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Agro-Know seminar in NCSR-D summer school 2012

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  • 1. networking content repositories to provide meaningful services to users experiences from the agricultural & biodiversity domains Nikos Manouselis, Giannis Stoitsis Agro-Know Technologies http://wiki.agroknow.gr
  • 2. networking content repositories Opening Up Digital to provide meaningful services Collections to (real?) to users experiences from the agricultural & Users biodiversity domains Nikos Manouselis, Giannis Stoitsis Agro-Know Technologies http://wiki.agroknow.gr
  • 3. our team• 16 people on a full-time basis – ~10 more on a part-time basis• 50% PhD holders (1 candidate) – 50% MSc holders (2 candidate)• Computer Engineers, Agronomists, Information Scientists, Financial Engineers, other
  • 4. our team• 16 people on a full-time basis – ~10 more on a part-time basis• 50% PhD holders (1 candidate) – 50% MSc holders (2 candidate)• Computer Engineers, Agronomists, Information Scientists, Financial Engineers, other
  • 5. what we do• research-oriented small enterprise (SME) – knowledge-intensive technology innovation for agriculture and rural development – systems and services for agricultural knowledge organization and delivery• deployment and testing – in education & training, commerce, public administration settings
  • 6. data & information we work with
  • 7. often distributed, unorganised• stats• gene banks• GIS data• blogs• journals• open archives• raw data• learning objects• …
  • 8. at the end, its still like this…
  • 9. two case studies• agricultural research & innovation domain – experience from agINFRA• biodiversity & natural history education – experience from Natural Europe
  • 10. “We will promote research for food and agriculture, including research to adapt to, and mitigate climate change, and access to research results and technologies at national, regional and international levels.We will reinvigorate national research systems and will share information and best practices.We will improve access to knowledge.”Heads of State and Government, World Summit on Food Security, Rome, November 2009
  • 11. key issuesa) aggregating datab) finding relevant knowledgec) providing more storage & computing power
  • 12. • stats• gene banks• gis data• blogs,• journals• open archives• raw data information• technologies officer view• learning objects• ………..
  • 13. • stats• gene banks• gis data• blogs,• journals organic• open archives educator• raw data view• technologies• learning objects• ………..
  • 14. • stats• gene banks• gis data• blogs,• journals hydroponic• open archives farmer view• raw data• technologies• learning objects• ………..
  • 15. • stats• gene banks• gis data• blogs,• journals• open archives• raw data• technologies• learning objects• ………..
  • 16. content base
  • 17. content base
  • 18. isolated access through portals
  • 19. simplified version of problem• interfaces to search/browse through metadata descriptions of agricultural learning resources• backend: periodical harvesting of metadata from various providers – through OAI-PMH protocol/targets, as well as human-facilitated ingestion/import – different metadata schemas/specs combined – indexing metadata element values to use for faceted search/browse 23
  • 20. example: educational content But what’s behind this
  • 21. metadata aggregation infrastructure More than a harvester:  Validation Service  Repository Software  Registry Service  Harvester Powered by 25
  • 22. a validation service• Tool to provide automatic validation of metadata instances against predefined application profiles, e.g. IEEE LOM• Combines different sorts of validation techniques:  XSD Schema is used for structural validation of xml metadata  Schematron Rules are used for checking elements, e.g. checking the presence of empty attribute fields http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/validationService/ 26
  • 23. a metadata repository service• Management of metadata records in an open and scalable architecture• Open Standards & Specifications support  SQI , SPI, OAI-PMH, RSS• Metadata schema support – IEEE LTSC LOM (by default) – Any schema with an XML binding• Indexing with open source Apache Lucene framework• Open source license 27
  • 24. a collection registry service• A catalogue service: – Manages up-to-date information on metadata providers – Supports open standards & specifications (IEEE LOM, SQI , SPI, OAI-PMH, RSS,…) – Facilitates interconnection of numerous providers – (Automatic discovery of new repositories) 28
  • 25. a harvester service• Incremental, scheduled harvesting• Supports SPI specification for publishing metadata into: i. a specified component of the ARIADNE storage layer, ii. any other repository that has an SPI target on top of its repository Integrated with other services in the infrastructure: 1. Validation Service 29 2. Registry Service
  • 26. exposing metadata to front-end 30
  • 27. towards a common workflowHarvesting Validating Transforming OAI target - XMLs Storing Indexing XMLs Automatic De - duplication metadata Triplification service generation
  • 28. content growth
  • 29. semantic evolution
  • 30. next challenges
  • 31. 1. Social Research Networking• Connecting peers & visualising social networks, connecting researchers with publications, recommending relevant research – Mendeley (www.mendeley.com), ResearchGate ( http://www.researchgate.net), Academia.edu ( http://academia.edu), ArnetMiner ( http://arnetminer.org), … – Social research components in popular CMSs (JomSocial, Drupal’s Buddylist, Elgg…) – Social research components in institutional CMSs (VIVO, openAGRIS, …)
  • 32. connect peers/publications (+APIs)http://dev.mendeley.com/
  • 33. extending social CMS componentshttp://voa3r.cc.uah.es
  • 34. extend institutional CMS & serviceshttp://agris.fao.org/openagris/search.do?recordID=JP2010001379
  • 35. 2. Enriched research objects• Complex, linked research objects – executable scientific workflows, e.g. MyExperiment (http://www.myexperiment.org), Kepler (https://kepler- project.org) – data sets e.g. PLoS (http://www.plos.org), FigShare (http://figshare.com) – processing web services e.g. BioCatalogue (http://www.biocatalogue.org) – Scientist generated classifications/taxonomies e.g. Scratchpads (http://scratchpads.eu) – thematic networks/catalogues e.g. TELeurope (http://www.teleurope.eu), VOA3R (http://voa3r.cc.uah.es)
  • 36. composite/networked researchhttp://education.natural-europe.eu/green/exhibits/show/grape-cultivars/to-begin-with
  • 37. 3. End-user interfaces and access• Facilitating and monitoring usage and access – Visualising social bookmarks (Klerx & Duval) – TinyArm (http://atinyarm.appspot.com) – MACE (http://portal.mace-project.eu) and maeve interactive installation at Venice Biennale (http://vimeo.com/1738770)
  • 38. research visualisations & analytics
  • 39. interactive navigation interfaces
  • 40. biodiversity used to support education
  • 41. this is NOT an educational resource
  • 42. alt: this is NOT a learning object
  • 43. …but may become one
  • 44. how could museums andcultural centers connect their digital collections with their educational activities?
