Europeana Cloud: The Project and the
Challenges of Assessing Researchers'
Needs in the Cloud and Ensuring
Community Engage...
Project Details
Start Date – February 2013
End Date – January 2016
Total Project Cost – 4.75m Euros
EU Funding Contributin...
7 Work Packages
WP1 - Assessing Researcher Needs in the Cloud and Ensuring Community Engagement,
Agiatis Benardou (Digital...
35 Partners
1 Stitching Foundation (Europeana Foundation), Netherlands
2 Ariadne Foundation, Belgium
3 Athena Research and...
35 Partners
11 Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Nationalbibliotek Og Kobenhavns
Universitetsbibliotek, (Royal Library and National...
35 Partners
21 Stichting OAPEN (OAPEN Foundation), Netherlands
22 Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland (OKF-DE), Germany
...
35 Partners
31 Universitaet Bielefeld (University of Bielefeld), Germany
32 University Of Patras, Greece
33 Stichting Vu-V...
Europeana
AggregatorAggregator
Current situation for metadata aggregation
Europeana
The relationship is not reciprocal, it is costly and unsustainable
AggregatorAggregator
Europeana
The European Library
Polish Digital Library
Europeana Cloud project tries to rethink this situation
Polish Digit...
Europeana
The European Library
Polish Digital Libraries
Federation
Cost reduction?
Sub-aggregations
for members ?
Ease of ...
Who are the partners?
Europeana
The
European
Library
20 contentproviders
3 aggregators
12 strategic /
technical partners
P...
What will they be doing?
Define the principles
of engagement
Ingest metadata (2.4 M
items) and content (5 M
items)
Build a...
But that is not all!
We will also investigate how we can build end-user services on
top of this infrastructure
Researchers
In particular for re...
In scope for the project (Europeana Research):
Europeana Research
Platform
Content & Data
Tools “Portal”
“Annotation”
“API...
To allow others to build apps and
services on
GLAM
Creative industries
Imagined Case Studies – what could a cloud
infrastructure do
Storage and Back-up:
Different nodes
within the cloud
would a...
Imagined Case Studies – what could a cloud
infrastructure do
Format Shifting:
All (or some) content
in the cloud in a
part...
Imagined Case Studies – what could a cloud
infrastructure do
Access Interfaces (I):
Developers or
publishers could
work wi...
Imagined Case Studies – what could a cloud
infrastructure do
Access Interfaces (II)
Content not yet in
public domain could...
Imagined Case Studies – what could a cloud
infrastructure do
Tools and Services:
Related content from
different members
co...
WP 1 Objectives
To identify and define the Humanities and Social Sciences research communities that will be
supported via ...
WP1: Tasks Overview
Task Objective
1.1 Humanities and Social Sciences Research Communities
Advisory Board
1.2 Developing a Content Strategy fo...
The Research Communities Advisory Board
(RCAB)
Prof. Rob Kitchin [Director, National Institute of
Regional and Spatial Ana...
Developing a Content Strategy for
Europeana Research - Aims
1. Matching of the existing content in Europeana and
The Europ...
Research user requirements for Europeana:
digital research practices, tools and content
Desk research: digital research pr...
Research Communities web survey
[June – September 2013]
http://surveys.dcu.gr/index.php
/survey/index/sid/423471/newte
st/...
Research Community
Engagement: Expert
Forums
Case Studies Expert Forum
Tools and Content for
Humanities and Social
Science...
http://pro.europeana.eu/web/europeana-cloud
#cloud_EU / @europeana_cloud
Image Credit: De molen bij Wijk bij Duurstede, Ja...
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  • Ask which partners currently provides metadata aggregation ?
  • Current europeana ecosystem Many different systems being run by each different aggregator – there are technical costs and staff costs in running independent systems But there are transactional costs – costs of tranferring data, checking data. And what happens if an aggregator wants to take enriched data, or even data from a different source. The end point is always Europeana
  • Different type of system – where aggregators share a technical framework with
  •   What advantages might the aggregation of digitised content from Europeana cultural heritage institutions bring for researchers? What benefits might different levels of authentication over such an aggregation of content permit? What kind of tools could be built on top of that infrastructure and which of them are the most appropriate to support this kind of communities (ie tools for transcription, tools for data analysis, tools for visualising or enriching metadata, tools for sharing)? And, importantly, how might these findings and information relate to other infrastructures, both existing and future ones?
