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