Establishing Meaningful Services  over the Cloud for Museums          Giannis Stoitsis, Kostas Stratis     Greek Research ...
Museums hold a wealth of high quality             content
which can be used to support education
but to preserve, curate and educate              we need
even when machinery exists there are            problems• hardware maintenance• technical support• interoperability limita...
the cloud approach                     Teachers                                Parents                     Pupils
the cloud approach                     Teachers                                Parents                     Pupils
Virtualized Infrastractures Management Layer               Virtualization of Infrastructure Layer                         ...
what can be hosted on the cloud• Collections management tools  – APIs for content dissemination in large networks• Educati...
what museums need to have … only a browser and internet connection
CASE 1: EDUCATIONAL TOOL OVERTHE CLOUD
Educational Pathway Authoring Tool
Educational Pathway Authoring Tool
Cloud service workflow
how it works   Demo
comparing costs for hosting educational     tool at museum and cloudCloud                              Hosting at museum• ...
CASE 2: SETTING UP EDUCATIONALPORTAL OVER THE CLOUD
Educational portal for Natural History         Museum of Crete                Demo
how it works                                                                                            Museum            ...
how it works                                                                    widget in Facebook page of                ...
More info• prototyping   – www.greenlearningnetwork.org/nhmc/   – https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=...
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  • All the services provided to the museums take advantage of the cloud. For instance the interactive installation does not need to have servers that hosts locally the collections and educational material that is used but it connects directly to the infrastructure that runs over the cloud
  • All the services provided to the museums take advantage of the cloud. For instance the interactive installation does not need to have servers that hosts locally the collections and educational material that is used but it connects directly to the infrastructure that runs over the cloud
  • Check the cost of back up for a VM in the US cloud.
  • Check how AJAX is characterized as technology
  • Check how AJAX is characterized as technology
  • Cetaf ISTC Meeting: Natural-Europe Presentation

    1. 1. Establishing Meaningful Services over the Cloud for Museums Giannis Stoitsis, Kostas Stratis Greek Research and Technology Network
    2. 2. Museums hold a wealth of high quality content
    3. 3. which can be used to support education
    4. 4. but to preserve, curate and educate we need
    5. 5. even when machinery exists there are problems• hardware maintenance• technical support• interoperability limitations – no APIs for the dissemination of collections• hardware costs
    6. 6. the cloud approach Teachers Parents Pupils
    7. 7. the cloud approach Teachers Parents Pupils
    8. 8. Virtualized Infrastractures Management Layer Virtualization of Infrastructure Layer GUI tools and APIsVirtual MachinesCloud provider A Cloud provider B Cloud provider B Virtualization of Infrastructure LayerStorage and Processing Monitoring/Management/Allocation layer
    9. 9. what can be hosted on the cloud• Collections management tools – APIs for content dissemination in large networks• Educational tools• Educational portals for museums based on their digital collections• Metadata aggregation infra
    10. 10. what museums need to have … only a browser and internet connection
    11. 11. CASE 1: EDUCATIONAL TOOL OVERTHE CLOUD
    12. 12. Educational Pathway Authoring Tool
    13. 13. Educational Pathway Authoring Tool
    14. 14. Cloud service workflow
    15. 15. how it works Demo
    16. 16. comparing costs for hosting educational tool at museum and cloudCloud Hosting at museum• cloud hosting = 20 euros/month • 1 server+monitor+ups = 1200 euros• set up effort = 1hr • set up > 1 day effort or 100 euros• back up included • hardware maintenance effort = difficult to be defined but significant• Total for 5 years = 1200 euros • Total for 5 years = 1300 +personnel for hardware maintenance+ costs of unexpected HW breakdowns e.g. supplier, hard disk Costs of software support After 5 years the HW could be the same for both should be cases renewed/upgraded
    17. 17. CASE 2: SETTING UP EDUCATIONALPORTAL OVER THE CLOUD
    18. 18. Educational portal for Natural History Museum of Crete Demo
    19. 19. how it works Museum Template customization html, css, Ajax, JS Search API Search API Metadata aggregator for Cultural Content Metadata aggregator for Educational Content CloudCollection Management Tools of Museums Edu tool of Edu Tool of Edu tool of NHMC Museum B Museum C
    20. 20. how it works widget in Facebook page of Template customization museum html, css, Ajax, JS Search API Search API Metadata aggregator for Cultural Content Metadata aggregator for Educational Content CloudCollection Management Tools of Museums Edu tool of Edu Tool of Edu tool of NHMC Museum B Museum C
    21. 21. More info• prototyping – www.greenlearningnetwork.org/nhmc/ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kdc55xju0g4• info points – stoitsis@ieee.org – www.natural-europe.eu Thank you

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