Europeana’s huge cultural dataset opens for re-use

2012-09-13 | Opportunities for apps developers, designers and other digital innovators will be boosted today as the digital portal Europeana opens up its dataset of over 20 million cultural objects for free re-use. This release is by far the largest one-time dedication of cultural data to the public domain using CC0. It sets an important new international precedent, a decisive move away from the world of closed and controlled data. Part of this huge dataset are also around 500’000 records from the European Film Gateway portal. Once online on Europeana, all data collected in the scope of the EFG1914 project will also be available under the CC0 licence.

Read Europeana’s official press release