Arrival and Registration
Lunch will be provided
Introduction and Tour de Table
Joachim Jung, AIT
David Haskiya, Europeana Foundation
This presentation will provide background information about the Europeana project, the vision guiding it and the cluster of projects supporting it with content and technologies. Further, the presentation will give an overview of Europeana's 2011 development programme giving a picture of the main areas we will focus our development resources on. Finally, the presentation will also touch on Europeana's plans for user-generated content features and how they connect to the overall product development strategy.
Advanced Search Services for Europeana: the Assets Project
Sergiu Gordea, AIT
The ASSETS is one of the projects that aim at providing new technological solutions for improving the usability of Europeana. This project proposes enhancements of Europeana platform with services which focus on metadata enrichment, text and content based search, semantic cross linking, digital preservation and GUI improvements. An overview of the services and the results obtained within the first development year will be presented.
EuropeanaConnect - Enhancing Access to European Digital Cultural Heritage
Veronika Prändl-Zika, Austrian National Library
The EU project EuropeanaConnect delivers technical key
components for an improved and user-friendly Europeana. Europeana is the innovative internet gateway
offering access to Europe's digital cultural heritage represented by millions of digitised books, writings,
maps, videos, images and audio files. By 2011, 25 million digital objects from numerous national, local and
thematic cultural institutions will be accessible through this portal.
EuropeanaConnect together with its sister project Europeana v1.0 is working on a series of back-end solutions for Europeana. These include the implementation of a multilingual search, the development of user-friendly interfaces and the implementation of innovative services such as access from mobile devices. In addition, EuropeanaConnect works on the integration of semantic search options and clarifies main issues in terms of licensing. By the end of the project, about 290,000 music files from more than 500 European audio archives will be aggregated by EuropeanaConnect for Europeana.
This presentation will give an overview over the current status of the project and results achieved within the last two years.
The "Europeana-Erster Weltkrieg" Project
Aubéry Escande, The European Library
The "Europeana-Erster Weltkrieg" project is based on a 2008 initiative of the University
of Oxford, where people across Britain were asked to bring family letters, photographs and keepsakes
from the Great War to be digitised. The success of the idea - which became the Great War Archive - has
encouraged Europeana to expand this project into mainland Europe.
The German section of www.Europeana1914-1918.eu (Erster Weltkrieg) was launched on 23rd of March 2011 and is going very well, with the first day of submissions in Frankfurt, digitising 2500 items and press coverage national German news. The overall aim is to create a large European database of user generated content about the First World War in time for the 1914 centenary.
Central to the project are publicity and road shows where individuals are encouraged to bring First World War memorabilia to a location where they will be digitised professionally and added to the online archive, with corresponding descriptions. Independently of the road shows, everyone can contribute their digitised images and information to the website - www.europeana1914-1918.eu.
Love Your Users - On Participation at 1001 Stories About Denmark
Mette Bom, Danish Heritage Agency
My presentation will focus on how users since the launch in May 2010 interact with our website www.1001stories.dk. I'll talk about the lessons we have learned so far - how we try to engage users in the stories and places and how they actually engage. I'll touch briefly on the idea of the website, how we organized content, how we launched and worked with PR, and how we continuously try to engage partner organisations in becoming contributing partners through iframes, webservices, and finally how we try to keep the momentum and keep getting new users, etc.
Making Crowd-Sourcing Content for GLAMs Available Outside and Inside Cultural Instutions
Roger Bamkin, Wikimedia UK
There have been a number of GLAM Wiki events in the UK in the last tweklve months. 100 new articles were created at the British Museum and British Library. Collaboration between Wikipedia and Derby Museums illustrated how this can happen with a smaller organisation. This collaboration which is still on-going has resulted in the use of QR codes that allows user generated content to be accessed directly to visitors to cultural institutions. Recent improvements to basic QR code technology has allowed QRpedia codes that can read in many different languages without the use of customised apps.
Beppo Stuhl for Christoph Breitler, Wikimedia Austria
The Wikilovesmonuments (WLM) Project as lead by a number of european Wikimedia Chapters its goal is to raise awareness for Cultural Heritage sites, provide photos and descriptions under a free content license with the help of the Wikipedia Community and Wikimedia Chapters.
Discussion and Next Steps
Summary of highlights of day 1, preparation for day 2 and open-ended discussion. Dinner will be served.