After serving an initial term of two years on the Europeana Foundation board, Paul Keller has been re-elected by the members of the European Network for another two-year period ending in 2018.
As before, Paul will continue to use his position as a board member to help Europeana transform from an online portal into a multifaceted platform that serves the digital needs of cultural heritage institutions all across Europe. In addition, Paul will continue to put emphasis on making sure that Europeana remains a driver of reforming the EU copyright rules for cultural heritage institutions.
Europeana and the Europeana Foundation
Europeana.eu is the EU digital platform for ++Cultural heritageAt this moment the Europeana database contains more than 54 million objects.. More than 3,000 institutions across Europe have contributed to Europeana. The Europeana Foundation is the governing body of the Europeana service. Its members are the presidents and chairs of European associations for cultural heritage and information associations. The Foundation promotes collaboration between museums, archives, audiovisual collections and libraries so that users can have integrated access to their content through Europeana and other services.
KL copyright policy advocacy
As part of our work for Europeana, Kennisland is coordinating the Copyright Policy Advocacy activities that Europeana undertakes on behalf of the Europeana Network. Since 2013, Europeana has been advocating for an update of the EU copyright rules that help cultural heritage institutions to make their collections available online. With the help of Kennisland, Europeana is lobbying in Brussels trying to ensure that the ongoing review of the EU copyright rules will take into account the interests of Europe’s cultural heritage institutions. Read more