The EU-funded project Linked Heritage has recently published a publication with the title 'Geocoded Digital Cultural Content'.
During the first five months of the LoCloud project a review of cloud computing has been conducted by a working group consisting of The Danish Agency for Culture, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed in the Netherlands, The Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Vilniaus Universitas in Lithuania, Universitaet Duisburg-Essen in Germany and Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave in Slovakia.
The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) at the Department of Archaeology - University of York, UK supports research, learning and teaching with high quality and dependable digital resource.
Within LoCloud ADS plays a major role in the requirements phase (WP1) as well as in European, international and national dissemination work in the UK (WP6).
Since its start in March 2013, LoCloud has focused on a state-of-the-art analysis of the collections and metadata of content providers (those partners providing content to Europeana), has carried out an action plan survey amongst partners and gathered preliminary information on the geographic metadata of content provider and reviewed cloud computing technologies. The aim was to identify all needs and requirements necessary to inform future work.
LoCloud is organising three content providers workshops to be held between August and September (Copenhagen 29-30 August, York 12-13 September, Madrid 19-20 September).
LoCloud aims to enable heritage organisations, particularly of small and medium size, to make their contents accessible via Europeana.
House museums are, usually, small institutions, with no effective aggregators, but with close links to a particular locality. They have, therefore, the potential to enrich Europeana with unique digital contents, carrying a strong local flavour. In addition, house museums hold collections of significant value which are often little known and not available online.