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Collection Descriptions at The European Library, Valentine Charles, Interoperability Specialist at The European Library

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Collection Descriptions at The European Library, Valentine Charles, Interoperability Specialist at The European Library

  1. 1. Collection Descriptions at The European Library Valentine Charles The European Library Annual Meeting, 17th September, Amsterdam
  2. 2. A need for organisation  The European Library is continuously growing !  And takes up new challenges: • Making content more visible • Improving search accuracy and relevancy
  3. 3. Modeling collections  Collection level descriptions answer research information needs. • Provide context to isolated items • Show relationships between objects and collections • Improve search capabilities  Collection level descriptions are suitable for digital and non-digital material
  4. 4. Modeling collections
  5. 5. The European Library’s agenda  We will enrich the existing collection descriptions…and create new ones  We will provide better search capabilities relying on these descriptions
  6. 6.  Focus on two cases studies • First World War • Medieval history The European Library’s agenda
  7. 7. Speakers:  Europeana Collections 1914-1918 and the Great War Online: the set-up of huge thematic portal - Frederic Lemmers  eBooks on Demand: creating digital collections on users' request - Õnne Mets  Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) - Ronald Snijder

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