EVA / MINERVA Jerusalem 2009, MICHAEL: One year later, Giuliana De Francesco


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EVA / MINERVA Jerusalem 2009, MICHAEL: One year later, Giuliana De Francesco

  1. 1. MICHAEL One year later Giuliana De Francesco Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali - ICCU [email_address]
  2. 2. MICHAEL <ul><li>Launching a European online service to enable European cultural heritage to be promoted to a worldwide audience </li></ul><ul><li>(2004) </li></ul>Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe
  3. 3. Connecting people to collections from museums, libraries, archives, and cultural and scientific organisations across Europe MICHAEL vision <ul><li>Thousands of institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of digital items </li></ul><ul><li>Collection level description </li></ul><ul><li>Cross domain approach </li></ul><ul><li>Offering ways to help users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>find the wealth of content that is available from cultural institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assess the relevance and select a range of content </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Two projects funded by the eTEN programme: </li></ul><ul><li>MICHAEL (2004): France, Italy and the UK </li></ul><ul><li>MICHAEL+ (2006): Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>More countries joined without EU funding: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bulgaria, Latvia, Israel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>MICHAEL Culture Association (AISBL) </li></ul>Projects
  5. 5. 18 +1 MICHAEL portals
  6. 7. www.michael-culture.org
  7. 8. http://www.michael-culture.se http://www.michael-culture.fi http://www.michael-culture.cl.bas.bg http://www.michael-culture.pl http://www.michael-culture.fr http://www.michael-culture.hu http://www.michael-portal.de http://www.michael-culture.org.uk http://www.michael-culture.kul.ee http://www.michael-culture.es http://www.michael-culture.cz http://www.michael-culture.nl http://www.michael-culture.gr http://www.michael-culture.it http://www.michael-culture.org.il
  8. 9. <ul><li>18 months after the end of the project, most instances are still active and willing to continue further, some are in stand-by </li></ul>
  9. 10. Other routes to MICHAEL content: Interoperability <ul><li>Users can also find our records outside the MICHAEL national and European services.... </li></ul>.... OAI-PMH and CC licences enables reuse in other information services
  10. 11. Local coordination Regional service Local service National coordination European Coordination National aggregator Thematic service International aggregator Europeana
  11. 12. <ul><li>MICHAEL and Europeana </li></ul>
  12. 13. MICHAEL Culture association: A European cross-domain network <ul><li>MICHAEL Culture association was established in July 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>AISBL (Association internationale sans but lucratif) under Belgian law </li></ul><ul><li>Members are from all over Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Partner of all main projects establishing Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Member of EDL foundation </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>MICHAEL offers to Europeana: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive, reliable and multilingual information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From all sectors (archives, libraries, museums, monuments, archaeology…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection level information to complement item descriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contextual information for Europeana users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stakeholder commitment: a cross-domain network of public organisations represented through a single body </li></ul></ul>MICHAEL  Europeana
  14. 15. <ul><ul><li>Mapping of MICHAEL Data Model into ESE (Europeana Semantic Elements) Data will be harvested via OAI-PMH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ESE is the only metadata set used by Europeana until July 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common cross-domain metadata schema for heterogeneous data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XML format for data ingestion (harvest, map, normalise, index) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dublin Core elements + 10 Europeana elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not to capture full semantics of provider’s data (Not domain specific) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation of a more sophisticated object model will be prototyped from July 2010 to prepare its integration in the second release </li></ul></ul>MICHAEL  Europeana (Rhine, 2010)
  15. 16. <ul><li>An ingestion test is planned in the framework of the ATHENA project, whose aim is to have a richer and more contextualised set of data harvested by the next release of Europeana </li></ul>MICHAEL  Europeana (Danube, 2011)
  16. 17. MICHAEL Italia
  17. 18. Record 1925 2045 Physical coll. 576 640 Project 1746 1924 Institution 2111 2271 Service/product 3635 3869 Digital coll. published total
  18. 19. Organisation <ul><li>MiBAC coordinating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobilizing every MiBAC sector and office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State archives (about 130) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State libraries (almost 50) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hundreds of museums, heritage offices etc. covered at regional level through MiBAC Regional Directorates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Cooperation agreements with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regions ( ~ 20) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities (77, coordinated through CRUI) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>training, helpdesk, mailing list, etc </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Public access
  20. 21. Benefits <ul><li>Ministries, local government: </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring funding results, advancement of programmes and the whole of the digital heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of the achievements at national and international level </li></ul><ul><li>Planning of complementary and coordinated digitisation initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Some Italian regions decided to invest in MICHAEL and support it financially </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Cultural institutions : </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility, outreach to wider audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Increase of access to online services </li></ul><ul><li>Sinergies, networking and interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Increase of the quality of digitisation projects </li></ul><ul><li>Many institutions take care of having their descriptions updated </li></ul>Benefits
  22. 23. <ul><li>Users: </li></ul><ul><li>Direct and simple access to a critical mass of cultural content and information : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From every CH sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produced by cultural and scientific organisations of any kind and size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear and understandable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Context information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reuse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Users ask for information and candidate collections to be described </li></ul>Benefits
  23. 24. <ul><li>Thank you for your attention! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.michael-culture.org.il </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.michael-culture.it / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.michael-culture.org/ </li></ul>