project are:

- to contribute large quantities of content to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors, focusing mainly on museums contents, and including in the consortium key cultural stakeholders (ministries and responsible government agencies, libraries, archives, leading research centres, SMEs) from several European countries;

- to provide a better search, retrieval and use of Europeana content, improving terminology management, SKOS export and publication tool/API on content providers' level;

- to experiment how enriched metadata may be reused and adapted to users with different needs (tourists, schools, scholars) by means of tools supporting development of tourist and didactic applications, which may be integrated into Europeana repositories and the repositories of national aggregators or single content providers.

AthenaPlus will build on the successful experience developed by the previous ATHENA project, where LIDO and the ATHENA Ingestion Server and Mapping Tool (MINT) were developed, widely used across the Europeana's ecosystem of projects, in order to further advance and complete the effective infrastructure and tools developed to support museums and other cultural institutions in their work to making available digital content through Europeana.

For more information http://www.athenaplus.eu/

 

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