Europeana Awareness

IViR's role in the follow-up project of EuropeanaConnect – called Europeana Awareness – concentrates on doing research into licensing models that allow the digitization and online availability of cultural heritage objects from the 20th century. Extended collective licensing agreements provide one opportunity to mitigate the effects of the orphan works crisis that causes a significant underrepresentation of cultural heritage objects from the 20th century in Europeana. Other models are considered as well, and attention is paid to the issue of the cross-border dissemination of 20th century objects. The IVIR will undertake research into the possibilities these models offer for cultural heritage institutions contributing to Europeana.