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Fwd: Europeana launches Linked Open Data Pilot and Animation

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:58:51 +0100
Message-ID: <4F3F846B.2080603@few.vu.nl>
To: <lod-lam@googlegroups.com>, public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>, List for Working Group on Open Bibliographic Data <open-bibliography@lists.okfn.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Dear all (apologies for cross-posting)

data.europeana.eu has already existed for several months, but I thought it could be useful to share the following re-release with you, since all the metadata there is now CC0.
We of course wish to release even more in the coming months. We hope in the meantime that what we release will be used in some services. We stand ready to help anyone who'd be interested!

Best,

Antoine

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Subject: 	Europeana launches Linked Open Data Pilot and Animation
Date: 	Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:57:33 +0100

Dear Partners,

As Linked Open Data (LOD) is gaining traction in the information world right now, Europeana has just launched an _animation <http://vimeo.com/36752317>_ to explain something about it and its benefits for users and data providers.

As major heritage institutions are embracing the concept and making their data openly available, Europeana is also* *facilitating LOD developments. We've published our first dataset comprising _2.4 million objects <http://data.europeana.eu>_under CC0. Not only can this data be enriched to improve user experience, but it can also be used to develop innovative applications and help create new web services.

Support for Open Data innovation is also at the root of Europeana’s new _Data Exchange Agreement <http://pro.europeana.eu/support-for-open-data>_, the contract that you, as partners, are asked to agree to when your metadata goes into Europeana.

The Data Exchange Agreement has now been signed by all the national libraries, by leading national museums such as the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and by many of the content providers for entire countries, such as Sweden’s National Heritage Board. The new Data Exchange Agreement dedicates the metadata to the Public Domain and comes into effect on 1 July 2012, after which all metadata in Europeana will be available as Open Data.

Europeana has just put out a press release <http://bit.ly/w6tS2Y> about the animation and Linked Open Data pilot. It would be valuable if you could translate the release, put it on your website, circulate it to your press lists and forward it to your networks.

With regards,

The Europeana Team

For more information see:

http://bit.ly/w6tS2Y

Linked Open Data Animation:

http://vimeo.com/36752317
Received on Saturday, 18 February 2012 10:59:26 UTC

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