Hallo, My name is Georgia Angelaki and I am the responsible projects coordinator from the Europeana office for the three following projects that I will present. The first one is called ATHENA and is a project that aims at aggregating content for Europeana mainly from the museums’ sector. ATHENA capitalises on the work previously realised in two important and well known European projects: MINERVA and MICHAEL. MINERVA managed to raise significantly awareness with respect to digitisation and access to digital content among European cultural heritage professionals while MICHAEL has collected and makes available through an operational service valuable information about existing digital collections in Europe at the collections’ level.
The project kickstarted in November 1st 2008 and is managed by Rossella Caffo from the Italian Ministry of Culture. The project ends in April 2011. The European Commission’s contribution to the project is 4,2m euros. In the project’s website you can learn more about the project and in particular about national events that the project is organising to promote participation of new content holders to the project and disseminate information about Europeana. The consortium of the project is made of 35 content providers among which 6 ministries of culture. These contribute a variety of content that spans through the ages and media : antiquity artifacts, medieval slavic manuscripts, orthodox icons, ethnographic sound recordings, nomismatic collections, 3d monuments digital reconstructions, etc. Besides the EU countires, Israel, Azerbaijan and Russia are also contributing content to the project.
(click) The project targets the museums’ sector and aims at establishing the conditions for lowering the barrier for museums to make their content available in Europeana. (click) One of ATHENA’s first tasks is to map the European landscape of digital content, related policies and responsible organisations in order to come up with more targeted actions. (CLICK) A network of national representatives has been appointed to run national workshops, inform potential content providers, lobby in relevant decision-making bodies and gather the required information for bringing in the content into the project. (click) The creation of a separate portal for making accessible the aggregated content is not foreseen in the project proposal. The project is intended to aggregate content for Europeana. ATHENA will provide a technical architecture and the tools for content providers to make available their metadata and other useful resources such as thesauri. The project is responsible for the aggregation, the harmonisation, normalisation and the semantic enrichment of metadata with the ATHENA thesaurus and other useful information that exists locally or on the web before making it available to Europeana. Museum sector-specific data models such as CIDOC CRM and museumdat are being investigated in order to propose a data schema that can make the best out of existing museum information. The project is also setting up an expert group to work on an ATHENA museum thesaurus that will be complementary to the Europeana thesauri. The output content is intended to be conformant with the Europeana surrogate model requirements and be exported to Europeana through OAI-ORE. (click) There is a significant work package as well on IPR issues that will review existing information about IPR, will create a database of European IPR liegislation and offices, clearing houses and contact points, will investigate emerging standards, collective licensing and open access models and will present the state of the art in DRM technologies. The project will also create a step-by-step guide to assist partners in taking informed decisions for clearing IPR issues. (click) Finally, best practice use cases will be created along with guidelines for enriching existing museum documentation with GIS-related information. (lick) The aggregated content will start to be made available to Europeana from September 2009 onwards.
The second project that I will present to you is PrestoPRIME and it is the only FP7 project the EDL Foundation is a partner in at present. The project’s main area of work is long-term preservation of av content putting a particular emphasis on preservation of file-based digital media content. Av archives owners and TV and radio broadcasters can hold up to to several thousands (or millions) of av digital files instead of physical items on shelves. It is a fact that digital media as well as analogue and physical media such as film and vinyl are perishable. The case is often worse with digital media. Vinyl records from the 50’s, for example, can still be played by today’s record players. Which computer though still today supports floppy discs? Digital content itself needs to be submitted through a regular process of migration in order to exist in forms that are still accessible by today’s and tomorrow’s reproduction machines. Preservation of av content is extremely costly and av content holders often lack the means to make informed choices about the formats, the carriers and the technology to be selected. PrestoPRIME is a research project that aims at helping broadcasters and av collection holders that are faced with the enormous cost of av preservation respond with structured preservation strategies and achieve economies of scale in order to ensure the permanence of digital audiovisual content and access to it.
The project started in January 1st 2009. There have been two prodecessor projects so far: Presto and Prestospace. These projects investigated cost-effective mass digitisation and developed tools for preservation of analogue media. The current project is managed by Daniel Terrugi, director at the research and innovation department of the National Audiovisual Institut of France in Paris and Europeana V1.0 WP leader. The project’s consortium is made of the biggest broadcast archives of Europe: INA, BBC from England, RAI from Italy, ORF from Austria and Image and Sound from the Netherlands as well as some research institutes and a commercial technology partner.
