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Content aggregation: tools & guidelines

  • GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR PROVIDERS
  • USEFUL INFORMATION TO AGGREGATE CONTENT FOR EUROPEANA
  • GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF THE LINKED HERITAGE AGGREGATOR (MINT)
  • LIDO
  • BASIC RULES FOR MAPPING
  • MAKING THE LINK WITH EUROPEANA

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR PROVIDERS

Keep WP6 coordinators informed about your ingestion plan: updates, changes, substitutions of the material/collections, adding of new collections/providers, any issue for uploading and publication.

Write Marzia Piccininno (marzia.piccininno@beniculturali.it) and Valentina Vassallo (v.vassallo@cyi.ac.cy).

  • Marzia Piccininno – Valentina Vassallo, Guidelines for the ingestion procedure (PDF, 49 kb)

USEFUL INFORMATION TO AGGREGATE CONTENT FOR EUROPEANA

Europeana only ingests and indexes the institution’s metadata while the digital object remains at the original institution or aggregator.

An aggregator in Europeana context collects metadata from a group of content providers and transmits them to Europeana. Aggregators:

  • gather material from individual organisations,
  • standardise the file formats and metadata,
  • channel the latter into Europeana according to the Europeana guidelines and procedures and,
  • support the content providers with administration, operations and training.

Linked Heritage is an aggregator in the context of Europeana

  • Nasos Drosopoulos, Cultural Heritage Aggregation in Europe(PDF, 223 kb)

GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF THE LINKED HERITAGE AGGREGATOR (MINT)

The Linked Heritage aggregator (MINT) can be reached at the following url:

http://ipa.image.ntua.gr:8080/linkedheritage/

Browsing: please use Firefox or Chrome (Explorer is not supported).

Registration:

  • New users can create an account through the “Register” page
  • When registering an organization, please use a distinctive name including location instead of e.g. National Museum which is too generic
  • You can apply to an existing organization during registration or through user profile (for returning users).
  • If your organization is not registered in the system and you will be acting as administrator, you should register leaving the “Organization” field blank. This will grant you administrative rights to create your own organization and manage all its users and data.
  • If you are acting as coordinator for organizations in your country, we advise that you create an organization that will serve as the aggregator e.g. “Ministry of Culture”. Administrators of respective organizations that will be monitored by the aggregator can subsequently set it as the ‘parent’ (alternatively, an aggregator can create all the sub-organizations himself and assign users/administrators to them).
  • When a user applies for an organization the administrator is notified through email in order to validate and assign appropriate role. More info on available user roles & rights can be found in the tool’s home page.

Data import:

  • The tool can only handle xml representations of metadata. They can be uploaded in single file (containing one or more items) or multiple ones bundled in a ZIP archive (rar compression is not currently supported), or can be harvested from an OAI repository. Make sure that the files you are trying to import contain valid xml.
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Overview:

  • Use this page to browse all imports made for the organization/s you have access to. Follow the indicated steps (1.define item root, 2.define mappings, 3.transform your items) for each import dataset. Mappings can be edited and reused.
  • You can switch between import and item view using the options provided and you can also preview the mappings and final transformation by using the item view.
  • Transformation and OAI harvesting

Both processes can be time consuming and may also be queued for completion depending on the system’s load. You can logout and check back later to see status updates.

Helpdesk:

Technical issues, questions, suggestions and feature requests should be directed to the Linked Heritage helpdesk. If you are not registered in the mailing list, please send the relevant registration form).

LIDO

  • 26 September 2011. Regine Stein, Introduction to Lido (PDF, 3463 kb)
  • 26 September 2011. Gordon McKenna, Using Lido (PDF, 213 k)
  • Linked Heritage – LIDO mapping worksheet (.doc)
  • Spectrum – LIDO mapping worksheet (.doc)
  • LIDO – ESE mapping worksheet (.doc )
  • For more information on LIDO visit: http://www.lido-schema.org

BASIC RULES FOR MAPPING

  • Before starting your mapping, plase read this document about the LIDO mandatory elements (PDF, 840)
  • Map first the mandatory elements; make sure that the respective fields in your source data are filled in. Individual data providers can decide on how light – or how rich – they want their contributed metadata records to be.
  • Populate indexing elements if possible, and only in second step display elements (people tend apparently to fill in only display elements because it seems easier but is usually not appropriate).
  • Analyze your source data for event-mediated information: look for implicit event types in field names and for qualifier elements.
  • Think of your data outside of your own context – add implicit information: e.g. the repository name, if you map the inventory number.

MAKING THE LINK WITH EUROPEANA

Europeana element Definition and notes Data requirements
isShownBy An unambiguous URL reference to the digital object on the content provider’s web site in the best available resolution/quality. (i.e. a link to the content as a text, image, sound, or video file not to the webpage with it on).

Data here will allow the full functionality of Europeana and the automatic generation of

a thumbnail by them.

