www.open-up.eu WP 1 - Scientific Coordination, Project Management, Liaison & IPR What do we do? o We ensure adherence of the consortium to the rules, regulations, and financial guidelines of the project. o We coordinate the implementation of the project, monitor its progress, guarantee timely deliverables. o We ensure high quality output with tangible impact on the programme objectives. o We ensure liaison with GBIF, CETAF and the related eContentPlus Projects STERNA and BHL Europe. o We support coordination of the intellectual property rights (IPR) framework for OpenUp! o We pursuit identifying and implementing means to ensure long term sustainability of the project.
www.open-up.eu o Annual and progress reports, available on the OpenUp! website under http://open-up.eu/content/deliverables-and- components-pu. These reports illuminate the results of OpenUp! and monitor the activities and progress within the project.http://open-up.eu/content/deliverables-and- components-pu OpenUp! Annual Meeting 2012, Museum Nationale d‘Histoire Naturelle, Paris
www.open-up.eu o Article in International Innovation, October 2011 Project Coordinator Walter Berendsohn (BGBM Berlin) explains how the work of the OpenUp! project fits in with the existing Europeana portal and highlights how it will benefit the natural history domain and the promotion of biodiversity.
www.open-up.eu o Important achievements o Intellectual property rights (IPR) framework established to advice existing and new content providers on IPR issues. Report on “IPR problems and solutions for the domain of natural history objects” to be completed by the end of the project. o Memorandum of Understanding (available by end of project), designed for consortium partners and beyond to maintain and enrich EUROPEANA with Natural History content after the end of the project funding, to support strategic plan for the long term sustainability of the project’s infrastructure.
www.open-up.eu WP 2 - Technical Implementation What do we do? o We provide the hardware and software for seamless, stable and sustainable data flow from content providers to EUROPEANA. o We manage the OpenUp! communication Web site using a ScratchPad site. o We document the technical implementation of OpenUp! infrastructure.
www.open-up.eu Main Developments Content, content, content Connecting all partners Solving individual problems of data providers Semantic enrichment Hardening of services Bugfixing Improved configurations Revised service interfaces
www.open-up.eu WP 3 - Metadata Modelling and EUROPEANA Liaison What do we do? o We ensure the compatibility of the OpenUp! metadata provision with EUROPEANA standards. o We evaluate cooperation with the BHL project. o We do technical liaison with EUROPEANA.
www.open-up.eu WP 3 - Metadata Modelling and EUROPEANA Liaison Europeana Standard Conformance and EDM contribution – Mapping between Community and EUROPEANA data standards – Data transformation and provision – A single access point to distributed natural history multimedia content for EUROPEANA – Build upon existing networks in the Natural History domain: CETAF (Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities) GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) BioCASe (Biological Collection Access Services)
www.open-up.eu Data provision 2012 - 2013: ~ 1.5 Mio. records Images & Sounds Botany, Zoology, Mineralogy, Anthropology … 6 th largest content provider to Europeana! http://www.europeana.eu/portal/search.html?query=*:*&qf=PROVIDER:OpenUp!
www.open-up.eu Enriched OpenUp! content in Europeana http://www.europeana.eu/portal/search.html?query=*:*&qf=PROVIDER:OpenUp! OpenUp! common names enrichment
www.open-up.eu Linked OpenUp! content in Europeana http://www.europeana.eu/portal/search.html?query=*:*&qf=PROVIDER:OpenUp! Linking to Darwin Core Type vocabulary Linking to Biodiversity Heritage Library
www.open-up.eu Linked OpenUp! content in Europeana http://www.europeana.eu/portal/search.html?query=*:*&qf=PROVIDER:OpenUp! Linking to Geonames.org
www.open-up.eu WP 4 - Zoological Community Content Provision, Metadata Catalogue and Quality Control What do we do? o We integrate institutional and departmental base for zoological natural history content provision to EUROPEANA. o We provide a model for the integration of content from the areas of palaeontology and mineralogy. o We provide multimedia objects and metadata to EUROPEANA using the OpenUp! workflow. o We provide vocabulary for zoological names. o We verify the data quality.
