Girona 2014 : Arxius i Indústries Culturals pages:1-4
ICA Girona 2014 Archives & Cultural Industries location:Girona date:11-15 October 2014
EuropeanaPhotography is a EC funded project to prepare, quality-assure and contribute above 430,000 new photographic items to Europeana. Such contribution represents the finest examples of European photography from its invention to the start of the Second World War, therefore the very beginning of photography.
EuropeanaPhotography is a unique consortium composed of private and public partners who are digitizing the best examples of early photography (1839 – 1939), in order to provide the related metadata and thumbnails to Europeana (over 220.000 new items added during 2013!). The partners come from all over Europe and have very different backgrounds, expertise and requirements, thus empowering each other through knowledge exchange and sharing. The achievements of Europeana Photography in the fields of photography, digitization, metadata enrichment, IPR and sustainability models are made available to the whole community of professionals and institutions in the field. The consortium includes 19 representatives from 13 Member States. They are leading private and public photographic agencies as well as public institutions and museums. Two new content providers, from Ukraine and from Cyprus, recently joined the consortium as affiliate partners, and will provide further images of theirs to Europeana.
The work within the project concerns the following main activities.
Metadata support and best practices through MINT
Multilingual vocabulary on Early Photography
IPR support and advocacy
Dissemination and Training
On these topics, public documents and factsheets have been produced and made available on the project’s website http://www.europeana-photography.eu and on the project’s showcase on www.digitalmeetsculture.net online magazine.
The project plans a major communication campaign including a physical exhibition including a virtual exhibition, a mobile digitization studio and a video. The Europeana photography exhibition is setup as a travelling exhibition that can be combined to local initiatives.
EuropeanaPhotography is currently setting up a membership-based organisation to continue its mission. Services to be provided are digitization expertise, metadata mapping support, IPR consultancy and advocacy and training.