The major Bulgarian daily “Dnevnik” published an interview with Jill Cousins, Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation. The interview underscores the importance of Europeana for preserving cultural heritage.
- The interview describes the Europeana project
- Sources of Europeana funding, including the upcoming Connecting Europe Facility
- The influence that Internet has on the museum and library domain
- Answers the question whether Internet access somehow diminshes the role of museum collections
- Describes the growth of Europeana and estimates that about 20% of European cultural heritage is already digitized
- Describes the Europeana partners: Europeana Network
- Describes the site’s popularity (185 thousand visits per day) and some statistics per country
- Describes how Europeana supports digital innovation and creativity
Finally, the interview describes the most successful Bulgarian contributions to Europeana:
- Varna Regional Library as the largest Bulgarian aggregator to date
- Ontotext’s establishment of an Europeana semantic data endpoint (europeana.ontotext.com).
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