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Europeana empowers the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation, allowing cultural heritage institutions to share their collections with the world. Over 58 million cultural heritage items from around 4,000 institutions across Europe are available online via Europeana Collections. We work to share and promote this heritage so that it can be used and enjoyed by people across the world.
Europeana supports all cultural heritage institutions to create good quality digital assets in standardised formats, allowing them to share, explore, interrogate and use their collections in ways that fulfil their institutions’ own 21st century missions. Our frameworks for interoperability and standardisation of data, rights and measurement of impact have been adopted internationally.
Europeana operates in line with EU policies and strategies in areas such as inclusiveness, online accessibility, reuse of public information, promotion of EU research, development and innovation.
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EKT is the accredited National Aggregator for Europeana for Greek cultural heritage via its portal SearchCulture.gr. It has developed workflows and procedures for integrating its content into the European Digital Library. Presence in Europeana ensures even greater visibility for the participating institutions. So far, SearchCulture.gr has contributed over 320,472 items from 43 collections/owning institutions to Europeana.
The digital resources accessible via SearchCulture.gr include digital representations of archaeological and ethnological material, historical documents and manuscripts, works of art, maps, books and intangible heritage resources. The digital files are mainly photographs and other images, pdfs, 3D digital representations and audiovisual material.
The University of Basel has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching. Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and has a history of success going back over 550 years. As a comprehensive university offering a wide range of high-quality educational and research opportunities, the University of Basel has around 13,000 students from over a hundred nations, including 2,800 PhD students. Seven faculties cover a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. At the same time, the university has positioned itself amidst the international competition in the form of five strategic focal areas: Life Sciences, Visual Studies, Nanosciences, Sustainability and Energy Research and European and Global Studies.
The Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary institution of the University of Basel. Its task is to coordinate and promote research, teaching and infrastructure for digitisation in the humanities and social sciences; it is also a central institution in Switzerland for the theory and practice of the digital humanities. The lab has its roots in scientific photography and it was founded in 1924 as “Abteilung für Wissenschaftliche Photographie”. Besides digital editing, corpus building and virtual research environments, computational photography and imaging are still foci of the group in research and lecture.
The National Library of China is the National Bibliographic Center, the National Ancient Books Protection Center, and the National Classics Museum. The National Library of China performs the duties of collection and protection of books and documents, guides and coordinates the national document protection work; provides document information and reference consulting services for the central and national leading organs and the public; carries out research on library science theory and library development, guides National library professional work; performs relevant cultural exchange functions externally, participates in IFLA and related international organizations, and develops exchanges and cooperation with domestic and foreign libraries.
The Capital Library of China (CLCN) established in 1913, as was proposed by Mr. Lu Xun, a renowned Chinese man of letters. With a history more than one hundred years, CLCN boasts a collection of over 8.08 million volumes of documents, which include rare ancient books, local documents, pre-1949 publications, and video-audio materials. Covering an area of 94,000 square meters, the library is now divided into Building A and Building B, having multi-functional theater, movie hall, appreciation chamber, cafe and other cultural and leisure areas. There are more than 20 reading and lending sections with over 4,000 seats to serve an average of 20,000 readers per day. In 2016, CLCN received 5.26 million readers, lent 2.36 million books with 20.67 million visits of the database, and held thousands of public lectures, salons and many international exhibitions. With its comfortable environment, innumerable resources, highly-efficient service, and multiple cultural exchanges, CLCN has become an ideal place for people to study and communicate with others.
It is one of the top comprehensive university located in Shenyang, the biggest city in the northeast of China. The university has 1,266 teachers, 25000 students including undergraduate and graduate. The university has been communicating and cooperating with many universities overseas throughout its history. It has cooperative relations with more than 60 foreign universities and educational institutions. There are 18 schools in Shenyang University, Fine Arts school enjoys very high reputation in China with its excellent teaching and learning. Fine Arts School has nine bachelor’s degree programs: Oil Painting Department, Chinese Painting Department , Printmaking Department, Sculpture Department, Department of Interior Design, Department of Visual Communication Design, Department of Public Art Design, Department of Product Design, Department of Textile and Fashion Design. The academy has five postgraduate programs: Folk Art, Oil Painting Creation, Chinese Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture . There are 103 full-time teachers in the institute, including 13 professors, 33 associate professors, 57 lecturers, and 1248 undergraduate students, 45 postgraduate students.
China National Center for Culture Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CNCCS), was established in 2000, based on the initiative of LI Tieying, the member of the Political Bureau and the president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) at that time. The main research areas of CNCCS include: cultural philosophy and cultural economics, Chinese domestic cultural policy, and foreign cultural policy, etc.