D6.4: Competition Awards

LoCloud is a Best Practice Network co-funded under the CIP ICT-PSP Programme of the European Commission. One of the main goals of the project has been to add a significant amount of content from small and medium sized cultural institutions to Europeana.

Europeana provides access to millions of digitised materials from European museums, libraries, archives and multimedia collections via its portal.  LoCloud has had a specific focus on the content available in smaller cultural institutions partly because their content has been under-represented in Europeana but also for its focus on the local cultural heritage.

LoCloud organised an open competition during 2015 with the dual aim of stimulating innovative use of cloud technologies and the creation of views of local places using content made available via Europeana.  The year began with a Hackathon hosted at the Google Culture Institute in Paris.  The launch of the “My Local Heritage” and “My LoCloud Services” strands of the competition followed in early summer 2015.  The competition resulted in some interesting and enjoyable presentations of local heritage seen through the eyes of students and others.  The competition concluded with a prize award ceremony held at LoCloud’s final conference in Amersfoort.

This deliverable describes the LoCloud competition and the related dissemination activities. Through the competition it was possible to reach stakeholders outside the partner organizations, like students, librarians, journalists, designer and others working in the cultural field.

The entries to the LoCloud competition can be viewed on the project website at:

http://www.locloud.eu/LoCloud-Competition.