Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

Heritage of the People's Europe

IISH will make its digital collections available in the framework of the EU project: Heritage of the People's Europe (HOPE). The HOPE project brings together a partnership of eleven European social history instutions with the aim to improve access to their highly significant but scattered (digital) collections.

It proposes to achieve this:

  • by promoting the adoption of standards and best practices for digital libraries amongst its partners,
  • by ensuring that the metadata and the content become available through Europeana and other discovery services
  • by implementing a full scale technical solution for web based discovery to delivery.

HOPE is a 3-year project (May 2010 – May 2013), co-funded by the European Commission, under the ICT-PSP programme.

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