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  1. 1. ‫כנס האיגוד הישראלי של ספרני יהדות‬ 2010 ‫הספרייה הלאומית, 82 אפריל‬ Judaica Europeana www.judaica-europeana.eu Dov Winer European Association for Jewish Culture Scientific Manager, Judaica Europeana
  2. 2. Judaica Europeana • Reply to the eContentPlus 2008 call for contributions to EUROPEANA – The European Digital Library • 24 months project - 3 million € with 50% contribution of the European Commission • Contribution of content on the Europeana theme of CITY: cities of the future/past - migration and diasporas - trade and industry - design, shopping and urban cool - the route to urban health - archaeology and architecture - utopias - riot and disorder - palaces and politics • Other themes in the Call: Social life - Music - Crime and Punishment - Travel & tourism
  3. 3. Partners Coordinator Hungarian Jewish Archive
  4. 4. Extending the network The following expressed their interest in joining Judaica Europeana: • National Library of Israel, Jerusalem • Center for Jewish History, New York • Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam • Jewish Museum Berlin • Centropa, Vienna/Budapest • Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow • London Metropolitan Archive • Aberdeen University Library • Institute for Jewish Policy Research, London Travelling trunk brought by a German refugee family to England in May 1939, Mädler Koffer, c.1930, Germany. The Jewish Museum London
  5. 5. • Europeana • Judaica Europeana • Linked Open Data / Vocabularies as hubs • Vocabularies for Jewish Content • Using Jewish Content
  6. 6. Europeana ― the vision “A digital library that is a single, Europe’s digital libraries, direct and multilingual access point archives and museums to the European cultural heritage.” online European Parliament, 27 September 2007 • A showcase for Europe’s “A unique resource for Europe's cultural and scientific distributed cultural heritage … heritage ensuring a common access to Europe's libraries, archives and • A flagship project of the museums.” European Commission and Horst Forster, Director, Digital Content & the European Parliament. Cognitive Systems Information Society Directorate, European Commission
  7. 7. Judaica Europeana HOPE Assets
  8. 8. Europeana the Innovator Virtual exhibitions Stories Colour searching Personalisation Multilingual search Music bar search Geographic Referencing Collaborative working Reuse Video sampling
  9. 9. Europeana the facilitator Repositories: language, cross walks, thesauri Tools: Europeana Licensing Framework.......... Policies: Annotations, Public Domain, User Generated Content..........
  10. 10. • Europeana • Judaica Europeana • Linked Open Data / Vocabularies as hubs • Vocabularies for Jewish Content • Using Jewish Content
  11. 11. Judaica Europeana
  12. 12. Milestones developing Jewish networking infrastructures • T The future of Jewish Heritage in Europe: an International Conference – Prague 24-27 April 2004
  13. 13. Jewish contribution to European cities Urbanisation and occupational specialisation has led to the identification of Jews with specific streets, neighbourhoods and other urban phenomena. The J-Street Project by Susan Heller. Compton Verney Trust and the DAAD, Berlin, 2005. A book, installation and video produced with the support of the European Association for Jewish Culture.
  14. 14. Jews and the City Prof. Steven Zipperstein points to the anti-urban bias of most of the Jewish historiography and how this began to change at the end of the 20th Century Zipperstein, S. (1987). Jewish Historiography and the Modern City. Jewish History V2 , pp.77-88 “The Jewish Century” by Yuri Slezkine (2004): “Modernization is about everyone becoming urban, mobile, literate, articulate, intellectually intricate, physically fastidious, and occupationally flexible. It is about learning how to cultivate people and symbols, not fields and herds. It is about pursuing wealth for the sake of learning, learning for the sake of wealth, and both wealth and learning for their own sake. It is about transforming peasants and princes into merchants and priests, replacing inherited privilege with acquired prestige, and dismantling social estates for the benefit of individuals, nuclear families, and book-reading tribes (nations). Modernization, in other words, is about everyone becoming Jewish.” (Slezkine, 2004). • Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004. For the first chapter see http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s7819.html “
  15. 15. Jews in European Cities – kinds of content Known celebrities – full individual expression Jewish expressions in the urban landscape Core of Jewish Life
  16. 16. Jews in European Cities
  17. 17. JUDAICA Europeana goals • Document Jewish expression in Europe. Support content holders in identifying content that reflect the Jewish impact on European cities • Digitise and aggregate this content. Synchronize standards, metadata and vocabularies, with Europeana interoperability requirements • Deploy knowledge management tools to support communities of practice index, retrieve and re-use content pertinent to their areas of interest • Support employment of content in scholarship; university teaching; museum curatorship; cultural tourism; plastic arts, music and multimedia; formal and informal education
  18. 18. • Europeana • Judaica Europeana • Linked Open Data / Vocabularies as hubs of knowledge in the new web • Vocabularies for Jewish Content • Using Jewish Content
  19. 19. Digitise, aggregate, metadata & vocabularies • EUROPEANA will be integral part of the Web of Knowledge • Linked Data – the RDF Web, Web as a database • Building units: URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) in RDF (Resource Description Framework) triplets: Subject, Predicate, Object • Vocabularies as Hubs in the Web of Knowledge: SKOS – Simple Knowledge Organisation System
  20. 20. The Web of Data • “First, the Web will get better and better at helping us to manage, integrate, and analyze data.” • “Today, the Web is quite effective at helping us to publish and discover documents, but the individual information elements within those documents ... cannot be handled directly as data.”
