Start date: Oct 1, 2011,
End date: May 31, 2014
The aim of this Thematic Network called Europeana v2.0 is to provide the Europeana Foundation which is responsible for Europeana with the majority of the funding required to ensure the continued running and development of Europeana from October 2011 to February 2014.In line with the ICT PSP Work Programme for 2010 Europeana v2.0 will\tFacilitate the operation and development of Europeana for enriched content and improved functionalities,\tImprove user satisfaction and\tAchieve better coordination and enlargement of the networks of contributing organisationsActivities will include the enhancement of content including providing access to more content of good quality and increasing and facilitating its re-use. Developing a sustainable finance and provision model will be a key issue. Other activities will create centralized repositories of linguistic resources, release new versions and maintain the service and its APIs, develop features and functionalities, improve the user experience and coordinate the network of contributing organisations. The ingestion of content from projects and relationships with future projects, funded under the former eContentplus programme and ICT PSP contributing content to Europeana will be undertaken on terms to be agreed in the description of work of each new project.The Europeana Foundation will coordinate the new contractual network totalling 10 partners. The existing Europeana v1.0 network has a less formal membership of more than 180 members. They mainly consist of libraries, museums, archives, audio visual archives, university researchers and experts and other supporters of Europeana. The network has been crucial to the success of Europeana to date. Europeana v2.0 will continue a similar open framework allowing new members to join the network when it is launched and during its period of activity. It is anticipated that many existing members of Europeana v1.0 will transfer and new ones will also join.
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