This section links to the deliverables that the EuropenaPhotography consortium decided to release to the wide public in order to give the highest visibility to activities and outcomes.

WP2 - Themes, Collections and Content

D2.1 - Content seminar proceedings [Month 4 - May 2012]

This deliverable illustrates the results of the content seminar held in Leuven (Belgium) on 12-13 April 2012 that focused on the uniformity of the selection criteria applied by the EuropeanaPhotography content providers to the material to be included in the project.

It contains two main sections:

  • The profiles of the main collections and themes that partners explored and were defined as eligible for the project. The selection of the collections and sub-collections is done on the basis of their value in their own right, their complementarity with already existing Europeana content, and with the other partners’ content. This part illustrates also the methodologies and the aesthetic analysis and considerations done by the partners for the content selection approach, including the definition of what it is a masterpiece for the consortium, IPR issues, long term preservation of the digital objects.
  • The description of the metadata schemas used by each partner, the requirements for extra metadata fields, the digitisation criteria to be applied as well as the capacity of the management systems to generate metadata as XMLs are described in the second part. A particular attention is paid to the EDM (Europeana Data Model) requirements in order to make sure that all partner metadata schemas hold the mandatory fields. Moreover, the discussion about the digitisation standards to conform to is also reported.

The preliminary content list is attached to this deliverable (Annex A); it was used by the Content Committee for monitoring the content provision and quality of images and metadata.

A test for the visualization of EuropeanaPhotography content in Europeana is also included (Annex B).


  • Deliverable 2.1 (PDF, 2.603kb)
  • Annex A (PDF, 21.910kb)
  • Annex B (PDF, 111kb)

D2.2 - Consolidated Content List [Month 11 – December  2012]

This deliverable presents the final revised content list that is included in the content seminar proceedings (D2.1).

All EuropeanaPhotography content providers detailed the collections and sub-collections they will supply to Europeana by the conclusion of the project, and specified their main technical features - amount of items under digitisation (or already digitised), metadata used, IPR status, photographic techniques - as well as the historical and cultural value of the works, the provenance and the photographers.

The content of this deliverable is used as a key input to WP3 Digitisation and WP4 Indexing and Multilingual Support.


  • Deliverable 2.2 (PDF, 1.146kb)

WP3 - Digitisation

D3.1.1 - Digitized material (first release) [Month 18 – July 2013]

The deliverable 3.1.1 “Digitized material (first release)“ is the presentation of the results of digitization process applied to the original photographs selected for the publication in Europeana. In July 2013 an approximate total of 158,410 images were digitized and catalogued and they can be accessed in the partner’s website. The document also contains additional information to better understand the whole tasks of digitization of ancient photographs. 


  • Deliverable 3.1.1 (PDF, 1.367kb)

D3.1.2 - Digitised material (second release) [Month 30 – July 2014]

This deliverable is the second part of the presentation of the results of the digitisation process applied to the original photographs selected for publication in Europeana. The first part was written one year ago, in July 2013. One year later, a total of 422.127 images were digitised and 355.327 images were catalogued and can in most cases be accessed through each partner‟s website. In this document we analyse these figures. It also contains additional information on the digitisation experience in the framework of this project. As a result of digitising such a big amount of old photographs during about two and a half years, all partners acquired some kind of experience in order to improve their procedures, methodologies and technical knowledge.


  • Deliverable 3.1.2 (PDF, 1.000 kb)
  • Annex I (PDF, 502kb)

WP4 - Indexing and Multilingual

D4.1 - EuropeanaPhotography Vocabulary Definition [Month 12 – January 2013]

A hierarchical multilingual vocabulary was produced within EuropeanaPhotography in order to semantically enrich the metadata of the project partners and improve the content search and retrieval within Europeana.

D4.1 illustrates the structure of the multi-faceted, hierarchically structured, 12-language vocabulary, its sources, and the workflow used in order to achieve the necessary results, as well as the use of the vocabulary within the project, the plans for dissemination of the vocabulary and the continuation of the work during and after the end of EuropeanaPhotography.

The vocabulary  - attached to the deliverable as Annex I - is based on internationally recognised standards and uses the knowledge and expertise present in the content partners’ institutions. it is made up of 560 terms structured according three parts:

  • photographic Techniques: the hierarchical list of the photographic techniques used to create the object. The main sources for this part of the thesaurus are AAT and SEPIADES. The terms of this part are limited to the techniques available between the first photographs and the second World War.
  • photographic Type/Practice: the photographic practice describes in keywords, of which one or more can be selected, the way a photo was conceived and for which goal was intended.
  • keywords: in the keyword section a large number of subjects have been regrouped for the content partners to describe the subject of their photographs. This section is mainly based on the IPTC model, SEPIADES and the partners’ vocabularies. It will be used most extensively in the enrichment of metadata and translation for publication on Europeana.

