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Europeana Workshop: Boost the Value of Your Digital Collections 15.2.2018

Thu 15.2.2018
09.30 to 17.00

Please register by 7.2.2018 (including if you wish to participate remotely).

Leipätehdas ("Bread factory"), Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki

How can Finnish archives, libraries, and museums make their collections accessible via Europeana? What are the benefits and joys of participating in Europeana and sharing collections? What kind of experiences have organisations that are participating in Europeana had ?

Europeana and the National Library of Finland are organising an English language workshop for Finnish cultural heritage organisations on 15.2.2018. The theme is “Boost the Value of Your Digital Collections.” The workshop will address the questions above, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss current trends related to digital cultural heritage. Participants can be from organisations for whom European is still a relatively new acquaintance as well as from organisations that already have collections available on Europeana. During the lunch break, participants will have the opportunity to talk to an EU Creative Europe programme representative about funding possibilities for European cooperation in the library, archive, and museum sectors.

The workshop will be held in Helsinki at the National Library of Finland. The first 30 people to register will be able to participate in the workshop in person. It will be possible to participate in parts of the workshop remotely. They are the sessions from 9.30-12.30, 13.20-14.00, and 15.15-15.45, and they are marked in cursive on the programme. This workshop is free of charge. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. Please register by 7.2.2018 (including if you wish to participate remotely).

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09.00 - 09.30 Arrival and registration, coffee

Introduction and guest speaker

9.30 – 10.00 Welcoming address 

Minna Karvonen, Ministry of Education and Culture

Douglas McCarthy, Collections Team, Europeana

10.00 - 10.20 How we boosted the value of our collection

Karin Glasemann, Nationalmuseum Sweden


Everything you need to know about Europeana 

10.20 - 10.40 Overview of Europeana and the value of providing to Europeana

Douglas McCarthy, Collections Team, Europeana

Finnish organisations and Europeana - how to provide content?

10.40 - 11.00 Aggregation route to Europeana via Formula

Erkki Tolonen, Jukka Lehmus, Maria Virtanen, National Library of Finland 

11.00 - 11.20 Case study: the Finnish National Gallery and Europeana

Hanna-Leena Paloposki, Finnish National Gallery 


Making your content available online - how and for whom?

11.20 - 12.30 Group sessions facilitated by National Library of Finland and Europeana 


12.30 - 13.30 Lunch


The publishing framework - the more you give, the more you get

13.30 - 14.00 Europeana publishing framework  

Douglas McCarthy, Collections Team, Europeana

Benefits and risks of opening up

14.00 - 15.00 Interactive session


15.00 - 15.15 Break and refreshments

Getting data and metadata to users under the right terms

15.15 - 15.30 Europeana Licensing Framework 

Pierre-Edouard Barrault, Data Partner Services Team, Europeana

15.30 - 15.45 Rights statements in Finland – translation and adaptation

Tapani Sainio, Ministry of Education and Culture 


Parallel sessions

15.45 - 16.45 1) Data quality - delivering reusable data to Europeana

Pierre-Edouard Barrault, Data Partner Services Team, Europeana

15.45 - 16.45 2) Reuse, education

Douglas McCarthy and Milena Popova, Europeana with Finnish education guests

16.45 - 17.00 Wrap up and closing


Additional information


Europeana and The National Library of Finland