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1 Europeana and Europeana Local National Conference Slovenia Ljubljana, 15 September 2010 Rob Davies, Scientific Coordinator, Europeana Local


3 Europeana – Vision “ A common multilingual access point would make it possible to search Europe ’ s distributed – that is to say, held in different places by different organisations – digital cultural heritage online. “ European Union Communiqué August 2006 “ to provide cross-domain access to Europe ’ s cultural heritage ”

4 Vision, Mission, Objectives inspires ideas and understanding by sharing Europe’s cultural heritage with the world online enables people to explore the digital resources world- online of Europe’s museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes discovery and networking opportunities in a multilingual space where users can engage, share and be inspired by the rich diversity of Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage To create an operational service; To maintain and extend a powerful alliance of stakeholders To disseminate the service to end-users

5 Europeana Foundation Governance Funding & Orientation Group Linked to Member States Expert Group Advisory & Budgetary roles Holds legal power & Reports on finance & strategy Executive Committee Board of Participants Council of Content Providers & Aggregators Up to 5/6 elected Up to 9 elected

6 Europeana Foundation Board of participants from the professional heritage associations ACE: Association Cinémathèques Européennes CENL: Conference of European National Librarians CERL: Consortium of European Research Libraries EMF: European Museum Forum EURBICA: European Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives FIAT: International Federation of Television Archives IASA: International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives ICOM Europe: International Council of Museums, Europe LIBER: Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche MICHAEL: Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe

7 Europeana ‘core’ projects Europeana v1.0 30 months project – started 1 February 2009 Objectives:  Co-ordinating the development of a fully operational site  Creates automated work flows for ingestion of content  Begins end user marketing  Added functionalities, APIs and mobile access  Develop longer term sustainability Europeana v2.0 Starts 2011 Move from prototype to a smart, user-friendly interface Danube release during 2011 (specifications now available) Europeana Data Model

8 Europeana content objectives 10 million items for Rhine release summer 2010- exceeded! Representation of National and European culture by all European countries Representation of all domains and types of content

9 Content Strategy Promotion and support of aggregators Collaboration between all Europeana related projects Content Acquisition Plan to ensure an even representation of all European countries and types of content Development of relevant themes of content available Available at:

10 Europeana Individual institutions Aggregators Projects Institutions Aggregators are TEL BAM SCRAN EFGAPENet BHL Europe EUScreen Judaica MIMO Travel ATHENA CARARE HOPE Metadata Contribution Content Strategy (2)

11 Aggregator types 1 MuseumsArchivesLibraries Audio- visual collections Cross-domain aggregators Single Aggregators Thematic aggregators

12 Aggregator types 2 Single Cross- domain Thematic NationalRegionalEuropeanWorldwide CulturaItalia Culturpool BAM Thuis in Brabant Europeana Direcção- Geral de Arquivos (Portuguese archives) MovE (museums in East Flanders) Dismarc TEL EFG World Digital library WorldCat JudaicaArXiv.orgGreat War Archive

13 APEnet ASSETS ATHENA BHL-Europe CARARE Europeana Connect Europeana Local European Film Gateway (EFG) Europeana Regia EUscreen Europeana Travel HOPE JUDAICA Europeana MIMO The European Library Presto Prime ARROW Europeana v1.0 Europeana Europeana Group of Projects

14 Data Providing Projects Rhine release in 2010 with access to 10 million items from: Athena: museum objects Archives Portal Europe [APEnet]: national archives Biodiversity Heritage Library [BHL-Europe]: texts and taxonomies European Film Gateway: film, scripts, posters, stills Europeana Connect: sound recordings EuropeanaLocal: regional libraries, museums, archives EU Screen: TV broadcasts MIMO: Musical Instrument Museums Online And all aggregators supplying directly to Europeana

15 Europeana Content, June 2010 Content at prototype launch Nov ‘09: 2 million items from every domain, every EU member  today around 12 million items, images: photos, paintings, drawings, postcards, posters texts: books, newspaper articles, manuscripts, letters videos: movies, documentaries, TV broadcasts, public information films sounds: cylinders, 78rpm discs, radio, field recordings

