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Digitising our Local Heritage: Europeana in Focus

When

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00

Where

Online

Tickets

Free online event booking essential

Webinar exploring how cultural heritage organisations can use Europeana to grow audiences for digital cultural heritage.

Waterford Libraries and Europe Direct Waterford in partnership with Waterford Archives, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) and Europeana are hosting 'Digitising our Local Heritage: Europeana in Focus' 

Europeana works with thousands of European archives, libraries, and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education, and research. The Europeana website gives access to millions of books, music, artworks and more – with sophisticated search and filter tools to help researchers find what they are looking for with many features such as online exhibitions, galleries and blogs to inform and inspire anyone with an interest in history and cultural heritage.

Join our expert panel and find out more about Europeana and how to use it, learn how Europeana empowers the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation, and how you or your organisation can get involved.

Expert Panel:

  • Adrian Murphy, Collection Engagement, Europeana Collections Manager Europeana Foundation
  • Killian Downing, Europeana Members Council Member, Archivist Dublin City University
  • Dr. Kathryn Cassidy, technical team at the Digital Repository of Ireland
  • Joanne Rothwell, Waterford City and County Archivist (Chair)

This webinar is open to the general public, teachers, educators, librarians, archivists, local authorities, cultural and heritage organisations.

Book your free place

It will be followed by networking session for museums and archives and other repository holders in the county and region. Email: sohiggins@waterfordcouncil.ie for information on how to join this 30 minute networking session directly after the work shop at 11:05

Europe Direct Waterford which is run from Central Library in Waterford City is one of a network of local contact points that serve as a direct link between citizens and the EU Institutions. Europe Direct Waterford aims to show people and organisations how the EU is relevant in their lives, offer information and to facilitate connections.

Europeana is an initiative of the European Union, financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility and European Union Member States.

 

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