The project is not intended to deliver directly content to Europeana nor advance the services and functionalities of Rhine and Dunabe as such. (click) It is doing ground work for ensuring that the digital content held in the audiovisual archives is accessible in perpetuity. How does it intend to do so? By comparing preservation strategies and rendering media emulation technologies it will help model different preservation approaches. By applying proper quality appraisal and risk management processes the project will help content holders anticipate, prioritise and schedule preservation activities for different media corresponding to their level of risk. By setting the standards, developing the appropriate metadata schemas and advancing the tools for long-term preservation and storage environments. (click) Another important goal of the project is ensuring long-term future access to av content. PrestoPRIME is doing research and development into existing metadata schemata with a view to supporting long-term access to evolving and emerging contexts and to accommodating the needs for cross-domain interoperability. User generated content and metadata are very important sources for adding value to existing content and documentation. PrestoPRIME will advance the ways these are integrated into the institutions’ content management processes by investigating certain validation techniques. In the area of the protection of use and rights handling, PrestoPRIME is also investigating content provenance and tracking and will create a registry of fingerprints. It will also propose a common and simplified model for rights descriptions and a rights glossary that can be embedded in and complement any Digital Rights Management system. (click) The project will develop tools and software components that will be tested, evaluated and made available in an open source and a commercial environment. (click) PrestoPRIME will seek to sustain and continue the work initiated in the aforementioned areas by establishing a Networked Audiovisual Competence Center to gather and organise the knowledge created by the project and any other relevant projects and offer services, information and networking opportunities to all actors in the av domain such as content holders, academics and service providers. The Competence Center will be launched in December 2010. An additional important activity of the Competence Center is the establishment of a European Audiovisual Archives Association to encourage information exchange and the sharing of standards among its members. EDL foundation and Europeana contribute to the project with the important cross-domain interoperability knowledge that is being accumulated in the projects and provide significant networking and dissemination opportunities for the Competence Center while ensuring that end-users will be able to have increasing access to quality audiovisual content now and for ever.
Hallo, Last for me but not least for today, I would like to introduce you EUscreen. EUscreen is another project particular to the audiovisual sector in Europe. While PrestoPRIME as we saw tackles long-term preservation of AV content Euscreen focuses on access to audiovisual content and in particular to television material, an important source of knowledge about social, artistic and political events since the last century and a very popular form of culture.
This slide captures some top level information about the project. EUscreen has not started yet. It is a project still under negotiation with the European commission. It starts next October and finishes in August 2012. The project is led by Prof. Dr Sonja de Leeuw from Utrecht University. Th project is made of a consortium of 28 partners from 17 European countries. Just to name a few of the consortium’s content providers: Image and Sound from the Netherlands, Deutsche Welle from Germany, the European Broadcasting Union, INA, ORF, Televisio de Catalunya and RAI.
(click) The project aims at making audiovisual and especially European Television Heritage collections more interoperable and accessible for end users. For a number of the partner archives it will be the first time they enable end-user access to their rich archival material. EUscreen partners will benefit from the project’s technical architecture that makes use of existing widely used standards by the broader cultural heritage community to achieve access through interoperability. This technical architecture will build on videoactive, the DRIVER project and the Europeana architectural components for the ingestion, harmonisation and enrichment of the content. The project will define a common metadata schema based on the EBUcore elements (the implementation of the Dublin Core elements) fpr describing radio and television content. This way it achieves standardisation and compliancy with the Europeana functional specifications. (click) Semantic web technologies will be applied to transform the metadata and to extract implicit knowledge and therefore enhance their semantic potential. Content enrichment will be achieved as well with the extraction of complementary knowledge from related web resources and the alignment of the EUscreen thesaurus with external thesauri. The content will be further enriched with the addition of user contributed metadata and content. (click) What content is expected to be made available? The EUscreen Core collection of European Television Heritage comprising more than 30.000 digital items such as radio and television broadcast material, footage, documentaries, newsreels, photographs, stills, music, sport and childrens’ programs and more. A dedicated multilingual access platform will be developed for this and of course we are looking forward to welcoming this content in Europeana. (click) In order to make this content available EUscreen will clear associated rights and provide guidelines for future relevant practice. (click) EUscreen capitalises on the work previously done in another important ongoing European project, videoactive, that has used pan-European themes such as “food and drink”, leisure and religion, wars and conflict and the European Integration to present audiovisual heritage and to reveal the diversity of television genres. In EUScreen the content selection policy, editorial strategy and availability of content is user-demand driven. The project will define applied cenarios in order to provide the tools and services for the user to make informed choices at the point of access and reuse the archival content in a creative way that responds to his research, learning and leisure needs. The project will further d evelop strategies, best practices and guidelines for how to make av materials more accessible and exploitable for all types of reuse. (click) Finally, the project will seek sustainability of the established platform after the end of the project. The idea is to setup a non for profit organisation, the “EUscreen association: to maintain the portal, foster new activities, tranfer knowledge and promote the networks’ interests.
