About the webinar

One of the challenges of every educational experience is developing meaningful understanding while stimulating interest. Combining online learning content with multimedia resources can be a solution for educators.
This webinar explores the potential of Open Educational Resources (OER) for educational purposes focusing on how to ease access and re-use Europeana Content on EMMA, and adapt the different collections to improve learning and teaching.
Come to this webinar and see how to boost the impact of your MOOC in EMMA, the pan-European learning environment that offers MOOCs in a variety of languages and disciplines, choosing among 50 million quality digital resources from Europeana, Europe’s digital repository for cultural heritage.



Milena Popova, Europeana, The Netherlands

Milena is the Head of the Re-user Services team at Europeana which aims to increase the take-up of digital cultural content by the creative industries and on the key markets of tourism, education and research. She oversees the further development of Europeana’s distribution infrastructure (with Europeana Labs as a central element) and manages the relations with a diverse re-use partner network. Her special focus lies on education, tourism and Smart Cities initiatives. Among her latest projects are Europeana on Google’s Field Trip app and the iTunes U project resulting in Europeana’s first Multi-Touch book and iTunes U course on WW1 theme. Prior to this position, Milena worked for German and Bulgarian software companies in marketing and business development roles.

Ilaria Merciai

Ilaria Merciai, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

A scientific journalist with a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages and Literature and a Master’s in Science Communication. An experienced Press Officer for various Science conferences as well as for literary and cultural events. An internship at TG Neapolis at RAI 3 sparked Ilaria’s interest in the world of Internet Communication and New Technologies and for the last seven years she has worked for Federica, the web-learning portal at the Federico II University in Naples. Using and building on her previous experience, her role focuses on aspects of communication and events management, and also on monitoring visitor trends and analysing, producing and managing educational resources. She has recently worked on EMMA where she is responsible for communication at national level and involved in the development of learning analytics.

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Annamaria Tammaro

Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma, Italy

Anna Maria Tammaro has been teaching from 2001 at the University of Parma as the Local Coordinator of the International Master in Digital Library Learning (DILL), a joint course together with Tallinn University (coordinator) and University of Parma. Currently she is the President of the Interdepartmental Centre CoLab.
Her research interests include Digital Library, Internationalization of Library and Information Science (LIS) education.
She is Chair of IFLA Section Library Theory and Research. In 2011 she has been awarded by EUCLID the “Bobcats of the year” for her contribution given to LIS education in Europe.
She has been coordinating the research projects ‘Digital Library Applications’ and ‘Access to digital library’ and has collaborated with the European projects ‘Minerva Ministerial Network for digitisation in Europe’ and the ‘Tempus Project NMPLIS’.

Getaneh Alemu

Getaneh Alemu, Southampton Solent University, UK

Getaneh is an information professional and researcher who is currently working as a Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian at Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom. He has worked and studied in higher education for more than 15 years in Ethiopia, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Estonia and the United Kingdom. He worked as a lecturer and Head University Librarian in Mekelle University, Ethiopia. He also worked as a research assistant on a digital preservation project at the University of Portsmouth. Getaneh’s research focus includes Metadata, Digital Libraries, Open Access, Linked Data and Web 2.0 technologies. He recently co-authored a book entitled “An Emergent Theory of Digital Library Metadata: Enrich then Filter” published by Chandos Publishing (Oxford) in 2015. His other publications can be accessed on Google Scholar, here.


Sally Reynolds, ATiT, Belgium

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