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Europeana - American Art Collaborative LOD Meeting


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Presentation at a seminar on linked data and art museums at the Smithsonian Institute, April 29 2013.
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Europeana - American Art Collaborative LOD Meeting

  1. 1. Antoine IsaacScientific Coordinator, EuropeanaAmerican Art Collaborative LOD MeetingSmithsonian American Art Museum, April 29, 2013
  2. 2. What isEuropeana?
  3. 3. Europeana’s vision and mission Europeana is a catalyst for change in the world ofcultural heritage. Our vision: We believe in making cultural heritage openlyaccessible in a digital way, to promote the exchange of ideasand information.
  4. 4. Strategic Plan Engage – We cultivate new waysfor people to participate in theircultural heritage Aggregate – We are building the open,trusted source for European cultural content Facilitate – We support the culturalheritage sector through knowledgetransfer, innovation and advocacy Distribute – We make heritage available topeople wherever they are, whenever theywant it
  5. 5., Europe’s cultural heritage portalMuseumsNational AggregatorsRegional AggregatorsArchivesThematic collectionsLibraries26M objects from 2,200 European galleries, museums, archives and libraries
  6. 6. What types of objects does Europeana gives access to?Text Image Video Sound 3D
  7. 7. Aggregating museum dataIndividual museums may provide data directly, but thevast majority goes/went through vast aggregators EuropeanaLocal ATHENA Linked Heritage various national aggregators
  8. 8. Europeana and opendata
  9. 9. What Europeana makes availableMetadataLink to digitalobjects online
  10. 10. Content (digital objects on the site of the provider)Metadata (descriptive object information)DifferentoptionsTwo categories of rightsCC
  11. 11. Rights Statements for contentOpenNot open – butclearNotopen
  12. 12. Accessing and re-usingEuropeana data
  13. 13. How do users access Europeanacontent?Europeana aims to provide content in the users’ workflow –where they want it, when they want it. portal Project portals/exhibitions Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)… Websites and apps using Europeana data independently
  14. 14. Europeana’s as infrastructure open for re-useEuropeana data available via API Search widgets Semantic mark-up ( on portal Linked Open Data pilot
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  17. 17. Hackathons to develop innovative new apps
  18. 18. Innovation - Searching query : “Dieppe”
  19. 19. Innovation - annotatingPundit @ DM2E project
  20. 20. Take-home messageWe can think of and build plenty cool things, butmetadata openness and shared data models arecrucial
  21. 21. Useful links Europeana portal Europeana Thought Lab Europeana end-user blog Europeana Professional Europeana Professional blog Facebook Twitter
  22. 22. Thank youAntoine