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Integrated access to Jewish heritage collections

Lena Stanley-ClampEuropean Association for Jewish CultureBritish Library, 31 October 2011

Tres hermanicas, a Judeo-Spanish Romance, Sarah Gorby, with Jos Luis on the guitar Arion ARN 34226, 1974

Europeana the visionEuropes digital libraries, archives and museums online A showcase for Europes cultural and scientific heritage A flagship project of the European Commission and the European Parliament.

A digital library that is a single, direct and multilingual access point to the European cultural heritage.European Parliament, 27 September 2007

The Europeana Universe NL 1 NL 2 NL 3


National Digital LibraryACEFilm Archive XEurbicaNational Archive 1MICHAELCENL

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Archive X

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Film Archive 1Film Archive 2Film Archive 3

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Museum A Archive A Library A


Television Archive 1Television Archive n

IASASound Archive 1Sound Archive n

ICOM Europe

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The European LibraryVideoActiveATHENAEFGCulture.frCulturaItaliaBAMCIMEC etcEuropeanaLocalTrebleclefPrestoPrimeIMPACTBHLMIMOEuropeanaConnectJudaica EuropeanaEuropeanaTravelEUScreenSTERNA

APEnetECLAPCarrareEURO-PhotoHOPEEuropeana RegiaNatural Europe

brings digitized Jewish heritage collections online to a single multilingual access point: Europeana.eu

documents Jewish history and heritage in Europe with a focus on urban life

The Judaica Europeana project

Jewish presence in EuropeJews are the longest-established minority in Europe with Jewish inscriptions in Greece dating back to the 3rd Century BCE.

Marble plaque, bearing the images of a menorah, lulav and etrog. Found near the ancient synagogue in the Agora of Athens. Probably part of the synagogues frieze, 3rd 4th C.E. Jewish Museum of Greece

Jewish contribution to European cities Jewish cultural expressions in Europe can be documented through objects dispersed in many collections: documents, books, manuscripts, periodicals, photographs, works of art, religious artefacts, postcards, posters, audio-recordings and videos, as well as buildings and cemeteries.

History of the Jews by Heinrich Graetz, Leipzig 1864. Copper engraving of Moses Mendelssohn by A. and TH. Weger. Judaica Collection, Goethe University Library

Jewish contribution to European cities Londons East End and the Belleville quarter of Paris were once thriving Jewish areas with Jewish shops, cafs, schools, libraries, publishing houses, newspapers and theatres. In the harbour of Thessaloniki, before World War I, economic activity stopped on the Day of Atonement. One-third of Warsaws population was Jewish in the 1930s.

Warsaw, Nalewki Street (1915-1918)From the collection of the Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw

The trajectoryFunded by the eContentPlus program of the European Commission, the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe and project partners.

First stage 2010-2012: launched with 10 partners in 7 countries.

Second stage 2012-14: continued aggregation of associate partners collections participation in Digital Manuscripts to Europeana, a new EC-funded digital project, which will contribute content and technology to Europeana.

The network today 24 institutions: museums, libraries and archives PartnersEuropean Association of Jewish Culture, LondonJudaica Sammlung der Universittsbibliothek der Goethe Universitt, Frankfurt am MainAlliance Isralite Universelle, ParisAmiti, Centre for Research and Innovation, BolognaBritish Library, LondonHungarian Jewish Archives, BudapestJewish Historical Institute, WarsawJewish Museum of Greece, AthensJewish Museum LondonMinistry of Cultural Heritage and Activity (MiBAC), RomeNational Technical University, Athens

Associate PartnersBen Uri Gallery The London Jewish Museum of ArtBibliotheca Rosenthaliana, AmsterdamCenter Jewish History, New YorkJewish Historical Museum, AmsterdamJewish Museum Berlin Jewish Museum, Frankfurt/MainLeopold Zunz Centrum, Halle-WittenbergLorand Collection, Augsburg UniversityNational Library of Israel, JerusalemParis Yiddish CenterMedem LibrarySephardi Museum, ToledoCentral Zionist Archives, JerusalemMinisterio de Cultura, MadridSalomon Ludwig Steinheim Institute, Duisberg Museum, Frankfurt/Main

