The DEER Distributed European  Electronic Resource Dr Suzanne Keene University College London www.suzannekeene.info
Acknowledgements to … <ul><li>Francesca Monti </li></ul><ul><li>Alice Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Members of E-Culture Net, es...
DEER vision <ul><ul><li>Access to all European  networked  cultural content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide users  with...
Why a DEER? <ul><li>Culture is the core of European identity and identities </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Europe’s second most imp...
DEER principles <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overarching  - ultimately, Europe’s digital cultural memory </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><...
The DEER audience <ul><li>Higher education & research </li></ul><ul><li>The general public, lifelong learners </li></ul><u...
The DEER components
DEER components DEER Content in distributed repositories Virtual Agorá Virtual Reference Room Infrastructure: the cultural...
The Virtual Reference Room <ul><li>The portals for the DEER </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation and collaboration </li></ul>...
The Virtual Agorá Forum for learning + teaching Software tools Tailored content Virtual Forum Bulletin boards Contacts dir...
The content of the DEER <ul><li>Initial target users: higher education, research </li></ul><ul><li>Primary sources: digiti...
The DEER system
The DEER system <ul><li>A very large distributed knowledge management system </li></ul><ul><li>Requires the entire chain o...
Technical requirements <ul><li>High bandwidth communications infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Web services & middleware fo...
 
 
 
 
 
Archival store preservation Versions: Original, Preservation,  Dissemination, Metadata store User access store Metadata + ...
Standards <ul><li>Communication and network </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication </li></ul><ul><li>Identification </li></ul><u...
Operating the DEER
Organisational models Central, top down (JISC) Distributed consortium (CULTIVATE) National/specialist matrix (ICOM) secret...
Funding the DEER <ul><li>Four financing models explored: </li></ul><ul><li>Designated central funding </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Financing the DEER % Deer funding requirement Time Central funding Other funding sources
Conclusions
Conclusions <ul><li>The DEER: not just an option, it’s becoming a necessity </li></ul><ul><li>A cultural GRID for Europe <...
Wildflower meadow … …  to productive fruit orchard
Thank you! www.suzannekeene.info
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A deer for Europe

  1. 1. The DEER Distributed European Electronic Resource Dr Suzanne Keene University College London www.suzannekeene.info
  2. 2. Acknowledgements to … <ul><li>Francesca Monti </li></ul><ul><li>Alice Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Members of E-Culture Net, especially Kim Veltman </li></ul>
  3. 3. DEER vision <ul><ul><li>Access to all European networked cultural content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide users with a view of and access to our rich and varied cultural landscapes, in a multilingual and multicultural information environment </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why a DEER? <ul><li>Culture is the core of European identity and identities </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Europe’s second most important economic sector (is tourism the first??) </li></ul><ul><li>ICT + cultural material = a key means of enhancing European competitiveness </li></ul>
  5. 5. DEER principles <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overarching - ultimately, Europe’s digital cultural memory </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unity and diversity - enjoying Europe’s diverse cultures </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multilingual - as far as practicable </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication, creativity and joint working - forum for participation and collaborative research </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visionary and forward looking - using advanced technologies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Permanent - through principles of digital preservation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multinational - distributed repositories, national committees </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperable - an environment for a distributed resource </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bring users to the foreground - market + user research </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education and learning - for higher education and for all </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The DEER audience <ul><li>Higher education & research </li></ul><ul><li>The general public, lifelong learners </li></ul><ul><li>Public sector organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial companies seeking content </li></ul><ul><li>Tourist industry </li></ul>
  7. 7. The DEER components
  8. 8. DEER components DEER Content in distributed repositories Virtual Agorá Virtual Reference Room Infrastructure: the cultural GRID?
  9. 9. The Virtual Reference Room <ul><li>The portals for the DEER </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Search & discovery tools </li></ul><ul><li>Meta resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural ontologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cross referenced bibliographical material </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subject gateways </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multilingual tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Web service software for combining resources from different sources, eg the DACO </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Virtual Agorá Forum for learning + teaching Software tools Tailored content Virtual Forum Bulletin boards Contacts directory Translating tools On-line evaluation User input Augmented real Agorá Events noticeboard Actual events Remote participation Online publication
  11. 11. The content of the DEER <ul><li>Initial target users: higher education, research </li></ul><ul><li>Primary sources: digitised documents, books </li></ul><ul><li>Research data sets </li></ul><ul><li>3D, VR representations </li></ul><ul><li>Software tools: learning & teaching </li></ul>
  12. 12. The DEER system
  13. 13. The DEER system <ul><li>A very large distributed knowledge management system </li></ul><ul><li>Requires the entire chain of cultural content management, from creation to delivery to end users </li></ul><ul><li>A cultural GRID </li></ul>
  14. 14. Technical requirements <ul><li>High bandwidth communications infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Web services & middleware for cultural content management </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed information repositories (national) </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent user friendly portal(s) for multilingual, multicultural access </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies for interactive working: Agorá etc. </li></ul>
  15. 20. Archival store preservation Versions: Original, Preservation, Dissemination, Metadata store User access store Metadata + ontology databases Content files for delivery to users Content providers Metadata engine Application Metadata engine Presentation + delivery Discovery Delivery User request Tools for user input Offsite storage Backup Data repositories
  16. 21. Standards <ul><li>Communication and network </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication </li></ul><ul><li>Identification </li></ul><ul><li>Open source software </li></ul><ul><li>Browser software </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Terminology </li></ul>
  17. 22. Operating the DEER
  18. 23. Organisational models Central, top down (JISC) Distributed consortium (CULTIVATE) National/specialist matrix (ICOM) secretariat SC SC SC SC SC Exec. Council Specialist committees National committees
  19. 24. Funding the DEER <ul><li>Four financing models explored: </li></ul><ul><li>Designated central funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg, GRID programme: over >1 FP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Serendipitous” project funding by bids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg, 6th FP: broad priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Membership subscription </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg, ICOM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commercial not-for-profit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg, AMICO, SCRAN </li></ul></ul>
  20. 25. Financing the DEER % Deer funding requirement Time Central funding Other funding sources
  21. 26. Conclusions
  22. 27. Conclusions <ul><li>The DEER: not just an option, it’s becoming a necessity </li></ul><ul><li>A cultural GRID for Europe </li></ul><ul><li>A practical possibility </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the organisational framework to consolidate the benefits of previous and present investment in cultural IST </li></ul>
  23. 28. Wildflower meadow … … to productive fruit orchard
  24. 29. Thank you! www.suzannekeene.info
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