Meemoo (formerly PACKED) collaborated on some of these projects between 2008 and 2017, for example helping to ensure collection management organisations knew about the importance of making their collections available online. These projects have also helped us to gain new expertise ourselves, including from our work on Digitising Contemporary Art, Linked Heritage, Europeana Space, ATHENA and its follow-up project AthenaPlus.
In AthenaPlus, we developed the LIDO model (link in Dutch) and ATHENA Ingestion Server and Mapping Tool (MINT). We created these tools to provide support to museums and other cultural heritage organisations so they could make their digital collections accessible online via Europeana. Several Europeana projects are now using these tools, and the VKC datahub (link in Dutch) – another project that meemoo collaborated on – is also using the LIDO model in Flanders.
We collaborated with 40 partners from 21 European member states in this project led by the Italian company, ICCU.
We helped to create online tools that encourage the re-use of digital cultural heritage, for example developing CityQuest and SchoolTrip. We also managed a work package on creative applications for re-using cultural heritage content in collaboration with M.E.T.A.
AthenaPlus ran from March 2013 until October 2015 and was comprised of seven work packages which focussed on:
making cultural heritage more widely accessible via Europeana;
supplying metadata records to Europeana, with a focus on museum content;
making enriched metadata available via tools that can be used in various contexts (e.g. virtual exhibitions, tourist applications and educational platforms);
improving searchability, findability, re-use and multilingual terminology management for Europeana content.
Together with M.E.T.A., we ran one of these work packages aimed at developing online tools and software for re-using digital cultural heritage content. We also looked for a way to enrich the metadata for the content gathered in the ATHENA project, with the aim of creating web and mobile applications to re-use this content.
We also contributed a total of over 3.6 million metadata records to Europeana with AthenaPlus.
ICCU (Italy, coordinator)
40 partners from 21 European member states
PACKED vzw (now: meemoo)
Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis (Royal Museum of Art and History)
Openbaar Kunstbezit in Vlaanderen vzw (Public Art in Flanders) (link in Dutch)
Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage) (link in Dutch)
M.E.T.A SRL (Italy)