Collection Descriptions
at The European Library
Valentine Charles
The European Library Annual Meeting, 17th
September,
Ams...
A need for organisation
 The European Library is continuously
growing !
 And takes up new challenges:
• Making content m...
Modeling collections
 Collection level descriptions answer
research information needs.
• Provide context to isolated item...
Modeling collections
The European Library’s
agenda
 We will enrich the existing collection
descriptions…and create new ones
 We will provide ...
 Focus on two cases
studies
• First World War
• Medieval history
The European Library’s
agenda
Speakers:
 Europeana Collections 1914-1918 and the
Great War Online: the set-up of huge
thematic portal - Frederic Lemmer...
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    1. 1. Collection Descriptions at The European Library Valentine Charles The European Library Annual Meeting, 17th September, Amsterdam
    2. 2. A need for organisation  The European Library is continuously growing !  And takes up new challenges: • Making content more visible • Improving search accuracy and relevancy
    3. 3. Modeling collections  Collection level descriptions answer research information needs. • Provide context to isolated items • Show relationships between objects and collections • Improve search capabilities  Collection level descriptions are suitable for digital and non-digital material
    4. 4. Modeling collections
    5. 5. The European Library’s agenda  We will enrich the existing collection descriptions…and create new ones  We will provide better search capabilities relying on these descriptions
    6. 6.  Focus on two cases studies • First World War • Medieval history The European Library’s agenda
    7. 7. Speakers:  Europeana Collections 1914-1918 and the Great War Online: the set-up of huge thematic portal - Frederic Lemmers  eBooks on Demand: creating digital collections on users' request - Õnne Mets  Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) - Ronald Snijder
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