Abstract: Europeana is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitized throughout Europe. The data.europeana.eu Linked Open Data pilot dataset contains open metadata on approximately 2.4 million texts, images, videos and sounds gathered by Europeana. All metadata are released under Creative Commons CC0 and therefore dedicated to the public domain. The metadata follow the Europeana Data Model and clients can access data either by dereferencing URIs, downloading data dumps, or executing SPARQL queries against the dataset. They can also follow the links to external linked data sources, such as the Swedish cultural heritage aggregator (SOCH), GeoNames, the GEMET thesaurus, or DBPedia.
Keywords: Europeana, Linked Data, libraries, cultural heritage