“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. They help to democratise access and to
develop the information society and the knowledge-based
"to give access to all of Europe’s
digitised cultural heritage by 2025."
Europeana by the Numbers
Acceleration of Process of Digitisation
“Creativity is the driving force
of economic growth.”
Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class, Basic Books, 2002
"If a resource does not have any
associated metadata information, then
it is essentially lost."
"If a resource has erroneous,
inconsistent, or not enough metadata
information, then it is essentially nonexistent."
Structured versus Unstructured?
What do you use?
Where is this all going?
Data Consisting of What?
Basic types of content that we are used to deal with:
Other, more “complex” stuff:
Relations, connections, links - a genealogy
Time and space coords - the path of migratory birds
Animations – a piece of courseware
3D models – the plan of your house
Europeana Project Guttenberg Open Data Catalog NINES Getty British Library
Systems / Tools
Spiders - Heretrix Getty -