12 - 13 February 2015: EuropeanaTech conference in Paris

The second international EuropeanaTech conference is coming to Paris on 12 - 13 February 2015 at the National Library of France. EuropeanaTech 2015 is aimed at Europe's community of creative innovators in the heritage domain.

It brings the international network of technical specialists from memory organisations, research institutions and creative industries together to network and share progress, along with keynote speakers Emma Mulqueeny, Founder and CEO of Rewired State & Young Rewired State; Andy Neale, Director of Digital NZ; Dan Cohen, the founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA); and Tim Sherratt from Trove.
Together we will explore current technical challenges around digitisation and re-use of cultural content, learn about new developments and establish future collaborations.

We look forward to meeting you in Paris in February.

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13 January 2015:  Archives Portal Europe participating in conference at the City Archives of Schiedam (NL)

Within the "Leonardo da Vinci" segment of the EU funded Lifelong Learning Programme that aims at international knowledge transfer, the City Archives of Schiedam have been granted a proposal for knowledge exchange in the field of archival standards and online access to archival material together with the City Archives of Gävle and Borås (Sweden), Girona (Spain) and Budapest (Hungary). Already having gathered in Sweden, Hungary and Girona, the knowledge exchange now continues for another 5 days in the Netherlands in Schiedam (12 - 16 January 2015).

Our APEx Country Manager Coordinator Wim van Dongen will not only introduce the Archives Portal Europe but furthermore hold a workshop on how to publish EAD (Encoded Archival Description) on the portal.

New article: The Role of Functional Provenance between Archival Appraisal and Description — do we need an EAC–F standard? by Karsten Kühnel

The ICA metatdata model for archival description is divided into four main entities as are records, creators, functions and repositories. Although it is common opinion that these entities are interconnected closely by different kinds of relationships, and although the ICA came up to them with four descriptive standards, up to now, machine–readable standards can be found only for three of these entities. Records, creators and repositories can be described on XML basis by EAD, EAC–CPF and EAG. Functions, however, still lack in ...

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[Report] Access digital: benefit and integrate

Colloquium on the Archives Portal Europe at the Federal Archives in Koblenz (DE)

As part of the conference „Access digital – Made digital – Born digital“ at the Federal Archives in Koblenz (24 - 27 November 2014) the German team for the Archives Portal Europe was joined on Tuesday, 25 November, by representatives from the archives' domain as well as from various user communities in discussing the use, usage and user-friendliness of online presentations of archival material. With the Archives Portal Europe as well as other national and international portals providing the context for the event, the 14 presentations were grouped along the aspects of presenting, using and connecting. Questions, expectations and possible solutions presented by the speakers as well as the vivid discussion among the 80 participants evolved around aspects such as comprehensiveness of aggregated services, directness and transparency of access, new views on known sources as well as creation of new contexts and collaboration not only between the cultural heritage institutions themselves, but also with their users. Presentations of the event (in German and to some extent in English) can be accessed via the website of the German Federal Archives from 1 December 2014 onwards.

Call for Papers

Next year the APEx project will come to an end but only to seamlessly kick-off the Archives Portal Europe Foundation and thus continue the expansion and densification of the Archives Portal Europe.
In order to celebrate this occasion, the APEx project organizes a conference "Collaboration and networking for a digital archival future - Sustainable perspectives through the Archives Portal Europe" from 07-09 September 2015 in beautiful Budapest.
The Call for Papers is now officially in circulation and we invite all interested peers to submit proposals until 28 February 2015.
We are looking forward to organizing a lively, educational, informative and fun conference!

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