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1 Progress towards Europeana in the UK Nick Poole, Chief Executive, Collections Trust

2 The UK cultural sector is committed to delivering ubiquitous public access to and engagement with cultural heritage via the Web

3 Access in itself is not sufficient – we have to demonstrate impact and work towards sustainability (economic, political and social)

4 Europeana/EDL is one of the primary motivations towards exposing digital assets from museums, archives and libraries in the UK

5 Back in time… Netful of Jewels highlights priorities for culture NOF-Digitise generates £50m of digital assets Culture Online creates £10m of services

6 Current priorities… Developing common policies and practices Building infrastructure and bandwidth Growing knowledge and skills Integrating and rationalising systems Converging standards for culture Exploring sustainable business models

7 Current initiatives & partnerships Strategic Content Alliance Digital Access Scotland Integrated Architecture Project National Collections Online Feasibility Study

8 Strategic Content Alliance Reducing and removing the barriers which inhibit access, use and re-use of online content

9 Integrated Architecture Project Europeana & other services Web services (out) UK aggregator Web services (in) Culture-sector bodies & services

10 IAP Deliverables Cultural Terminology Server Persistent Identifiers Server Collection Description Server Object Information Server Digital Rights Management APIs and interfaces

11 Nick Poole, Collections Trust


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