An introduction to Europeana - Hong Kong lecture

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Full transcript can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10C4CzLDYRpsj09grxa4oHZ-f8MScHbkk4sKheEyrVSQ/edit
Slides of lecture I gave at the Baptist University in Hong Kong and during an Open Culture workshop at the Asia Art Archive. It explains the basics of Europeana, why it was found, how the project works, and deals with the various copyright issues we deal with on a daily basis.

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An introduction to Europeana - Hong Kong lecture

  1. 1. Bringing culture to all - Together ! An introduction into Europeana Joris Pekel @jpekel Hong Kong, 11/12/2013
  2. 2. Content à à à à à à About Europeana About Open Data Why Europeana? What are the obstacles? How are we trying to solve this? Going forward @jpekel
  3. 3. What is Europeana @jpekel
  4. 4. What is Europeana à Found in 2006 @jpekel
  5. 5. What is Europeana à Found in 2006 à Launch in 2008 @jpekel
  6. 6. What is Europeana à Found in 2006 à Launch in 2008 à “Access to all of Europe’s heritage” @jpekel
  7. 7. What is Europeana à à à à Found in 2006 Launch in 2008 “Access to all of Europe’s heritage” European Identity @jpekel
  8. 8. What is Europeana à à à à à Found in 2006 Launch in 2008 “Access to all of Europe’s heritage” European Identity Bring culture together and give access from one point @jpekel
  9. 9. Europe’s cultural heritage portal à 30m records from 2,300 à à à à à à European galleries, museums, archives and libraries Books, newspapers, journals, letters, diaries, archival papers Paintings, maps, drawings, photographs Music, spoken word, radio broadcasts Film, newsreels, television Curated exhibitions 31 languages
  10. 10. Preview & Digital Objects are licensed as described in EDM: rights ! CCO ! Layer #3: Metadata (descriptive object information) Layer #2: Previews (lower quality versions of #1) ! ! EDM:rights Layer #1: Digital objects (on the site of the provider) ! @jpekel !5 !
  11. 11. Who submits data to Europeana? Domain Aggregators National initiatives Libraries National Aggregators e.g. 
 Culture Grid, Culture.fr e.g. The European Library Regional Aggregators Archives e.g. APEX Audiovisual collections e.g. EUScreen, European Film Gateway Thematic collections e.g. Musées Lausannois e.g. Judaica Europeana, Europeana Fashion
  12. 12. Open? http://opendefinition.org @jpekel
  13. 13. Open? “A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.” http://opendefinition.org @jpekel
  14. 14. Twelve Rights Statements available for EDM: rights ! @jpekel !8
  15. 15. @jpekel
  16. 16. Open culture on culture @jpekel
  17. 17. Open culture on culture à What is in the Public Domain stays in the Public Domain @jpekel
  18. 18. Open culture on culture à What is in the Public Domain stays in the Public à Domain If you have the rights to openly license content, do so @jpekel
  19. 19. Why Open? à Public Mission à Larger Audience à Connect and contextualise collections à The digital dream @jpekel
  20. 20. Public Mission "Enable access to everyone who wants to do research" - British Library, Our Mission and 2020 Vision ! "Our core values are: accessibility, sustainability, innovation and cooperation." -National Library of the Netherlands, Our Mission and Vision ! "To provide diverse audiences with the best quality experience and optimum access to our collections, physically and digitally." - the Victoria & Albert Museum, Mission and Objectives ! "The Federal Archives have the legal responsibility of permanently preserving the federal archival documents and making them available for use." - German Federal Archives - Responsibilities ! The National Gallery of Denmark is Denmark’s premier museum of art. Through Accessibility, education, and exhibition - Danish National Gallery - Mission @jpekel
  21. 21. Why Open? à Public Mission à Larger Audience à Connect and contextualise collections à The digital dream @jpekel
  22. 22. Larger Audience à Put your material where the users are ! @jpekel
  23. 23. Why Open? à Public Mission à Larger Audience à Connect and contextualise collections à The digital dream @jpekel
  24. 24. Connect and Contextualise
  25. 25. Why Open? à Public Mission à Larger Audience à Connect and contextualise collections à The digital dream @jpekel
  26. 26. The Digital Dream ! A world in which our shared cultural heritage, the map of humanity, is open to all regardless of their background A world in which people are no longer passive consumers of cultural content created by an elite, but contribute, participate, create and share ! @jpekel
  27. 27. Some context… @jpekel
  28. 28. Some context… à 2300 institutions @jpekel
  29. 29. Some context… à 2300 institutions à 60.000 in total in Europe @jpekel
  30. 30. Some context… à 2300 institutions à 60.000 in total in Europe à 7% of all material digitised @jpekel
  31. 31. Copyright Issues à Copyright not made for the digital world à Fear of doing it wrong à Expect curators/librarians/archivists to become ‘amateur à lawyers’ Unclear for (re-)user what is allowed ! @jpekel
  32. 32. Rights Statements & Issues ! •  We have our own licensing policy •  Our collection is very complex •  Europeana Rights Statements don t apply to our collection •  We don t need to provide a Rights Statement, that information is clear from our website •  We don t know which Rights Statements applies @jpekel !21
  33. 33. Rights Statements & Solutions ! •  Europeana have clearly defined Rights Statements; •  Published at www.europeana.eu/portal/rights/terms-and-policies •  Europeana provide tools for determining the Rights Statement; •  Public Domain Calculator •  EDM Rights Selection Tool •  Europeana deliver workshops and bespoke advice •  Europeana advocate via publications such as The Public Domain Charter •  Europeana monitor the usage and appropriateness of the Rights Statements @jpekel !22
  34. 34. Looking for content to reuse ! !23
  35. 35. Refining content by types of reuse allowed !24 !
  36. 36. How can you reuse this object? ! !25
  37. 37. What does Rights Reserved … mean? ! !26
  38. 38. Europeana’s vision and mission à Europeana is a catalyst for change in the world of cultural heritage. à Our mission: The Europeana Foundation and its Network create new ways for people to engage with their cultural history, whether it’s for work, learning or pleasure. à Our vision: We believe in making cultural heritage openly accessible in a digital way, to promote the exchange of ideas and information. This helps us all to understand our cultural diversity better and contributes to a thriving knowledge economy. @jpekel
  39. 39. Europeana going forward à à à à à à More data will be added Focus on making available content Less focus on portal, more on platform Growing the Network Push for copyright reform Research possibilities for Cloud based infrastructure ! ! @jpekel
  40. 40. Questions? @jpekel
  41. 41. Thank you Joris Pekel @jpekel Joris.pekel@kb.nl

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