The Big Picture - Workgroups Kickoff

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  • Yes its primary vision is to be an aggregator or a super aggregator, the aggregators aggregator...............developing and promoting standards and access to shared repositories of cross walks and thesauri, enriching content and making it accessible through one portal
    But maybe more importantly it should be a distributor via API’s
  • Is to be the Aggregator of interoperable European cultural content, to deliver a portal for end users and enable re-use of both content and the resulting structures. To manage this process we will also encourage aggregation down the line. i.e national portals, vertical portals and to create an open source flexible system able to provide as well as aggregate. The provision is part of the value of proposition
    * Is to be the Aggregator of interoperable European cultural content, to deliver a portal for end users and enable re-use of both content and the resulting structures. To manage this process we will also encourage aggregation down the line. i.e national portals, vertical portals and to create an open source flexible system able to provide as well as aggregate. The provision is part of the value of proposition
    By 2010
    Min of 10 million items by 2010 more likely to be 20, growing with digitisation
    * > 50 content partners
    27 member countries
  • By 2010
    Min of 10 million items by 2010 more likely to be 20, growing with digitisation
    * > 50 content partners
    27 member countries
  • The Big Picture - Workgroups Kickoff

    1. 1. Europeana 2011 Jill Cousins, Europeana v1 WorkGroups Kickoff, 2 April 2009
    2. 2. The vision of 2006 • “A common multilingual access point would make it possible to search Europe’s distributed – that is to say, held in different places by different organisations – digital cultural heritage online. “ European Union Communiqué August 2006
    3. 3. Have we achieved this? • Nearly 5 million objects • Partner network of circa 200 institutions • Object model designed • Governance model • Fully functioning prototype • Business model proposed • Attracted 8 million euros worth of funding • Begun to set up an organisation
    4. 4. A vision for 2011 • Aggregator • Distributor • Catalyst • Innovator • Facilitator • Revenue generator
    5. 5. Europeana the Aggregator
    6. 6. Europeana the Distributor content, webservices, workforce, knowledge....
    7. 7. Europeana the catalyst • Content + new technology = new tool or new service + =
    8. 8. Europeana the Innovator Virtual exhibitions Stories Colour searching Personalisation Multilingual search Music bar search Geographic Referencing Collaborative working Reuse Video sampling
    9. 9. Europeana the facilitator Repositories: language, cross walks, thesauri Tools: Europeana Licensing Framework.......... Policies: Annotations, Public Domain, User Generated Content..........
    10. 10. Europeana the revenue generator • Affiliate income • Traffic to cultural institution webshops – super webshop? • Enriched data structures • Exhibition promoter • Advertiser
    11. 11. A vision for 2011 • “A common multilingual access point would make it possible to and search Europe’s distributed – that is to say, held in different places by different organisations – digital cultural heritage online. “ European Union Communiqué August 2010 Revenue generator aggregator, distributor and facilitator Facilitator Distributor Innovator Catalyst , innovate and generate revenue from Aggregator catalyse
    12. 12. How are we going to get there? • Automate Ingestion • Improve our data • Solve IPR issues • Manage user generated content • Turn Object model from theory to usable reality • Improve multilingual search and retrieval • Treble the number of objects to access • Create a Brand • Market Europeana • Agree governance • Bid for more projects • Create an Europeana Open Source Development Community • Develop new partnerships • Secure long term non project funding V1.0
    13. 13. A bit of work to do.... • Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need. • Voltaire (1694 - 1778), Candide, 1759 • When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. • John Ruskin (1819 - 1900) • This became a credo of mine...attempt the impossible in order to improve your work. • Bette Davis (1908 - 1989) • Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done. • Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861) • Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but pers . Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) • Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
    14. 14. A bit of work to do.... • “God is not dead but alive and well and working on a much less ambitious project. “ Anonymous,

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