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April 6, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Top 10 Europeana objects for March

As I did last month, I would like to share with you the Top 10 most viewed Europeana objects for the past month.

1. still solid at number 1: Meisje met de Parel (Girl with a pearl earring) by Vermeer.
Meisje met de parel

2. an image of the Maison de la Diète in Sion, Switzerland.
Maison de la Diète, Sion

3. a video on French local elections from 2004:
Campagne élections régionales 2004 : têtes de liste IDF

4. an image of an open air concert by Frank Sinatra in Sweden:
Frank Sinatra på turné i Sverige, Finspångs Folkets park. Sinatra med orkester i bakgrunden.

5. an image of two old ladies standing in front of a door, from Hungary:
Zwei alte Frauen vor einem Hauseingang

6. a sculpture by Rembrandt Bugatti:
Jeune fille nue ; Nu assis (Ancien titre)

7. Mozart’s score of La Clemenza di Tito:

8. A pencil drawing by Henri Regnault:
Orphée aux enfers
Last month this drawing was at number 7.

9. A portrait of Jacques-Joseph Coiny, by François Xavier Baron Fabre

10. a piece of local history from the Sognnes family, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway:
Hus, Sognnes 1947

So, mostly different things from last month, only numbers 1 and 8 are back. And if we look at usage patterns for individual objects over the month we see one or two strong spikes per object. So each object got linked to, or shared at some point and that prompted most of the use. This is a strong indication that we are on the right track with promoting sharing and embedding of Europeana objects: making them easy to link to.
And still there is every evidence of a Europeana being a very Long Tail appication: these 10 objects represent less than 0.7% of the total number of object views.

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