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    1. 1. Europeana Cloud: The Project and the Challenges of Assessing Researchers' Needs in the Cloud and Ensuring Community Engagement Alastair Dunning (The European Library) & Agiatis Benardou (Digital Curation Unit, ATHENA R.C.) http://pro.europeana.eu/web/europeana-cloud #cloud_EU / @europeana_cloud
    2. 2. Project Details Start Date – February 2013 End Date – January 2016 Total Project Cost – 4.75m Euros EU Funding Contributing 3.8m Euros (80%) Matched Funding 950k (20k) co-funded by the CIP-ICT Policy Support Programme http://ec.europa.eu/ict_psp CIP-ICT-PSP-2012-6 - Project number 325091 the author is solely responsible for it and that it does not represent the opinion of the Community and that the Community is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained therein
    3. 3. 7 Work Packages WP1 - Assessing Researcher Needs in the Cloud and Ensuring Community Engagement, Agiatis Benardou (Digital Curation Unit, Athens) WP2 - Developing the Infrastructure for Europeana Cloud, Pavel Kats (Europeana Foundation, The Hague) WP3 - Exploiting Europeana Cloud with services and tools for researchers, Erik Duval (University of Leuven, Belgium) WP4 - Ingestion of Content and Metadata Development, Marian Lefferts (Consortium for European Research Libraries, The Hague) WP5 - Sustaining the Europeana Cloud: Legal, Strategic and Economic Issues Julia Fallon (Europeana Foundation, The Hague) WP6 - Dissemination and Networking, Martin Moyle (University College London) WP7 - Project Management, Mary Rowlatt (MDR Partners, UK) Project Coordination, Alastair Dunning (The European Library, The Hague)
    4. 4. 35 Partners 1 Stitching Foundation (Europeana Foundation), Netherlands 2 Ariadne Foundation, Belgium 3 Athena Research and Innovation Centre, Greece 4 Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library), Germany 5 Central and East European Online Library (CEOOL), Germany 6 Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL), United Kingdom 7 Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (National Research Council), Italy 8 Debreceni Egyetem (University of Debrecen), Hungary 9 Fundación Dialnet (Dialnet Foundation), Spain 10 Hrvatska Akademija Znanosti I Umjetnosti (Croatian Academy for Science and Arts), Croatia
    5. 5. 35 Partners 11 Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Nationalbibliotek Og Kobenhavns Universitetsbibliotek, (Royal Library and National Library of Copenhagen University), Denmark 12 Stichting Nederland Kennisland (Kennisland), Netherlands 13 Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie Van Wetenschappen, KNAW (Royal Dutch Academy for Science), Netherlands 14 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), Belgium 15 Stichting LIBER (LIBER Foundation), Netherlands 16 Cinecitta' Luce Spa , Italy 17 MDR Partners, United Kingdom 18 Kansallisarkisto (Finnish National Archives), Finland 19 Llyfrgellgenedlaethol Cymru (National Library of Wales), United Kingdom 20 Narodni Technicka Knihovna (National Technical Library), Czech Republic
    6. 6. 35 Partners 21 Stichting OAPEN (OAPEN Foundation), Netherlands 22 Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland (OKF-DE), Germany 23 The Open University, United Kingdom 24 Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Pan (Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry), Poland 25 Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 26 Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Brabant Universiteit Van Tilburg (Tilburg University), Netherlands 27 University College London United Kingdom 28 The University Of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 29 Goeteborgs Universitet (Gothenburg University), Sweden 30 Universite Libre De Bruxelles (Free University of Brussels), Belgium
    7. 7. 35 Partners 31 Universitaet Bielefeld (University of Bielefeld), Germany 32 University Of Patras, Greece 33 Stichting Vu-Vumc (Free University of Amsterdam), Netherlands Unfunded Partners: 34 University of Sibiu, Romania 35 DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities)
    8. 8. Europeana AggregatorAggregator Current situation for metadata aggregation
    9. 9. Europeana The relationship is not reciprocal, it is costly and unsustainable AggregatorAggregator
    10. 10. Europeana The European Library Polish Digital Library Europeana Cloud project tries to rethink this situation Polish Digital Libraries Federation
    11. 11. Europeana The European Library Polish Digital Libraries Federation Cost reduction? Sub-aggregations for members ? Ease of sharing? Shared storage? Enriched data potential?