The vocabulary is integrated into the MINT mapping tool developed by NTUA within WP5 for the content ingestion for Europeana.


  • Deliverable 4.1 (PDF, 246kb)
  • Annex I (XLS, 328kb)

D4.2 – Multilingual mapping tool [Month 18 – July 2013]

D4.2 “Multilingual mapping tool” provides a description of the software developed for the multilingual enhancement of the metadata to be delivered by the EuropeanaPhotography content partners to Europeana. It describes the context of the development, provides guidance on the use of the software and the added value to both the consortium and Europeana itself.

D4.2 also accompanies the part of the MINT mapping tool that allows content partners to map their individual, local concepts to the central EuropeanaPhotography vocabulary delivered in D4.1.

The multilingual mapping tool has been developed by NTUA as a part of the general metadata mapping tool, so partners can map the local metadata schema to the LIDO metadata schema, and then map the vocabulary and concepts contained in this metadata to the EuropeanaPhotography vocabulary for purposes of enrichment and multilinguality. A practical manual is included in the deliverable.


  • Deliverable 4.2 (PDF, 685kb)

D4.3.1 Enrichment Report (first release) [Month 24 – January 2014]

D4.3.1 Enrichment Report (first release) describes the work carried out until January 2014 within WP4 "Indexing and multilingual" to enrich the metadata that the EuropeanaPhotography content providers committed to Europeana.

The enrichment process is the main task of WP4. Three elements are the basis of the enrichment process as intended in EuropeanaPhotography: the mandatory metadata fields that were set for the project, the local catalogue enrichment and the multilingual vocabulary available in 15 languages including Russian, Ukrainian, and Chinese.

The main activities for the content providers were the creation/update of local catalogues and the use of a multilingual vocabulary, expressly designed for EuropeanaPhotography that enriches the metadata to be provided to Europeana and improves their searchability. The role of the multilingual enrichment is particularly important once the databases are imported into the software environment in use for the project (MINT) that is equipped with a specific multilingual mapping tool.

Providing rich and multilingual metadata produces benefits for the whole digital community: for the project as a whole, for the single content providers, for Europeana, and certainly for the final end-users of Europeana’s portal.


  • Deliverable 4.3.1 (PDF, 1,102kb)

WP5 – Metadata transformation and ingestion

D5.2 - The MINT Mapping Tool [first delivery: Month 9 - October 2012; document revised at Month]

This deliverable describes the MINT mapping tool that is used in the EuropeanaPhotography project to assist content providers in the transformation of their in-house metadata to the intermediate standard selected for the project (the LIDO schema) and its publication to Europeana.

MINT is a web-based platform for the metadata aggregation widely applied in other project of the Europeana ecosystems; the version for EuropeanaPhotography has been customised according to the specific project requirements. MINT addresses the ingestion of metadata from multiple sources, the mapping of the imported records to the intermediate metadata schema and the transformation and storage of the metadata in a repository.

The main role of the MINT mapping tool in the EuropeanaPhotography project is to enable users to:

  • Provide metadata records in a range of source formats
  • Convert metadata to the EuropeanaPhotography’s intermediate standard (LIDO)
  • Map local terminologies to the adopted reference terminologies
  • Submit the records to Europeana

while its key functionalities include:

  • Organization and user level access rights and role assignment
  • Collection and record management (XML serialisation)
  • Direct import and validation according to registered schemas (XSD)
  • OAI-PMH based harvesting and publishing
  • Visual mapping editor for the XSLT language
  • Transformation and previewing (XML and HTML)
  • Repository deployment and remediation interfaces


  • Deliverable 5.2 (PDF, 3.111kb)

WP6 - Sustainability and IPR

D6.1.1 - Sustainability plan (first release) [Month 18 – July 2013]

The scope of deliverable 6.1.1 “Sustainability plan” is to state that true benefits derive to the project partners from the public/private nature of the project itself and from the presence of their images in Europeana, and to provide elements for a sustainability model for capitalizing the experience acquired in EuropeanaPhotography.

