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Bulgariana.eu is an Europeana aggregator that contributes Bulgarian cultural heritage

Bulgariana initiative is supported by Ontotext
and partially sponsored by Korean-Bulgarian IT Cooperation Center.

Mission Statement

http://bulgariana.eu will be a Bulgarian aggregator to Europeana that will include

  • Public website
  • Confluence for discussion, technical materials, coordination and collaboration
  • Digital repository for storing and presenting digitized cultural heritage
  • Conversion/ingestion tools for converting objects to the required Europeana formats (ESE and in the future EDM)
  • OAI/PMH endpoint for serving content to Europeana
  • Semantic search using OWLIM (in the future)

Bulgariana Collections

  • Pra-historic and Thracian Civilizations
    • unpublished Thracian archeological objects collected by Prof. Valeria Fol, Center of Thracology at the Institute for Balkan Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Golden Pages from the Bulgarian Renaissance
    • unique manuscripts of Bulgarian folk songs collected in 19th century by Miladinov Brothers, renowned Bulgarian Folklorists published in 2008 by D-r Luchia Antonova, Institute of Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Bulgariana Digital Repository

Bulgariana digital repository, Bulgarian Heritage, is a platform providing hosting of cultural heritage objects and metadata describing them. It gives free or controlled access to these objects.

Other Bulgarian Collections published in Europeana

  • WebFolk - Example record
    • published within Athena project
      an online collection of Bulgarian folk songs gathered in 1997 by a team from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Website funded by “Open Society” Foundation, available in English and Bulgarian. Originally, a collection made by the Bosnian-Croatian Stefan Verkovitch, 1874
      Entitled “Bulgarian Folk Songs from the Prehistoric and Prechristian Times”.
  • Varna Regional Library collection
  • National Archeological Museum collection
  • Library of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences collection
  • National Library "Cyril and Methodius collection

Digital Collections of Bulgarian Cultural Heritage

Collections of Bulgarian Cultural Heritage

  • Collection of Bulgarian Folklore
  • Iconography
  • Medieval church-slavonic texts

Collections of Bulgarian Cultural Heritage to be published in Europeana via Bulgariana

  • British Museum collection of Bulgarian Cultural Heritage
  • British Museum collection of Korean Cultural Heritage

For inquiries and expression of interest, please email to info@bulgariana.eu or to mdamova@bulgariana.eu

Administrative Procedures for becoming Europeana Aggregator

The Future of the Past

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