    12. 12. Who are the partners? Europeana The European Library 20 contentproviders 3 aggregators 12 strategic / technical partners Polish Digital Libraries Federation
    13. 13. What will they be doing? Define the principles of engagement Ingest metadata (2.4 M items) and content (5 M items) Build a technical infrastructure Investigating possible efficiencies Establishing Long term consensus Design a legal framework Europeana The European Library Polish Digital Libraries Federation
    14. 14. But that is not all!
    15. 15. We will also investigate how we can build end-user services on top of this infrastructure Researchers In particular for researchers in humanities and social sciences Content & Data
    16. 16. In scope for the project (Europeana Research): Europeana Research Platform Content & Data Tools “Portal” “Annotation” “API” “SPARQL” Services
    17. 17. To allow others to build apps and services on GLAM Creative industries
    18. 18. Imagined Case Studies – what could a cloud infrastructure do Storage and Back-up: Different nodes within the cloud would act as back up for each member. If your node was unavailable there would always be another copy available else where
    19. 19. Imagined Case Studies – what could a cloud infrastructure do Format Shifting: All (or some) content in the cloud in a particular format could be migrated to a new standard
    20. 20. Imagined Case Studies – what could a cloud infrastructure do Access Interfaces (I): Developers or publishers could work with specific themes of content (e.g. WW2, history of science, fashion) related to all members’ content in the cloud
    21. 21. Imagined Case Studies – what could a cloud infrastructure do Access Interfaces (II) Content not yet in public domain could be made available to restricted communities – depends on authentication system adopted.
    22. 22. Imagined Case Studies – what could a cloud infrastructure do Tools and Services: Related content from different members could be made available for transcription, annotation, visualisation
    23. 23. WP 1 Objectives To identify and define the Humanities and Social Sciences research communities that will be supported via the Europeana Cloud To identify and define the Humanities and Social Sciences research communities that will be supported via the Europeana Cloud To develop an effective research content strategy for Europeana, based on an evidence- based account of usefulness of Europeana and The European Library resources for research in the Humanities and Social Sciences To develop an effective research content strategy for Europeana, based on an evidence- based account of usefulness of Europeana and The European Library resources for research in the Humanities and Social Sciences To improve the understanding of digital tools, research processes and content used in the Humanities and Social Sciences, thus informing the development of tools and aggregation of content in the Europeana Cloud To improve the understanding of digital tools, research processes and content used in the Humanities and Social Sciences, thus informing the development of tools and aggregation of content in the Europeana Cloud To actively engage the Humanities and Social Sciences research communities in establishing user requirements for the development of Europeana Cloud To actively engage the Humanities and Social Sciences research communities in establishing user requirements for the development of Europeana Cloud
    24. 24. WP1: Tasks Overview
    25. 25. Task Objective 1.1 Humanities and Social Sciences Research Communities Advisory Board 1.2 Developing a Content Strategy for Europeana Research 1.3 Research user requirements for Europeana: digital research practices, tools and content 1.4 Research Community Engagement: Expert Forums 1.5 Research Community User Evaluation
    26. 26. The Research Communities Advisory Board (RCAB) Prof. Rob Kitchin [Director, National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis] Prof Karina Van Dalen-Oskam [The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands] Dr. Leif Isaksen [Lecturer in Digital Humanities, University of Southampton]
    27. 27. Developing a Content Strategy for Europeana Research - Aims 1. Matching of the existing content in Europeana and The European Library to the Humanities and Social Sciences research communities 2. Informing the ingestion of content from existing providers into Europeana during the course of the project 3. Development of a content strategy
    28. 28. Research user requirements for Europeana: digital research practices, tools and content Desk research: digital research practices and digital tools state of the art Research Communities web survey Identification and creation of Humanities and Social Sciences case studies User requirements analysis
    29. 29. Research Communities web survey [June – September 2013] http://surveys.dcu.gr/index.php /survey/index/sid/423471/newte st/Y/lang/en
    30. 30. Research Community Engagement: Expert Forums Case Studies Expert Forum Tools and Content for Humanities and Social Sciences Research Expert Forums Future Recommendation Workshop
    31. 31. http://pro.europeana.eu/web/europeana-cloud #cloud_EU / @europeana_cloud Image Credit: De molen bij Wijk bij Duurstede, Jacob Van Ruisdael, Rijksmuseum, c.1669 http://europeana.eu/portal/record/90402/79D60E4547FFE444D9AA17666E07955F7EBC0771.html
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