Open Context Developments

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This set of slides by the Alexandria Archive Institute charts the current development of an open cultural heritage platform for the sharing of data between cultural institutions on the web.

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Open Context Developments

  1. 1. Open Cultural Heritage Platform <ul><li>… will publish, implement and document fully localizable, open source software for the open sharing of cultural heritage in key institutions from the partner countries. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Open Cultural Heritage Platform <ul><li>The goal of this project is to provide easy-to-use tools for cultural institutions to: </li></ul><ul><li>Document their cultural heritage collections </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate their collections with content from other organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Syndicate their content across the Web </li></ul>
  3. 3. Open Cultural Heritage Platform <ul><li>This will be achieved through an integration of two open source content delivery systems: </li></ul><ul><li>Omeka </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.omeka.org </li></ul><ul><li>Open Context </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.opencontext.org </li></ul>
  4. 4. Open Cultural Heritage Platform <ul><li>Integration is currently in development. </li></ul><ul><li>New tools offered by Open Context, which will be built into the Open Cultural Heritage Platform, include the following: </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Faceted browsing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informed discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drill into a project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powers web-services </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Item view </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High-resolution images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linked to other objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User can tag item or groups of items </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Open Context’s Social Context <ul><li>Open Context provides useful feedback about relations between people and content and the social impact of content. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Open Context Atom Service <ul><li>Atom makes content convenient to repurpose and use in different applications such as Google Maps. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mashups for Integration <ul><li>“ On the fly” mash-ups. Users can “pipe” data from different sources to see larger view. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ad hoc aggregation of content from diverse resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiment with content to identify semantic linkages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standards still important, but can start simple and may require less “semantic overhead” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Alternate Visualizations <ul><li>Atom feeds can be easily repurposed and transformed to provide alternative visualizations of content, including in GoogleEarth. </li></ul>

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