AthenaPlus is a CIP best practice network started in March 2013 and ending in August 2015. The consortium is composed by 40 partners from 21 Member States countries.

The principal objectives of the AthenaPlus project are to:

  • Contribute more than 3.6 millions metadata records to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors, focusing mainly on museums content, with key cultural stakeholders (ministries and responsible government agencies, libraries, archives, leading research centres, SMEs).
  • Improve search, retrieval and re-use of Europeana’s content, bettering multilingual terminology management, SKOS export and publication tool/API for Content Providers;
  • Experiment with enriched metadata their re-use adapted for users with different needs (tourists, schools, scholars) by means of tools that support the development of virtual exhibitions, tourist and didactic applications, to be integrated into Europeana repositories and the repositories of national aggregators or individual Content Providers.


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AthenaPlus highlights
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Specialist Training material : TMP user manuals and semantic mapping procedures.
This document, D4.4, presents the material prepared by WP4 for cultural institutions managing multilingual terminologies. Cultural institutions from the GLAM sector need to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Semantic Web principles, the existing standard and supporting technologies. The documentation and the training schedule proposed in this deliverable intends to fill this need.
See the first newsletter on the TMP (PDF, 216 kb)
Training materials for supporting the use of the AthenaPlus tools.
This concise document, D5.4, presents an overview of the available training materials for using MOVIO as a tool to create virtual exhibitions. As other components of the AthenaPlus creative tools are released, the available materials will be enlarged. This report starts with an overview of the training materials platforms and media (wiki and video), followed by the plans regarding national trainings and making the link with WP6.  Dowload the dedicated brochure (PDF, 5512 kb).

DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE AND TOURISM Recommendations for cultural institutions version 1.0, 2 October 2014, cover detail

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DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE AND TOURISM Recommendations for cultural institutions, version 1.0, 2 October 2014

The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, in cooperation with the AthenaPlus Consortium, in the occasion of the International Conference "The reuse of digital cultural content in education, tourism and leisure: an opportunity for cultural institutions and creative industries, an investment for the future", held in Rome, last 2 October 2014, presented a set of recommendations addressed to the cultural institutions that aim to promote their heritage and tourism offer through the use of technology and digital means, thus giving tourism a boost.
The text is available in English (ENG, 1254 kb) and Italian (PDF, 1210 kb)

LIDO implementation metodology

Do you want to become a new user of LIDO? Are you seeking to employ LIDO in general, however with information relevant for exporting data to Europeana also being included?

Read the results of the deliverable "Survey and description of existing mapping models to LIDO" edited within WP2 of AthenaPlus.  We have created a LIDO implementation methodology. The basis for the method is advice about what an organisation should be doing to properly manage and catalogue their collection.

Download the document (PDF, 1116 kb)

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