If this cannot be given then you must provide data for isShownAt.

Must be valid URI (e.g. URL)
isShownAt An unambiguous URL reference to the digital object on the content provider’s website in its full information context.

If this cannot be given then you must provide data for isShownBy.

Must be valid URI (e.g. URL)
object For image thumbnails, if you can give a URL to a thumbnail on your website then give that URL here. However these thumbnails smaller than 110 pixels high then it will be scaled up to that size by Europeana.

If you do not have a thumbnail then you may give the same data as in isShownby element.

Must be valid URL
type The Europeana material type of the resource. Must be: TEXT or IMAGE or

SOUND or VIDEO

provider Name of the organisation that is delivering content to Europeana.

If the provider is not an aggregator then use this element.

If the provider is an aggregator then use this element for the name of the aggregator.

For the name of the provider to the aggregator use the element source.

 
  • Partners SHOULD supply a link to a thumbnail preview which is preferably the same width or slightly larger than the requirements of Europeana (currently 200 pixel wide). Partners SHOULD NOT supply a link to a very large image (i.e. much wider than 200 pixels). If the thumbnail is larger than the requirements, Europeana WILL REDUCE it. If smaller, Europeana WILL NOT RESIZE it (It is recommended that content providers look into possibilities to supply bigger size source images for image caching if possible).
  • Partners SHOULD NOT supply a link to a ‘dummy’ thumbnail that indicates that there is no image or that no image can be displayed for IPR reasons. If this in not easily possible, partners SHOULD supply the URL of the ‘dummy’ thumbnail to Gordon.
  • Europeana WILL NOT ACCEPT records without showing a digital object (image, etc.) on the partner’s site. However, these records CAN BE UPLOADED on the Linked Heritage tool.

See also FAQs

 

Coordinator:
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00185 Roma, Italia
tel. 39 06 49210427
fax 39 06 4959302
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Padova: Linked Heritage Fifth Plenary Meeting and WP Technical meetings (Reserved to partners)

Padova: Linked Heritage Fifth Plenary Meeting and WP Technical meetings (Reserved to partners)

Italy

6-8 March, 2013 – Linked Heritage events

Venue:
University of Padua – Emeroteca Ca Borin Via del Santo 22

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Wednesday 6 March

10:00-13:00: Training on MINT for LH content providers
14:00-17:00: WP7 Training on Lods

Thurday 7 March

9:30-13:00 Working group meetings

  • 9:30-10:45 WP7 meeting
  • Coffe break
  • 11:15-13:00: WP4 meeting

13:00 Buffet Lunch

14:00-17:45 Plenary meeting (First part)

18.00 Guide Tour to Teatro Anatomico and Cattedra di Galileo (registration requested)
20.30 Social Dinner (registration, each participants pays for himself)

Friday 8 March 

9:00-13:00 Plenary meeting (Second part)

14:00-17:00 Working group meetings

  • WP3 meeting

REGISTRATION (RESERVED TO LINKED HERITAGE PARTNERS)

It is now possible to register to Linked Heritage plenary meeting, WG meetings, training workshops and social events which are planned in Padua on March 6th to 8th 2013.

The registration form is available at: www.eventbrite.com/event/5317685340. Please, make separate registrations for all the people who are coming for your organisation.

USEFUL INFORMATION

How to reach Padova

By AIR

The nearest airport is the “Marco Polo” airport in Venice, 20 kilometers (12 miles) east  from Padova.

Other airports: Treviso (62 Km), Verona (86 km), Bologna (120 km)

The best way to go to Padova from Venezia airport is by bus (1 hour). You can take a FSBUSITALIA bus (blue buses). Tickets can be purchased in the Arrivals Hall, at the ATVO booth (cost  8.50 euros). The tickets can also be bought on board bus (10  euros). Exit the Arrivals Hall and turn right. You must get off at the bus station in Padova.

Note that the taxi rank is in front of the railway station, 2 minute walk from the bus station .

You can also take a bus to Venezia-Mestre and there take a train to Padova. From Venezia airport you have to take an ACTV bus (orange buses) or ATVO FLYBUS bus and get off at the Venezia-Mestre railway station.  You can buy tickets at the automatic ticket machines.

All the trains going from Venezia-Mestre to Milano, Bologna  or Roma, plus several local trains, stop in Padova. For info check the Italian Railway Web pages (Trenitalia).

