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Europeana- The European Information Landscape

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Presentation given at the 6 information Policy Forum in Tallinn, Estonia.

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Europeana- The European Information Landscape

  1. 1. The European Information Landscape Tallinn september 2010
  2. 2. Background
  3. 3. ‘Digitisation and online accessibility are essential ways to highlight cultural and scientific heritage, to inspire the creation of new content and to encourage new online services to emerge. -European Council of Ministers, 20 November 2008-
  4. 4. March 2009 Discover Participate Share Europeana: a single point of access where our European heritage is openly available for discovery, to participate in and share
  5. 5. September 2010 40 employees 12 million objects 28 data providers 1500 institutions 180 partners
  6. 6. Discover/share/ participate
  7. 7. Tallinn? Say a young historian in Madrid called Jukka is interested in primary sources on cities in Estonia...
  8. 8. He would go to the Europeana homepage.... Through Google ;-)
  9. 9. Select Spanish as his language of choice...
  10. 10. And do a search on Tallinn.
  11. 11. In this case he will see 52 results...
  12. 12. Of which he chooses a photograph of the Baltic Station held in the National Library of Estonia...
  13. 13. He is intrigued by this beautiful picture from 1929.
  14. 14. Discovery enabled by:
  15. 15. National Library of Estonia Discovery enabled by:
  16. 16. National Library of Estonia The European Library Discovery enabled by:
  17. 17. National Library of Estonia The European Library Discovery enabled by:
  18. 18. National Library of Estonia The European Library Discovery enabled by:
  19. 19. National Library of Estonia The European Library Discovery enabled by:
  20. 20. National Library of Estonia The European Library Discovery enabled by:
  21. 21. Estonia? Let’s try Estonia...
  22. 22. Almost 40.000 results to choose from...
  23. 23. He selects a painting of ‘Revel’
  24. 24. Held in the National Library in Poland.
  25. 25. He continues with a Lithography of Revel
  26. 26. held in the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum in Leipzig.
  27. 27. He visits France...
  28. 28. Sweden...
  29. 29. Culture.fr Eesti National Rahvusraamatukogu Library of Estonia Musee des civilisations d’Europe The European Library On his quest to find out about Estonia he embarked on a tour of Europeana Heritage...
  30. 30. Culture.fr Eesti National Rahvusraamatukogu Library of Estonia Musee des civilisations d’Europe The European Library On his quest to find out about Estonia he embarked on a tour of Europeana Heritage...
  31. 31. Culture.fr Eesti National Rahvusraamatukogu Library of Estonia Musee des civilisations d’Europe The European Library On his quest to find out about Estonia he embarked on a tour of Europeana Heritage...
  32. 32. Culture.fr Eesti National Rahvusraamatukogu Library of Estonia Musee des civilisations d’Europe The European Library On his quest to find out about Estonia he embarked on a tour of Europeana Heritage...
  33. 33. Culture.fr Eesti National Rahvusraamatukogu Library of Estonia Musee des civilisations d’Europe The European Library On his quest to find out about Estonia he embarked on a tour of Europeana Heritage...
  34. 34. Culture.fr Eesti National Rahvusraamatukogu Library of Estonia Musee des civilisations d’Europe The European Library On his quest to find out about Estonia he embarked on a tour of Europeana Heritage...
  35. 35. Culture.fr Eesti National Rahvusraamatukogu Library of Estonia Musee des civilisations d’Europe The European Library On his quest to find out about Estonia he embarked on a tour of Europeana Heritage...
  36. 36. And was able to build a picture of Estonia based on artifacts in institutions scattered all over Europe.
  37. 37. But is that enough?
  38. 38. Wikipedia: 13 million articles Technorati: 93.9 million Blogs HABBO: 135 million members Avaaz: 11 million actions Youtube: 363 million users Skype: 405 million users Facebook: 236 million members
  39. 39. Back to the drawing board...
  40. 40. Let’s make the homepage more interactive
  41. 41. Add more context, like a virtual exhibition
  42. 42. And new ways to represent the results...
  43. 43. Such as results on a map
  44. 44. Results on a timeline
  45. 45. More context...
  46. 46. The ability to share opinions
  47. 47. Use the material in your own workflow
  48. 48. Find the material right on the websites you trusts
  49. 49. The European Information Landscape
  50. 50. Aggregators Map overlay Legend: National Cross domain aggregators National Vertical aggregators
  51. 51. Estonian Cultural Heritage Portal National National National Library Museum Archive
  52. 52. Estonian Cultural Heritage Portal National National National Library Museum Archive
  53. 53. National Facebook Library CARARE Google Estonian Cultural Heritage Portal The European LIbrary
  54. 54. If you want to be on the web, you have be organized like the web
  55. 55. Thank you Harry Verwayen Director Business Development Europeana Mail: harry.verwayen@kb.nl Skype: hverwayen

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