We invite all members of the NEMA to consider sharing their digital media heritage collections. These collections will be harvested according to the OAI-PMH protocol (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting), widely used for this kind of exchange of online data. Europeana for example, uses the OAI-PMH for harvesting huge volumes of content from numerous content providers in Europe. The aim is to have a single database where all these collections can be searched, however, each partner institution will still maintain its own database. Also, in our view, each partner should be able to embed the search functionality on their own website(s).

We (the University of Groningen) are doing a small survey to list all partners of the network that want to share their digital media collections (even if they are still in the process of setting up such a collection). We therefore kindly invite you to answer the following questions. This is just an inventory, in this stage there are no obligations to actually share your collections. 

Go to the survey