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Engaging with Europeana for Cultural Heritage Professionals and Researchers


Thursday, November 21, 2019, 09:30 - 12:00


Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin


Free but booking is essential

An introductory event on Europeana bringing together speakers with a variety of expertise to discuss the benefits of both contributing data to Europeana and using Europeana as a researcher.

Since January 2019, DRI has been the Irish partner in Europeana’s Common Culture Project, which aims to update 4 million records currently on Europeana, and to add 1.9 million new records to the platform. As part of the project, DRI have developed an aggregation service, which will allow Irish cultural heritage institutions to make their collections available on Europeana.

The event will outline the benefits of contributing material to Europeana and will guide participants through the process of submitting collections to Europeana using the DRI’s aggregation service. It will also feature talks from Killian Downing, Member Council Member, Europeana Network Association and Deborah Thorpe, DRI Education and Outreach Manager, on Europeana as a source of research data.  

The event is geared towards professionals in cultural heritage institutions who are interested in learning more about Europeana. It will be equally interesting for researchers who are considering reusing material on Europeana and/or contributing their research data to the platform.

Provisional Programme

09:30 Arrival and Coffee

10:00 An Introduction to Europeana and the Digital Repository of Ireland - Dáire Rooney

10:20 Routes to Europeana Aggregation - Dáire Rooney

10:30 Engaging with the Europeana Network Association - Killian Downing

10:45 Preparing Collections and Metadata for Europeana - Kathryn Cassidy

11:15 Europeana for Researchers: From Manuscripts to Metadata - Deborah Thorpe

11:25 A Focus on the DRI Early Career Research Award - Deborah Thorpe

11:30 Questions and Discussion

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