Europeana Collections 1914-1918 and the Great War Online: the set up of huge thematic portal - Frederic Lemmers, the Royal Library of Belgium

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Europeana Collections 1914-1918 and the Great War Online: the set up of huge thematic portal - Frederic Lemmers, the Royal Library of Belgium

  1. 1. Europeana Collections 1914-1918 and the Great War Online : the set-up of a huge thematic portal The European Library Annual Meeting Amsterdam, 17th September 2013 Frédéric Lemmers, Head of Digitization Programs Royal Library of Belgium (KBR)
  2. 2. 2 Summary 1. EC14-18 : key figures and objectives 2. The enlargement of the network 3. The set up of a huge thematic portal
  3. 3. 3 Summary 1. EC14-18 : key figures and objectives 2. The enlargement of the network 3. The set up of a huge thematic portal
  4. 4. ONB SBB & Clio NLS BNCRM ICCU BNCF KB KBR BNF BL BNUS Ten national libraries from eight European countries + 2 technical partners 1. Key Figures and objectives (1) 36 months (1st May 2011 – 30th April 2014) 400.000 documents: -Books -Manuscripts -Pictures, postcards -Maps, prints, posters, -Leaflets, music, …
  5. 5. 5 • Making Europeana the first stop for content on the First World War • Integrating different collections relating to First World War • Creating a high-quality collection of First World War material which goes far beyond any digital online collection available so far in terms of • Size • Quality • Diversity 1. Key Figures and objectives (2)
  6. 6. 6 • Making a vast amount of sources publicly available that are • spread across Europe • often only accessible in the reading rooms of libraries • often highly fragile • often only accessible for experts 1. Key Figures and objectives (3)
  7. 7. 7 • Providing quick and easy access to the material: • no need to contact different libraries or memory institutions • no need to travel to different capitals • no need to concern oneself with the opening hours of reading rooms • 107 collections will be provided within this project via TEL and Europeana 1. Key Figures and objectives (3)
  8. 8. 8 Summary 1. EC14-18 : key figures 2. The enlargement of the network 3. The set up of a thematic portal
  9. 9. 9 The enlargement of the network (1) •Collaboration with other European Digitization Projects to provide WWI content to Europeana •Collaboration with other European projects: Linked Heritage, Cendari, 1914-1918 online, .... •Presence of other national libraries and University Libraries •Joining the network stays possible till end October 2013!!!!
  10. 10. ONB SBB NLS BNCRM ICCU BNCF KB KBR BNF BL BNUS Rybinsk State Museum (Russia) (308) Russian State Library (Moscow) (250) University Library of Osnabrück (3000)
  11. 11. 11 Summary 1. EC14-18 : key figures 2. The extending of the network 3. The set up of a huge thematic portal
  12. 12. •What do we want? • A single portal dedicated to WW1 which would offer access to user-generated content and content from institutions • Answer to the search and browsing needs of researchers and local and family historians • Offer curated metadata according to the specificities of the domain • Offer diversity of material (image, text, sound, video) • How to achieve a result at European level ? • With the help of TEL & Europeana technical teams who designed the portal prototype and specified special metadata requirements The set up of a huge thematic portal dedicated to WWI
  13. 13. 13 The set up of a huge thematic portal dedicated to WWI
  14. 14. 14 The set up of a huge thematic portal dedicated to WWI
  15. 15. 15 The set up of a huge thematic portal dedicated to WWI
  16. 16. Thank you for your attention! Email : frederic.lemmers@kbr.be Phone: +32.2.519.56.64

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