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Lizzy Komen

Lizzy Komen
EuropeanaLocal National Meeting, Dublin, Ireland
14 September 2010

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  • 1. EuropeanaLocal: its contribution Digitisation Seminar Ireland Dublin 14 th September 2010 Lizzy Komen, Europeana Business and Project coordinator
  • 2. Content
    • EuropeanaLocal project
    • Project contribution:
      • Content, Best Practices and Aggregation
    • Content from Ireland in Europeana
    • Routes to deliver content to Europeana
  • 3. A common, online multilingual access point to Europe’s distributed digital heritage
    • Direct access to 10 million digital objects – film, photos, paintings, sounds, maps, manuscripts, books, newspapers, archival papers
  • 4. EuropeanaLocal
    • One of a family of additional projects funded by EC to further develop Europeana
    • Focus is on local and regional museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual institutions:
    • Goal: to mobilise and assist the huge numbers of them at local and regional level to make the enormous amount of digital content that they hold interoperable and accessible through Europeana and other service providers
  • 5. Basic facts
    • Best Practice Network (June 2008-2011)
    • Duration 36 months
    • Budget 4.3 million Euro (80% funded)
    • 1031+ Person-months in total
    • 32 Partners
    • 39 Deliverables
    A Convent Garden (1911) by William John Leech (1881-1968) Photo (c) National Gallery of Ireland (c) The Artist's Estate
  • 6. EuropeanaLocal: Consortium
  • 7. EuropeanaLocal partners: types of organisation
    • Europeana Foundation (Europeana)
    • 1 Ministry of Culture
    • 2 national libraries (as aggregators of local content)
    • 2 national museums
    • 3 national cultural agencies
    • 5 regional cultural authorities
    • 7 public libraries
    • 1 local museum
    • 1 research foundation
    • 1 regional digital library provider
    • 7 private sector organisations
  • 8. EuropeanaLocal Objectives
    • Improve interoperability of digital content sourced by regional/ local libraries, museums, archives
    • Infrastructure for harvesting and indexing metadata
      • Europe wide network of OAI-PMH repositories/ aggregations
    • Map existing metadata to Europeana standards (ESE)
    • Data integrated within Europeana prototype service
    • Establish easy processes for making data available
  • 9. The road ahead for EuropeanaLocal
  • 10. Rhine release Danube release
  • 11. EuropeanaLocal: where are we?
    • June 2008-2011
    • Year 1 was preparation
    • Year 2 is implementation: getting content into Europeana
    • Year 3 focus will be encouraging more sustained aggregation of local and regional content
    Dublin zoo, Phoenix Park, Curtin, Maurice 1935 Window shopping, Dublin, Curtin, Maurice 1940 Dublin street traders , Stephens, Frank
  • 12. EuropeanaLocal: Content ingestion
    • As the first to use the “Content Checker” the project has assisted Europeana by:
      • Acting as a real world ‘test bed’
      • Helping to ensure that the systems and facilities developed by Europeana meet the needs of the organizations contributing content, especially the many thousands at local and regional level
      • Feedback from EuropeanaLocal played a key role in helping to define the optimal workflows for a range of different types of provider.
  • 13. EuropeanaLocal: Content ingestion (2)
    • Currently EuropeanaLocal partners continue to populate their repositories, where required
    • And working with Europeana to test and ingest their content
    • The objective has been reached for the main group of partners to have their metadata harvested during the first half of 2010 in order to be ready for, and correspond with, the Europeana Rhine release
    • A big opportunity to prove value of local and regional content
  • 14. EuropeanaLocal content live in Europeana from:
    • Spain
    • Norway
    • UK
    • Poland
    • Sweden
    • Greece
    • Germany
    • Slovenia
    • Slovakia
    • Bulgaria
    • Coming soon from:
    • Latvia
    • Portugal
    • In 2010
    • Malta
    • Cyprus
    • France
    • Lithuania
    • Netherlands
    • Belgium
    • Ireland
    • Czech Republic
    • Hungary
    • Austria
    • Finland
    Over 3 million items ingested by summer 2010 !
  • 15. Latvian rural women at work, 1920s The Museum of Latvian Photography
  • 16. Cyclist in Tarvastu, Estonia, 1912 Johannes Pääsuke, Estonian National Museum
  • 17. Gradual, Grzegorz z Wronek, 1627 The Kórnik Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 18. EuropeanaLocal: Aggregation
    • Local/regional content must go into aggregations that Europeana will continue to harvest – a manageable number
    • Convince other local/regional content providers of the value of getting involved.
    • Make local content infrastructure available for harvesting and indexing by Europeana service
    • Make content available to other service providers
    • Need for viable aggregator business models
  • 19. What after that?
    • EuropeanaLocal a proof of concept regarding the value of local and regionally sourced content
      • But...... a short term approach to short term targets
    • In fact, a Best Practice Network……
    • It is not a sustainable approach; there is no 'EuropeanaLocal repository'
    • Action is needed at national level to aggregate local and regional content ...its metadata
      • You need digital content first!
  • 20. EuropeanaLocal: its contribution
    • Promoting and enabling the participation of local and regional content holders
      • making available millions of digital items from local and regional institutions across Europe
      • contributing powerfully to the growth and scope of Europeana
    • Contributing to understanding and solving interoperability issues across cultural heritage domains
      • taking account of the particular needs of local and regional institutions
    • Acting as a real world test bed for Europeana's standards, tools and infrastructures and providing feedback
    • Encouraging the development of sensible and sustainable levels of aggregation in each partner country
  • 21. Irish data in Europeana currently 945,357 items…
  • 22. … data from
    • Irish Manuscripts Commission
    • National Library of Ireland
    • Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive
    • Inniúlacht Cartlainne Meán
    • www.askaboutireland.ie (Library Council as EuropeanaLocal project partner)
  • 23. Routes to deliver content to Europeana
    • Useful source of information is Europeana Aggregator Handbook : http://www.group.europeana.eu/web/guest/provide_content
    • Contribute:
      • via existing aggregator
      • as individual institution
  • 24. Who submits data to Europeana? Europeana Individual institutions Aggregators Projects Institutions Aggregators are TEL BAM SCRAN Kultura.hr EFG APENet BHL Europe EUScreen Judaica MIMO Travel ATHENA CARARE HOPE Metadata Contribution
  • 25. 1. Aggregators Museums Archives Libraries Audio- visual collections Cross-domain aggregators Single Aggregators Thematic aggregators
  • 26. 2. Individual Institutions & Aggregators
      • Europeana Provide Content Form:
    • http://www.group.europeana.eu/web/guest/providing-content/
      • Form analysed by Europeana office
    • 1. Receive Europeana Partner application Form
    • 2. Receive Europeana Data Aggregator/Provider Agreement
    • 3. Receive Europeana Submission Form
  • 27. What data do I submit to Europeana? 1. Thumbnails 2. Metadata
  • 28. Steps to Provide Content
  • 29.
    • Thank you for your attention
    • Lizzy.komen@kb.nl
    www.europeanalocal.eu