Europeana has opened up its dataset of over 20 million cultural objects for free re-use. This significant innovation has come about thanks to the vision shown by all the cultural heritage organisations that make up Europeana.
This release, by far the largest one-time dedication of cultural data to the public domain using CC0, represents a real step change for cultural organisations in open data access and it offers a new boost to the digital economy as open data can fuel enterprise and create opportunities for those in the creative industries.
Click here to read today’s press release. Next week we will be further highlighting the news at the Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki.