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  1. 1. Europeana Connect Max Kaiser, Austrian National Library Europeana Connect Coordinator [email_address] Europeana v1.0 Workgroup Kick-Off Meeting The Hague, 2 April 2009
  2. 2. Objectives of Europeana Connect <ul><li>Sister project of Europeana v1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Together, both projects will build the core components and services for Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Backend processes to run Europeana and full scale business development: provided by Europeana v1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Key technical components: provided by Europeana Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Content: provided by Europeana Connect and other e Content plus projects within the Europeana Network Cluster </li></ul>
  3. 3. Baseline: What will Europeana Connect provide to Europeana? <ul><li>So far there is no semantic search possible in Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>No options for true multilingual search in place </li></ul><ul><li>No mobile access to the content </li></ul><ul><li>Need for a Licensing Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Need for in-depth study of user behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Audio content currently available in Europeana is minimal </li></ul><ul><li>Europeana Connect will provide back-end and front-end services that meet these requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Will also significantly increase the audio content in Europeana </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key Objectives of Europeana Connect <ul><li>Provide a critical mass of audio content to Europeana and implement an audio-enabling infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Build the Semantic Layer for Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate multilingual access to Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Develop novel access channels to Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Build value-added services </li></ul><ul><li>Implement key infrastructure components </li></ul><ul><li>Provide tools and methodologies for user-driven development and for testing and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Build the Europeana Licensing Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Enable stronger and wider collaborative networking </li></ul>
  5. 5. Europeana Project Universe Europeana Arrow IMPACT Presto Prime Athena APEnet STERNA BHL Europe EU Screen Video Active European Film Gateway Europeana Local Europeana Travel MIMO Judeica Europeana Connect Europeana v.1.0
  6. 6. Key Data of Europeana Connect <ul><li>“Best Practice Network” in e Content plus </li></ul><ul><li>Duration May 2009 – October 2011 (= 2,5 years) </li></ul><ul><li>30 project partners from 14 countries </li></ul><ul><li>~ 900 Person Months total labour effort </li></ul><ul><li>8 Work Packages </li></ul><ul><li>Total budget 5.625.000 Euro </li></ul><ul><li>EU funding 4.500.000 Euro </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated by Austrian National Library </li></ul>
  7. 7. Project Partner Structure <ul><li>EDL – European Digital Library Foundation, The Hague </li></ul><ul><li>8 Libraries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Austrian National Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Royal Library of Denmark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Library of Luxembourg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Library of the Netherlands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innsbruck University Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State- and University Library Göttingen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>German National Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Library of Portugal </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Project Partner Structure <ul><li>10 Universities and Academies of Sciences: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Humboldt University Berlin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Vienna </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VU University (Vrije Universiteit), Amsterdam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Technical University of Athens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Amsterdam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Padua </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polish Academy of Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hungarian Academy of Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slovenian Academy of Sciences </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Project Partner Structure <ul><li>7 Research Institutes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ARC – Austrian Research Centers, Vienna </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XEROX European Research Center, Grenoble </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CELI S.R.L., Torino </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kennisland / Knowledgeland, Amsterdam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UCL Consultants Ltd., London (University College London Consultants) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OFFIS e.V., Oldenburg (Oldenburg Research and Development Institute for Information Technology Tools and Systems) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AIT – Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft, Graz </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Project Partner Structure <ul><li>1 Broadcast Company: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RBB – Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 Publishing House: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amsterdam University Press </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 Institute for Literature: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 Consultant Company: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eremo s.r.l., Cupramontana </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Objective 1: Provide new content for Europeana
  12. 12. New Audio Content for Europeana <ul><li>Europeana Connect will add the music dimension to Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Will provide the necessary infrastructure for harvesting, analysing, converting and storing audio content and audio metadata for Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Five audio archives are consortium members </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous approach to involvement of new audio archives for the entire duration of the project </li></ul>
  13. 13. New Audio Content for Europeana <ul><li>Up to 150 archives will participate as content providers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Around 40.000 music tracks at project start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated 200.000 music tracks by project end </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Europeana Connect will provide the Europeana Audio Aggregation Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvesting, analysing and storing audio metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data provision for Europeana using OAI-PMH </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Objective 2: Build the Europeana Semantic Layer
  15. 15. Europeana Semantic Layer <ul><li>Semantic Layer : key component to make Europeana a network of interoperating resources for object discovery and use </li></ul><ul><li>Make Europeana content better accessible, useable and exploitable </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic Layer will allow us to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build innovative interfaces for Europeana – allowing users to explore Europeana using semantically enriched content along paradigms like “Who?” – “Where?” – “When?” – “What?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform automatic processing of semantically enriched data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prerequisite for integration of and with semantically aware WWW services </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Europeana Semantic Layer <ul><li>Build a repository of harvested semantic resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabularies, classification schemes … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deploy a mechanism to ingest semantic material into the repository </li></ul><ul><li>Convert data into semantic representations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic processing will mostly use SKOS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Semantically enrich Europeana content by mapping it to these semantic representations </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the semantic network by identifying new semantic connections between objects / nodes </li></ul><ul><li>Automate these workflows to the largest possible scale </li></ul>
  17. 17. Objective 3: Multilingual access to Europeana
  18. 18. Multilingual Access to Europeana Content <ul><li>Multilingual aspects are at the heart of making Europeana content accessible for users across all European countries </li></ul><ul><li>Europeana metadata descriptions are standardised, but generally not multilingual </li></ul><ul><li>Europeana Connect will provide multilingual access capabilities for Europeana </li></ul><ul><li> Users will be able to find relevant content in Europeana even if its not described in their native / preferred language </li></ul>
