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If you hold multimedia from natural history or science, you would like to share with the public in an easy way, because you feel that your content deserves a greater audience, OpenUp! offers a tested and sustainable way to realize it.


   Get in Contact

   Technical Provisions

   OpenUp! Workflow



Get in contact: check of content, data and licensing

Technical Provisions: Setup, Mapping, Testing

Harvest with OAI-PMH, the OpenUp! Workflow


There are three main documents that have to be signed by the new content provider:

  1. MoU - the OpenUp! Memorandum of Understanding (only Content Provider)
    ... to join the OpenUp! network
    ... to accept the principles of the OpenUp! workflow
    ... to state the (long-term) accessibility of the new content.
  2. DEA - Europeana Data Exchange Agreement (Content Provider and Europeana Foundation)
    ... to authorize the publication of content metadata and thumbnails under CC0 license (Creative Commons);
        see Creative Commons licensing guide for more information.
  3. SLA - Service Level Agreement for technical support (Content Provider and AIT)
    ... to assure a continuous level of quality data and technical updates
    ... to accept to take part in the agreed service fee of the network.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith