Europeana and the Commons

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Europeana and the Commons

  1. 1. Europeana and the Cultural Commons Harry Verwayen September 19 2012, HelsinkiWednesday, September 19, 2012
  2. 2. 1.Yellow Milkmaid: Perspectives on Open Data 2.Where are we with our thinking on the Cultural Commons?Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  3. 3. 1. Yellow MilkmaidWednesday, September 19, 2012
  4. 4. The Rijks Museum found out that yellow copies of Vermeer’s Milkmaid became so persistent on the web that visitors started to believe the original was a fake... See: Pro.europeana.eu/yellow-milkmaidWednesday, September 19, 2012
  5. 5. At Europeana we used this as a case study to investigate the risks and benefits of pushing for openly licensed metadata in the cultural heritage sector See: Pro.europeana.eu/yellow-milkmaidWednesday, September 19, 2012
  6. 6. Europeana has been quite successful in aggregating metadata brary ch LI l Dut Roya pe ana TE E uro C C L -B Y- N C APENET National Archive Lo uv re 2008-2011 rchief Drents aWednesday, September 19, 2012
  7. 7. While this had been an essential pre-requisite for access and distribution....Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  8. 8. It did not allow for re-distribution through Linked Open Data...Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  9. 9. Fast growing sites such as History PinWednesday, September 19, 2012
  10. 10. Or even Wikipedia!Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  11. 11. We felt we needed to change our perspectiveWednesday, September 19, 2012
  12. 12. To the demand sideWednesday, September 19, 2012
  13. 13. It became clear that aggregation is still very important...Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  14. 14. But the portal setup didn’t cater to the needs of wildly differing customer segments...Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  15. 15. Who have their own workflows and preferences for accessing informationWednesday, September 19, 2012
  16. 16. Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  17. 17. The key to this was changing the licensing frameworkWednesday, September 19, 2012
  18. 18. Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  19. 19. But how does this affect the business model of our partner institutions???Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  20. 20. We organised a series of workshop, this one with an emphasis on the risks & rewards of opening up metadataWednesday, September 19, 2012
  21. 21. Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  22. 22. Here is what we found out:Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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  25. 25. All participants perceived 3 risks and 3 rewards of opening up data as most important:Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  26. 26. Initially, risks seem to outweigh rewards...Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  27. 27. But strong case studies, technical developments and different performance indicators would alter this equation...Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  28. 28. there is a strong need for real life examples of increased user engagement and app developmentWednesday, September 19, 2012
  29. 29. We need to redefine performance indicators beyond visits to the institutions websiteWednesday, September 19, 2012
  30. 30. Work needs to be done to connect the information through semantic relations, persistent identifiers and improved multi-ligual functionalitiesWednesday, September 19, 2012
  31. 31. from september 12 2012 all europeana metadata have been released under a CC0 waiverWednesday, September 19, 2012
  32. 32. But we are not quite there yet...Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  33. 33. 2. The Cultural CommonsWednesday, September 19, 2012
  34. 34. Issue 1: in this ‘linear model’, there is not enough sense of shared ownership and cooperation: can a ‘Commons’ help?Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  35. 35. Issue 2: So far we have opened up metadata. How about the Content?Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  36. 36. Issue 3: Should there be room for paid services alongside free resources in the Commons?Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  37. 37. Issue 4: What kind of a governing structure are we talking about here?Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  38. 38. Drafting solutionsWednesday, September 19, 2012
  39. 39. Can we rethink Europeana as a more collaborative, distributed model?Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  40. 40. should we redefine Europana as the collective wish to make our cultural heritage available for all to power social and economic growth?Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  41. 41. We could think of Europeana as a collectively owned infrastructure (Cloud) Where all the partners contribute to the cloud (metadata, (open) content, software, knowledge)Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  42. 42. bs La n pe O mework Licensing Fra s model iness Bus EDM Kno wled ge s har ing And Europeana Office acts as the facilitator of this collectively owned (Europeana Network) spaceWednesday, September 19, 2012
  43. 43. e s u stri nd eat ive i Cr GLAM Everyone is invited to act as a distributor by building services on topWednesday, September 19, 2012
  44. 44. ns ? m mo o r a lC C ultu Perhaps we can even call the reusable part of this our contribution to the ‘Cultural Commons’....Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  45. 45. Recommendations: Europeana should play a role in: *standardising (data model, licensing, etc.) * showcase the value (metrics, case studies, ..) * but be inclusive, complete *Define (rigid) standards for contributions to the commonsWednesday, September 19, 2012
  46. 46. Thank you Harry Verwayen harry.verwayen@kb.nlWednesday, September 19, 2012
  47. 47. What kind of innovation do you have in mind? Value Proposition Activities Relationship Resources <add text> Stakeholders Partners Channels Costs BenefitsWednesday, September 19, 2012

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