European projects - heritage & research

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BnF takes part in research and development projects in cooperation with many European partners. This translates into a human, scientific, technical and significant financial investment, and into a strong commitment at both strategic and operational levels.
These projects are co-funded by the European Commisssion under its ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, or under its Seventh Frammework Programme.

European ongoing projects

Europeana Sounds

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Schedule: February 2014-January 2017

Objective: significantly increase audio content accessible through Europeana, this content being mainly classical, traditional and folk music, natural sounds and oral memory; provide through crowdsourcing semantic enrichment of existing metadata; make it easier to access unavailable works and develop the possibilities of reuse by the creative industries.

Pilot and partners:
a consortium of 24 partners from 12 countries led by the British Library. The project is organised into seven working groups.

BnF's contribution:
the BnF provides content and coordinates the working group “Dissemination & networking”. It also provides legal and metadata expertise.

Europeana DSI

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Schedule: April 2015-May 2016

Objective: Europeana DSI (Digital Service Infrastructure) aims at ensuring the funding and sustainability of Europeana through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, setting up a new aggregation model, boosting the distribution infrastructure as well as the reuse of data in Europeana. It follows up on the project Europeana V3.

Pilot and partners:
Europeana Foundation. 27 partners are taking part in this project.

BnF's contribution:
as an associated partner, the BnF is taking part in different meetings and workshops, the Aggregator Forum as well as the General Assembly of the Europeana Network Association.

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