16 Data provided by country, by September 2009

17 Data provided per country – Top 10 June 2010

18 Content per data provider – Top 20 June 2010

19 Content Type Analysis – June 2010

20 How can I contribute my data to Europeana? Determine the best route to submit data to Europeana, info in Europeana Aggregator Handbook:  for Aggregators or Individual Institutions 1. Receive Europeana Partner application Form: =6826a864-7aed-4a60-8424-89435065c781&groupId=10602 =6826a864-7aed-4a60-8424-89435065c781&groupId=10602 2. Receive Europeana Data Aggregator/Provider Agreement 3. Receive Europeana Submission Form

21 Steps to Provide Content

22 What are the technical requirements? Metadata mapped to the ESE v3.2.2 Specifications This is the Europeana current data model which consists of the Dublin Core (DC) metadata elements, a subset of the DC terms and a set of twelve elements which were created to meet Europeana’s functionality needs. A link to the digital object’s location online Also explained in the above document A thumbnail of the object See: ab991bca2b1f&groupId=10602 ab991bca2b1f&groupId=10602 Metadata Mapping & Normalisation Guidelines are also provided as normalisation on some values is necessary to enable machine readability. Providers should consult the following document:

23 How do I validate compliancy with ESE? Using the XML v3.2 ESE schema: The ESE v3.2 XML Schema is the XML representation of the Europeana Semantic Elements (ESE) specifications v3.2.This schema can be used to validate XML instances of Data Sets to be submitted to Europeana. and it is available here: Using the Content Checker: This is a test and validation environment that consists of the Content Ingestor where providers upload their data and the portal that allows them to search and browse these data as if they were using the real Europeana.

24 Managing Ingestion by Europeana Working closely with aggregators and providers Team of 4 ingestion specialists / metadata experts Need to work with aggregators to keep scale manageble Est. 30.000 C-H institutions in Germany alone, 200K+ in Europe? For countries also important to develop sustainable aggregation levels to promote and preserve their cultural heritage

25 Direct provider benefits Prestigious initiative Endorsement from European Commission Erasmus Award 2009 Content remains within your organisation Increase traffic to your site (view content in context) Knowledge exchange with professional network Metadata standards, best practices, technological innovation Popularity among users  Loyal user base (60% of survey respondents visiting the site more than 5 times);  Overall positive ratings for Europeana features and functions

26 EuropeanaLocal

27 Why EuropeanaLocal? EuropeanaLocal a proof of concept regarding the value of local and regionally sourced content But...... a short term approach to short term targets In fact, a Best Practice Network…… It is not a sustainable approach; there is no 'ELocal aggregation' Action is needed at national level to aggregate local and regional content metadata You need digital content first! Need for viable aggregator business models at national level Start something – ownership/governance can come later

28 What are ELocal partners? One partner per country (new repository/existing aggregator) Heterogeneous organisation types Ministry of Culture national libraries national museums national cultural agencies regional cultural agencies, public libraries, local museum, research foundation, regional digital library provider, private sector organisations

29 Elocal partners as aggregators ELocal partners in each country are almost all aggregators, large or small, either already a major national or regional aggregator of local content OR where none exists, they might become the national or regional aggregator of local content OR main task is to ensure that the local and regional content they have aggregated becomes part of larger aggregation

30 EuropeanaLocal: where are we? 70% complete Year 1 was preparation Commission Review of preparatory year (July 2009) was favourable Year 2 was implementation : getting content into Europeana Year 3 focus is encouraging more sustained aggregation of local and regional content: national meetings Potentially important events in moving forward ‘aggregation politics’ in each country Towards a ‘sensible level of aggregation

31 Content from EuropeanaLocal Big opportunity to prove value of local and regional content a great improvement in place-based discovery in Europeana Substantial amounts of content already being ingested by Europeana – Content ingested from over 20 countries by end august 2010 ingested already – Something from almost every country by Rhine EuropeanaLocal has already contributed 3.5 million of the c12 million items now in Europeana largest single source (more by Danube) EuropeanaLocal partners are only a small sample of potential

32 Top ELocal content supplier countries Spain UK Norway Poland Sweden 100-500,000 Slovenia 38,315

33 Thank you.It's all at....

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