June 20, 2021

Report: “Judaica Europeana 2.0: a New Aggregation Platform for Jewish Heritage Content”

From a Europeana Pro Blog Post:

Judaica Europeana, which ran from 2010 to 2012, was one of Europeana’s first aggregation projects. It aimed to add content from Jewish heritage institutions in Europe, the United States and Israel to Europeana, and in total digitised and uploaded 3.7 million items to the platform.

Recognising the need to continue the aggregation of Jewish heritage content into Europeana, in 2018 the Jewish Heritage Network established the project Judaica Europeana 2.0 under the Europeana Generic Services funding programme. This project aimed to revive the Judaica Europeana aggregator under the umbrella of the Jewish Heritage Network, and consisted of five project partners: the Jewish Historical Museum (Amsterdam); the Judaica Division of the University Library in Goethe University (Frankfurt); the Alliance Israelite Universelle (Paris); Semantika (Maribor, Slovenia) and the Michael Culture Association (Bruxelles).

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Based on the infrastructure established by the project, the Jewish Heritage Network is planning to create a number of projects, software services and funders to promote Jewish heritage globally. Some projects are already funded or selected for funding, such as the Passover project Yahad.net, aggregating Haggadot (traditional texts read on the eve of Passover) and Jewish History Tours, a recent Europeana CEF funded project, which will create a network of heritage-based mobile guided tours in several European cities. Keep an eye on Europeana Pro news for more information!Based on the infrastructure established by the project, the Jewish Heritage Network is planning to create a number of projects, software services and funders to promote Jewish heritage globally. Some projects are already funded or selected for funding, such as the Passover project Yahad.net, aggregating Haggadot (traditional texts read on the eve of Passover) and Jewish History Tours, a recent Europeana CEF funded project, which will create a network of heritage-based mobile guided tours in several European cities. Keep an eye on Europeana Pro news for more information!

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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