World Heritage Sites for Europeana          Franco Niccolucci, Andrea          D’Andrea, Kate Fernie and          Sheena B...
IntroductionOverview About Europeana The 3D-Icons Project     Objectives     Targeted  content     IPR Issues   3D-I...
What is Europeana?   A huge database of information about digital content   (metadata) held by European cultural heritage ...
Current Status of Europeana   By July 2012    – over 23 million objects    – from more than 2,200 institutions    – from 3...
Content-provider projects   23 current projects:       CARARE (archaeology & architecture), Europeana Fashion,       Digit...
Europeana Exhibitionhttp://www.3dicons-project.eu            VSMM 2012
3D in Europeanahttp://www.3dicons-project.eu               VSMM 2012
The 3D-ICONS Project   3D-ICONS will bring exciting and engaging 3D models   and constructions to Europeana end users    –...
Objectives   Focus on 3D content:    – Models & reconstructions    – Enlarged models of important features and details    ...
Targeted content   16 partners from 11 different countries providing   content: Pompeii, Italy                  Newgrange,...
IPR Issues   Metadata provided to Europeana under CC0 licence    – EDM schema elements    – Based upon the CARARE schema  ...
Technologies                                Scanning equipment                                 – Various technologies in u...
Innovative aspects   3D-ICONS will use CARARE aggregation service    – ORE OAI aggregation    – Linked Open Data   Product...
The challenges   Suitable formats for end users    – Viewable on home computers, preferably without       plug-ins or inst...
Work in progress   Survey of current 3D-content:    – Format, current IPR status (simple), size, technologies       and me...
Digitisation & scanninghttp://www.3dicons-project.eu           VSMM 2012
Any questions?Project Manager: Prof. Franco Niccolucci        Email: Niccolucci@unifi.it     http://www.3dicons-project.eu
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3D ICONS: World Heritage Sites for Europeana

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Presentation by Franco Niccolucci, Andrea D'Andrea and Sheena Bassett about the 3D ICONS project given at VSMM 2012. 3D ICONS is digitising world heritage sites in 3D and preparing content for publication online to be made available via Europeana.

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3D ICONS: World Heritage Sites for Europeana

  1. 1. World Heritage Sites for Europeana Franco Niccolucci, Andrea D’Andrea, Kate Fernie and Sheena BassettThis project has been funded with support from the European Commission‘s CIP ICT PSP programme
  2. 2. IntroductionOverview About Europeana The 3D-Icons Project  Objectives  Targeted content  IPR Issues 3D-ICONS Technologies  Scanning, data acquisition, 3D model construction, metadata and harvesting Innovative aspects and aspirationshttp://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  3. 3. What is Europeana? A huge database of information about digital content (metadata) held by European cultural heritage institutions – Funded by the European Commission – Supplied by a range of Best Practice and other Pilot projects as well as directly by (larger) institutions Catalyst for new content services – Europeana services and tools, standards, Linked Open Data, … – Hackathons – new content-based apps. Source of exhibitions (engaging the public) Network of cultural heritage organisations and expertise Evolving - going from the ESE (Europeana Semantic Elements) schema to the EDM (Europeana Data Model) with planned future releases One-stop-shop and showcase for digitised cultural heritage.http://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  4. 4. Current Status of Europeana By July 2012 – over 23 million objects – from more than 2,200 institutions – from 33 countries. Predominantly – Images – Text – Audio – Video – 3D (just a few but lots more in the pipeline!)http://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  5. 5. Content-provider projects 23 current projects: CARARE (archaeology & architecture), Europeana Fashion, Digitising Contemporary Art (DCA), ECLAP (performing arts), EuScreen (TV), Europeana Collections 1914-1918, Europeana 1914-1918, EuroPhoto, Europeana Libraries, Europeana Regia (manuscripts), HOPE (social history), Europeana Photography, Natural Europe, Open Up! (bio-diversity) and ThinkMOTION (science & engineering). 8 completed: JUDAICA (Jewish history), MIMO (musical instruments), EuropeanaLocal, European Film Gateway, Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe, EuropeanaTravel and two others aimed at national archives and museums (general content).http://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  6. 6. Europeana Exhibitionhttp://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  7. 7. 3D in Europeanahttp://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  8. 8. The 3D-ICONS Project 3D-ICONS will bring exciting and engaging 3D models and constructions to Europeana end users – Rapid in-roads in gaming, TV and films – Challenge for Cultural Heritage sector to bring their 3D models used for scientific & research purposes into the public domain • 3D real life models of monuments and buildings • Complete sites such as Pompeii • Virtual reality models • Fly-throughs, …http://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  9. 9. Objectives Focus on 3D content: – Models & reconstructions – Enlarged models of important features and details – Related images, texts and videos. Enable the ‘re-contextulization’ of objects held elsewhere (e.g. museums) Enable ‘access’ to inaccessible sites Digitisation and 3D-scanning of buildings and sites Conversion of existing 3D content into user-friendly formats for Europeana end users. – General public, tourists, students, cultural heritage institutions who need to produce 3D documentation about their important monuments and buildings, content providers & SMEs looking for sustainable business processes.http://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  10. 10. Targeted content 16 partners from 11 different countries providing content: Pompeii, Italy Newgrange, Irelandhttp://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  11. 11. IPR Issues Metadata provided to Europeana under CC0 licence – EDM schema elements – Based upon the CARARE schema End user clicks on URL – Taken to landing page • Choice of models, formats • IPR information Project Consortium Agreement – Access to IPR unless otherwise specified in the Annexes. Advice on how to handle IPR Sculpture of Cerrillo Blancohttp://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  12. 12. Technologies Scanning equipment – Various technologies in use 3D Data acquisition – Surveying, modelling, … 3D model construction – MeshLab, Blender Creation of 3D models – CityEngine (3D-COFORM) Metadata and harvesting – OAI-PMH compliant repositories, MINT and MORE tools. Publication – 3D-PDF, WebGL, SpiderGL, HTML5. Pisahttp://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  13. 13. Innovative aspects 3D-ICONS will use CARARE aggregation service – ORE OAI aggregation – Linked Open Data Production pipeline – Flexibility in data creation – Advanced semantics/rich metadata – Quality assurance – Business model • Cost analysis, IPR, organizational models – Attractiveness for end users.http://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  14. 14. The challenges Suitable formats for end users – Viewable on home computers, preferably without plug-ins or installation of special viewers Reduction and simplification of 3D models – Without compromising quality and impact Metadata – Extension to CARARE schema without over- complicating but mapable to the EDM IPR management and business planning – Advice and recommended approacheshttp://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  15. 15. Work in progress Survey of current 3D-content: – Format, current IPR status (simple), size, technologies and methodologies used, … Separate survey of current IPR practices Analysis of monument inventory to decide data acquisition, post-processing, … – Each partner to create digitisation schedule – Case studies Formats for Europeana Metadata and thesaurihttp://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  16. 16. Digitisation & scanninghttp://www.3dicons-project.eu VSMM 2012
  17. 17. Any questions?Project Manager: Prof. Franco Niccolucci Email: Niccolucci@unifi.it http://www.3dicons-project.eu

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