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News about the new Europeana Collections portal


The new Europeana Collections <> has proved to be stable and the first feedback has been very positive.

Europeana semantic enrichment and EDM mappings


Two pages related to Europeana semantic enrichment and EDM mappings, refinements and extensions have been published on Europeana pro.

Out now: AthenaPlus creative tools


The AthenaPlus team is delighted to present to you its creative tools and applications developed over the past three years. All tools - MOVIO, City Quest, SchoolTrip, eCultureMap, and Urban Explore are available online or for download.

Free Interactive AthenaPlus Tools Workshops | 30 September 2015


Join Collections Trust for a free one-day workshop which will provide training on two open source and free-to-use tools developed during the AthenaPlus project.

The two tools we will be focusing on are:

MOVIO: a tool to build online virtual exhibitions
CityQuest: a tool that enables you to easily create a quest online, and publish it to a mobile app

The workshop will start at 10:00 and finish at 16:00. The morning session will provide an introduction to the tools mentioned above and the afternoon session will give you an opportunity to use the tools to build your own applications. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Tea Trail London


Designed for tea lovers in London, the new Europeana mobile trail guides visitors through the city’s favourite tea-drinking places while showcasing collection highlights of this most British of pastimes.

Exploring Vienna’s historic Ringstrasse in Field Trip


We’re excited to let you know that you can now discover Vienna’s historic Ringstrasse in Field Trip, a free app for Android and iOS, thanks to the Austrian National Library’s collaboration in Europeana’s pilot project with Niantic Labs.

AthenaPlus at the Informatie Aan Zee conference in September 2015, Belgium


New dissemination of the AthenaPlus creative tools - such as MOVIO, CityQuest and School Trip - will happen as part of the Informatie Aan Zee conference in September 2015 in Ostend (Belgium). During the second day of the conference, Barbara Dierickx (PACKED Belgium) will present the AthenaPlus tools in a 30 minute presentation.

2015 EVA/Minerva Jerusalem International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Culture


Save the date: On November 8th and 9th the 2015 EVA/Minerva Jerusalem International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Culture will take place at the Van Leer Institute Jerusalem.

MOVIO exhibition | Libraries on the move


Libraries on the move - A MOVIO exhibition about the European project "Library. I love it!" for an exchange of good practices, thinking about the library of the future.

About the concept of digital


At the beginning of May a national AthenaPlus conference took place in Belgium. The conference was hosted by AthenaPlus project partners PACKED vzw, Openbaar Kunstbezit Vlaanderen, the Royal Museums of Art and History and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage and focused on the concept of ‘digital’.

Digital: opportunity or necessity?


On the AthenaPlus blog readers can now find a new post summarizing the AthenaPlus national conference "Digital: opportunity or necessity?" and its outcomes. The conference on the deployment of cultural heritage in an ever increasing digital environment took place in Belgium in May 2015. The Belgian partners in the European project AthenaPlus joined forces to offer a varied programme in which the concept of ‘digital’ was the central focus point. Does it give rise to opportunities?

Some useful link from Europeana Pro:


Metadata quality task force recommendations, Collection Development Plan, Re-use task force report

Recent Europeana Publications | Content Reuse & Metadata Quality


On the AthenaPlus blog valuable links to recent Europeana publications dealing with highly relevant topics such as metadata quality and reuse of Europeana content can be found.

LoCloud Project Competition on Local History


The LoCloud project has launched a competition focusing on local heritage and culture. The competition has two categories: "My Local Heritage" and "My LoCloud Services". The deadline for the entries is 1st October 2015.

Out now: Judaica Europeana newsletter 2015


Judaica Europeana has just released a newsletter, that features highlights of collections (the first two mentioned in the newsletter have been uploaded through AthenaPlus), reports about recent developments at Europeana and Judaica Europeana as well as a page on the AthenaPlus project, its services and tools.