Improving access to Cultural Heritage

ICT2013 - Vilnius
7 November 2013
Here today…
• Elisabeth Freyre, Bibliothèque nationale de France /
National Library of France, ICT2013 networking session
...
Overview

•Introduction
•Digitisation and Refinement
•Aggregation
•User needs
•Project Partner statement
•Sustainability: ...
Common Ground

 Improving access by aggregating digitised content
 Information available online
 Access to a large coll...
.
To create a digital collaborative library of 1,298
royal manuscripts in Mediaeval and Renaissance
Europe accessible to E...
.
18 million pages
• Image generation:
High performance scanner and micro roll film
scanner
• Full text: OCR and OLR
- de...
Aggregation

Content available at EUROPEANA
 available not as collection

Content available at TEL and EUROPEANA
 availa...
User needs
Access to documents for different user groups: researcher, teacher,
general public, …

Improvement by
• Full te...
National Library of Latvia - Project Partner view

1. Digitisation - the more the better
2. European portals – availabilit...
Sustainability: Best Practice, networking, re-use
Best practice
• Regia: Common specifications for digitisation creates
co...
Sustainability: Best Practice, networking, re-use 2
Re-use of digital content
• Regia: scholarly communities, education
• ...
Conclusion
- Integrate digitisation plans in daily workflows at
libraries
- Cultural heritage organisations offer added va...
Thank you for your attention !
Questions / Answers: Some preliminary
thoughts
• Digitisation: high-end vs. mass production
• what is a „European critical...
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  • I will first remind the challenges in this slide :
    Why we start?
    Outstanding documents to digitise
    Improvement of conditions for digitisation
    Need more time to digitise and more money
    Quality conrol
    Also remind that the purpose was not to ocerised as this is manuscript
  • Europeana Newspapers ICT2013 networking session

    1. 1. Improving access to Cultural Heritage ICT2013 - Vilnius 7 November 2013
    2. 2. Here today… • Elisabeth Freyre, Bibliothèque nationale de France / National Library of France, ICT2013 networking session and Europeana Regia Coordinator • Hans-Jörg Lieder, Berlin State Library, Germany, Europeana Newspapers Coordinator • Karina Bandere, National Library of Latvia, Europeana Newspapers project partner • Ulrike Kölsch, Berlin State Library, Germany, Europeana Newspapers Manager 2
    3. 3. Overview •Introduction •Digitisation and Refinement •Aggregation •User needs •Project Partner statement •Sustainability: Best Practice, Networking, Re-use •Conclusion •Questions/Answers 3
    4. 4. Common Ground  Improving access by aggregating digitised content  Information available online  Access to a large collection Construction of a geographically dispersed collection  Comparability on screen  Identification of linkages beyond collections and related areas 4
    5. 5. . To create a digital collaborative library of 1,298 royal manuscripts in Mediaeval and Renaissance Europe accessible to European and International citizens, contributing to Europeana Sacramentaire de Charles le Chauve, Latin 1141 Choice of common specifications for digitisation and metadata in order to make them coherent and interoperable for Europeana User-friendly guidelines for librarians as well as users have been published 5
    6. 6. . 18 million pages • Image generation: High performance scanner and micro roll film scanner • Full text: OCR and OLR - depending on material type - ENP: basic level (per article) • Named Entity Recognition: - depending on material type - integrate knowledge bases as are deemed fit 6
    7. 7. Aggregation Content available at EUROPEANA  available not as collection Content available at TEL and EUROPEANA  available as a collection within an specific search environment (TEL) 7
    8. 8. User needs Access to documents for different user groups: researcher, teacher, general public, … Improvement by • Full text search capabilities • Variety of navigation options (time, space, …) • User specific services (MyENP, alert services, word frequency analysis) • Community building: who else in the user community is doing what with what (where to locate such services?) Try to create « useable » websites 8
    9. 9. National Library of Latvia - Project Partner view 1. Digitisation - the more the better 2. European portals – availability and sustainability 3. Network and share of Best Practice 4. National strategy of digital culture heritage and preservation of culture heritage on national level 9
    10. 10. Sustainability: Best Practice, networking, re-use Best practice • Regia: Common specifications for digitisation creates coherence and interoperability for Europeana • ENP: Create Best-Practice recommendations for Newspaper Metadata (data related to OCR, OLR, NER) • ENP: Provide aggregation framework for European portals Networking • Regia: primarily within scholarly and educational contexts • ENP: primarily among other public institutions with newspaper holdings 10
    11. 11. Sustainability: Best Practice, networking, re-use 2 Re-use of digital content • Regia: scholarly communities, education • ENP: Who knows? 11
    12. 12. Conclusion - Integrate digitisation plans in daily workflows at libraries - Cultural heritage organisations offer added value by - Providing huge catalogues - Using authority data (names, corporate bodies, places, events, …), thus creating “islands of meaning“ in the internet #2 The European perspective: • Policy and strategic planning (Digital Agenda) • Financial support through various funding schemes
    13. 13. Thank you for your attention !
    14. 14. Questions / Answers: Some preliminary thoughts • Digitisation: high-end vs. mass production • what is a „European critical mass“? • rights issues • multi-linguality of the data • services and where to place them

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