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EVA / MINERVA Jerusalem 2009, MICHAEL: One year later, Giuliana De Francesco

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    EVA / MINERVA Jerusalem 2009, MICHAEL: One year later, Giuliana De Francesco EVA / MINERVA Jerusalem 2009, MICHAEL: One year later, Giuliana De Francesco Presentation Transcript

    • MICHAEL One year later Giuliana De Francesco Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali - ICCU [email_address]
      • Launching a European online service to enable European cultural heritage to be promoted to a worldwide audience
      • (2004)
      Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe
    • Connecting people to collections from museums, libraries, archives, and cultural and scientific organisations across Europe MICHAEL vision
      • Thousands of institutions
      • Millions of digital items
      • Collection level description
      • Cross domain approach
      • Offering ways to help users
        • find the wealth of content that is available from cultural institutions
        • assess the relevance and select a range of content
      • Two projects funded by the eTEN programme:
      • MICHAEL (2004): France, Italy and the UK
      • MICHAEL+ (2006): Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden
      • More countries joined without EU funding:
          • Bulgaria, Latvia, Israel
      • MICHAEL Culture Association (AISBL)
    • 18 +1 MICHAEL portals
    • www.michael-culture.org
    • http://www.michael-culture.se http://www.michael-culture.fi http://www.michael-culture.cl.bas.bg http://www.michael-culture.pl http://www.michael-culture.fr http://www.michael-culture.hu http://www.michael-portal.de http://www.michael-culture.org.uk http://www.michael-culture.kul.ee http://www.michael-culture.es http://www.michael-culture.cz http://www.michael-culture.nl http://www.michael-culture.gr http://www.michael-culture.it http://www.michael-culture.org.il
      • 18 months after the end of the project, most instances are still active and willing to continue further, some are in stand-by
    • Other routes to MICHAEL content: Interoperability
      • Users can also find our records outside the MICHAEL national and European services....
      .... OAI-PMH and CC licences enables reuse in other information services
    • Local coordination Regional service Local service National coordination European Coordination National aggregator Thematic service International aggregator Europeana
      • MICHAEL and Europeana
    • MICHAEL Culture association: A European cross-domain network
      • MICHAEL Culture association was established in July 2007
      • AISBL (Association internationale sans but lucratif) under Belgian law
      • Members are from all over Europe
      • Partner of all main projects establishing Europeana
      • Member of EDL foundation
      • MICHAEL offers to Europeana:
        • Comprehensive, reliable and multilingual information
        • From all sectors (archives, libraries, museums, monuments, archaeology…)
        • Collection level information to complement item descriptions
        • Contextual information for Europeana users
        • Stakeholder commitment: a cross-domain network of public organisations represented through a single body
      MICHAEL  Europeana
        • Mapping of MICHAEL Data Model into ESE (Europeana Semantic Elements) Data will be harvested via OAI-PMH
        • ESE is the only metadata set used by Europeana until July 2010
        • Common cross-domain metadata schema for heterogeneous data
        • XML format for data ingestion (harvest, map, normalise, index)
        • Dublin Core elements + 10 Europeana elements
        • Not to capture full semantics of provider’s data (Not domain specific)
        • Implementation of a more sophisticated object model will be prototyped from July 2010 to prepare its integration in the second release
      MICHAEL  Europeana (Rhine, 2010)
      • An ingestion test is planned in the framework of the ATHENA project, whose aim is to have a richer and more contextualised set of data harvested by the next release of Europeana
      MICHAEL  Europeana (Danube, 2011)
    • MICHAEL Italia
    • Record 1925 2045 Physical coll. 576 640 Project 1746 1924 Institution 2111 2271 Service/product 3635 3869 Digital coll. published total
    • Organisation
      • MiBAC coordinating
        • Mobilizing every MiBAC sector and office
          • State archives (about 130)
          • State libraries (almost 50)
          • Hundreds of museums, heritage offices etc. covered at regional level through MiBAC Regional Directorates
      • Cooperation agreements with:
        • Regions ( ~ 20)
        • Universities (77, coordinated through CRUI)
      • Support:
        • training, helpdesk, mailing list, etc
    • Public access
    • Benefits
      • Ministries, local government:
      • Monitoring funding results, advancement of programmes and the whole of the digital heritage
      • Promotion of the achievements at national and international level
      • Planning of complementary and coordinated digitisation initiatives
      • Some Italian regions decided to invest in MICHAEL and support it financially
      • Cultural institutions :
      • Visibility, outreach to wider audiences
      • Increase of access to online services
      • Sinergies, networking and interactions
      • Increase of the quality of digitisation projects
      • Many institutions take care of having their descriptions updated
      • Users:
      • Direct and simple access to a critical mass of cultural content and information :
        • From every CH sector
        • Produced by cultural and scientific organisations of any kind and size
        • Clear and understandable
        • Context information
        • Reuse
      • Users ask for information and candidate collections to be described
      • Thank you for your attention!
      • [email_address]
      • http://www.michael-culture.org.il
      • http://www.michael-culture.it /
      • http://www.michael-culture.org/