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Projects :: ATHENA

ATHENA: Access to cultural heritage networks across Europe

Linking museum content to Europeana

ATHENA
Copyright: ATHENA consortium

ATHENA is developed as a project to specifically tackle the gap in existing content provision to the European Digital Library (Europeana). An analysis of the current situation shows that the target set for Europeana can best be met with targeted support for museums and audiovisual archives.
ATHENA has the objective to: 

 - reinforce, support and encourage the participation of museums and other institutions coming from those sectors of cultural heritage not fully involved yet in Europeana;
 - contribute to the integration of the different sectors of cultural heritage, in cooperation with other projects more directly focused on libraries and archives, with the overall objective to merge all these different contributions into Europeana;
 - develop a set of plug-ins to be integrated within Europeana, to facilitate the access to digital contents belonging to European museums.

ATHENA will also produce a set of scalable tools, recommendations and guidelines, focusing on multilingualism and semantics, metadata and thesauri, data structures and IPR issues, to be used within museums for supporting internal digitisation activities and facilitating the integration of their digital content into Europeana. All these outputs will be based on standards and guidelines agreed by the partner countries for the harmonised access to the content, and will be easily applicable. The final aim of ATHENA is to bring together relevant stakeholders and content owners from all over Europe, evaluate and integrate standards and tools for facilitating the inclusion of new digital content into Europeana, so conveying to the user the original and multifaceted experience of all the European cultural heritage. ATHENA will work in close cooperation with existing projects and develop intense clustering activities with other relevant projects.

Contact information

CAFFO ROSA


ITALY
Tel. 39 06 6879629
Fax. 39 06 6828171

Participants

Coordinator: MINISTERO PER I BENI E LE ATTIVITA CULTURALI, ITALY

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
MINISTERO PER I BENI E LE ATTIVITA CULTURALI ITALY
PLATFORM VOOR ARCHIVERING EN CONSERVERING VAN KUNSTCREATIES OP ELECTRONISCHE EN DIGITALE DRAGERS VZW BELGIUM
MUSEES ROYAUX D'ART ET D'HISTOIRE BELGIUM
MICHAEL CULTURE AISBL BELGIUM
CENTRAL LIBRARY OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BULGARIA
THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION CYPRUS
NARODNI MUZEUM CZECH REPUBLIC
DEVOTEAM S.R.O. CZECH REPUBLIC
CROSS CZECH A.S. CZECH REPUBLIC
MUSEOVIRASTO FINLAND
MINISTERE DE LA CULTURE ET DE LA COMMUNICATION FRANCE
ASSOCIATION DEDALE FRANCE
STIFTUNG PREUSSISCHER KULTURBESITZ GERMANY
STAATSMINISTERIUM BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG GERMANY
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS GREECE
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS GREECE
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE GREECE
PETOFI IRODALMI MUZEUM HUNGARY
MAGYAR RADIO RT. HUNGARY
MAKASH - ADVANCING COMPUTER MEDIATED COMMUNICATIONS APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SCIENCE ISRAEL
AMITIE SRL ITALY
MINSITERE DE LA CULTURE, DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR ET DE LA RECHERCHE LUXEMBOURG
STOWARZYSZENIE MIEDZYNARODOWE CENTRUM ZARZADZANIA INFORMACJA POLAND
KULTUURIMINISTEERIUM REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA
KULTURAS INFORMACIJAS SISTEMAS REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
MINISTRSTVO ZA KULTURO REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
INSTITUTUL DE MEMORIE CULTURALA ROMANIA
MINISTERSTVO KULTURY SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY SLOVAK REPUBLIC
CORDIA A.S. SLOVAK REPUBLIC
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET SWEDEN
STICHTING HET RIJKSMUSEUM THE NETHERLANDS
STICHTING EUROPEAN DIGITAL LIBRARY THE NETHERLANDS
MDA (EUROPE) LBG UNITED KINGDOM

Last update: 11/02/2010

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