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Europeana Cloud: Unlocking Europe's Research via The Cloud

Objective

Europeana Cloud is a Best Practice Network, submitted under Objective 2.1.a and coordinated by the Europeana Foundation, designed to establish a cloud-based system for Europeana and its aggregators. Europeana Cloud will provide new content, new metadata, a new linked storage system, new tools and services for researchers and a new platform - Europeana Research. Content providers and aggregators, across the European information landscape, urgently need a cheaper, more sustainable infrastructure that is capable of storing both metadata and content. Researchers require a digital space where they can undertake innovative exploration and analysis of Europe's digitised content. Europeana needs to get closer to the target of 30 million items by 2015. Europeana Cloud meets these needs.The key objectives of Europeana Cloud are: 1. To provide access, at Europeana, to 1.1m new metadata records and 5m research focussed items from across European Universities, libraries, data centres and publishers; 2. To create a cloud based infrastructure capable of delivering cost-efficient content and metadata storage for stakeholders across Europe; 3. To understand and incorporate the legal, strategic and economic issues of a cloud-based system for content for cultural heritage institutions and domain aggregators; 4. To achieve a broad consensus among European content aggregators and research networks on the advantages of a cloud based solution; 5. To develop a digital platform, named Europeana Research, to discover and use Europeana research content; 6. Via this cloud to provide tools and services for researchers that permit innovative research that exploits digitised content in Europeana. This is a vital project for the Europeana network of content providers and aggregators, moving to an infrastructure that can deal not just with descriptive metadata but actual digitised content as well.
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Coordinator

STICHTING EUROPEANA

Address

Prins Willem Alexanderhof 5
2595 Be Den Haag

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 869 508

Administrative Contact

Cristiana Grosaru (Mrs.)

Participants (35)

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UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 44 621

ARIADNE FOUNDATION VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 74 400

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 167 200

NARODNI TECHNICKA KNIHOVNA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 12 604

OPEN KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION DEUTSCHLAND

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 128 720

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 36 800

Bavarian State Library

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 33 840

QUESTA.SOFT - GESELLSCHAFT FUR SOFTWARE-ENTWICKLUNG MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 27 600

DET KONGELIGE BIBLIOTEK, NATIONALBIBLIOTEK OG KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITETSBIBLIOTEK

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 37 200

FUNDACIÓN DIALNET

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 31 680

KANSALLISARKISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 14 640

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 13 200

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 152 400

HRVATSKA AKADEMIJA ZNANOSTI I UMJETNOSTI

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 37 886

DEBRECENI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 13 200

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 103 635

ISTITUTO LUCE-CINECITTA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 26 400

CINECITTA' LUCE SPA

Italy

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 162 600

STICHTING LIBER

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 67 200

STICHTING NEDERLAND KENNISLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 156 680

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 52 774

ELS JACOBS ADVIES & ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 79 360

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 39 600

STICHTING OAPEN*OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING IN EUROPEAN NETWORKS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 36 105

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 117 200

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 249 560

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 136 123

Semantika proizvodnja, trgovina in racunalniske storitve d.o.o

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 27 840

Consortium of European Research Libraries

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 152 592

MDR PARTNERS (CONSULTING) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 159 340

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 226 720

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 47 999

LLYFRGELLGENEDLAETHOL CYMRU

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 121 989

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 140 445

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 325091

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2013

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

CIP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 749 583

  • EU contribution

    € 3 799 661

Coordinated by:

STICHTING EUROPEANA

Netherlands