From Venice Marco Polo Airport you can also reach Padova by a shuttle service. That is more expensive, but will leave you exactly at your hotel. You can choose two different companies (reserve a seat at least 24 hours in advance):

AIRSERVICE:
e-mail: airservice@taxipadova.it
tel.: +39-049-8707840
FAX: +39-049-8705050
Fare: at most 31 euros (depending on the number of people travelling)

LANDOMAS:
e-mail: landomas@landomas.it
tel.: +39-049-8601426
fax: +39-049-8601642
Fare: at most 30 euros (the price can be lower, depending on the number of people travelling)

How to reach the venue

The Training workshops (MINT and VLE/LOs), the Plenary and the
WGs technical meetings will be held at the:
Emeroteca di Ca’ Borin,
Via del Santo, 22 – 35123 Padova

Itinerary: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=212992545759562652936.000494385e181b42c9187&msa=0

From the railway or bus  station: get on the TRAM (direction CAPOLINEA SUD Guizza) and get off at “Ponti romani” . Walk towards Via San Francesco -> Via del Santo (about 5 minutes) .

Other useful information

Selected hotels

Closest hotels to the meeting place:

  • Majestic Toscanelli Palace
    http://www.toscanelli.com/index.php
  • Hotel Giotto
    http://www.hotelgiotto.com/
  • Belludi 37
    http://www.belludi37.it/it/
  • Albergo Verdi
    http://www.albergoverdipadova.it/
  • Hotel Al Santo
    http://www.alsanto.it/
  • Hotel M14
    http://www.hotelm14.it/home/
  • Casa del Pellegrino
    http://www.casadelpellegrino.com/
  • Al fagiano
    http://www.alfagiano.com/index.php/it/
  • Hotel Europa
    http://www.hoteleuropapd.it/

Other Hotels

  • NH Mantegna
    http://www.nh-hotels.it/nh/it/hotels/italia/padova/nh-mantegna.html
  • Hotel Galileo
    http://www.hotelgalileopadova.it/
  • B4
    http://www.b4hotels.com/ita/hotels/padova/hotel-4-stelle-padova.html
  • Hotel Milano
    http://www.hotelmilano-padova.it/
  • B&B Padova
    http://www.hotelbb.it/it/hotel-padova/hotel

Getting around (transports and maps)

http://www.unipd.it/en/discovering-padova/getting-around

Discovering Padua (general information on Padua)
http://www.unipd.it/en/discovering-padova-0

Healthcare and primary services
http://www.unipd.it/en/discovering-padova/healthcare-and-primary-services

 

Documents to download

  • LH Plenary meeting, Padova, 6-8 MArch 2013: Agenda

Coordinator:
Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane

Viale Castro Pretorio 105
00185 Roma, Italia
tel. 39 06 49210427
fax 39 06 4959302
info[at]linkedheritage[dot]org

 

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Stockholm: Michael Culture Workshop: Virtual exhibitions

Stockholm: Michael Culture Workshop: Virtual exhibitions

Sweden

23 May 2012 – Events organised by Michael Culture

Cultural institutions are increasingly recurring to exhibitions that fall outside the traditional space and time parameters, and are instead staged on IT platforms. Virtual exhibitions are more and more used by museums, holders of cultural funds, as well as artists to diffuse their works. This approach is not new, but the means, technologies and methodology evolve very quickly and allow today the design of new virtual exhibitions.

Virtual exhibitions are available at any moment, with contents of a validated and attested quality, allowing new forms of cultural exploration. Thus, they give the opportunity to promote cultural content beyond physical and social boarders.

The workshop, organised in the framework of Linked Heritage, will contribute to the sharing of best practices examples and innovative projects on virtual exhibitions.

Venue
National Archives
Fyrverkarbacken, 13
102 29 Marieberg
Stockholm – Sweden

Timing
16:00 – 18:30

PROGRAMME

 

16:00 – 16 :30
Michael Culture presentation
Christophe Dessaux, President

16:30 – 16:50
Virtual exhibitions: MiBAC experience and the INDICATE case study
Maria Teresa Natale

16:50-17:05
Presentation of the Swedish exhibition agency – Riksutställningar

Project presentations:
French project : Lascaux, phare de Cordouan
Israeli project

Questions and answers

www.michael-culture.eu
www.linkedheritage.eu

Coordinator:
Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane

Viale Castro Pretorio 105
00185 Roma, Italia
tel. 39 06 49210427
fax 39 06 4959302
info[at]linkedheritage[dot]org

 

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Stockholm: European Cultural Heritage online. Aggregation and semantic web

Stockholm: European Cultural Heritage online. Aggregation and semantic web

Sweden

23 May 2012 – Linked Heritage events

On the 23rd of May 2012 the EU funded project Linked Heritage and Digisam (the national coordination secretariat for digitisation of cultural heritage) at the Swedish National Archives will organise a workshop in Stockholm with on two main themes: “Cultural Heritage Aggregation in Europe” and “Semantic web”.

Similar to the role of cultural heritage in a nation, the economy of the nation should also be closely monitored. There are many different ways thorough which the economy of the nation is greatly affected. The economy of the nation is affected by the business or the occupation that is being adopted by the people of the nation. Even the online business has a greater impact over the economy of the nation. Here is the great post to read that details the online trading software.

