The viewpoint from the European Council of Ministers in 2008
Europeana has defined a Strategic Plan for where it wants to go in the time horizon 2011-2015. We have idnetified 4 strategic tracks in which we want to deliver value to users, to our partners and to other stakeholders. Track 1 and 3 are mostly focused on collaborating with the network, developers’communities and the cultural heritage sector. Track 3 and 4 are – mostly, not entirely- related to end users. As a whole, our partners are of key importance to reach all of our goals. Without our network, we would not have new content and new services and we could never deliver value to end users. Therefore, it is of key importance to us to deliver value to our partners, too.
Strategic track: Aggregate, major challenges: Growth of content to 30 million Efficient and streamlined harvesting and ingestion tools Light weight harvesting Self-publication? Improved metadata quality Persistent Identifiers Language identification (with good granularity, on the field level) Automated link checkers Increased amount of geodata (with good granularity, exact coordinates) Persons, Events, Periods Enriched metadata Enrichment of metadata Cross-linking of metadata within the Europeana aggregation Pulling back in from the LOD cloud!? Ontologies Continual improvement and versioning of EDM
Strategic strand: Facilitate , support our partner network and the cuktural heritage; major challenges: Europeana as data platform, to facilitate R&D and foster innovation New and improved APIs Support new applications based on our API, and follow through Linked Open Data publications Public SPARQL end-point? Implementation, tools and services for licensing License and Public Domain calculators License interoperability National open licenses Integrating with systems for collective licensing and orphan works (ARROW)
Strategic track: Distribute: make digital heritage available wherever theu are, whenever they want it. Major challenges: Improve the Europeana portal (although in the future, we are focusing less on europeana.eu as a destination portal Improve the search precision (w. 30 million objects this will be even more important) Semantic search & browse – leverage the power of EDM in search Improve usability and the user experience Multilingual search and results translation More meaningful ranking and more targeted notification Integration of metadata and ‘social use’ Offer thematic browsable entry points Who, What, When, Where? Improve the mobile user experience Geo-location aware Social web integration Different ways of distributing content Wikipedia batch uploads Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource Other partnerships?
Strategic strand: Engage, cultivate ways for users to participate in their cultural heritage. Major challenges: Improved virtual exhibition platform Extend for multiple exhibits and exhibitors Better integration with the Europeana repository User generated – annotations, tagging, curation, contribution Self-publication? Europeana as UGC-platform Europeana Awareness project – storytelling platform Europe 1914-1918 project Europeana Remix, the HTML5-Popcorn object Contextual information from Wikipedia Actually via Dbpedia to get semantically structured information Providing context on persons, subjects, events, periods To be displayed in search results and browse UI of the portal
In the near future, we need to improve the mobile experience we offer to users, offer them location-based services, interactivity and contextualization
More and more, users assume interactivity, to share and publish easily. Additionaly, social usage can be reflected in metadata to influence search ranking.
On Oct 11, we launched the upgraded user portal. These 3 slides outline priorities for the development team until the summer of 2012.
Europeana plans - Pisa 21oct
Europeana Plans Anne Marie van Gerwen Manager Marketing Europeana
Europeana Strategic Plan 2011-2015: 4 strategic tracks
become THE trusted source for cultural heritage AGGREGATE Semantic enrichment 30 million objects Improved data quality
FACILITATE Support cultural heritage sector through knowledge transfer, innovation & advocay Licensing Frameworks Improved APIs, API based application development Linked Open Data
Make heritage available wherever they are whenever they want it DISTRIBUTE Improve the portal Different ways of Content distribution Improve the mobile UX
cultivate new way for users to participate in their cultural heritage ENGAGE Improved exhibition platform <ul><li>Europeana as UGC platform: </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Europeana 1914-1918 </li></ul><ul><li>Europeana Remix </li></ul>Improved contextualisation
Improve mobile UX, interactivity and contextualization
Europeana Development Priorities Q3 2011 October November December Map search and display Hierarchical object display (EDM-display) Search and display 3D content (CARARE) Portal design modifications Improved and multiple media objects display and download (EDM-display) Improved ranking (ASSETS) UIM: CRM Integration&Harvesting (REPOX) OAI-server for collection harvesting by partners (REPOX config, website setup) Query suggestions (ASSETS) UIM: Link checking&Image caching plug-in UIM: Data enrichment modules UIM/EDM skeleton workflow completion Wikipedia citation/Cite item UIM: MINT adaptation UIM: Link checking&Image caching, embedding provenance and license metadata in previews UIM: MINT adaptation
Europeana Development Priorities Q1 2012 January February March Improved ranking (ASSETS) Improved facets Content subscription (ASSETS) Query suggestions (ASSETS) Improved autosuggestions Personalisation (ASSETS) Browse persons (Wikipedia enriched search) Improved mobile Improved embed object widget Improved mobile interaction design study Improved mobile UIM workflow improvements UIM workflow improvements UIM workflow improvements GLAM-Wikimedia Upload System
Europeana Development Priorities Q2 2012 April May June Linked Open Data in full production User created galleries Improved and semantic tagging Improved Search API incl. Automated API sign-up Improved search widget Geotagging Improved mobile Language sensitive QR-codes for Europeana items UIM workflow improvements UIM workflow improvements UIM workflow improvements GLAM-Wikimedia Upload System GLAM-Wikimedia Upload System GLAM-Wikimedia Upload System
Thanks For further questions: [email_address] Background information: www.europeana.eu Version1.europeana.eu remix.europeana.eu Europeana Strategic Plan: http://www.slideshare.net/Europeana/europeana-strategic-plan-20112015