EFG is ground breaking because it is one of the 1 st project that will deliver content to Europeana.
Kick off in Frankfurt in September The EFG consortium consists of 20 partner institutions, including 14 European film archives and cinémathèques. The EFG project is supported by ACE and the EDL Foundation and is coordinated by the Deutsches Filminstitut I recommend the project site because it looks very nice and it gives access to a newly introduced Newsletter that is very interesting and well set-up
Single access point to moving images and cinema-related material in Europe’s film archives and cinémathèques. Content to be made accessible will contain • 65 individual collections, • around 24.000 hours of films and film clips including documentaries, film features, newsreels, shorts, experimental films, etc. • images including film stills, posters, photos, set drawings etc., • sound material like interviews, sound tracks, etc. • text archive documents containing scripts, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents. Common interoperability standards are not as widely spread in the Film Archival community as it is in the library’s domain for example. EFG will put together technical and semantic interoperability standards. IPR issues ; EFG will bring together representatives from both the film archival community and right stakeholders. The goal is to evaluate how film archives can adapt to a digital environment with the consent of content owners and exploiters.
These are the vital statistics of the project at a glance.
What are the key objectives of the project? Keep in mind what is relevant for the audience.
What are the key objectives of the project? Keep in mind what is relevant for the audience.
The Europeana group: integrating the projects Project overviews
BHL-Europe Biodiversity Heritage Library Europe Lizzy Komen, Europeana office
BHL-Europe <ul><li>Start date: 1 May 2009 (Kick-off 11 May 2009, Berlin) </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 36 Months </li></ul><ul><li>Project leader: Dr. Henning Scholz, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>Total budget: €4,2M (80% EC funded= € 3,4M ) </li></ul><ul><li>Project site: not yet </li></ul>
BHL-Europe <ul><li>Improves the interoperability of Europe´s biodiversity heritage libraries - Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a multilingual access point for search and retrieval of biodiversity material – Content </li></ul><ul><li>Domain: Biodiversity literature (Natural history museums, botanical gardens, archives, libraries) </li></ul><ul><li>Portal: Yes (Apr ’12) </li></ul><ul><li>Key Deliverable: IPR framework (Apr ’11) </li></ul>
EuropeanaLocal <ul><li>Start date: 1 June 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 36 Months </li></ul><ul><li>Project leaders: Rob Davies/Mary Rowlatt, MDR Partners, London </li></ul><ul><li>Total budget: €5,4M (80% EC-funded= € 4,3M) </li></ul><ul><li>Project site: www.EuropeanaLocal.eu </li></ul>
EuropeanaLocal <ul><li>Aggregator of digital content from regional and local museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Make this content interoperable and accessible through EUROPEANA and other service providers: </li></ul><ul><li> Implement infrastructures, tools and standards </li></ul><ul><li> Establish easy processes for making content available </li></ul><ul><li> >20 million digital items by Mar ‘11 </li></ul><ul><li>Domain: museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Portal: No </li></ul>
ATHENA Best Practice Network Georgia Angelaki, Europeana office
ATHENA: Key Objectives & Expected Outcomes <ul><li>Tackle the gap in existing museum content in Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Setup a network of ATHENA national representatives to raise awareness about standards and promote Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a technical architecture and tools to support content providers to make available their metadata in way compliant to the Europeana requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse and provide long-term solutions to IPR issues </li></ul><ul><li>Develop guidelines for enriching content with GIS information </li></ul><ul><li>Make available aggregated content to Europeana from September 2009 onwards </li></ul>
PrestoPRIME: Key Project Information € 12m (Commission contribution €8m) www.prestoprime.eu Budget: Project site: Daniel Terrugi, Institut National d’ Audiovisuel (FR) Project leader : 42 months Duration: January 1st 2009 Startdate:
PrestoPRIME: Key Objectives <ul><li>Ensure the permanence of digital audiovisual content in archives, libraries, museums and other collections </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the long-term future access to av content in dynamically changing contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate, evaluate and demonstrate tools and processes for av digital permanence and access </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a European networked Competence Center to gather the knowledge created by PrestoPRIME and deliver advanced digital preservation advice and services in conjunction with EDL Foundation and other projects (December 2010) </li></ul>
EUscreen Best Practice Network Georgia Angelaki, Europeana office
EUscreen: Facts and Figures In negotiation Not available Budget: Project site: Prof. dr. Sonja de Leeuw, Utrecht University Project leader : 36 months Duration: October 1st 2009 Startdate:
