MICHAEL Services di Giuliana De Francesco, Kate Fernie. EVA 2008 Florence (Florence, April 18th 2008)
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MICHAEL Services di Giuliana De Francesco, Kate Fernie. EVA 2008 Florence (Florence, April 18th 2008)



Il servizio europeo MICHAEL: la storia, gli standard, esempi di navigazione nel portale

Il servizio europeo MICHAEL: la storia, gli standard, esempi di navigazione nel portale



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  • 1. Giuliana De Francesco, MiBAC Kate Fernie, MLA MICHAEL services EVA 2008 Florence: Electronic Images and the Visual Arts MICHAEL –MINERVA Workshop, April 18 th 2008
  • 2. http://www.michael-culture.org/
  • 3. MICHAEL
    • Launching a European online service to enable European cultural heritage to be promoted to a worldwide audience
    Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe
  • 4. Connecting people to collections from museums, libraries, archives, and cultural and scientific organisations across Europe Susan teaches music in a primary school St John’s College Cambridge: Manuscript collection Play burmese musical instruments online: Museums Open Learning Initiative MICHAEL vision
  • 5. Discovery
    • Offering ways to help users find the wealth of content that is available from cultural institutions
  • 6. MICHAEL approach
    • A catalogue of digital collections
      • Finding aid to improve discovery
    • Cross domain approach
    Museums, libraries, archives, audio-visual archives, heritage offices, universities and other institutions are contributing descriptions of their collections
  • 7. MICHAEL service
    • Our users can:
    • Search the catalogue of digital collections and online services and
    • Discover the wealth of content from across the domain – museums, libraries and archives
  • 8. Search and discovery
  • 9. Free text search
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  • 16. Terminology-based browsing: by audience
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  • 18. Filtering: free text
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  • 21. Advanced search
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  • 25. Advanced search
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  • 28. Terminology-based browsing: digital type
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  • 31. Filtering: access type
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  • 34. Building the MICHAEL service
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    • MICHAEL builds on results from the MINERVA project and its work on inventories, multilingualism and interoperability :
      • Technical Guidelines for digital Cultural Content Creation Programmes
      • Specifications for Inventories of Digital Cultural Content
    Deploying results from MINERVA
  • 36. MINERVA inventories model The digitisation process Project Digital Collections Institution makes Service / Product n n n n n n creates access Programme
      • Physical collection
  • 37. MICHAEL Data Model
    • The MICHAEL data model is suitable for describing digital collections belonging to all cultural heritage sectors and recording related contextual information:
      • Institutions (creator, owner, keeper, manager)
      • Projects / programmes (funding)
      • Services / products (giving access)
      • Physical collections (represented full or in part)
    Describes both the collection and its context
  • 38. International standards
    • MICHAEL metadata for collection description is based on:
      • RSLP
      • Dublin Core Collection application profile
    • and is
      • Very close to NISO collection description specification
  • 39. http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/michael/michael-eu/dcap / MICHAEL EU Dublin Core AP
  • 40. Controlled terminologies
    • The terminologies implemented in MICHAEL include:
    • ISO: Language (ISO 639); Spatial coverage ( ISO 3166 Countries )
    • DCMI: Digital type (DCMI Type)
    • UNESCO thesaurus: Subject (UNESCO)
      • Digital format (MINERVA/MICHAEL)
      • Period (MICHAEL)
      • Institution type (MINERVA/MICHAEL)
      • Access type (MINERVA/MICHAEL)
      • Access conditions (MICHAEL)
      • Audience (MINERVA/MICHAEL)
    • Support:
    • Content creation and consistency of the description
    • Browsing and retrieval in the public interface
    • Multilingualism in the European portal
    • Semantic interoperability with other services
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    • MICHAEL metadata records are made available to the public under the Creative Commons ‘Attribution Non-commercial’ (by-nc) standard licence. This means that:
    • It is possible to copy, distribute and reuse information provided that the source is mentioned and that the purpose is non-commercial
  • 42.
    • XML format for data representation
    • OAI-PMH for metadata harvesting – the MICHAEL European service doesn’t have content of its own but harvests records created in the national databases by the partner countries via OAI-PMH
    Technical standards
  • 43. Open source software
    • The MICHAEL platform is based on open source software components
    • Apache Cocoon, Tomcat and Lucene; Exist XML database management system; SDX search engine; Xdepo environment
    • MICHAEL software platform itself is available on Sourceforge under open source licence
    • Java based for ease of deployment
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  • 45. National databases contributing data to the European service
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  • 47. Where next?
    • Taking MICHAEL to users….
  • 48. Meet some of our users
    • Students and young people
    • Retired people
    • Tourists
    • Wheelchair users
    • Museum curators
    • Teachers
    • General public
  • 49. Susan Green’s story
    • teaches music in a primary school
    • studies art history
    • is the wife of a railway enthusiast
    • enjoys visiting cultural sites at weekends and on holiday
  • 50. User Needs Susan uses MICHAEL to satisfy a range of interests finding content from local, regional and national institutions St John’s College Cambridge: Manuscript collection
  • 51. Discovery using MICHAEL Susan is able to find innovative content for teaching, exciting archives from less known sources and more. Play burmese musical instruments online: Museums Open Learning Initiative
  • 53. UK It Fr Results from many countries
  • 54. Browsing by terminologies Translation of the terminology lists means that users can browse in the language of their choice
  • 55. Translation of key words Keywords are automatically translated into the user’s preferred language
  • 56. Free text Free text is presented in the original language of the record and, where it has been manually translated, in any alternate languages
  • 57. Translation tools The service offers users the option of translating pages using automatic translation tools
  • 58. Users
    • MICHAEL services help users to assess the relevance and select a range of exciting content from across Europe
    Demand from teaching
  • 59. BETT – education technology show
    • Annual event for computing in education attended by 28,000 teachers, lecturers and policy-makers.
    • In London but attended by teachers from Europe
    • MLA stand promoting MICHAEL and culture content
    • Great interest!
  • 60. Attended by Education ministries, policy makers, teachers using ICT in the classroom
  • 61. eLearning awards
    • MICHAEL award for eLearning (Culture)
    2006 award was won by Projekt 45 - Zur 60jährigen Wiederkehr des Kriegsendes 1945, Evangelische Schule Frohnau, Berlin 2007 award was won by Karatoula Ilias Primary School for ‘From classroom to museum. A dedication to Ancient Olympia’: http://dim-karat.ilei.sch.gr/olympia/english/english.htm .
  • 62. Any questions? [email_address] and [email_address] http://www.michael-culture.org