Europeana provides multilingual online discovery to over 35 million items of Europe’s sound heritage. The Europeana Sounds project (2014-2017) is improving the Europeana infrastructure including themed channels for sound on the Europeana portal and a new data model for audio metadata. The project will additionally work with IASA to build a sustainable network for improving access to Europe’s audio treasures. Audio archives will soon benefit from these developments: increasing exposure to their collections, adding multilingual search; support for linking across different media such as music scores and recorded music performances; raising the potential for new discoveries among digitised items currently hidden in dispersed collections; and interaction with users via tagging and commenting. Fundamental to all this is providing good quality metadata in the correct format using common vocabularies. This workshop covers the why and how of aggregating metadata, data cleaning and data transformation and the process of submitting your metadata to the Europeana portal.
The British Library
1 Oct Thursday