June 12, 2021

Cultural Heritage: Europeana Releases 2016 Business Plan

From Europeana:

This year’s business plan sets out how we’ll carry out our Strategy 2015-2020. It was created through valuable discussions with our partners and Network Association and reflects the views of our broad community. Rather than concentrating on one year only, we decided to expand our vision and lay out our priorities for the next two years, to be able to focus on reaching goals rather than ticking off tasks. Obviously, things will develop along the way, so we’ll update it next year to reflect that.

We have called this business plan ‘Creating Cultural Connections’ because we feel that removing obstacles between institutions, large and small, who have heritage to share and users who are looking for it, is our main focus for the year.

Direct to Full Text of 2016 Europeana Business Plan (57 pages; PDF)

Goals and Objectives Discussed in Plan

Goal 1: Create value for partners
Objective 1 – Create a better customer experience
Objective 2 – Embed network-centric thought

Goal 2: Improve data quality
Objective 3 – Innovate the way we aggregate material
Objective 4 – Implement quality frameworks

Goal 3: Open the data
Objective 5 – Develop community-segmented services
Objective 6 – Champion interoperability

Goal 4: Strengthen the Europeana ecosystem
Objective 7 – Achieve long-term funding
Objective 8 – Transform the organization from good to great

See Also: Europeana Strategy 2015-2020 (28 pages; PDF)

Europeana’s services for three different audiences Source: Europeana | CC BY-SA

Europeana’s Services for Three Different Audiences
Source: Europeana | CC BY-SA

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