Image showing participants at the LoCloud final conference in the reception space inside the RCE's building in Amersfoort

In February the final conference for the LoCLoud project was held at the new, purpose-built  premises of the Netherlands Cultural Heritage agency (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed - RCE) in the historic town of Amersfoort.

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IFLA World Library and Information Congress

82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly

13–19 August 2016, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

The deadline for submission for the the Call for papers for the Information Technology Section joint with Academic and Research Libraries Section, Big Data Special Interest Group and Semantic Web Special Interest Group is 21 February 2016. 

LoCloud launched an international competition inviting students, curators and others to explore their local history through Europeana and share their story in the My Local Heritage competition.

The mission was to find images, texts, film and sound from the archives on and relate these to a story about a place and its people.  We received many highly enjoyable entries from across Europe.  An international jury consisting of Vilde Ronge, the Assistant Director at Riksarkivet/the National Archives of Norway, Milena Popova of Europeana and Kate Fernie of 2Culture Associates, chose a winner and a runner-up in the competition.  

And the Winner is...


Invitations are open for submission of papers for the EuroMed 2016 conference which will provide an opportunity to exchange research results, opinions, experiences and proposals on the best practice and hi-tech tools from Information and Communications Technology to document, preserve, manage and communicate Cultural Heritage (CH). This event will be supported by a scientific committee which consists of almost 100 renowned professionals in the area of CH for a blind peer review of all submitted papers.

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One for you calendars! 

LoCloud invites you to share in the results achieved by the project and look to the future at our conference to be held in Amersfoort, Netherlands on 5th February 2016.

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EVA/MINERVA is an annual, international event for professionals in the cultural heritage and advanced technologies sectors. Electronic Visualisation in the Arts (EVA) is a group of international conferences held in London, Florence, Berlin, St. Petersburg and Jerusalem. At the Jerusalem conference they combine EVA with MINERVA (MINERVA EC is a Thematic Network in the area of cultural, scientific information and scholarly content), which is the operational arm of the National Representatives Group for Digitisation of Culture, where they set ground for Europeana, and initiate past and ongoing projects. As such, it is especially relevant for LoCloud.

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LoCloud will be running a workshop as part of Digital Heritage 2015 on 28 Sept - 2 Oct 2015 in Granada Spain.

The workshop will share the results of the LoCloud project, and stimulate discussion and collaboration between curators, experts and stakeholders in digital libraries, cultural heritage, tourism and local communities. It will also showcase work in supporting small and medium sized cultural institutions in making their digitised collections discoverable online, via portals such as Europeana and other applications.

E-Learning Courses

We are happy to inform you that new online training courses are now available from LoCloud.

These courses are part of our ongoing commitment to assisting smaller cultural heritage institutions in adding setting up their digital repositories, adding their content to Europeana and using LoCloud’s technologies.  They aim to offer participants a rich, well-structured means of familiarizing themselves with the various tools and services.

LoCLoud Training Videos

Last November the LoCloud team were at the Polish National Supercomputing Center (PSNC) in Poznań delivering a training workshop for project partners.  We held the workshop there because PSNC has a professional Television recording studio and our trainers were to become the stars of LoCloud’s training videos!