Jill Cousins on Europeana


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Presentation given on 24.11.11 at an Open GLAM Legal Clinic at the Wellcome Collection.

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  • This helped shape our Strategic Plan 2011-2015 We developed it in close collaboration with our key stakeholders: Our data providers – the cultural heritage organisations of Europe The policy makers in the European Commission and national Ministries of Culture and Education Our end users Players in the wider online cultural heritage environment, including publishers and other content providers, software developers and apps designers They helped us focus on the value that they derived – or wanted to derive - from Europeana
  • The strategic plan comprises four tracks around which our activity turns and on which all our resources are focused
  • This means that we cannot publish your metadata as linked open data and make use of the magnificent possibilities of the semantic web. When it’s up in the cloud, everyone can copy and reuse them
  • Isolated, unconnected
  • Jill Cousins on Europeana

    1. 1. Name e-mail Thank you Jill Cousins OKFN Workshop, London, November 24,2011 The problem of the Yellow Milkmaid
    2. 2. Europeana exists to create access to cultural heritage for all Why is open content / data important What are we advocating and doing
    3. 5. Build the trusted source for cultural heritage AGGREGATE Expand the network Source content Improve data quality
    4. 6. Make heritage available wherever users are whenever they want it DISTRIBUTE Upgrade portal Develop partnerships Put content in users’ workflow
    5. 13. Conclusion of the workshops <ul><li>Benefits of open sharing and open distribution outweigh the risks </li></ul><ul><li>But recommends 3 areas to be addressed: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spill over effects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of Attribution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of Potential Income </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 14. <ul><li>New Data Exchange Agreement for METADATA = CC0 </li></ul><ul><li>Individual meetings with providers </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Consultations & surveys with network </li></ul>
    7. 15. CC0 Universal Public Domain Published 20 September 2011
    8. 16. Where are we now? Have adopted the DEA <ul><li>CENL – British Library & all European National Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>EU Screen – EU Broadcasters </li></ul><ul><li>Hispana </li></ul><ul><li>German Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>Finnish Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>thinkMotion </li></ul><ul><li>European Film Gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Rijksmuseum </li></ul><ul><li>National Archief </li></ul><ul><li>to name but some of the sign- ups to date </li></ul>
    9. 17. ‘ The Milkmaid’, one of Johannes Vermeer's most famous pieces, depicts a scene of a woman quietly pouring milk into a bowl. During a survey the Rijksmuseum discovered that there were over 10,000 copies of the image on the internet—mostly poor, yellowish reproductions1. As a result of all of these low-quality copies on the web, according to the Rijksmuseum, “people simply didn’t believe the postcards in our museum shop were showing the original painting. This was the trigger for us to put high-resolution images of the original work with open metadata on the web ourselves. Opening up our data is our best defence against the ‘yellow Milkmaid’.”
    10. 19. End User
    11. 20. <ul><li>http://version1.europeana.eu/web/europeana-project/whitepapers </li></ul>
    12. 21. THANK YOU [email_address]
    13. 22. API
    14. 23. Rights Field Campaign
    15. 24. Policy – Public Domain Public Domain Charter Public Domain Usage Guide Public Domain Mark
    16. 25. Break down the walls Image: Bob Jagensdorf, http://flickr.com/photos/darwinbell/, CC-BY
    17. 26. End User Access to Cultural Heritage
    18. 27. The Business Model
    19. 29. Tekst Tekst Tekst Tekst Tekst Tekst
    20. 39. Workshop: assessing monetary & reputational use of metadata to organisation <ul><li>Established 3 types of business models in metadata handling: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public mission of institution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Value proposition </li></ul></ul></ul>
    21. 47. Metadata as a key activity
    22. 51. Metadata created by organisation and made available to public – Government is client who also fund the organisation
    23. 52. Metadata as a key resource
    24. 56. Metadata becomes a resource to maximise revenues – indirect revenue stream
    25. 58. Metadata as a core value propostion
    26. 61. Value proposition to a distinct user group who pay for the service
    27. 63. Conclusion of the workshop <ul><li>Benefits of open sharing and open distribution outweigh the risks </li></ul><ul><li>But recommends 3 areas to be addressed: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spill over effects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of Attribution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of Potential Income </li></ul></ul></ul>