Europeana Cloud
Alastair Dunning, The European Library
http://pro.europeana.eu/web/europeana-cloud
#cloud_EU / @europeana_...
Two challenges
for the Europeana
ecosystem
1) Making metadata richer
2) Getting more users of that
metadata (and the related
content)
Europeana Cloud aims to address these
challenges
Current
situation for
metadata
aggregation

Europeana

Aggregator

Aggregator

<---- Data Providers--->
The situation does
not fully exploit the
value of the
Europeana network
and its metadata and
content

Europeana

Aggregato...
Europeana Cloud
project tries to
rethink this situation
Europeana

Polish Digital Libraries
Federation

The European Libra...
These three aggregators are piloting the Europeana Cloud system

The European Library – 120m items of
bibliographic record...
Europeana Cloud allows members to
Europeana

Polish Digital Libraries
Federation

The European Library

Upload metadata to...
Europeana Cloud allows third parties to
Europeana

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Europeana Cloud project also addresses
Governance: How will eCLoud be run
Business Model: How it will be paid for
Other stakeholders: What might non project
members want from eCloud ?
Establishing the rules for how other
organisations can join once the project
finishes
How do we
link eCloud
and LoCloud ?
Different projects but using same technical
infrastructure
LoCloud Tools and services (MINT, microservices
etc) could be deployed in Europeana Cloud
eCloud can provide long-term post-project
structure to maintain the data and services
Cloud Coordination Group is working on these
issues
Project Details
Start Date – February 2013
End Date – January 2016
Total Project Cost – 4.75m Euros
EU Funding Contributin...
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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...
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 ?
  • Ask which partners currently provides metadata aggregation ?
  • Different type of system – where aggregators share a technical framework with
  • Different type of system – where aggregators share a technical framework with
  • Different type of system – where aggregators share a technical framework with
  • Different type of system – where aggregators share a technical framework with
  • Europeana Cloud - Alastair Dunning - November 2013

    1. 1. Europeana Cloud Alastair Dunning, The European Library http://pro.europeana.eu/web/europeana-cloud #cloud_EU / @europeana_cloud
    2. 2. Two challenges for the Europeana ecosystem
    3. 3. 1) Making metadata richer 2) Getting more users of that metadata (and the related content)
    4. 4. Europeana Cloud aims to address these challenges
    5. 5. Current situation for metadata aggregation Europeana Aggregator Aggregator <---- Data Providers--->
    6. 6. The situation does not fully exploit the value of the Europeana network and its metadata and content Europeana Aggregator Aggregator <---- Data Providers--->
    7. 7. Europeana Cloud project tries to rethink this situation Europeana Polish Digital Libraries Federation The European Library Testing and building a shared infrastructure Europeana Cloud
    8. 8. These three aggregators are piloting the Europeana Cloud system The European Library – 120m items of bibliographic records, 20m metadata items * Polish Digital Library Federation – 1.5m metadata items Europeana – 30m metadata items * - metadata items refer to metadata records that points to a digitised object
    9. 9. Europeana Cloud allows members to Europeana Polish Digital Libraries Federation The European Library Upload metadata to a shared system Define who can use that metadata and in what ways (download, edit, delete, annotate)
    10. 10. Europeana Cloud allows third parties to Europeana Polish Digital Libraries Federation The European Library Access that metadata, via APIs, according to conditions of owner (download, edit, delete, annotate)
    11. 11. Ease o f s ha tion a reg s ? g -ag ber Sub em m for ring? dat d che l? i Enr ntia e pot Europeana Polish Digital Libraries Federation s a The European Library Low e ri n g co Questions to be asked: Does eCloud make it easier to share data, especially with Europeana? st?
    12. 12. Ease o s io n t ega ? gr -ag bers Sub em m for f s ha ring? dat d che l? i Enr ntia e pot Europeana Polish Digital Libraries Federation a The European Library Low e r in g co Questions to be asked: Can members create sub-aggregations tailored for specific use ? (e.g. all metadata on archaeology) st?
    13. 13. Ease o s io n t ega ? gr -ag bers Sub em m for f s ha ring? a dat d che l? i Enr ntia e pot Europeana Polish Digital Libraries Federation The European Library Low e r in g co Questions to be asked: Can third parties enrich metadata in eCloud? (e.g find place names, make links, convert formats) st?
    14. 14. Ease o s io n t ega ? gr -ag bers Sub em m for f s ha ring? dat d che l? i Enr ntia e pot Europeana Polish Digital Libraries Federation a The European Library Low e r in g co Questions to be asked: Will eCloud make aggregation cheaper? And for who? st?
    15. 15. But that is not all!
    16. 16. We will also investigate how we can build end-user services on top of this infrastructure t ten Con a dat eta &M rs rche a Rese In particular for researchers in humanities and social sciences
    17. 17. In scope for the project (Europeana Research): t ten Con European a Research Platform me & a dat ta The project will experiment with the ingestion of content for use in research APIs for third parties Tools and terfaces for in researchers
    18. 18. In scope for the project (Europeana Research): Developers will work with APIs give access to the data in eCloud t ten Con European a Research Platform me & a dat ta APIs for third parties Tools and terfaces for in researchers
    19. 19. In scope for the project (Europeana Research): From this third-party development work, tools for specific research communities will be available t ten Con European a Research Platform me & a dat ta APIs for third parties Tools and terfaces for in researchers
    20. 20. In scope for the project (Europeana Research): Together, these APIs and tools will form Europeana Research platform t ten Con European a Research Platform me & a dat ta APIs for third parties Tools and terfaces for in researchers
    21. 21. In long term, eCloud will allow others to build tools on the data it holds s strie u e ind iv reat C GLAM
    22. 22. Europeana Cloud project also addresses
    23. 23. Governance: How will eCLoud be run
    24. 24. Business Model: How it will be paid for
    25. 25. Other stakeholders: What might non project members want from eCloud ?
    26. 26. Establishing the rules for how other organisations can join once the project finishes
    27. 27. How do we link eCloud and LoCloud ?
    28. 28. Different projects but using same technical infrastructure
    29. 29. LoCloud Tools and services (MINT, microservices etc) could be deployed in Europeana Cloud
    30. 30. eCloud can provide long-term post-project structure to maintain the data and services
    31. 31. Cloud Coordination Group is working on these issues
    32. 32. 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
    33. 33. Who are the partners? 3 ag greg a tors Europeana Polish Digital Libraries Federation 20 m e prov tadata iders The European Library 12 strategic / e rs technical partn
    34. 34. Build infra a techni ca struc ture l What will they be doing? M 2.4 M ( ata nt (5 d eta nte st m nd co e Ing s) a item s) item Europeana l ega l na k esig wor D e am fr Polish Digital Libraries The European Federation Library e Inv atin stig s pos g e ble i f s cie en fici Esta term blishin con g Lon sen g sus Def i of e ne the nga p gem rincip les ent
    35. 35. 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)
    36. 36. 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
    37. 37. 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
    38. 38. 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
    39. 39. 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)
    40. 40. 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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