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Published AthenaPlus D5.1 Report on the user needs and requirements


This deliverable, coordinated by ICCU and PACKED, gathers information on user needs and requirements in relation to the creative applications for the (re)use of digital cultural heritage content that will be developed in the AthenaPlus WP5.

The Athena Plus Twitter account is now online (created by WP7 leader SPK).


Please have a look at, become a follower, retweet the first Athena Plus tweets and start tweeting on the project by using @AthenaPlusEU !

Heritage vocabularies from EH, RCAHMS, RCAHMW available as Linked Open Data


English Heritage, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, the Archaeology Data Service and the University of South Wales are pleased to announce that cultural heritage thesauri and vocabularies are now freely available as Linked Open Data as a preliminary outcome of the SENESCHAL project at:

Allez Culture: keep Europe’s culture open to everyone online


Europeana needs our help to persuade the European Union to continue to fund it. Sign the online petition to support in the budget discussions about Europe’s digital infrastructure.

Europeana supports WIPO treaty to facilitate access for visually impaired and print disabled people to published works


The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) are in the final stages of negotiating a treaty which will facilitate access to published works by visually impaired people and those with print disabilities. With more than 314 million blind and visually impaired people in the world and over one million books published each year, less than 5% are made available in formats accessible by blind and visually impaired people. Europeana's Partner organisation, the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) have invited the Europeana network to support their efforts in representing over 750,000 professional librarians and over one billion registered library users by encouraging the conclusion of an 'effective' treaty.

Europeana Open Culture App


Today Europeana has launched its first ever free iPad app — Europeana Open Culture. The app introduces the public to some brilliant collections from our great partners that people can explore, share and comment on.

AthenaPlus Kick-off meeting


The Kick-off meeting of AthenaPlus took place last 18-19th March 2013.