EUscreen: Key Expected Outcomes <ul><li>Interoperability and harmonisation of access to television collections </li></ul><ul><li>Contextualisation and content enrichment </li></ul><ul><li>More than 30.000 av digital items (videos, stills, programme guides) available through own platform and Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term IPR solutions, production of guidelines and clearance of associated rights </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of use within leisure, learning, and research contexts. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability beyond the life of the project </li></ul>
EFG – european film gateway Aubéry Escande, Europeana office
EFG – european film gateway <ul><li>Start date : 01 September 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Duratio n: 36 month August 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Project coordinated by the Deutsches Filminstitut – Georg Eckes </li></ul><ul><li>Total budget : 5.6M (80% funded) </li></ul><ul><li>Project site : www.europeanfilmgateway.eu </li></ul>Project logo
EFG – european film gateway <ul><li>Single access point to over 700,000 digital objects including films - 24,000 hours -, sound material, images & text. </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement on common interoperability standards for Film Archives and Cinémathèques </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practice for Rights Clearance </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Film heritage through Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Domain: Film Archive & Cinémathèques </li></ul><ul><li>EFG Portal: launch date May/June 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Key deliverables: </li></ul><ul><li>Common Interoperability schema for archival resources and filmographic descriptions, report on common interoperability schema – D2.3 – April 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines on copyright clearance and IPR management – D5.3 – Oct 2010 </li></ul>
EUROPEANA TRAVEL Adeline van den Berg, Europeana office
EUROPEANA TRAVEL <ul><li>Startdate: 1 May 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Project leader: </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Estonia, Toomas Schvak </li></ul><ul><li>Total budget: €2,8M (50% EC funded) </li></ul><ul><li>Project site: not yet </li></ul>
EUROPEANA TRAVEL <ul><li>Digitise content on the theme of travel and tourism from collections of major university and national libraries: </li></ul><ul><li>16000 images, 4000 maps, 5000 books, 6000 documents and more </li></ul><ul><li>Create a LIBER closed access aggregation service </li></ul><ul><li>Deepen collaboration between CENL and LIBER, mobilise support for Europeana amongst research libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Support spreading best practice in digitisation by libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Domain: libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Portal: no </li></ul>
JUDAICA EUROPEANA Adeline van den Berg, Europeana office
JUDAICA EUROPEANA <ul><li>Startdate: tbc </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Project leader: </li></ul><ul><li>European Association for Jewish Culture, Lena Stanley-Clamp </li></ul><ul><li>Total budget: €3M (50% EC funded) </li></ul><ul><li>Project site: not yet </li></ul>
JUDAICA EUROPEANA <ul><li>Identify and digitise Jewish cultural content to be made available through Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinate metadata and interoperability standards </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate and implement knowledge management tools </li></ul><ul><li>Domain: cross-domain </li></ul><ul><li>Portal: yes </li></ul>
A rchives P ortal E urope APEnet Olaf Janssen, Europeana office
Archives Portal Europe - APEnet <ul><li>Startdate: 15 th January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 36 months </li></ul><ul><li>Overall project coordinator: Archivos Estatales, Madrid, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Number of partners: 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Total budget: 3M Euro </li></ul><ul><li>Project site: www.apenet.eu </li></ul>
Archives Portal Europe - APEnet <ul><li>Objective 1: APEnet develops a portal to archival material in Europe, by providing access to: a) information about archival fonds, collections & institutions b) 16 mill. (multilevel) descriptions of archival objects c) 31 mill. digitised archival objects </li></ul><ul><li>Objective 2: APEnet develops set of converting engines and plug-ins for data exchange between archives and APE-portal </li></ul><ul><li>Objective 3: APEnet aggregates archival metadata & digital objects to be delivered into Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Objective 4: APEnet paves the way for sustainable future participation of archives in APE-portal and Europeana </li></ul>
Archives Portal Europe - APEnet <ul><li>Key deliverables & dates: </li></ul><ul><li>- Jan 2011 : pilot of APE-portal & interoperability with Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>- Jan 2012 : final version of APE-portal & interoperability with Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>- Jan 2012 : business plan for future sustainability </li></ul>