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Projects :: AthenaPlus

AthenaPlus: Access to cultural heritage networks for Europeana

AthenaPlus will build on the successful experience developed by the previous ATHENA project – where LIDO and the ATHENA Ingestion Server and Mapping Tool (MINT), widely used across the Europeana’s ecosystem of projects including the ongoing Linked Heritage project were developed, 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. The best practice network created by AthenaPlus (40 partners from 21 Member States countries + 2 Associate countries and 1 International Observer) is in a strategic position to address this challenge, due to: its high institutional value (hundreds of European institutions are involved or associated with the project); the large amount of content made available to Europeana; the powerful services for institutions to be created by the project; the new services for specific communities of users and generic citizens. The principal objectives of the AthenaPlus project are to: • Contribute more than 3.6 millions metadata records to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors, focusing mainly on museums content, with key cultural stakeholders (ministries and responsible government agencies, libraries, archives, leading research centres, SMEs); • Improve search, retrieval and re-use of Europeana’s content; bettering multilingual terminology management, SKOS export and publication tool/API for Content Providers; • Experiment with enriched metadata their re-use adapted for users with different needs (tourists, schools, scholars) by means of tools that support the development of virtual exhibitions, tourist and didactic applications, to be integrated into Europeana repositories and the repositories of national aggregators or individual Content Providers. The AthenaPlus content comes from more than 500 cultural institutions (more than 80% museums).

Contact information

CAFFO Rosa
Viale del Castro Pretorio 105
00185 ROME
ITALY
Tel. +39 06 49210425
Fax. +39 06 4959302

Participants

Coordinator: Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche, ITALY

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche ITALY
UMA Information Technology GmbH AUSTRIA
PACKED EXPERTISECENTRUM DIGITAAL ERFGOED VZW BELGIUM
OPENBAAR KUNSTBEZIT IN VLAANDEREN VZW BELGIUM
MICHAEL CULTURE AISBL BELGIUM
Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium BELGIUM
KONINKLIJKE MUSEA VOOR KUNST EN GESCHIEDENIS BELGIUM
CENTRAL LIBRARY OF THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BULGARIA
THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE LIMITED CYPRUS
NARODNI MUZEUM-NATIONAL MUSEUM NM CZECH REPUBLIC
UNIVERSITE PIERRE MENDES FRANCE FRANCE
UNIVERSITE DE SAVOIE FRANCE
MINISTERE DE LA CULTURE ET DE LA COMMUNICATION FRANCE
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA CULTURE JUIVE FRANCE
ASSOCIATION DEDALE FRANCE
STIFTUNG PREUSSISCHER KULTURBESITZ GERMANY
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG GERMANY
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS GREECE
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS GREECE
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM GREECE
PETOFI IRODALMI MUZEUM HUNGARY
LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT AGENCY-AN GHNIOMHAIREACHT BAINISTIOCHTA RIALTAIS AITIUIL LGMA IRELAND
BOARD OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND IRELAND
M.E.T.A SRL ITALY
ISTITUTO LUIGI STURZO-ILS ITALY
Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma 'Vittorio Emanuele II' ITALY
STOWARZYSZENIE MIEDZYNARODOWE CENTRUM ZARZADZANIA INFORMACJA POLAND
Muzej za umjetnost i obrt REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
Eesti Vabariigi Kultuuriministeerium REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA
KULTURAS INFORMACIJAS SISTEMU CENTRS REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
SIAULIU AUSROS MUZIEJUS VALSTYBES BIUDZETINE ISTAIGASAM REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
LIETUVOS DAILES MUZIEJUS REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
JAVNI ZAVOD REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA VARSTVO KULTURNE DEDISCINE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL AL PATRIMONIULUI ROMANIA
Biblioteca Academiei Române ROMANIA
FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA SPAIN
Departament de Cultura - Generalitat de Catalunya SPAIN
AYUNTAMIENTO DE GIRONA SPAIN
RIKSARKIVET SWEDEN
COLLECTIONS TRUST LBG UNITED KINGDOM

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