  • 45. 1. need to go to the users• …cannot bring them where we assume that they are
  • 46. probably not here...
  • 47. ...but here
  • 48. 2. find their practices• …and mimic in the tools to make it easier for them to connect/integrate
  • 49. teachers think activities
  • 50. …lets help them create/find
  • 51. (formal) inquiry-based educational pathways… School community Pre-structured Pathway Pattern From Teachers & Museum Educators
  • 52. …and non-formal pathways Lifelong LearnersOpen Pathway Pattern From Museum Educators
  • 53. …in the museum….…across themuseums…
  • 54. …open to the educational communityhttp://education.natural-europe.eu/natural_europe/
  • 55. Ing Field trip to the Exposes legacy data e st Apostolis and photos to Manolis Caribbean in 2006 MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING TOOL Manolis ateField trip to a lakeKournas in Crete t no Provide raw data An Iasmi and photos to Manolis Manolis Data collection
  • 56. I have to ingest and enrich!Manolis Ingests the data & content & enriches metadata MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING TOOL Uploads content & provides metadata from scratch I have to upload and annotate! Multimedia Content Multimedia Authoring UploaderManolis Environment
  • 57. ApostolisData are published on ARIADNE Harvesterthe Natural EuropeFederation DimitrisData are published on Catherinathe Natural EuropeFederation I want to teach my pupils about In NHMC we researchwater pollution environmental issues like water pollution Iasmi Manolis
  • 58. Dimitris Pathway Editor Pathway Template Editor Learning Models PATHWAY AUTHORING TOOL Collections of Educational & Cultural Resources
  • 59. Catherina Pathway accessible Teachers through NHM website Visitors Dimitris FamiliesPATHWAYAUTHORINGTOOL Pathway accessible Europeana through ARIADNE Objects findable through pathways in museum’s web site
  • 60. families EDUCATIONALpupils TOOLS teachers METADATA INFRASTRUCTURE COLLECTION educators TOOLS curators
  • 61. CHO Authoring & Annotation CHO Harvesting ESE Output Cultural Material Search service ESE-CHO Application Profile
  • 62. Organising/managing digital collections
  • 63. Pathway Authoring & AnnotationARIADNE ValidationService IEEE LOM Application Profile Pathway Template 73 Authoring Specs & Prototype
  • 64. next challenges
  • 65. 1. Enhancing existing educational activities• Introduce concept of educational pathways over collections & exhibitions through museum web sites (http://education.natural- europe.eu) for more museum visitors• Cross-collection pathways for pan-European themes/topics of interest – e.g. World War I, Theory of Evolution
  • 66. content for teacher activities
  • 67. parents don’t (?) think activities
  • 68. content for family activities
  • 69. 2. New technology services• Mobile, smartphone & tablet apps connected dynamically with digital collections/Europeana API• Enriching technology platforms & tools used to develop educational applications around cultural collections/exhibitions – educational platforms such as Learning Management Systems (e.g. Blackboard), Course Management Systems (e.g. Moodle) – cultural platforms such as virtual exhibition tools (e.g. Omeka)
  • 70. mobile apps enhancementhttp://www.museums2go.comhttp://cs.wellesley.edu/~davistui/iPhone/prototype.html
  • 71. learning systems enhancementhttp://www.eummena.org/index.php/labs
  • 72. virtual exhibition systemshttp://wiki.agroknow.gr/agroknow/index.php/Green_Hackathon
  • 73. 3. Creativity campaigns• Connect school activities/contests with themes of interest – eTwinning networks, Open Discovery Space campaigns – Thematic Europeana activities/projects• Enrich existing educational activities with cultural content (e.g. digital storytelling platforms/tools)• Citizen science campaigns
  • 74. EU school projects/contestshttp://www.etwinning.net
  • 75. enhanced digital storytellinghttp://learningaboutpolitics.eu/more-stories/http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/explore
  • 76. wrap up
  • 77. targeted domain• rich in data-oriented problems and cases• focused on “real” users• inter-disciplinary work• results related to societal goals/challenges
  • 78. increase use & reuse• digital sources and collections material to be used (and potentially re-used) in several contexts – even different than originally expected/thought of
  • 79. our work• at the forefront of such activities• collaboration with international stakeholders• (usually ) appreciated by users• …we grow fast – (and need new people!)
  • 80. thank you! info@agroknow.grhttp://wiki.agroknow.gr