The handbook first addresses the role of aggregators in the Europeana organisational model. The following sections describe the technical, organisational and financial requirements for the submission of data to Europeana. Finally, the handbook lists a number of resources, which are useful for the overall development and sustainability of aggregators, for example the aggregators’ case studies and surveys.

The content and issues included in the Handbook have been based on the feedback from aggregators participating in meetings and conferences held by Europeana.