The LoCloud project was officially launched at the kick-off meeting held on 19-20 March 2013 at the National Archives, in Oslo.
LoCloud is one of a suite of projects, funded by the European Commission, to develop Europeana and enhance its contents.
It will build on the achievements of CARARE in establishing a repository-based aggregator for Archaeological and Architectural heritage; and of Europeana Local in its work with local institutions and their regional and national aggregators, which resulted in the contribution of nearly 5 million items to Europeana.
The project's consortium brings together a strong consortium of technical partners, content providers, aggregating services and partners with specific expertise. Gunnar Urtegaard, from National Archives of Norway, project coordinator, underlined during the meetings close: "If we can keep it simple for content providers, keep simple for users and remove all the complexity in-between, then this project has the potential to be a great success."