We Welcome the New Europeana Creative Website

Author: Kristin Dill

You might have noticed that some things have changed over at the Europeana Creative website. (For those of you who are new to our blog, Europeana Creative is a European project coupling creative industries and cultural heritage led by the Austrian National Library).Thanks to the developers at Europeana and their nine months of hard work, the site has had a “professional” makeover. You will still be able to access all of the content from the old site, but now you will be able to use new and exciting features such as a clearer navigational structure, an improved upcoming events section, better social media sharing options and a responsive design for your mobile or tablet.

Europeana-Creative-WebsiteScreenshot of the Europeana Creative Website’s Homepage

To see what a great job Europeana has done, head on over and check it out! Or, take a look at the new Europeana Professional website. A good place to start is here, especially if you want to know more about Europeana Professional’s makeover or leave feedback!

*This is a condensed version of “Welcome to the New Europeana Creative Website” published on the Europeana Creative blog.

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Europeana Creative Inspired by Brighton

Author: Elisabeth Stricker

At the end of January, the Second All Staff Meeting of the Euroepana Creative project took place at Culture24 in the lovely English seaside town of Brighton. Partners used the meeting to focus on the upcoming tasks and activities of the last stage of project. In two highly-motivated days they gave Workpackage updates, had fruitful discussions about the Content Re-Use Framework and started judging the potential winner(s) of the final Design Challenge.

Europeana Labs, which had its start shortly after the First Europeana Creative All Staff Meeting, reported on their spectacular performance: the site already has 2,218 registered API keys, 18 blog posts and more than 111,000 pageviews in total!

DSCN4212Lizzy Kommen and Breandán Knowlton give an update from the Sound Connections Pilot.

One highlight of the first day was the presentation of the Design Pilot. This digital “live” similarity tool called “Culture Cam” uses a web camera to recognize a colour, a shape or a pattern and then matches this with cultural heritage objects in Europeana. Try it out yourself!

DSCN4218Christina Holm shows how the playful Culture Cam lets images search Europeana.

For more information and to see how the staff VanGo’d themselves, head on over to the blogpost on the Europeana Creative Website!

This blog post is a shortened version of the one published on the Europeana Creative Website.