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Engaging with Europeana for Cultural Heritage Professionals and Researchers

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:30am – 12pm

Engaging with Europeana for Cultural Heritage Professionals and Researchers

An event celebrating the Digital Repository of Ireland’s partnership with TCD as the Irish partner in Europeana's Common Culture Project.

Engaging with Europeana for Cultural Heritage Professionals and Researchers: What’s in it for You?
Celebrating the first collection to be aggregated to Europeana via the Digital Repository of Ireland, DRI is pleased to invite you to an introductory event on Europeana. This free event will bring together speakers with a variety of expertise to discuss the benefits of both contributing data to Europeana and using Europeana as a researcher.

Since January 2019, DRI has been the Irish partner in Europeana’s Common Culture Project, which aims to update 4 million records currently on Europeana, and to add 1.9 million new records to the platform. As part of the project, DRI have developed an aggregation service, which will allow Irish cultural heritage institutions to make their collections available on Europeana. In October 2019, we were thrilled to be announced as an accredited Irish national aggregator during the Europeana Aggregator Forum in Stockholm.

The event will outline the benefits of contributing material to Europeana and will guide participants through the process of submitting collections to Europeana using the DRI’s aggregation service. It will celebrate the first collection published to Europeana, the Jacobs Biscuit Factory Photographic Archive. The day will also feature talks from Killian Downing, Member Council Member, Europeana Network Association and Deborah Thorpe, DRI Education and Outreach Manager, on Europeana as a source of research data.

The event is geared towards professionals in cultural heritage institutions who are interested in learning more about Europeana. It will be equally interesting for researchers who are considering reusing material on Europeana and/or contributing their research data to the platform.
Registration is free, but booking is essential. Please register here.

Provisional Programme
  • 09:30: Arrival and Coffee
  • 10:00: An Introduction to Europeana and the Digital Repository of Ireland - Dáire Rooney
  • 10:20: Routes to Europeana Aggregation - Dáire Rooney
  • 10:30: Engaging with the Europeana Network Association - Killian Downing
  • 10:45: Preparing Collections and Metadata for Europeana - Kathryn Cassidy
  • 11:15: Europeana for Researchers: From Manuscripts to Metadata - Deborah Thorpe
  • 11:25: A Focus on the DRI Early Career Research Award - Deborah Thorpe
  • 11:30: Questions and Discussion
About the Speakers
Dáire Rooney is Content and Engagement Coordinator for Europeana’s Common Culture Project at the Digital Repository of Ireland. His focus is collaborating with Irish Cultural and Heritage organisations to identify collections for aggregation into Europeana and increasing awareness of Europeana in Ireland.

Killian Downing joins us in his capacity of Members Council Member, Europeana Network Association. He is an Archivist at the National Archives Ireland.

Kathryn Cassidy, Software Engineer, is a member of the technical team at the Digital Repository of Ireland based in the Research IT group in Trinity College Dublin.

Deborah Thorpe is Education and Outreach Manager for DRI. Prior to joining DRI, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the interdisciplinary humanities and will share her experience of using Europeana in research.
DRI would like to thank the Trinity Long Room Hub for support in hosting this event, and would like to warmly invite all members of the Trinity community to register and attend.

Main photo: Europeana EU, CC BY-SA

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Digital Humanities
Event Category: Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Public
Cost: Free, but registration is required

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