Initiatives related to Europeana
Eagle, The Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy, provides a single user-friendly portal to the inscriptions of the Ancient World.
Eagle is collecting, in a single readily-searchable database, more than 1.5 million items, currently scattered across 25 EU countries, as well as the east and south Mediterranean. The project will make available the vast majority of the surviving inscriptions of the Greco-Roman world, complete with the essential information about them and, for all the most important, a translation into English.
All the inscriptions will also be made available via Europeana.
EAGLE is coordinated by La Sapienza Universita' in Rome
Europeana Newspapers enhanced and aggregated over 10m pages of digitised newspapers from several European libraries. The interface to the content is available here and all the metadata is already in Europeana. Europeana Research is working to make this available for re-use via an API and datadumps. A new Europeana interface for the newspapers will be made available in 2016.
The original project, coordinated by the Berlin State Library, is now complete.
The Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe (ARIADNE) is an FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2012-1 initiative aiming to integrate the existing archaeological research data infrastructures so that researchers can use the various distributed datasets and new and powerful technologies as an integral component of the archaeological research methodology.
To achieve this result, the project will use a number of integrating technologies that build on common features of the currently available datasets, and on integrating actions that will build a vibrant community of use. This integrating activity will enable trans-national access of researchers to data centres, tools and guidance, and the creation of new Web-based services based on common interfaces to data repositories, availability of reference datasets and usage of innovative technologies.
Cendari (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure) works with archives and other cultural organisations. It has a specific focus on medieval and World War One resources.
The aim of CENDARI is to produce a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) which will allow scholars to access historical resources across institutional and national boundaries; the VRE will feature a note taking environment and added information on relevant archives around Europe
Cendari is a four year project from 2013-2016. It is coordinated by Trinity College Dublin. The Europeana Foundation works in the project, looking at issues related to sustainability, metadata operability and provides content via the Europeana API.
CLARIN is the Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure, which aims to provide easy and sustainable access for scholars in the humanities and social sciences to digital language data (in written, spoken, video or multimodal form), and advanced tools to discover, explore, exploit, annotate, analyse or combine them, wherever they are located.
CLARIN is building a networked federation of European data repositories, service centres and centres of expertise, with single sign-on access for all members of the academic community in all participating countries. Tools and data from different centres will be interoperable, so that data collections can be combined and tools from different sources can be chained to perform complex operations to support researchers in their work.
The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) aims to facilitate long-term access to, and use of, European Arts and Humanities (A+H) digital research data.
DARIAH is a connected network of people, information, tools, and methodologies for investigating, exploring and supporting work across the broad spectrum of the digital humanities.
The core strategy of DARIAH is to bring together national, regional, and local endeavours to form a cooperative infrastructure where complementarities and new challenges are clearly identified and acted upon.
Dariah receives funds as part of the Europeana DSI (Digital Service Infrastructure) for 2015-6, with the aim of connecting Europeana data to those in the digital humanities.
European Holocaust Research Initiative
Launched in November 2010, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) was a four-year project aimed at supporting the European Holocaust research community by establishing unified online access to dispersed sources relating to the Holocaust all over Europe and Israel, and by encouraging collaborative research through the development of tools. It has now proceeded with a follow on projcet under the same name.
NeDiMAH (Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities) was launched in May 2011. The Network carried out a series of activities and networking events that allow the examination of the practice of, and evidence for, digital research in the arts and humanities across Europe.
It built collaborations and networking between the community of European scholars active in this area, as well as those engaged with creating and curating scholarly and cultural heritage digital collections.
NeDiMAH activities and research contribute to the classification and expression of digital arts and humanities via three key outputs: a map visualising the use of digital research across Europe; an ontology of digital research methods (you can read more about this ontology); a collaborative, interactive online forum for the European community of practitioners active in this area.