During the first theme focus will be on the aggregation of data to Europeana, demonstrated by examples from European projects like Linked Heritage, SOCH (Swedish Open Cultural Heritage) and APE-net (Archives Portal Europe). Topics like the use of the standards and possible options in developing the aggregation process will also be discussed.

The second theme will deal with how cultural information is presented in portals today and possibilities for optimising search options. The potential in using linked open data and the semantic web for digital cultural heritage will be specially highlighted as well as Wikipedia as a potential actor in this field.

Target audiences are the Linked Heritage consortium and professionals in the cultural heritage institutions in Sweden.

The Workshop will be held in English.

Venue:
National Archives
Fyrverkarbacken, 13
102 29 Marieberg
Stockholm – Sweden

Registration:
http://stockholmlhmeeting.eventbrite.com/ 

 

Programme

MORNING

08:30-09.00
Registration

09.00-09.15
Welcome message
Björn Jordell, Director General, Swedish National Archives

09:15-09:25
Linked Heritage project [.pdf, 70kb]
Börje Justrell, Swedish National Archives

09:25. 09.55
Europeana
Breandan Knowlton, Europeana

09:55-10:10
Digisam – Swedish national coordination of digitisation, Digital preservation and digital access to cultural heritage [.pdf, 2063kb]
Rolf Källman, Swedish National Archives

Session 1 Cultural Heritage Aggregation in Europe

Chair: Rolf Källman, Swedish National Archives

10:10-10:50
Aggregation in the EU projects in general and Linked Heritage in particular [.pdf, 13MB]
Christophe Dessaux, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, France
Nasos Drosopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

10:50-11:15
Europeana, standards and aggregation of content. LIDO [.pdf, 2687kb]
Regine Stein, German Documentation Center for Art History Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, Germany

11:15-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-11.55
SOCH (Swedish Open Cultural Heritage) [.pdf, 431kb]
Henrik Summanen, Swedish National Heritage Board

11:55-12:20
APE-net project (Archives Portal Europe) [.pdf, 332kb]
Peder Andrén, Swedish National Archives

12:20-13:20 Lunch

13:20-13:45 Panel discussion

Session 2 Semantic web

Chair: Johanna Berg, Swedish National Archives

13:45-14:15
Linked data and the potential for Cultural Heritage [.pdf, 2144kb]
Gordon McKenna, CollectionsTrust, UK

14:15-14:45
Terminology as a part of the semantic webrecommendations for design and management [.pdf, 858kb]
Marie-Véronique Leroi, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, France

14:45-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-15.30
Collaboration with Wikipedia and Europeana Awareness project [.pdf, 2350kb]
Jakob Hammarbäck, Wikimedia Sweden

Discussion and final conclusions

15.30-16.00 Panel discussion

_____________

16.00–18.30
MICHAEL workshop on virtual exibitions 

Coordinator:
Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane

Viale Castro Pretorio 105
00185 Roma, Italia
tel. 39 06 49210427
fax 39 06 4959302
info[at]linkedheritage[dot]org

 

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Firenze: Seminar “Global Interoperability and Linked Data in Libraries”

Firenze: Seminar “Global Interoperability and Linked Data in Libraries”

Italy

18-19 June, 2012 – Linked Heritage events

Seminar promoted by:
Università degli studi di Firenze, Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane (ICCU), Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze (BNCF), Casalini Libri, Conferenza dei rettori delle università italiane (CRUI), Associazione italiana biblioteche (AIB), Istituto di teoria e tecniche dell’informazione giuridica del Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (ITTIG-CNR), Rinascimento digitale

In the past few years, the amount of data published on the Web based on the Linked Data principles for publishing and connecting structured data on the Web has increased dramatically. Linked data best practices are now ready to be followed by a relevant number of data providers, leading to the creation of a global data space: the Web of Data. In such a context the Florence Seminar intends to focus on interoperability and open linked data in libraries, analysing standards, experiences and best practices for adopting semantic web technologies in this area.

Such paradigm of data enrichment and interconnection offers solutions to many of the actual library issues, like enhanced web searching, authority control, classification, data portability and disambiguation. In this context the Seminar’s purpose is to outline the benefits of linked data for libraries, while offering suggestions on practical ways in which libraries can participate in the development of the semantic web. The participation of different stakeholders, reflecting the actual trend in enhanced exchange of data, should ensure new market opportunities, the development of publishing and dissemination models, together with a fruitful exchange of professional experiences.

Link to website

Coordinator:
Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
c/o ICCU

Viale Castro Pretorio 105
00185 Roma, Italia
tel. 39 06 49210427
fax 39 06 4959302
info[at]linkedheritage[dot]org

 

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Barcelona: Workshop on Europeana, aggregation of content and Linked Data for the Cultural Heritage

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Barcelona: Workshop on Europeana, aggregation of content and Linked Data for the Cultural Heritage

Spain

22 November 2011 – Linked Heritage events

The workshop “Europeana, aggregation of content and Linked Data for Cultural Heritage” will be held in Barcelona next 22nd November. Organisers have set up a wordpress blog where to find all the event details (in English and Catalan):

http://workshopeuropeana.wordpress.com/

Cultural content on the Internet increases every day. Over the last few years many institutions have been digitizing their collections and opening them up through online access. Now we have a challenge: what can we do with all these digitized items?

