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Europeana Sounds

Objective

The Europeana Sounds is Europeana's 'missing' fifth domain aggregator, joining APEX (Archives), EUscreen (television), the Europeana Film Gateway (film) and TEL (libraries). It will increase the opportunities for access to and creative re-use of Europeana's audio and audio-related content and will build a sustainable best practice network of stakeholders in the content value chain to aggregate, enrich and share a critical mass of audio that meets the needs of public audiences, the creative industries (notably publishers) and researchers.
The consortium of 24 partners from 12 countries will:
*Double the number of audio items accessible through Europeana to over 1 million and improve geographical and thematic coverage by aggregating items with widespread popular appeal such as contemporary and classical music, traditional and folk music, the natural world, oral memory, and languages and dialects.*Add meaningful contextual knowledge and medium-specific metadata to 2 million items in Europeana's audio and audio-related collections, developing techniques for cross-media and cross-collection linking.*Develop and validate audience-specific sound channels and a distributed crowdsourcing infrastructure for end-users that will improve Europeana's search facility, navigation and user experience. These can then be used for other communities and other media.*Engage music publishers and rights-holders in efforts to make more material accessible online through Europeana by resolving domain constraints and lack of access to commercially unviable (i.e. out-of-commerce) content.
These outcomes will be achieved through a network of leading sound archives working with specialists in audiovisual technology, rights issues and software development. The network will expand to include other content-providers and mainstream distribution platforms (Historypin, Spotify, Soundcloud) to ensure widest possible availability of their content.
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Coordinator

THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD

Address

96 Euston Road
Nw1 2db London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 537 203

Administrative Contact

Richard Ranft (Mr.)

Participants (23)

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OSTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 115 320

TECHNISCHES MUSEUM WIEN MIT OSTERREICHISCHER MEDIATHEK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 68 278

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 514 556

RUNDFUNK BERLIN-BRANDENBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 199 947

DEUTSCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 118 531

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 104 136

STATSBIBLIOTEKET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 159 129

BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 431 064

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 138 903

SYLLOGOS OI FILOI THS MOUSIKHS PUBLIC LEGAL ENTITY UNDER PRIVATE LAW

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 73 280

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 298 116

IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC ARCHIVE/TAISCE CHEOL DUCHAIS EIREANN LBG

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 71 955

COMHALTAS CEOLTOIRI EIREANN FRIENDLY SOCIETY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 83 312

NET7 SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 157 704

Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 99 956

UAB DIZI

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 38 334

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF LATVIA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 36 851

STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOORBEELD EN GELUID

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 639 193

STICHTING EUROPEANA

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 581 091

STICHTING NEDERLAND KENNISLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 124 283

FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS E HUMANAS DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 51 999

SABHAL MOR OSTAIG LIMITED LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 95 317

HISTORYPIN COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 175 055

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 620591

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2014

  • End date

    31 January 2017

Funded under:

CIP

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 141 898

  • EU contribution

    € 4 913 513

Coordinated by:

THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD

United Kingdom