10 reasons to open up your digital cultural heritage data | Europeana Pro
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"Ten years ago, the European Union was inspired by its Member States to make a bold statement - that access to our cultural heritage online is too important to leave to market forces - and Europeana was born.
Today, the Europeana initiative provides a platform where everyone can freely access tens of millions of items from thousands of cultural heritage institutions online, for education, research, creativity and pleasure. But, over the past decade, it has also become more than a portal – it is a movement for change.
In this anniversary series, we look at what the Europeana initiative is doing, what it has achieved, and how it is looking to the future. At its very heart, of course, is cultural heritage and in this first post, we look at 10 reasons to open up cultural heritage data for free reuse. ..."