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Europeana essentials August 2013


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Europeana essentials August 2013

  1. 1. Essentials: Facts & Figures Date, location
  2. 2. Europeana Essentials: how to use it  This presentation aims to provide you with some key information about Europeana  Please pick and choose the slides you need to add to your own presentations  The topics covered are: • What is Europeana? • What does Europeana provide? • Who provides content to Europeana? • Europeana Licensing Framework • Re-use of Europeana data  The information in this presentation is correct as of August 2013
  3. 3. What is Europeana?
  4. 4. Europeana’s vision and mission  Europeana is a catalyst for change in the world of cultural heritage.  Our mission: The Europeana Foundation and its Network create new ways for people to engage with their cultural history, whether it’s for work, learning or pleasure.  Our vision: We believe in making cultural heritage openly accessible in a digital way, to promote the exchange of ideas and information. This helps us all to understand our cultural diversity better and contributes to a thriving knowledge economy.
  5. 5.  29m records from 2,200 European galleries, museums, archives and libraries  Books, newspapers, journals, letters, diaries, archival papers  Paintings, maps, drawings, photographs  Music, spoken word, radio broadcasts  Film, newsreels, television  Curated exhibitions  31 languages Europe’s cultural heritage portal
  6. 6. The Digital Agenda for Europe ‘Europe has probably the world's greatest cultural heritage. Digitisation brings culture into people's homes and is a valuable resource for education, tourism, games, animation and the whole creative industry. Investing in digitisation will create new companies and generate new jobs.’ Europeana is Europe’s ‘flagship digitisation project’ and ‘one of Europe’s most amibitious cultural projects, and a successful one. It is a trusted source for our collective memory and a representation of European cultural heritage online.’ Neelie Kroes European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda
  7. 7. History of Europeana  April 2005: Jacques Chirac wrote to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, recommending the creation of a virtual European library  EC’s Information Society and Media Directorate had been supporting European digital information exchange projects for 15 years  September 2005: publication of EC’s i2010 strategy on digital libraries  2007: European Digital Library Network – EDLnet – began building Europeana, funded under i2010  November 2008: Europeana prototype launched  Summer 2010: prototype became an operational service funded under the EC’s CIP ICT-PSP (Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme)  January 2011: New Renaissance Report published - endorses Europeana as ‘the reference point for European culture online’  September 2012: Europeana metadata released under CC0 waiver, making it freely available for re-use
  8. 8. Strategic Plan 2011-2015  Engage – We cultivate new ways for people to participate in their cultural heritage  Aggregate – We are building the open, trusted source for European cultural content  Facilitate – We support the cultural heritage sector through knowledge transfer, innovation and advocacy  Distribute – We make heritage available to people wherever they are, whenever they want it
  9. 9.  Executive committee • Currently 8 members  Board of participants • 20 organisations plus 6 elected Network Officers  Europeana Network • 700+ members elect the 6 Network Officers  Europeana Office • 40+ members of staff based in The Hague and the UK  Over a thousand people working on Europeana-related projects, activities and Task Forces across Europe Europeana Structure
  10. 10. Europeana Foundation
  11. 11. What does Europeana provide?
  12. 12. Europeana content
  13. 13. What types of data does Europeana hold? Texts Images Video Sound 3D
  14. 14. What makes up a Europeana record? Thumbnail/preview Metadata Link to digital objects online
  15. 15. Who provides content to Europeana?
  16. 16. How does Europeana get its content?  Through its aggregation structure, Europeana represents 2,200 organisations across Europe  From 150 Aggregators • Promoting national aggregation structures • More efficient than working with every individual content provider • Helps to achieve international standardisation  End-user generated content • Crowd-sourcing projects such as Europeana 1914-1918 and Europeana 1989
  17. 17. Who submits data to Europeana? Domain Aggregators National initiatives Audiovisual collections National Aggregators Regional Aggregators Archives Thematic collections Libraries e.g. Musées Lausannois e.g. Culture Grid, e.g. The European Library e.g. APEX e.g. EUScreen, European Film Gateway e.g. Judaica Europeana, Europeana Fashion
  18. 18. Types of aggregators Pan-European National Initiatives National Organisations National Organisations Direct Suppliers Europeana Projects (themes) Projects (domain) Single Domain organisations National Single Domain Cross domain
  19. 19. Countries providing content – top 16
  20. 20. Aggregation process
  21. 21. Europeana Licensing Framework
  22. 22. The Europeana Licensing Framework The Framework consists of: Europeana Data Exchange Agreement Creative Commons Zero Universal Public Domain Dedication (CC0 waiver) Europeana Data Use Guidelines Europeana Terms for User Contributions EDM:rights field of the Europeana Data Model These elements ensure all data can be aggregated and freely re-used.
  23. 23. Elements of the Licensing Framework
  24. 24. Accessing and re-using Europeana data
  25. 25. How do users access Europeana content? Europeana aims to provide content in the users’ workflow – where they want it, when they want it. Europeana portal • e.g. via searches, virtual exhibitions, featured items Project portals/exhibitions • e.g. BHL- Poisonous Nature, Europeana Fashion Websites and apps using Europeana API – devised at hackathons or independently Social media/blogs • e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Retronaut
  26. 26. Europeana’s huge cultural dataset open for re-use  As of September 2012, Europeana’s metadata became available free of restrictions under the terms of the Creative Commons Zero Public Domain Dedication – CC0.  Great news for developers • API • Hack4Europe! is a series of hack days held in different locations across Europe, where developers have access to the API and two days to create an app using it. • Search widgets for websites, e.g. National Library of Ireland catalogue, Partage Plus • Independent development – anyone can request API-keys • Linked Open Data – a subset of data is available for use in LOD initiatives
  27. 27. Hackathons to develop innovative new apps: Art Space
  28. 28. Hackathons to develop innovative new apps: Time Mash
  29. 29. Linked Open Data
  30. 30. Useful links  Europeana portal  Europeana 1914-1918  Europeana end-user blog  Europeana Professional  Europeana Professional blog  Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest  Google+  Linked In
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