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1 OpenUp! General Overview

2 OpenUp! – What it aims at: Because access to multimedia resources from natural history collections in Europe is limited or impossible, especially for the public, OpenUp! mobilizes a large variety of multimedia resources from some of the most outstanding natural history museums and botanical gardens in Europe and opens them to a wider audience via the European digital library Europeana. © Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem; National Museum Prague; Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin.

3 OpenUp! – What it does: OpenUp! stands for Opening Up the Natural History Heritage for Europeana It implements a sustainable pipeline from natural history collections to Europeana (and potentially to other portals using the Europeana standards). The connection is accomplished using well established BioCASe and GBIF technologies. This is complemented with a system for – data quality control, – data transformation, – and semantic enrichment, including the common names of species in various languages to support data providers publishing their data and the public browsing through Europeana.

4 Its lean infrastructure is sustainable within the natural history community and will remain functional and effective in the post-project phase. With this approach, OpenUp! will provide at least 1.1 million multimedia objects from natural history to Europeana by 2014. OpenUp! – What it will achieve:

5 Who is part of OpenUp! ? 23 institutions/organizations from 12 European countries

6 Where do I get more information? At the project website: and at the OpenUp! Helpdesk which: provides tailored information for new content providers, has a Q&A dispatching system and a forum for your questions to be answered, is your source for the documentation on OpenUp! technologies and workflows, and offers access to an extensive list of helpful documentations from 3rd parties.


8 OpenUp! Content

9 Story of butterfly specimen Papilio machaon Linnaeus, 1758 Old World Swallowtail Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

10 Publication of digital image and metadata on Digitalization and metadata creation Digital representation of physical object in MfN collection (provided by: MfN under CC-BY-NC-ND) Search for Papilio machaon in Europeana portal Papilio machaon of MfN collection provided by OpenUp! Content provider website in this case ( Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin Europeana links to

11 OpenUp! and IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) The new Europeana Licensing Framework came into effect on 10 September 2012. OpenUp! enables content providers to restrict the amount of textual metadata (the descriptive data of each multimedia object) that must be provided to Europeana under the terms of the Creative Commons Zero Public Domain Dedication (CC0 waiver), i.e., free from any restrictions on re-use. In OpenUp!, all other metadata is provided under the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY-SA license (Attribution (BY,) ShareAlike (SA)). All other content, such as previews, soundbits, and the content referenced by URI (web addresses) in the metadata do not fall under the CC0 waiver and remain completely under the control of the content provider.

12 Metadata: CC zero (public domain and free of restrictions) Europeana and IPR Previews: Creative Commons (CC) licences (chosen by the data provider)


14 OpenUp! Technical

15 OpenUp! – Architecture Harvest Harvester Collection Database Data Quality Toolkit BioCASE Monitor Feedback on data quality Checking the completeness and compliance of the mapping with the Europeana Data Model Content provider side with OpenUp! support OpenUp! Metadata-database Harvester (HIT) Europeana Natural History Aggregator + Metadata enrichment OAI-PHM ESE/ EDM ABCD 2.06 EFG Harvester (HIT) BioCASE ABCD 2.06 EFG [Iterative steps occurring during the mapping process] DAMS / Webstorage Reference FileURL Reference ProductURL Web-Interface Europeana side with OpenUp! support

16 Efficiency All records and associated multimedia objects’ references are combined in one database. One hosting infrastructure is installed for different aggregation platforms, e.g., GBIF and Europeana. Costs and efforts for maintenance are low. Sustainability The maintenance of the OpenUp! infrastructure will be assured even after the end of OpenUp! The usage of accepted domain standards for (meta)data exchange is advanced. The developed infrastructure is reusable for other platforms e.g. GeoCASe, BioCASe. Quality A quality check of metadata can be performed with the OpenUp! Collections Data Quality Toolkit, e.g., for dataset integrity and the correctness of scientific and common names as well as georeferences. A quality check of the ABCD mapping and compliance check with Europeana standards can be performed with the BioCASe Monitor Service. OpenUp! – Architecture benefits

17 The domain specific standards are: ABCD 2.06 (Access to Biological Collections Data) Zoology & Botany ABCDEFG 1.0 (Access to Biological Collection Databases Extended for Geosciences) Palaeontology & Mineralogy These standards are transformed to the Europeana Semantic Elements (ESE) and the Europeana Data Model (EDM). OpenUp! –Data Exchange Standards


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