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Monday, March 26 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Workshop 9 - CARARE: Archaeology in Europeana Workshop

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Funded by the European Commission, Europeana was launched in 2008, with the goal of making Europe's cultural and scientific heritage accessible to the public. It is a hugely significant and ambitious project which enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections through a single multi-lingual portal. The concentration to date has been on content from national libraries, archives and galleries and as such Europe’s rich archaeological resources are currently underrepresented. CARARE is a Best Practice Network, funded under the European Commission’s ICT Policy Support Programme, which started on 1 February 2010 and which will run for three years.

CARARE engages and supports Europe's network of heritage agencies and organisations, archaeological museums and research institutions, and specialist digital archives in:

  • making the digital content for the archaeology and architectural heritage that they hold available through Europeana,
  • aggregating content and delivering services,
  • and enabling access to 3D and Virtual Reality content through Europeana.

CARARE plays an important role in drawing together Europe's network of organisations responsible for investigating, protecting, informing and promoting unique archaeological monuments, architecturally important buildings, historic town centres and industrial monuments. Lead by CARARE project partners the ADS from York, UK and the DCU based in Athens, Greece, this workshop will offer an opportunity for the international archaeological community to explore the work of the CARARE project and its relationship with Europeana. The workshop will consist of demonstrations of Europeana, the CARARE tools for data ingestion, the CARARE metadata repository, and CARARE data standards. This will be followed by a wide-ranging question and answer session with the CARARE team covering international data aggregation projects and the future directions that Europeana and CARARE might follow. CARARE is an important opportunity for archaeologists, data holders, and data creators to engage with the European Commissions vision for making rich cultural heritage material available to all its citizens.

This workshop will be of interest to everyone who consumes archaeological content online is concerned with public engagement, data management, data sharing and data standards, especially those who hold digital archaeological content, including 3D, and would like to make it more broadly available both to the specialist archaeological community and public at large.



Stuart Jeffrey

Archaeology Data Service University of York
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Julian Richards

Director and Professor, Archaeology Data Service, University of York

Monday March 26, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm BST
Building 65, 1163

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