Europeana in a nutshell - Breandán Knowlton

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A presentation given by Breandán Knowlton of the Europeana project to the Linked Heritage "Aggregation and Semantic Web Workshop" on 22 May 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Outlines the primary structures and goals of the Europeana project.

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  • 120 aggregators and other data providers, representing ... 2,200 museums, libraries, archives and audiovisual collections, which have contributed ... 23,410,637 digital objects, of which ... 3,000,000 are in the public domain.
  • support national aggregation initiatives persistent identifiers; rights information 20 million items from 30 countries
  • training resources; workshops; conferences promote open source; prototype apps; Linked Open Data pilot defend the public domain; educate on appropriate re-use; support rights’ harmonisation and access to orphan works
  • new interface released in October 2011 Open Search API and widget - Wikipedia; cultural tourism services; educational providers
  • virtual exhibitions, interactive video Wiki loves monuments The First World War in Everyday Documents
  • Europeana in a nutshell - Breandán Knowlton

    1. 1. Europeana in a Nutshell Breandán Knowlton “Aggregation & Semantic Web” workshop, 22 May 2012, Stockholm
    2. 2. Breandán <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://viaf.org/viaf/91214"> <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Person"/> <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://rdvocab.info/uri/schema/FRBRentitiesRDA/Person"/> <foaf:name>Knowlton, Brendan F.</foaf:name> <foaf:name>Knowlton, Breándan F. (1976- ).</foaf:name> <foaf:name>Ó Nualltáin, Breandán F.</foaf:name> <rdaGr2:dateOfBirth>1976-10-22</rdaGr2:dateOfBirth> </rdf:Description> b@breandan.or g Programme Manager Europeana Foundation
    3. 3. Today • What We Do at Europeana • Why We Do It • Some Exciting Projects • What We Need From You • What’s Next?
    4. 4. What is Europeana?
    5. 5. QuickTime™ and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    6. 6. And as of now, we represent …. • 120 aggregators and other data providers, representing ... • 2,200 museums, libraries, archives and audiovisual collections, which have contributed ... • 23,410,637 digital objects, of which ... • 3,000,000 are in the public domain. and grow ing!
    7. 7. Our Aggregation Structure Domain Aggregators Country Aggregators Museums National Aggregators Regional AggregatorsArchives Libraries Museums, libraries & archives Film Archives Sound Archives Dark Aggregators Museums, libraries & archives Museums, libraries & archives
    8. 8. What is Europeana? WHY
    9. 9. France Poland Germany Italy Spain Hungary 2005
    10. 10. 2007
    11. 11. The political vision ★ ‘Digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material are essential to highlight cultural and scientific heritage, to inspire the creation of new content and to encourage new online services to emerge. They help to democratise access to culture and knowledge and to develop the information society and the knowledge-based economy.’ ~ European Council of Ministers 2008
    12. 12. 2008
    13. 13. 2008
    14. 14. 2009
    15. 15. 2010
    16. 16. 2011
    17. 17. “All public domain masterpieces should be brought into Europeana” “Metadata should be widely and freely available for re-use” “the reference point for European culture online” “Public Domain material should be freely available for all” “Public funding for digitisation should be conditional on free accessibility through Europeana” 2011
    18. 18. Strategic Plan 2011-2015
    19. 19. Aggregate • Extend the network of aggregators • Improve the quality of the metadata • Represent the diversity of our cultural heritage Build the trusted source for cultural heritage. Build the trusted source for cultural heritage.
    20. 20. Facilitate • Share knowledge among heritage professionals • Foster Research & Development • Strengthen Europeana’s advocacy role Support the cultural heritage sector through knowledge transfer, innovation & advocacy. Support the cultural heritage sector through knowledge transfer, innovation & advocacy.
    21. 21. Distribute • Upgrade the Europeana portal • Put content in the users’ workflow • Develop partnerships to deliver content in new ways Make heritage available wherever users are whenever they want it. Make heritage available wherever users are whenever they want it.
    22. 22. Engage • Enhance the user experience • Extend our use of social media • Broker a new relationship between curators, content and users Cultivate new ways for users to participate in their cultural heritage. Cultivate new ways for users to participate in their cultural heritage.
    23. 23. What Are We Working On?
    24. 24. Some Exciting Projects ★Community Collection Days★Community Collection Days 26
    25. 25. Some Exciting Projects ★Collaboration with Wikipedia★Collaboration with Wikipedia 27
    26. 26. Some Exciting Projects ★Hackathons and Hack4Europe★Hackathons and Hack4Europe 28
    27. 27. QuickTime™ and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    28. 28. Getting the Word Out
    29. 29. Virtual Exhibitions 31
    30. 30. Blog
    31. 31. Newsletter
    32. 32. What Do We Need From You?
    33. 33. So, What Do We Need From You? •Great Content •Great Technologies •A Commitment to Open Metadata 35
    34. 34. Sign Me Up! 1: Data Exchange Information form 2: Sign the Data Exchange Agreement 3: You work with our Operations team 4: We give you feedback 5: We ingest your datasets – yay! 6: We ingest new and updated data 36 … to contribute content.
    35. 35. Let’s Build Stuff • Help you with technical specifications • Provide access to test environments • Build domain data models for EDM • Provide connections to our Network 37 • We can ...
    36. 36. But most of all 38 • We need a commitment to open licensing of your metadata
    37. 37. So … What’s Next?
    38. 38. And In the Future? • Structured Data (EDM) • API and widgets • Linked Open Data 40
    39. 39. QuickTime™ and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    40. 40. It’s all about: 42 • Aggregating into a trusted repository • Facilitating the cultural heritage sector • Distributing content in users’ workflows • Engaging users with culture in new ways
    41. 41. Watch these: www.europeana.eu blog.europeana.eu pro.europeana.eu
    42. 42. QuickTime™ and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    43. 43. Thank you! Breandán Knowlton Programme Manager Europeana Foundation b @ breandan.org

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