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Open Data in the cultural sector: Cultural heritage data in Europeana

Open Data in the cultural sector: Cultural heritage data in Europeana






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Open Data in the cultural sector: Cultural heritage data in Europeana Open Data in the cultural sector: Cultural heritage data in Europeana Presentation Transcript

  • Open Data in the cultural sector:Cultural heritage data in Europeana Paul Keller 20 october 2011, Bruxelles
  • Single point of access to Europe’s digital heritage
  • Europeana Strategic Plan 2011 - 2015
  • Leading by example:Setting standards foropen cultural heritagedata
  • Cultural heritage data in Europeana Europeana aggregates metadata and previews relating to more than 20M digital objects This collection of data is used to provide access to the digital objects that are made available online by cultural and scientific heritage institutions all over Europe In order to achieve the our strategic objectives we need to be able to publish the data through a variety of channels (website, APIs, as Linked open Data) Rights now the conditions under which the data provided to Europeana can be used are relatively restrictive (similar to a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike license)
  • We cannot publish Europeana data as LOD-thus, weare not able to make full use of the semantic potentialof the web
  • Our API can’t be used on partners’ sites that includesome commercial activity
  • We can’t allow the use of our API by commercialcompanies - ones that could generate income for ourpartners
  • We can’t share our data with Wikipedia as allinformation posted there needs to be available alsofor commercial re-use
  • Consultation: Risks identified
  • Consultation: Rewards identified
  • Conclusion of the consultation: Benefits of open sharing and open distribution outweigh the risks of open sharing and open distribution Europeana will remove all restrictions (including the one on commercial use) from the next version of its data exchange agreement so that data can be published under CC0 Europeana will publish guidelines for metadata reuse that address issues of attribution and data quality. Transition period from the current situation to the full implementation of the new approach between September 2011 and June 2012
  • New Europeana Data ExchangeAgreement
  • Metadata related to thedigitised objects producedby the cultural institutionsshould be widely andfreely available for re-use.(Key reccomendation, p.5)
  • What next? Opencontent from culturalheritage institutions
  • Open content in Europeana The majority of content in Europeana is constituted by material in the Public Domain. This material should be labeled accordingly to encourage re-use. With regards to Public Domain material we need to improve compliance with the Europeana Public Domain Charter With regards to material where the copyright is owned by the contributing cultural heritage institutions we will start to promote the use of Creative Commons licenses We need to improve rights clearance mechanisms so that more content can come online (e.g Extended Collective Licensing)
  • Cultural information inthe light of the review ofthe PSI directive
  • Cultural heritage Data as PSI? Metadata produced by publicly funded cultural heritage institutions should be considered to be Public Sector Information and should be included in the scope of an improved PSI directive. With content the picture is more difficult. Content that is free from rights (Public Domain) or where the rights are owned by publicly funded institutions should also be included All other content does not qualify as public sector information (even if it is held by publicly funded cultural heritage institutions).
  • Thank you Paul Keller pk@kl.nl