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Europeana – a Search Engine for Digitised Cultural Heritage Material

  • Vivien Petras
  • Timothy Hill
  • Juliane Stiller
  • Maria Gäde


Europeana is a large-scale search engine for digitised cultural heritage material. It aggregates metadata from various European institutions such as libraries, archives, museums and galleries. The heterogeneous data and the enormous scale (53 million objects in over 50 languages) pose specific challenges for search and exploration. In this paper, we address the different challenges and solutions for information access within Europeana including information needs, data enrichment, ranking and other search aspects for digital cultural heritage.


Digital Libraries Search Engines Europeana Digital Cultural Heritage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivien Petras
    • 1
  • Timothy Hill
    • 2
  • Juliane Stiller
    • 1
  • Maria Gäde
    • 1
  1. 1.Berlin School of Library and Information ScienceHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinDeutschland
  2. 2.Europeana FoundationDen HaagNiederlande

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