EuropeanaLocal was a Best Practice Network, funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme, which started on 1 June 2008. It was designed to involve and help local and regional libraries, museums, archives and audio-visual archives:
- make the enormous amount of content that they hold available through Europeana
- and deliver new services.
EuropeanaLocal was one of a suite of projects, funded by the European Commission, to help further develop Europeana. It played an important role in ensuring that the enormous amount of digital content provided by Europe’s cultural institutions at local and regional level is represented in Europeana, alongside that held at national level. Such involvement not only brought together a rich diversity of content of all types, cultures and languages but also people, making it possible to establish integrated services with great richness and added value for communities and individual users.
MDR Partners were responsible for the Scientific Co-ordination and Project Management of the project.