The EODOPEN project focuses on bringing digitally-hidden works to the public forefront by digitising and making them available on a pan-European level whilst fully respecting current copyright regimes. Minimum 15 000 literary works from the 20th and 21st century will be available for ingestion into Europeana.
The EODOPEN project makes a sound contribution to the Creative Europe programme.
The EODOPEN project aims at a pro-active and engaging approach to reach the target groups. EODOPEN expects to directly target more than 1 million people in Europe, which includes the existing local and regional library users as well as library professionals of all participating libraries (the general public, students, academics, teachers, the blind and visually impaired) and an unpredicted number of indirectly targeted individuals, i.e. audiences of all media, who independently find and use the materials available due to the cleared rights and special delivery formats. A prototypical digitisation lab will be established where the community will be engaged on site in the digitisation processes.
The EODOPEN project builds upon the partnership and infrastructure of the eBooks on Demand (EOD) Network, books2ebooks.eu, established in July 2008 and by now a self-sustained network. The project consortium is composed by the lead partner (UIBK, University of Innsbruck) and 14 project partners representing 11 European countries ranging from the most Western part of Europe to the most Eastern part. The project started on the 1st of November 2019 and lasts for 48 months.
To digitise and make available literary works from the 20th and 21st century otherwise digitally hidden to a wide European community, stimulate interest in and improve access to 20th and 21st century cultural heritage, including grey and scientific literature, to the broad public and enhance intercultural dialogue with the national, regional and local community.
To improve access to 20th and 21st century textual works for blind and visually impaired users and for a younger audience.
To reinforce the capacity of library staff and other culture heritage institutions’ to operate regionally, nationally, transnationally and internationally with regards to dealing adequately with rights clearance questions.