Aggregating data from cultural institutions across Europe and applying the principles of Linked Data, increases the potential to enrich knowledge on cultural heritage, to generate new applications and to improve the user experience which in turn opens the door to future opportunities.

The workshop will discuss metadata, standards, content aggregation processes, semantic web and other aspects that allow us to think of a new stage in information management in archives, libraries and museums. These processes will also be the first step for projects and applications to improve the user experience.

The speakers, professionals from across Europe, will provide an overview of the State of the Art and new approaches.

Event organized in the framework of the European project Linked Heritage.

Free registration: http://workshopeuropeana.eventbrite.com

Available services: simultaneous translation English-Catalan and live streaming.

Organisers: i2cat Foundation and Department of Culture (Generalitat de Catalunya)

Citilab, Interviews made in the occasion of the Linked Heritage workshop held in Barcelona workshop held in Barcelona in November 2011:

Citilab, Interviews made in the occasion of the Linked Heritage workshop held in Barcelona workshop held in Barcelona in November 2011.

http://citilab.eu/que-esta-passant/videos/entrevistes/gordon-mckenna

http://citilab.eu/que-esta-passant/videos/entrevistes/marie-veronique-leroi

http://citilab.eu/que-esta-passant/videos/entrevistes/luca-chiarandini-eduardo-graells

http://citilab.eu/que-esta-passant/videos/entrevistes/seth-van-hooland-ruben-verborgh-max-dewilde

 

 

Coordinator:
Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane

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00185 Roma, Italia
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fax 39 06 4959302
info[at]linkedheritage[dot]org

 

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Rotterdam: First Council of Content Providers & Aggregators Annual General Meeting & Conference

Rotterdam: First Council of Content Providers & Aggregators Annual General Meeting & Conference

The Netherlands

6 December 2011 – Europeana events

The CCPA-conference will take place in Rotterdam as a pre-conference to DISH (http://www.dish2011.nl/). The costs of attending the CCPA will be covered under Europeana version 2.

The CCPA event will cover issues faced by aggregators and content providers in our changing cultural environment and will present the White Papers of the five CCPA working groups Finance, Technical, Legal, Ethical and User.

Further information about registration and agenda will be made available by Europeana in the Mid September.

 

Coordinator:
Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane

Viale Castro Pretorio 105
00185 Roma, Italia
tel. 39 06 49210427
fax 39 06 4959302
info[at]linkedheritage[dot]org

 

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Documents

9 May 2011. The Linked Heritage Project signed a joint position paper together with the DC-NET project. The title of this document is: Public Consultation about the Green Paper on a Common Strategic – Framework for future EU Research and Innovation Funding. POSITION PAPER OF DCNET AND LINKED HERITAGE PARTNERS.
The partners of both projects agreed on 7 points that represent the critical aspects for the progress of the research and innovation in the domain of the digital cultural heritage. (PDF, 174 kb)

Public Deliverables

 

 Deliverable number and title
 D1.1.1 Working Groups Terms of Reference (PDF, 989 kb)

These Terms of Reference give a short description of the Linked Heritage best practice network and outline the model and procedures for establishing and managing working groups (WGs), each of which focuses on a specific aspect of Linked Heritage. This document is targeted to (a) Linked Heritage stakeholders who will find guidelines on how to set up a working group and (b) to working group members who will be informed about the running of a working group. The goal of these Terms of Reference is to ensure that all WGs have common procedures and adhere to a common model, in order that their results can be integrated across the project and to facilitate project management.

D1.1.2 Future Planning Report (PDF, 714 kb)

This deliverable, edited at the end of the project, describes the plan for the sustainability of the framework of cooperation put in place within Linked Heritage.

D2.1 Best practice report on cultural heritage linked data and metadata standards (PDF, 992 kb) 

This deliverable has three roles in the project: 1) Educate the partners, and the wider cultural heritage community, about linked data. This includes linked data‟s associated technical standards; 2) Give advice based on the use of linked data in the cultural heritage community; 3) Inform the subsequent work of WP 2 in the rest of the project.

 

 D2.2 State of the art report on persistent identifier standards and management tools(August 2012 PDF, 1016 kb) – (September 2013 PDF, 1093kb)

This deliverable is first of two deliverables which are the outcomes of Task 2.2 – Resource identification. Ithas three roles in the project: 1) Educate the partners, and the wider cultural heritage community, about persistent identifiers; 2) Give best practice advice based on the use of persistent identifiers in the cultural heritage ommunity, and in particular their use in the context of linked data; 3) Inform the subsequent work of WP 2 in the rest of the project.