This document includes detailed paragraphs for each content provider that depict different approaches to the same, big matter: all the private partners agree on the fact that this project is an opportunity for exposure, networking and knowledge-sharing, which is already a big motivation for keeping EuropeanaPhotography alive also beyond the funding period; on the other hand, the public institutions are always in favour of cooperating with private partners because they can learn more about different and market-oriented approaches and workflows, in the light of boosting their role of culture-spreaders through technology and efficiency. This aim is reciprocal as private partners are also interested to learn more about the different requirements of museums and public bodies in general.

This initial deliverable will be re-considered at M36, when the on-going discussions among the partners produced progress and facts & figures are assessed. It is therefore a preparatory document, to be further elaborated and discussed in the light of reaching its final scope: to eventually demonstrate the benefits derived from this project and from the presence of our images in Europeana, in order to represent a role-model and best practice, useful for other projects and institutions that wish to follow our steps.


  • Deliverable 6.1.1 (PDF, 800kb)

D6.2 - IPR guidebook [Month 15 – April 2013, first release. Month 18 – July 2013 – second release (extended version)]

The deliverable 6.2 “IPR guidebook” presents all the activities regarding supporting and resolving IPR issues in the EuropeanaPhotography project.

EuropeanaPhotography is analyzing the current situation and working towards ensuring uninterruptable content distribution to Europeana, has planned and implemented important actions to inform and support the content provider partners in the understanding of and compliance with the Europeana IPR strategies and models. The IPR issue in the EuropeanaPhotography project is even more crucial because as a project it has a fine equilibrium between the public and private sector which have common objectives but also many different needs and particularities regarding IPR.

The Europeana IPR models are a subject of negotiation and evolution, so that all partners need expert support in examining and adapting to any new IPR approach agreed by the Europeana community. The IPR work of EuropeanaPhotography will not seek to create yet another IPR model but will instead focus on support and guidance based on the extensive expertise of aligning local IPR models to the Europeana model which will be generated during this project.


  • Deliverable 6.2 (PDF, 4.456 kb)

WP7 - Dissemination

D7.1 - Dissemination plan [Month 6 - July 2012]

This deliverable provides an overview of the dissemination strategy, activities, and tools that the EuropeanaPhotography project intends to use over its lifetime to distribute the project’s results as widely as possible thanks to the involvement of all partners.

EuropeanaPhotography targets various audiences: experts in the field of digital cultural heritage, the Europeana end users, the professionals working in the projects of the Europeana ecosystem, photo-agencies and companies, as well as cultural institutions preserving ancient photographic collections, and people from the creative industry.

This document serves as an easy-to-use internal guide to lead the whole EuropeanaPhotography network in the dissemination activities. Moreover, it informs, improves, streamlines, and standardises the procedures concerning the project’s dissemination.

D7.1 has 4 annexes (annexes 1 and 2 are attached to the deliverable; 3 and 4 are separate):

  • Annex 1: ‘About us’ page on the project website that provides a preliminary and comprehensive information about the project;
  • Annex 2: EuropeanaPhotography short leaflet;
  • Annex 3: EuropeanaPhotography long brochure;
  • Annex 4: the leaflet produce by the partner TopFoto.


  • Deliverable 7.1 (PDF, 6.405kb)
  • Annex 3 (PDF, 4.527kb)
  • Annex 4 (PDF, 5.327kb)

D7.2 - Website [first delivery: Month 2 - March 2012; document revised at Month 15 – 21 April 2013]

Deliverable 7.2 “Website” illustrates the overall process that led to the creation of all the web tools of EuropeanaPhotography (project website, internal project repository and repository for the European Commission), from their design to their functionalities. 

The project public website has been thought to be the “business card” of EuropeanaPhotography; for this reason it has spotlights on the partners profile and their masterpieces and collects not only all the project’s public documents and outcomes, but also news, events, products related to the topic of ancient photography and to the Europeana ecosystem.

A reserved area to the project partners and the reviewers is hosted on the web platform supplements the EuropeanaPhotography public website.


  • Deliverable 7.2 (PDF, 2.621kb)

D7.3.1 – Dissemination report (first release) [Month 18 – July 2013]

The deliverable 7.3.1 “Dissemination report (first release)” summarizes the results of the dissemination and promotional activities carried out within EuropeanaPhotography from the beginning (February 2012) to July 2013.

The EuropeanaPhotography consortium is a unique mix of public bodies, cultural institutions, universities, and private companies that disseminated the project in many directions and using many different channels.

All the approaches to dissemination are detailed in the document: the project website and its performances, the articles that were published in the Internet, the impact of social media, the presentations in national and international contexts.


  • Deliverable 7.3.1 (PDF, 2.357kb)
  • Annex 16 (PDF, 5.168kb)