  21. 21. The Web of Data • “Today you can see the data with your browser, but can't get other computer programs to manipulate or analyze it without going through a lot of manual effort yourself.” • “As this problem is solved, we can expect that Web as a whole to look more like a large database or spreadsheet, rather than just a set of linked documents.”
  22. 22. The Web of Data Those data can be published in the Web... ...linked with other data in the Web... ...shared between software applications... The format of such Web database is RDF – Resource Description Framework
  23. 23. http://linkeddata.org/ http://esw.w3.org/DataSetRDFDump http://esw.w3.org/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData/DataSets/Statistics (~13 Billion triplets March 9, 2010)
  24. 24. The Web of Knowledge • Publish KOS (Knowledge Organisation Systems) as linked data in the Web – Make their concepts and their interconnections part of the Web of data • Why? • How? (SKOS...)
  25. 25. KOS e.g. LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings) • Can be viewed as a network of interconnected concepts • Represent LCSH as data in the Web – Make those concepts and their interconnections part of the Web 34 http://purl .org/net/a liman
  26. 26. SKOS Resource Types (Classes) • skos:Concept – E.g. LCSH concept of US Presidents • skos:ConceptScheme – E.g. LCSH itself
  27. 27. SKOS Link Types (Properties) • For labeling concepts – skos:prefLabel, skos:altLabel, skos:hiddenLabel • For documenting concepts – skos:note, skos:scopeNote, skos:definition, skos:editorialNote... • For linking concepts – skos:broader, skos:narrower, skos:related
  28. 28. SKOS Simple Knowledge ORGANIZATION SYSTEM thesauri, classifications, subjects, taxonomies, folksonomies,… controlled vocabulary concepts are documented, linked, merged with other data, composed, integrated and published on the Web CONCEPTS identified by URIs using RDF triples :natural language expressions to refer to concepts skos: prefLabel [descriptor] skos: altLabel [synonims, acronyms, abbreviations] SEMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS …broader and narrower concepts broader/narrower relationships assert that a concept is broader/narrower in meaning related…concepts somehow related SCHEMES compiled sets of concepts: ConceptScheme class and inScheme relationship to link a concept to a scheme hasTopConcept relationship for the entry points of narrower/broader hierarchy LINK schemes map concepts from different schemes using the properties exactMatch, broadMatch, narrowMatch and relatedMatch June 10 dov.winer@gmail.com
  29. 29. SKOS APPLICATIONS I want to send my thesaurus/subject heading/taxonomy from one database/application to another I want to publish my thesaurus/taxonomy… in an “electronic” form, so that it can become part of a distributed information network/environment The Web values quality and openness (e.g. Wikipedia) KOS are high quality resources [both the concepts and the links] KOS are natural hubs…attractors…high gravity…attract links act as firm foundation for a Web of data… Links are paths to discovery (of documents, data,…); they can be exploited in useful and surprising ways (serendipity); well established KOS e.g. LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings, AAT (Art and Architecture Thesaurus) can be hubs in the Web of linked data June 10 dov.winer@gmail.com
  30. 30. • Europeana • Judaica Europeana • Linked Open Data / Vocabularies as hubs • Vocabularies for Jewish Content • Using Jewish Content
  31. 31. Jewish gazetteers
  32. 32. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/search/
  33. 33. • Europeana • Judaica Europeana • Linked Open Data / Vocabularies as hubs of knowledge in the new web • Vocabularies for Jewish Content • Using Jewish Content
  34. 34. Employment of Content • Support employment of content in scholarship; university teaching; museum curatorship; cultural tourism; plastic arts, music and multimedia; formal and informal education • Each partner will: • Organize at least two virtual exhibitions employing the digitised resources • Involve at least two scholars in using Judaica Europeana knowledge management tools in their scholarship research. • Involve at least two university level courses in using Judaica Europeana resources for teaching • Engage at least three schools in the Unesco project “Scenes and Sounds of my City”
  35. 35. JUDAICA Europeana
  36. 36. Digital Humanities Tools
  37. 37. Deploy Knowledge Management Tools
  38. 38. JUDAICA Europeana
  39. 39. Thank you for your attention! Contact: Dov Winer Judaica Europeana Scientific Manager EAJC - European Association for Jewish Culture dov.winer@gmail.com