Tourism postcard, Bourg, Gironde, Aquitaine

The LoCloud competition is underway!

Are you a curator or volunteer from a local cultural institution, a local historian or student? Have you used Europeana to explore your interests in local heritage? Then why not share your story in a web page, a blog or a short video and enter the My Local History strand of our competition.

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Heritage organisations and initiatives can now apply for Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field, the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, which is supported by Creative Europe.

Launched in 2002 by the European Commission, the awards spotlight and reward the best of cultural heritage achievements, celebrating excellence by architects, craftsmen, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and media. Prizes are given to the 30 most outstanding achievements from across Europe in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising. 

Checking in on the state of the art for Linked Open Data and Cultural Heritage


ARIADNE partners University of South Wales and the Archaeology Data Service were very pleased to be invited to present at Linked Pasts, a two-day event bringing together 'leading exponents of Linked Data from across the Humanities and Cultural Heritage sector'. This event took place at King's College London at the end of July and was organised under the auspices of Pelagios, a collective of some of the most successful and effective Linked Open Data (LOD) projects in cultural heritage and the humanities.

The call for contributions for the Cloud based services for digital libraries workshop at TPDL 2015 is open.  The aim of the workshop is to stimulate discussion between engineers and curators in digital libraries and cultural heritage institutions about the use of cloud­ technologies. The workshop will be held on 17th September in Poznan during TPDL.

The SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Bibliotheken) is an annual conference focusing on Semantic Web and Linked Open Data (LOD) in libraries and related organisations, which this year will be held in Hamburg from 23-25 November 2015. The call for proposals invites talks and workshops on the topics of opening data, linking data and creating tools and software for LOD production scenarios.  The deadline for proposals is 17th May 2015.

The Getty has announced that the Ulan List of Artist Names (ULAN) has joined the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) and The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) as Linked Open Data.  ULAN®, along with the other Getty vocabularies, is created and maintained by the Getty Research Institute and used by art researchers all over the world.


Part of the 9th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR 2015), 9 - 11 September 2015, Manchester, UK

Cultural Heritage collections are essential knowledge infrastructures that provide a solid representation of the historical background of human communities. These knowledge infrastructures are constructed from and integrate cultural information derived from diverse memory institutions, mainly museums, archives and libraries. Each individual community has spent a lot of effort in order to develop, support and promote its own metadata as tools for the description and dissemination of cultural information, mainly related to its particular resources and use.


ENUMERATE invites all European cultural heritage institutions to participate in this survey about digitisation efforts, available collections online and offline, policy on digital collections, sustainability and costs. 

The survey is being distributed to thousands of institutions across Europe. Together we can make the case for investments in our digital activities!

LoCloud is planning to hold its final dissemination workshop to promote the results of the project at the  Digital Heritage 2015 Conference. 

The first Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage workshop (SW4CH’15), in conjunction with ADBIS’2015 will be held in Poitiers, France on September 8-11, 2015.

Nowadays, Cultural Heritage is gaining a lot of attention from academic and industry perspectives. Scientific researchers, organisations, associations, schools are looking for relevant technologies for accessing, integrating, sharing, annotating, visualising, analysing the mine of cultural collections by considering profiles and preferences of end users.