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Presentation for JISC / British Library Discovery Summit of 2013. Focusses on Europeana and The European Library and their work in exposing metadata

Presentation for JISC / British Library Discovery Summit of 2013. Focusses on Europeana and The European Library and their work in exposing metadata

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  • 1. Breaking the Waves Alastair Dunning(The European Library / Europeana) Discovery Summit London, Feb 2013 @alastairdunning
  • 2. “There is a tsunami of data that is crashing onto the beaches of the civilized world. This is a tidal wave of unrelated, growing data formed in bits and bytes, coming in an unorganized, uncontrolled, incoherent cacophony of foam…. we see graphic designers and government officials, all getting their shoes wet and slowly submerging in the dense trough of stuff…. they walk stupidly into the water, smiling—a falsesmile of confidence and control. The tsunami is a wall of data—data produced at a greater and greater speed … in amounts that double, it seems, with each sunset ....
  • 3. ... [Thankfully]Google mastered the technical art of the search.” http://intdev.stc.org/2012/02/question-information-quest-inform/
  • 4. But Europeana’s Trusted data fromaims are different European cultural heritage
  • 5. Before that - a quick aside
  • 6. Europeana - Europe’s cultural heritage portal • 26m (Feb 2013) metadata records from 2,200 European galleries, museums, archives and libraries • Books, newspapers, journals, letters, diaries, archival papers... Paintings, maps, drawings, photographs… Music, spoken word, radio broadcasts… • Only links to digitised content • 31 languages • Started in 2007 • Based in National Library of Netherlands
  • 7. The European Library (TEL) Europe’s library aggregator • Centrally indexes 115m bibliographic records, plus 16m digital links • 48 National Libraries of Europe • Plus 19 research libraries • Links to digitised content and bibliographic records at libraries • Started in 1990s - ‘Mother’ of Europeana. Now aggregates content for Europeana • Also hosted in National Library of Netherlands
  • 8. National Museums Aggregator Libraries Film & Sound NationalAggregator Europeana Archaeological Heritage Other Archives Cultural Heritage
  • 9. National ATHENA The Aggregator European Library Euro. Film Gateway CultureGrid (UK) Europeana CARARE ApeNet Other Aggregators
  • 10. National ATHENA The Aggregator European Library Euro. Film Gateway CultureGrid (UK) Europeana CARARE ApeNet Other Aggregators
  • 11. Italian Spanish National Libraries National Library French National Library German National Library British Library and another43 national libraries National The Aggregator European Library 19 research libraries and RLUK Culture Grid (UK) Europeana
  • 12. End of aside
  • 13. The obvious way of exposing data: Europeana Portal
  • 14. More contemporary dissemination: Europeana API
  • 15. More contemporary dissemination: Europeana Linked Open Data
  • 16. More contemporary dissemination: Europeana SPARQL Endpoint(experimental / temporary URL in 2013)
  • 17. Linked Data & aggregation of data for others - sourceand quality of data is paramount
  • 18. Europeana and TEL are testing thewaters of resource discovery
  • 19. Are we making progress?And what is impeding progress ?
  • 20. The European Library to release >115m bibliographic records to be released as CC0 this year (2013)API and Linked Datato be published this Working with RLUKyear (2013) as well to release members’ metadata as linked data
  • 21. 22m+ metadatarecords released asCC0 by Europeanac.2,200 institutions
  • 22. Some of largestcultural datasets in the world Hooray !
  • 23. but ...
  • 24. Cool URIs
  • 25. 97% of links resolve properly
  • 26. 660,000 (c.3%) ofrecords have broken links
  • 27. Licencing
  • 28. 64% of records do not come with clearlicensing about the content
  • 29. a good example
  • 30. Current licence distribution in Europeana (end of 2012)Europeana has launched a rights labelling campaign to improve this
  • 31. and even when metadata is technically wellformed ... it might not help user discovery
  • 32. Quality ofmetadata ?
  • 33. User path ?This example leads to the user to a copyrightmessage in German, thenthen the jpeg without any metadata
  • 34. Lack of context ?Again, the user is led to a jpg without anyexplanation of the image
  • 35. Multiplerecords for one item
  • 36. The perils ofbasic search
  • 37. And of coursesemantic differences
  • 38. Much of this is‘basics’ - licencing, permanent URIs,quality of metadata intelligent URIs
  • 39. More complex issues such as semantics andclustering of records and relevancy ... ... are being addressed by the Europeana Data Model
  • 40. no point aggregating if you can’t reuse
  • 41. for europeana and TEL, finding re(users) is critical
  • 42. Europeana API: 77 prototypes based on Europeana data
  • 43. Multimedia HTML5 Music Player
  • 44. Stackathon - Artwork Audio Annotations
  • 45. API Implementation by Royal Museum for Central Africa
  • 46. API Implementation by Digital New Zealand
  • 47. Europeana exposes content to HistoryPin,Wikipedia, Pinterest, among others
  • 48. How do I get involved?
  • 49. TextCulture Grid - UK Aggregator
  • 50. The European Library - Europe’s library aggregator
  • 51. Europeana NetworkOpen forum for cultural heritage community
  • 52. Following the guidelines form the DiscoveryProgramme will also help
  • 53. Adopting open licencing Optimising data for reuse Ensuring data currency and accuracy Clear and documented APIs
  • 54. So rather thanCanute holding back the waves ...
  • 55. HMS Discovery charting new waters. Thank you !
  • 56. Screenshots / Image CreditsSlide 1 - http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/vicpopmus/t/zoomify87477.htmlSlide 4 - http://www.googleartproject.com/en-gb/collection/freer-gallery-of-art-smithsonian/artwork/waves-at-matsushima-tawaraya-sotatsu/326469/Slide 5 - http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/browse/canuteSlide 8 - http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/index.php?DRIS_ID=MS1209_131 "Slide 21 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/visulogik/99768766/Slide 22 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogil/25304809/Slide 28-30 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiz/1089900128/Slide 31-32 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ztephen/3923577405/Slide 36 - http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/search?query=canuteSlide 37 - Start at http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/2000082153642Slide 38 - Start at http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/1000128081500?Slide 40 - http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/search?query=the%20ruler%20of%20the%20seaSlide 41 -http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/2000085282188?query=canuteSlide 42 - http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/2000068816371Slides 45,46 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcusq/3032678489/Slide 47 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsiplatform/5579883591Slide 60 - http://www.freezeframe.ac.uk/collection/photos-british-arctic-expedition-1875-76/ls99-3-9?mode=giant

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