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1 EUROPEANA INSIDE Creating the missing link Mission To support the Digital Agenda for Europe by achieving a lasting transformation in the quantity, scope and usability of the data available to Europeana from European cultural institutions. 1

2 What is Europeana? An internet portal that acts as an interface to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe A platform for knowledge exchange that promotes collaboration between librarians, curators, archivists and the creative industries Europeana API provides access to the Europeana collections for reuse by creative industries, research and education Europeana Inside - Europeana 2

3 Europeana Inside - Europeana network 3

4 Europeana Inside Best Practice Network (ICT-PSP program) 26 participants 10 countries 30 months (1 April September 2014) 960,000 records added to Europeana 6 work packages Website: United Kingdom The Netherlands Belgium Greece Germany Countries Slovenia Hungary France Sweden Portugal 4

5 Europeana Inside Partners Collections Trust, UK Knowledge Integration Ltd, UK Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, GE zetcom, GE Postscriptum Information Architecture, GR Stichting Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland, NL System Simulation Ltd, UK Universiteit Leuven, BE Szepmuveszeti Muzeum, HU KE Software Ltd, UK Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis, BE Petőfi Irodalmi Muzeum, HU National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum, GR iminds, BE Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, HU Stichting Europeana, NL Adlib Information Systems, NL Stiftelsen Länsmuseet Västernorrland Slv, SW Monguz Ltd, HU Semantika, SI Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, BE Skinsoft, FR Benaki Museum, GR House of Images (Xantys Ltd), UK Ecomuseu Municipial do Seixal, PT Mobydoc, FR Europeana Inside Associate Partners 1. British Museum, UK 2. ETHER, South Africa 3. Collections Information Technology (Cit), NL 4. Instituut Beeld & Geluid, NL 5. Gallery Systems, USA 6. Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, PL 7. Rijskdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, NL 8. Orangeleaf Systems, UK 9. Digisam, SE 10. Axiell, UK 11. Museum of National Liberation Maribor, SI 12. Picturae, NL 13. Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia, HR 14. National Library of Latvia, LV 15. The Public Library Vladislav Petković Dis, RS 16. Božidar Jakac Art Museum, SI 17. AlliiertenMuseum, DE 5

6 Europeana Inside Project Teams Collaboration of Cultural Heritage Institutions, Aggregators and Software-Providers Objectives I To open up new digital cultural content for Europeana To simplify significantly the process of contributing data to Europeana To help overcome participation barriers by part-automating the workflow and creating tools for the management of permissions and licensing 6

7 Objectives II To ensure that current and future generations of Collections and Digital Asset Management Software are Europeana-ready To support metadata enrichment in Data Provider systems Europeana Connection Kit (ECK) A set of open-source software tools Connects CMS to an aggregator Simple and easy to use Lowers participation barriers Supports metadata enrichment 7

8 ECK Overview Timeline 1. April September

9 Europeana Connection Kit Requirements Analysis o. CMS: Data management o. ECK global PID service Manage o. CMS: selecting record for export Select o. CMS: batch editing o. ECK global mapping and transformation service Prepare o. ECK global: Validation service Validate o. Push vs. Pull Supply o. Withdraw/update o. Publication status report o. Re-ingestion Accept and Enrich Europeana Connection Kit Aggregation model LIDO export for museum partners MARC export for library partner Standard LIDO to EDM and MARC to EDM mapping Use of aggregators: national, regional, dark aggregator 9

10 Europeana Connection Kit Development 1. April September Manage 2. Select 3. Prepare 4. Validate 5. Supply 6. Data Acceptance Iteration 1 Iteration 2 Iteration 3 Iteration 4 Europeana Connection Kit Iterative development Iteration 1 10

11 Europeana Inside Testing groups Testing Group 1 Testing Group 2 Testing Group 4 Testing Group 3/5 Knowledge Integration Collections Trust KE software Xantys Limited System Sim. Zetcom PostScriptum Benaki National Gallery KMKG St. Pr. Kulturbesitz Monguz Semantika Petöfi Szepmuveszeti Magyar Nemzeti Adlib LIBIS iminds S.L. Västernorrland Mobydoc SKINsoft Município do Seixal KADOC RBINS DEN Europeana Connection Kit Iteration 2 Iteration 2: Enhanced management, status and data publication September 2013, testing October 2013 Test group meetings Results Marks the start of data aggregation and delivery to Europeana Technical Integration Report (October 2013) All partners report progress on integrating ECK functionality All CMS-side functions complete or under development Good progress on integrating validation and transformation features Most ECK functions to be available to customers before end of project Iteration 1 Iteration 2 11

12 Europeana Connection Kit Iteration 3 & 4 Iteration 3: Data re-ingestion and data push March 2014, testing May 2014 Iteration 4: Production version! July 2014, final testing and bug fixing August 2014 Iteration 1 Iteration 2 Iteration 3 Iteration 4 Europeana Connection Kit (ECK) Tool Box containing: Open Source Software User Manual Documentation Training 12

13 Impact Creating the missing link Far-reaching and transformative Start of a partnership between CMS vendors and cultural institutes Open up potential for more than 7000 other cultural institutions to deliver data to Europeana and other targets Open up this data to the outside world for creative reuse Vision The Europeana Inside outputs, and particularly the Europeana Connection Kit, will be adopted by every Collections Management software supplier and their museum, library and archive clients throughout Europe to transform the quantity, scope and accessibility of digital cultural heritage for the public. 13

14 Forward plan viability and sustainability What will happen after the project The forward plan will focus on The future development potential of the ECK The maintenance of the Best Practice Network The promotion and advocacy of the Europeana Inside outputs to new partners Join Us Subscribe to our Newsletter: Become an Associate Partner: 14

15 Further Information Website: Phill Purdy: 15

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