Extending the networkThe following expressed an interest in joining Judaica Europeana:

Aberdeen University LibraryWidener Library, Harvard UniversityJewish Community Library and Archives, VeniceLondon Metropolitan ArchiveMantua City ArchivesJewish Museum, FlorenceJewish Museum, PragueJewish Museum, ViennaJewish Museum, TriesteMagnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, BerkleyRoyal Library of Denmark Travelling trunk brought by a German refugee family to England in May 1939, Mdler Koffer, c.1930, Germany. Jewish Museum London

Key tasksDigitisation and aggregation of Jewish heritage content for Europeana. Coordination of standards across institutions in order to synchronise the metadata with the requirements of Europeana.Deployment of knowledge management tools : vocabularies, thesauri and ontologies for the indexing and retrieval of the aggregated content.Dissemination activities to stimulate the use of digitised content in academic research; university-based teaching; schools; museums and virtual exhibitions; conferences; cultural tourism; the arts.

Work in progressJudaica Europeana has digitised millions of pages and thousands of other items from the collections of its partners: libraries, archives and museums. This digital archive will continue to grow as other institutions and collections join the project.

Seder haggadah, Shelomo Belforte, Livorno 1852. Sephardi Museum, Toledo

~5,000,000 digital objects

Judaica content to be uploaded in 2011 Libraries: 3 million pages of books and periodicalsArchives: 2 million pages of documents and press cuttingsVisual files: 20,000 photographs, postcards, postersAudio files: 20,000 music and oral history recordings40,000 items uploaded to Europeana to-date

A postcard depicting a family scene at Hannukkah by Hermann Junkers. c.1900 Hungarian Jewish Archives, Budapest

Dissemination www.judaica-europeana.eu

Virtual exhibitions

We invite you to exploreParts of Judaica Europeana collections already uploaded which include:The historic Freimann Collection of the Frankfurt University LibraryThe Alliance Isralite Universelle Library books and periodicals collection Paris Yiddish Centre- Medem Library music collection: 4,000 recordings (78 and 33 rpm) of popular Yiddish songs from East-Central Europe, synagogue choral music and songs from the repertoire of the Yiddish theatreJewish Museum London collection: 15,000 digital objectsand more to follow soon....

Sephardi Museum, Toledo

Sinagoga del Trnsito,14th C

Sephardi Museum, Toledo

Seder haggadah shel pesaj: Im pitron belashon sefardi, Livorno, Shelomo Belforte, 1852

Sephardi Museum, Toledo

Traditional wedding costumes from Morocco, early 20th CKetubah, a marriage contract, Ceuta, North Africa 1904

Sephardi Museum, ToledoFestival of Purim, engraving made in Amsterdam in 1701

Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens

Tik, wooden case for the Sefer Torah, 19th CJewish doctor and merchant, 19th C

Jewish Museum of Greece

Jewish Museum of Greece

The Minervo family, Chania, Crete, 21 June 1900

Jewish Museum of Greece

Jewish boy scouts from Patras on the Acropolis, Athens, 1938Haim Nahmia owner of tavern in Ioannina, with a member of the towns military band, 1938

Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens

Jewish women gathered for afternoon coffee, Rhodes, 1940s

Hungarian Jewish Archives, BudapestThe digitized collection includes:The records of the Pest Jewish Community 1800-1950The records of the Central Board of Hungarian Jewry 1868-1950Community registers, minute books, correspondence, manuscriptsRegister of pews of the Dohanyi Street synagoguePostcard collection and photographs

The Pest Community

Register of names from the minute book, Chevra Kadisha of Pest, 1827Invitation sent by the Community of Pest to Schwab Lw, Rabbi of Prosnitz, 1835Title page of the Sefer Zichronot (Minute book), Community of Pest, 1850

The postcard collection

Greetings from Sadogora, postcard published by Simon Gross in Czernowitz c.1900Synagogue, Debreczen, c.1920

The postcard collection

Postcard published by SB in Germany, 1920sHannukkah postcard by Friedrich Kaskeline, 1920s

Thank you

Eddie Harding's Nightclub Boys, Yoi yoi, Mr Cohen, Piccadilly 1930 (UK)