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Introduction to Europeana Cloud project


Introduction to Europeana Cloud project. Given at the Project Kick of Meeting, The Hague, February 2013

Introduction to Europeana Cloud project. Given at the Project Kick of Meeting, The Hague, February 2013

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  • Ask which partners currently provides metadata aggregation ?
  • Current europeana ecosystem Many different systems being run by each different aggregator – there are technical costs and staff costs in running independent systems But there are transactional costs – costs of tranferring data, checking data. And what happens if an aggregator wants to take enriched data, or even data from a different source. The end point is always Europeana
  • Different type of system – where aggregators share a technical framework with


  • 1. Introduction to Europeana CloudAlastair Dunning (The European Library)Project CoordinatorKick Off Meeting, 4/5 March 2013Hashtag:#cloud_EU
  • 2. EuropeanaAggregatorAggregatorCurrent situation for metadata aggregation
  • 3. EuropeanaThe relationship is not reciprocal, it is costly and unsustainableAggregatorAggregator
  • 4. EuropeanaThe European LibraryPolish Digital LibraryEuropeana Cloud project tries to rethink this situation
  • 5. EuropeanaThe European LibraryPolish Digital LibraryCost reduction?Sub-aggregationsfor members ?Ease of sharing?Shared storage?Enriched datapotential?
  • 6. Who are the partners?EuropeanaTheEuropeanLibraryPolish Digital Library20 contentproviders3 aggregators12 strategic /technical partners
  • 7. What will they be doing?Define the principlesof engagementIngest metadata (2.4 Mitems) and content (5 Mitems)Build a technicalinfrastructureInvestigating possible efficienciesEstablishing Longterm consensusDesign a legalframeworkEuropeanaTheEuropeanLibraryPolish Digital Library
  • 8. But that is not all!
  • 9. We will also investigate how we can build end-user services ontop of this infrastructureResearchersIn particular for researchers inhumanities and social sciencesContent & Data
  • 10. In scope for the project (Europeana Research):Europeana ResearchPlatformContent & DataTools “Portal”“Annotation”“API”“SPARQL”Services
  • 11. To allow others to build apps andservices onGLAMCreative industries
  • 12. 7 Work PackagesWP1 - Assessing Researcher Needs in the Cloud and Ensuring Community Engagement,Agiatis Benardou (Digital Curation Unit, Athens)WP2 - Developing the Infrastructure for Europeana Cloud, Jan Molendijk / Pavel Kats(Europeana Foundation, The Hague)WP3 - Exploiting Europeana Cloud with services and tools for researchers, Erik Duval(University of Leuven, Belgium)WP4 - Ingestion of Content and Metadata Development, Marian Lefferts(Consortium for European Research Libraries, The Hague)WP5 - Sustaining the Europeana Cloud: Legal, Strategic and Economic Issues Julia Fallon(Europeana Foundation, The Hague)WP6 - Dissemination and Networking, Martin Moyle (University College London)WP7 - Project Management, Mary Rowlatt (MDR Partners, UK)Project Coordination, Alastair Dunning (The European Library, The Hague)
  • 13. 35 Partners1 Stitching Foundation (Europeana Foundation), Netherlands2 Ariadne Foundation, Belgium3 Athena Research and Innovation Centre, Greece4 Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library), Germany5 Central and East European Online Library (CEOOL), Germany6 Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL), United Kingdom7 Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (National Research Council), Italy8 Debreceni Egyetem (University of Debrecen), Hungary9 Fundación Dialnet (Dialnet Foundation), Spain10 Hrvatska Akademija Znanosti I Umjetnosti (Croatian Academy forScience and Arts), Croatia
  • 14. 35 Partners11 Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Nationalbibliotek Og KobenhavnsUniversitetsbibliotek, (Royal Library and National Library of CopenhagenUniversity), Denmark12 Stichting Nederland Kennisland (Kennisland), Netherlands13 Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie Van Wetenschappen, KNAW (Royal DutchAcademy for Science), Netherlands14 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), Belgium15 Stichting LIBER (LIBER Foundation), Netherlands16 Cinecitta Luce Spa , Italy17 MDR Partners, United Kingdom18 Kansallisarkisto (Finnish National Archives), Finland19 Llyfrgellgenedlaethol Cymru (National Library of Wales), United Kingdom20 Narodni Technicka Knihovna (National Technical Library), Czech Republic
  • 15. 35 Partners21 Stichting OAPEN (OAPEN Foundation), Netherlands22 Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland (OKF-DE), Germany23 The Open University, United Kingdom24 Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Pan (Institute of BioorganicChemistry), Poland25 Trinity College Dublin, Ireland26 Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Brabant Universiteit Van Tilburg(Tilburg University), Netherlands27 University College London United Kingdom28 The University Of Edinburgh, United Kingdom29 Goeteborgs Universitet (Gothenburg University), Sweden30 Universite Libre De Bruxelles (Free University of Brussels), Belgium
  • 16. 35 Partners31 Universitaet Bielefeld (University of Bielefeld), Germany 32 University Of Patras, Greece 33 Stichting Vu-Vumc (Free University of Amsterdam), NetherlandsUnfunded Partners:34 University of Sibiu, Romania35 DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities)
  • 17. Questions ? No ?Then try the honesty box.Thanks to Harry Verwayen for ideas for these slides !