www.open-up.eu Data Quality Service for Zoological Names New features: Parameter for selecting one or more databases Fuzzy search extended to concept search in the Catalogue of Life (CoL) Implementation of the Fauna Europaea concept search Inclusion of Dyntaxa, PBDB, and Index Fungorum into the zoological name service of the Data Quality Toolkit
www.open-up.eu Local Data Provision Deliverables and components: Local zoological data provider software and metadata mapping functional for all content sources (list of all access point URLs, list of all connected datasources, technical information on BioCASE Provider Software). Furthermore - plan for content provision 3rd project year, 2 new providers with BPS (MNHN, GIT), regular update of coordination documents (GoogleDocs)
www.open-up.eu Data Quality Enhancement Process and Data Provision Deliverables and components: Operational content provision (overview over number and type of provided multimedia objects, stages in content provision, description of content). Furthermore - monitoring of data provision progress and data quality check (BioCASe Monitor Service, development WP4, WP7 & GBIF-D; Data Quality Toolkit, development WP2 and WP3; WP4 & WP5)
www.open-up.eu Data Quality Enhancement Process and Data Provision Number of multimedia objects per institution (zoology, mineralogy, anthropology and paleontology) available on the BioCASe Monitor Software and the number of objects which should be mobilized within the project according to the Description of Work (DoW).
www.open-up.eu Final Data Quality Checking Deliverables and components: Data quality check feedback (quality assurance at metadata and object level, questionnaire: “Quality Enhancement of Multimedia Objects and Associated Metadata in the Natural History Domain”, quality assurance in Europeana).
www.open-up.eu Data Quality Service for Paleontological and Mineralogical Objects Proof of concept for the integration model based on EFG: 3 provider applying integration model to their paleontological/ mineralogical content (UT-NHM, NM, GIT) HIT was customized successfully to harvest mineralogical content
www.open-up.eu WP 5 - Botanical Community Content Provision, Metadata Catalogue and Quality Control What do we do? o We integrate institutional and departmental base for botanical natural history content provision to EUROPEANA. o We provide multimedia objects and metadata to EUROPEANA using the OpenUp! workflow. o We provide vocabulary for botanical names. o We verify the data quality.
www.open-up.eu WP 6 - Multilingual Metadata Enrichment Including Common Names What do we do? o We transform scientific names into their multilingual common names representations. o We provide a metadata model for the integration of content from botanical and zoological common names, geographical place names and person names. o We provide a multilingual metadata enrichment service for natural history heritage objects.
www.open-up.eu WP 7 - Helpdesk Facility and Extending the Network What do we do? o We offer a helpdesk facility for provider and users. o We provide access to existing and newly produced documentation and tutorials of the project. o We look for and add associated partners to enlarge the provider community.
www.open-up.eu Results achieved 7.1 Helpdesk Facility: Dispatching system to answer questions timely operational (MNHN > French GBIF Node)
www.open-up.eu Results achieved 7.2 Analysis of documentation, gaps and plan for needed additional documentation. (UT-NHM) - Analysis of importance and attribution to user groups. Enriched + checked existing documentation in orig. language (website) (MRAC) - Documentation browser on the Helpdesk + linking to specific documents for new providers.
www.open-up.eu Results achieved 7.3 List of criteria and benefits to become Open Up! associated partners established (UH) – Re-used for the outreach activities with WP8. First OpenUp! tutorial and training session for new providers of the consortium (RBINS > Belgian GBIF Node) - Used as basis for the Tutorial 2 yesterday. Preliminary list of potential associated partners identified (UH) - List of 300+ institutions as a basis for the Outreach campaign in year 3. Shortlist of ~30 institutions already contacted. Standard procedure for associated partners operational (UH) - Fixed workflow between WP1, WP3, WP4, WP5, and WP7.
www.open-up.eu WP 8 - Dissemination and Awareness What do we do? o We disseminate the project and its content on Europeana to the general public, educational sector and to the scientists. o We demonstrate benefits of the project on meetings and conferences. o We inform other projects, also in other countries about OpenUp! Project. o We disseminate the diverse activities and their results within the project member institutions and among new participants.
www.open-up.eu Project Website o The project website operate on the Scratchpads platform and it is used to both internal and external communication of the project.
www.open-up.eu Newsletter o The OpenUp! Newsletter is regularly published twice per a year. o The Newsletter is freely available from the project website.
www.open-up.eu Social Media o Social media are our tool to reach the general public. o We are using following channels: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Blog. o Social media are our tool to reach the general public. o We are using following channels: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Blog.FacebookTwitterFlickr Blog OpenUp! FacebookOpenUp! Flickr
www.open-up.eu Biodiversity Library Exhibition (BLE) o BLE is a unique platform for the dissemination of Natural History multimedia content, literature and knowledge to the public. o Currently, four topics of BLE are published – Spices, Expeditions, Poisonous Nature and Nature at your Home.
www.open-up.eu OpenUp! Flyer – English and German