 D3.1 Best practice report – Terminology (PDF3451 kb)

This report is the first deliverable of Work Package 3 (WP3). This work package is dedicated to terminology management and multilingualism within the Linked Heritage project. In this document you will find general and specific information about the objectives and work done by WP3 within the Linked Heritage project. This first deliverable is a best practice report on terminology and provides a state of the art of the terminology resources in use by cultural heritage institutions and the private publishing sector providing digital content through Linked Heritage to Europeana, as well as a reference to some important terminology resources developed or in use by other European projects. A set of recommendations will be provided on the basis of this state of the art and key issues will be raised.

 

 D3.3 Terminology management & Terminology Registry
 D4.1 Best practice report – Public Private Partnership (PDF, 3162 kb + Addendum, 1277 kb)

This report provides an introduction to the existing commercial sector best practice in content identification, description, supply chain and rights management metadata across four sectors within the European Union; thus presenting the essential results of Task 4.1, “Private Sector Business Exploration”. The focus is on the description of the media industry and sectors within it, the technical specifications of standard identifiers and metadata schemas used within each sector, and the authoritatively recommended working practices in each. These descriptive and explanatory considerations will form the evidential, methodological and theoretical basis for the remaining Linked Heritage Work Package 4 (Public-Private Partnership) deliverables which will make recommendations for setting up partnerships between Europeana and the commercial sector.

 D4.2 Specification of the technologies chosen (PDF, 4022 kb)

The current report builds on the findings of D4.1 with the results of Tasks T4.3, an empirical estimate and evaluation of potential commercial data contributors, and T4.4, an evidence-based technical specification for aggregating such data at scale. The current state of theory and practice in data integration is reviewed, focussing on efforts to achieve cultural-commercial sector interoperability, and potential solutions for the problem at hand are considered for feasibility given the limited resources. An experiment was undertaken to assess the feasibility of applying Linked Heritage’s existing data integration format, LIDO, and aggregation platform, MINT, to the previously identified industry standard metadata formats. The experiment’s focus was the ONIX for Books 3.0 mapping described explicitly in Linked Heritage’s Description of Work, although DDex for recorded music, EIDR for audiovisual materials and IPTC for photos were also investigated. This was done with the knowledge and cooperation of the relevant standards bodies, to achieve a reliable and standardised result in accordance with accepted industry best practice.
The report finds that, although other technical solutions exist – and some have been applied successfully to integration of commercial and heritage data – Linked Heritage’s existing pragmatic solution is adequate to this task in the case of ONIX for Books 3.0 and shows promising signs for the other three schemas. There is basic semantic compatibility in practice, confirming the theoretical assumptions of Linked Heritage D4.1. The existing ONIX mapping can be further tested and refined in support of discussions with potential commercial sector data contributors, and experiments on their test and prototype data, as work towards D4.3.
In order to progress from semantic schema mappings to a full-scale aggregation of data, significant technical questions remain to be answered in the cases of IPTC and EIDR data, and several enhancements to the LIDO schema and to the MINT aggregation software are proposed to bring Linked Heritage’s aggregation model in line with current commercial metadata best practice, as exemplified in the schema mappings considered.
Sources of data for each standard are described according to the likely amounts and quality of data available, and the costs, legal framework and technical requirements for accessing them. These themes will be expanded upon in the remaining deliverable from this Work Package.
Finally, the report recommends specific work to assist these enhancements, both within Linked Heritage and also the wider cultural heritage community, including Europeana itself and the international cultural heritage documentation committee, CIDOC.

 

 D4.3 Specification of legal/licensing environment (PDF, 2767 kb)

This third, final report of Linked Heritage’s work on public-private partnership (PPP) seeks detailed business models and a mutually acceptable data licensing framework for contributing commercial product data to Europeana.

 D5.1 Linked Heritage Technology Platform (PDF , 1980 kb) 

This document reports on deliverable D5.1 (Prototype, Public) “Linked Heritage Technology Platform”, that is made available online for validation and for the large-scale contribution of content to Europeana (in WP6) and for dissemination & training (WP7). The technology team led by NTUA integrated all the necessary components into a common technology platform, starting from the basis of the ATHENA ingestion server. The Linked Heritage Technology Platform provides content holders with the ability to perform in an efficient way the required mapping of their own metadata schemas to the project’s reference metadata schema, as well as their publication to Europeana. It is based on NTUA’s metadata interoperability platform MINT, that follows a typical web-based architecture offering an expanding set of services for metadata aggregation and remediation. It addresses the ingestion of metadata from multiple sources, the mapping of the imported records to a well-defined machine-understandable reference model, the transformation and storage of the metadata in a repository, and the provision of services that consume, process and remediate these metadata. Although its deployment is also guided by expediency, the system has been developed using established tools and standards, embodying best practices in order to animate familiar content provider procedures in an intuitive and transparent way.