  19. 19. Multilingual infrastructure and tools <ul><li>Europeana Repository of Language Resources for translation and mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Suite of tools for multilingual mapping of controlled vocabularies for precise translations </li></ul><ul><li>Suite of translation services for querying and browsing </li></ul><ul><li>Start with core set of languages : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English, French, German, Italian, Spanish </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expand the core set with additional languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Objective 4: New access channels for Europeana
  21. 21. Spatio-temporal User Interface <ul><li>Make use of time-related and geographical metadata of the Europeana Semantic Layer </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a new visual access channel for Europeana </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combination of spatial and temporal metadata for visualisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive and generic map, combined with timeline for tagged events, places and characters in Europe </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Mock-up of the Spatio-temporal User Interface
  23. 23. Mobile Access Client <ul><li>Middleware for mobile access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for access to Europeana from different mobile devices or applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapts query results for mobile usage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web server for mobile device browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Rich mobile client access application for Windows Mobile based devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. queries based on the user‘s current location (based on GPS data) </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Objective 5: New value-added services for end-users
  25. 25. Multimedia Annotation Service <ul><li>Allows users across Europe to make their own contribution to Europeana content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments, discussion, linking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add value to existing content </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Europeana searchability through user-provided metadata and links to other media </li></ul><ul><li>Support establishment of social networks around Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Support for tagging, linking and annotating of media resources in various formats </li></ul><ul><li>Support for annotation of media parts / segments </li></ul>
  26. 26. Integration of EOD eBooks on Demand Service <ul><li>Europeana will provide access to millions of digitised items </li></ul><ul><li>But will still represent only small fraction of the analogue collections available in European heritage institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of eBooks on Demand (EOD) Service into Europeana </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing digitisation-on-demand service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allow for an automatic and generic transfer of eBooks created within EOD to Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Print-on-Demand demonstrator for Europeana </li></ul>
  27. 27. Objective 6: Key infrastructure components
  28. 28. Bringing content into Europeana Museums Archives Libraries Audio Archives Film Archives Broadcast Archives others … ?
  29. 29. Bringing content into Europeana Museums Archives Libraries Audio Archives Film Archives Broadcast Archives others … APEnet Athena The European Library Europeana Connect EFG EUScreen OAI-PMH Management Infrastructure
  30. 30. Europeana OAI-PMH Management Infrastructure <ul><li>Europeana will harvest metadata from a large number of OAI data providers </li></ul><ul><li>Service for management of OAI data providers : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration & harvesting configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic and manual large scale harvesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring of quality of service of OAI-OMH servers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service for management of harvested metadata records : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of multiple metadata formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata repository service for making the records available to Europeana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scalable solution </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. … and more back-end services <ul><li>Europeana Metadata Registry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration and management of metadata terms and schemas created by various communities in multiple contexts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Europeana Service Registry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will manage service descriptions of Web Services and support integration of external services into Europeana (mashups) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Europeana Persistent Identifier Resolution Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meta-Service: forward PI resolution requests to resolution services of national libraries and to resolvers for other identifier networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integration of Geographical Information Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geoparser and Gazetteer: will enrich Europeana metadata and content with explicit geographical metadata and references </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Objective 7: User-driven development
  33. 33. User driven development <ul><li>Europeana Connect will provide log analysis for Europeana to evaluate the use of the services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Method: Deep log analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used as a feedback loop to ensure that services remain on track to the original aims and adapt to new user behaviours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Europeana Connect will test the applicability of the deployed services for different user communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Europeana Registry of Test Users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection of methods for user testing </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Objective 8: Europeana Licensing Framework
  35. 35. Europeana Licensing Framework <ul><li>Europeana Connect will build the Europeana Licensing Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Set of interoperable licenses that will cover rights information for content in Europeana and accessible from Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Europeana Connect will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and validate a first functional license to govern the Europeana Rhine release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create the draft Europeana Licensing Framework and validate it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build tools form implementation of the Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test and validate tools and proof of concept </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Europeana Connect and Europeana v1.0
  37. 37. Europeana Connect Project Structure WP3 User Driven Development + New Access Channels WP Lead: KB-DK WP1 Creating the Europeana Semantic Layer WP Lead: HUB WP5 Enabling and Integrating Services WP Lead: ARC WP2 Multilingual Access to Content WP Lead: HUB WP4 Licensing Framework WP Lead: BNL WP6 Audio Aggregation WP Lead: RBB WP8 Project Management WP Lead: ONB WP7 Dissemination and Concertation WP Lead: Eremo Stakeholders
  38. 38. Europeana Connect and Europeana v1.0 <ul><li>Projects are closely interconnected </li></ul><ul><li>Careful project planning to keep dependencies at a minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Europeana Connect planning has been tailored around the release planning of Europeana v1.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Europeana Rhine Release – July 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europeana Danube Release – June 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Europeana Connect Milestones aligned with Europeana v1.0 planning </li></ul><ul><li>Close links on project staff level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thematic Network Partner Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europeana Cluster Comms Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europeana v.1.0 Network Management Board / Europeana Connect Executive Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Lead </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Europeana v1.0 & Europeana Connect WP6 Project Management WP2 Business Development WP1 Developing the Partner & User Network WP3 Specification of Functionality & Interoperability WP4 Building Europeana WP 1 Creating Semantic Layer WP 2 Multilinguagl Access WP 3 User Driven Development & Access Channels WP 4 Licensing Framework WP 5 Enabling & Integrating Services WP 7 Dissemination WP 6 Audio Aggregation WP 8 Project Management WP5 Dissemination
  40. 40. Timeline
  41. 41. Europeana Connect Max Kaiser, Austrian National Library Europeana Connect Coordinator [email_address] Thank you! Questions? Europeana v1.0 Workgroup Kick-Off Meeting The Hague, 2 April 2009