Europeana APIs

Large-Scale Data Discovery, Acquisition and Management of Digital Cultural Heritage in Research

Provided by:
Europeana Foundation
Scientific domain:
Electrical, Electronic & Information Engineering
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The Europeana REST API is a set of APIs which provides a service calibrated to the needs of professionals interested in the reuse of digitised or digital-born cultural heritage in education, research and the creative industries. Rewarded an API Award for the category “Data APIs” in 2017, it is an automated and flexible method of access and retrieval of the Europeana Collections. The Europeana REST API set includes the following services: Search API, Record API, Entity API, IIIF API, OAI-PMH and SPARQL services. Next in development is the Annotations API, seen as a high-potential service for research audiences. All Europeana API services are free of charge and require a simple registration. Europeana provides extensive API documentation on and support via a dedicated Google Group and email. Sharing best practices with regard to data publication and access adds extra value to the Europeana offer. Featured examples include the Europeana Data Model which streamlines the aggregation of cultural data from across Europe, Europeana Publishing Framework, and other work related to the FAIR principles for research data (see publication below)

Scientific categorisation
Engineering & Technology
  • Engineering & Technology
    • Electrical, Electronic & Information Engineering
  • Data Management
    • Other
Target users
  • Researchers
Resource availability and languages
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan; Valencian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • German
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • English
  • Spanish; Castilian
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Irish
  • Croatian
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Lithuanian
  • Latvian
  • Maltese
  • Norwegian
  • Dutch; Flemish
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Swedish
More about Europeana APIs

The EOSC Portal is operated by the EOSC Enhance (Grant Agreement no. 871160), EOSC-hub (Grant Agreement no. 777536), and OpenAIRE-Advance (Grant Agreement no. 777541) projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.For a complete list of contributors, visit the About EOSC Portal