 

 D5.2 Documented APIs (PDF , 478 kb)

This report documents a set of application programming interfaces offering a simple and structured way to access the aggregation functionalities and repository capabilities of the Linked Heritage technology platform. A set of read access interfaces allows external systems to programmatically search and retrieve user and organization profiles, mapping files, reports and other data from the system. Write capabilities enable external systems to dynamically add new content as well as perform operations on existing datasets. The architecture design is based on predominant models such as REST and, standard wire-level protocols such as the AMPQ, in an effort to adopt existing tools and technologies that facilitate interoperability with external systems. Data exchange is following open standards such as XML, JSON, RSS and the Atom Publishing Protocol to allow developers to get up to speed quickly and reuse existing solutions. The APIs have been used in Task 5.2 to setup the authentication of the Terminology Management Platform (TMP) developed in WP3, allowing its integration with the technology platform, to establish the publication through the current Europeana harvesting mechanism and, in an experimental integration of the whole MINT platform with the newly introduced Europeana United Ingestion Manager (UIM).

 D5.3 Metadata gateway (PDF , 726 kb)

This report documents the technological solution for the establishment of the Linked Heritage Metadata Gateway (Task 5.3). The service complements the project’s technology platform (Task 5.1, Deliverable D5.1) offering the technical components necessary for metadata remediation and in particular for the delivery of metadata to Europeana (ESE/EDM compliant). Following the modeling requirements of WP2, WP3 and WP4 and, close collaboration with the Europeana Office ensures interoperability of the Linked Heritage Technology Platform with the Europeana Ingestion infrastructure and the Europeana portal. The Linked Heritage Metadata Gateway handles and remediates XML metadata for the execution of the ingestion plan and RDF resources for prototyping of semantic web-enabled metadata services.

 

 D7.1 Project public website (PDF, 679 kb) 

This deliverable describes the website developed for the project, in particular the aims it intends to reach, the users for which it is targeted, the software used, the structure of the public and the reserved areas, the implementation work, the services, the editorial board, the tools for monitoring the website.

 D7.2 Dissemination materials (PDF,  1705 kb)

This document, targeted to all components of the Linked Heritage best practice network intends to be an easy-to-use internal guide describing dissemination material that have been completed or will be available in the near future, as well as guidelines on how, where and when to distribute the material, and last but not least, on the dissemination methodologies activities carried out by partners. The goal of this document is to inform, improve, streamline, and standardize the procedures concerning the project’s dissemination activities. The standardization of procedures will also help the project management in monitoring and reporting activities and outputs.

 D7.3 Training materials (Version month 24 PDF, 14.720 kb – Version month 30, PDF, 12100 kb)

This Deliverable gives a detailed description of the comprehensive training programme and of the open educational content that the University of Padua has accomplished up to now for the Linked Heritage project.

 D7.4 Virtual Learning Environment (Version month 24: PDF, 2639 kb – Final version month 30 PDF, 3903 kb)

The present Deliverable describes the approach taken by the University of Padua to deliver Training content and sessions to the users, as stated in the Description of Work-Annex 1 “In addition, users will be able to perform training sessions also through a Virtual Learning Environment developed specifically for this project by means of open source tools (i.e. Moodle, Sakai).”
In addition, it may be noted that this D7.4 Virtual Learning Environment (focused on the web platform which hosts the Syllabus) is complementary to D7.3 Training materials (which focuses on the content of the Syllabus). .

 D7.5 Dissemination Plan (PDF, 506 kb)

This Dissemination Plan provides an overview of the dissemination strategy, activities, and materials the Linked Heritage Project intends to use over the lifetime of the project with the goal of distributing the Project’s results as widely as possible.
The Linked-Heritage project results are targeted at: content providers, aggregators, policy groups, agencies and governments, sister projects, the cultural heritage research community, national research and competence centres in the areas of cultural heritage, and e-Infrastructures, the private sector, the Europeana Foundation (including Network, and Labs).
The Dissemination Plan identifies the different messages to be addressed to each of these target groups; the methods employed, and the expected outcome of those activities.
Central to the dissemination of information is the project website, whose pivotal role is described in this document, and whose design is discussed in more detail in Deliverable 7.1.
In addition, a series of conferences and seminars will also play an equally critical role in the dissemination process, and together with the website anchor will insure that the results will reach a broad range of pertinent audiences across Europe and beyond.
The final chapter describes how this process will be monitored.
This document, targeted to all sectors of the Linked Heritage best practice network, serves as an easy-to-use internal guide that describes how, where and when the guidelines were created, or will be made available in the near future.  In addition, this report  describes the dissemination methodologies and activities carried out by partners in the project.
The goal of this document is to inform, improve, streamline, and standardise the procedures concerning the project’s dissemination activities.
The standardisation of procedures will also help the project management in monitoring and reporting activities and outcomes.
As several events took place over the first months of the project, the need arose to provide guidelines to the partners of the project.  The mechanisms employed for Linked Heritage dissemination at this early stage, therefore, were already fully described in D7.2 Dissemination material. For this reason, we are not repeating but summarising the information in this plan.

