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Europeana  - the European digital library, museum and archive is a prototype portal offering users direct access to more than 7 million digital objects, including film material, photos, paintings, sounds, maps, manuscripts, books, newspapers and archival papers. It was launched on 20 November 2008 by Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Information Society and Media.

EuropeanaLocal  is a Best Practice Network project, funded under the eContentplus programme of the European Commission, which started on 1 June 2008.It is designed to involve and help; local and regional libraries, museums, archives and audio-visual archives.

GLOCAL  describing the world using words. A key idea underlying the Integrating Project GLOCAL is to use events  as the primary means for organizing and indexing media. Events have a local  and a global  dimension. The local dimension involves the assignment of tags (conceptualizations) to media (personal experiences). The global dimension involves the sharing of general event structures and specific event descriptions, which enables social sharing and networking of events, tags and media.

DECIPHER is a three year Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) supported by the European Commission. It aims to support the discovery and exploration of cultural heritage through story and narrative. To do this DECIPHER is developing new solutions to the whole range of narrative construction, knowledge visualisation and display problems for museums.

Digital initiatives

Digital Agenda for Europe: Digital Libraries Initiative  - The initiative focuses on two areas:

  • cultural heritage – creating electronic versions of the materials in Europe's libraries, archives and museums, making them available online, for work, study or leisure, and preserving them for future generations;
  • scientific information – making research findings more widely available online and keeping them available over time.

European research

The 7th Framework Programme , all research-related EU initiatives together under a common roof playing a crucial role in reaching the goals of growth, competitiveness and employment.

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