These pages provide practical information and guidelines to those wanting to provide cultural and scientific heritage data to Europeana.
Europeana's aim is to accumulate digitised content, standardise the data that describes it, apply linked data techniques to enrich it, and promote persistent identifiers to locate it in the long-term. Following our published Content Strategy, we will extend our network of data providers and encourage the development of aggregators that fit the needs of different countries, domains and users. Furthermore, in order to best serve the diverse audiences and fulfil their range of needs, we will collaborate with aggregators and other data providers in the sustainable development of an effective European information network.
Why provide data?
Europeana enriches your users' experience – users can find not only your collections but also related information held in other countries, or in other formats, so your data gains from association with linked material.
Users today expect data to be integrated – to be able to see videos, look at images, read texts and listen to sounds in the same space.
Europeana will expose your metadata to search engines, making deep web content accessible.
Europeana drives traffic to your site by linking users back to your website.
Europeana provides an API through which Europeana data may be re-used or returned in its enriched form by Europeana partners.
Knowledge transfer is a key reason for being part of the Europeana Network. Europeana gives you an opportunity to keep up-to-date with leading thinkers and practitioners in the fields of metadata standards, multilinguality, semantic web, usability, geo-location and others.
Do you have digitised content you would like to make available via Europeana? Please fill out the form below and we will contact you.