 D7.6 Final Dissemination Plan/Use of project results (PDF, 2179 kb – FInal version PDF, 3136 kb)

This is the first version of the Linked Heritage Project Final Dissemination Plan that describes the dissemination activities and materials from the first 24 months of the project with a central focus of distributing the Project’s results as widely as possible. In addition, those dissemination activities already planned and still to be finalised are also scheduled and listed. This deliverable includes also a short description of how WP7, in cooperation with the Project Coordinator and all WP leaders are developing a plan for the final months of the project that will outline the future re-use of the Linked Heritage results at the completion of the project.

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AUSTRIA

UMA Information Technology GmbH (PDF)

BELGIUM

Packed – Platform voor de archivering en conservering van audiovisuele kunsten (PDF)

KMKG – Koninklijke Musea Voor Kunst en Geschiedenis (PDF) (PDF)

BULGARIA

Central Library of The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (PDF)

CYPRUS

The Cyprus Research And Educational Foundation (PDF)

CZECH REPUBLIC

Institut Umeni – Divadelni ustav (PDF)

ESTONIA

Eesti Vabariigi Kultuuriministeerium (PDF)

FRANCE

Ministère de la culture et de la communication (PDF)

Université de Savoie (PDF)

Dedale (PDF)

GERMANY

Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (PDF)

Philipps Universitaet Marburg (PDF)

Mvb Marketing Und Verlagsservice Des Buchhandels Gmbh (PDF)

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover (PDF)

GREECE

University of Patras (PDF)

National Technical University of Athens (PDF)

Hellenic Ministry Of Culture (PDF)

HUNGARY

Orszagos Szechenyi Konyvtar (PDF)

IRELAND

Pintail ltd (PDF)

An Chomhairle Leabharlanna (PDF)

ITALY

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (PDF)

Università degli studi di Roma La Sapienza- DigiLab (PDF)

Università degli studi di Padova (PDF)

Medra s.r.l. (PDF)

C.t.f.r. Srl (PDF)

Promoter s.r.l. (PDF )

LATVIA

Valsts Agentura Kulturas Informacijas Sistemas (PDF)

POLAND

Stowarzyszenie Miedzynarodowe Centrum Zarzadzania Informacja (PDF)

PORTUGAL

Instituto Superior Tecnico (PDF)

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Cordia As (PDF)

SLOVENIA

Javni Zavod Republike Slovenije Za Varstvo Kulturne Dediscine (PDF)

SPAIN

Fundacio Privada I2cat, Internet I Innovacio Digital A Catalunya (PDF)

Departament de Cultura i Mitjans de Comunicació (PDF)

SWEDEN

Riksarkivet (PDF)

UNITED KINGDOM

Editeur Limited (PDF)

Digital Heritage Lbg (PDF)

Collections Trust Lbg (PDF)

CONTRIBUTORS

List of cultural institutions who signed a cooperation agreement with Linked Heritage

ITALY

BESS (Biblioteca elettronica di scienze sociali del Piemonte)

LITHUANIA

Lithuanian Art Museum

REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

Ministry of Culture

UKRAINA

Research Library of the National Pedagogical University of Ukraine after M.P. Dragomanov

The Maksymovych Scientific Library of the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University

  1. Denisenko Scientific and Technical Library, National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”

Central Scientific Library of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

The State Scientific and Pedagogical Library of Ukraine after V. Sukhomlynskyi

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Linked Heritage has three main objectives:

  • to contribute large quantities of new content to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors
  • to demonstrate enhancement of quality of content, in terms of metadata richness, re-use potential and uniqueness
  • to demonstrate enable improved search, retrieval and use of Europeana content.

Linked Heritage will facilitate and deliver large-scale, long-term enhancement of Europeana and its services.

The roject will address the problems associated with:

  • non-standard descriptive terminologies
  • the lack of private sector and 20th Century content
  • the preservation of complex metadata models within the Europeana metadata schema.

 

The consortium includes representatives of all the key stakeholder groups from 20 EU countries, together with Israel and Russia. These include ministries and responsible government agencies, content providers and aggregators, leading research centres, publishers and SMEs.

Several partners participate in related Europeana ecosystem projects; this guarantees alignment with Europeana’s evolution. In addition, organisations which have not in the past been involved will contribute for the first time to Europeana. 3 million new items will be delivered to Europeana, covering a wide spectrum of types of cultural content.

The project started on the 1st April 2011 and will last 30 months.

Coordinator:
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Viale Castro Pretorio 105
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tel. 39 06 49210427
fax 39 06 4959302
info[at]linkedheritage[dot]org

 

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