Europeana Linked Open Data V1.0 started as an experimental pilot in February 2012 with a small number of data providers who committed at an early stage to Europeana's initiative of promoting more open data and new data exchange agreements.

The current version of contains all the data available on the Europeana Portal. Check the description of the data at

The first version of as used in the W3C Library Linked Data group contained open metadata on 2.4 million texts, images, videos and sounds gathered by Europeana. These collections came from 8 direct Europeana providers encompassing over 200 cultural institutions from 15 countries. They cover a great variety of heritage objects, such as this slovenian version of O Sole Mio from the National Library of Slovenia, or Neil Robson's memories of the herring business from the Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums. Here is an example URI to get started with:

The project has been described in a paper presented at the Dublin Core 2011 conference.

Data and Resources

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Author Bernhard Haslhofer and Antoine Isaac
Version 1.1
Last Updated September 5, 2016, 08:40 (UTC)
Created June 20, 2011, 19:48 (UTC)
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