|The richness and value of the European performing arts heritage is unquestionable. Even though these collections are now being digitized and published online, they remain scattered, and coordination is lacking between digital libraries and the performing arts field; however, there is a high demand for access to this content. ECLAP fills this gap by creating a considerable, and hitherto missing, online archive for all the performing arts in Europe, and providing solutions and tools to help performing arts institutions to enter the digital Europe by building a network of important European performing arts institutions and archives and publishing content collections on Europeana, the European Digital Library.|
ECLAP is presently distributing more than 1.000.000 items which are more than 125.000 content objects, coming from more than 32 prestigious European institutions: images, video, documents, audio, ebook, ePub, animations, slides, playlists, collections, 3D, braille music, annotations, etc.
All interested institutions and stakeholders are invited to contact coordinator Paolo Nesi at firstname.lastname@example.org . See also the Affiliation Agreement web page in which you can get info and advantages to join ECLAP, such as creating your distribution channel/group, share and promote your content on ECLAP and Europeana. More then the 90% of the ECLAP content is indexed in Europeana, while the real content file is only accessible on ECLAP service portal.
ECLAP is creating a best practice network, making use of advanced database and delivery tools for the production and dissemination of the rich multilingual European heritage. This will result in cultural enrichment and promotion of European culture, and in improvements in learning and research in the field of performing arts. ECLAP is co-funded by the European Union ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, Theme CIP-ICT-PSP.2009.2.2, Grant Agreement N° 250481. All interested institutions and stakeholders are invited to register, and to see the Affiliation Agreement web page in which you can get all the needed information.
to registered users and partners many functionalities and facilities, such as:
ECLAP is establishing a set of best practice guidelines covering performing art key areas, such as metadata and content modelling, mapping metadata standards, semantic enrichment, IPR management tools, business models, ingestion and integration of end-user contributions, education and leisure tools, digital libraries tools. To this end, ECLAP work is going to organize international workshops, conferences, via a number of working groups. The ECLAP also supports clustering between several projects identified by the European Commision: ECLAP will place at their disposal all solutions and analyses performed, as well as procedures for transcoding metadata and content, and all the experience and codes to replicate ECLAP solutions.
ECLAP Consortium brings together European leading national performing arts institutions, universities and research institutes. The partners belongs from thirteen countries combine their expertise and scientific minds to achieve the ECLAP goals see ECLAP partners' page with all the activities performed in the ECLAP consortium: deliverables, documents, slides, meetings, video, etc.; and the planned activities of the next period.
ECLAP also organises workshops and conferences, to actively fostering networking and strengtheninglinks among the performing arts institutions throughout Europe and at an international level. The ECLAP is developing best practice guidelines. All interested institutions and stakeholders are invited to register, to use and to be an active part and partner of the ECLAP programme and collaboration framework.
If you are intersted in getting involved, you can collaborate with ECLAP to exploit ECLAP services and tools.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about ECLAP tools and services, please contact email@example.com or visit our website at http://www.eclap.eu/.