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ICT-PSP Call 4 2010 Theme 2. Federico Milani INFSO/E-6 eContent and Safer Internet. Theme 2: Digital Libraries. Theme 2 supports Digital libraries initiative, aiming to improve accessibility, use and preservation of Europe's cultural heritage online

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ICT-PSP Call 4 2010Theme 2

Federico Milani

INFSO/E-6 eContent and Safer Internet


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 2

Theme 2: Digital Libraries

Theme 2 supports

  • Digital libraries initiative, aiming to improve accessibility, use and preservationof Europe's cultural heritage online

  • Experiments with open access to scientific information, exploring new paradigms for access and use

  • Total available funding 30 M€

  • Six objectives

All proposals must align with relevant policies, strategies and activities at European and national level


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 3

The Digital Libraries Initiative

  • Launched in September 2005

  • Aim: make Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage accessible to all

  • Two main blocks: cultural content, scientific information

  • Deals with different types of material and different types of cultural institutions

  • Digitisation, online accessibility, digital preservation

  • Europeana most visible outcome


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 4

Europeana

http://www.europeana.eu

  • Common multilingual access point to Europe’s digital cultural heritage

  • Prototype launched in November 2008

  • Now 5.9 million digital objects accessible

    • books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, museum objects, audiovisual fragments, sound

    • aim: 10 million objects in 2010

    • content still unbalanced

    • enhanced version of the site in 2010


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 5

Theme 2: Objectives overview

PART I

2.1 Coordinating Europeana

2.2 Enhancing/aggregating content in Europeana

2.3 Digitising content for Europeana

Part II

2.4 Access to European Rights Information/ Registry of Orphan Works

2.5 Open access to scientific information

2.6 Statistics on cultural heritage digitisation activities


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 6

Coverage to date

  • Projects already contribute content from the following providers:

    • National libraries, archives, museums, TV broadcasters, Local cultural institutions, film archives

  • and covering subjects as:

    • Antique maps, incunabula, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts

    • Natural science and history, biodiversity literature

    • Archaeological and architectural heritage

    • Social history, including labour history

    • Performing arts

    • Travel and tourism content held by National and University Libraries

    • Content related to Jewish communities in European cities

    • Musical Instruments images and sounds

    • Press photos from the turn of the century to the mid 1990s

    • The history of mechanism and machine science


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 7

Theme 2 Objectives for Europeana at a glance

Coordination, maintenance

& development

Increase quality and

quantity of content

2.1 TN

2.2 BPN

2.3 Pilot B

digitising masterpieces of

Europe's cultural heritage


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2.1: Coordinating Europeana

Funding instrument

One single Thematic Network based on actual cost(1)

At least 7 independent legal entities from 7 different MS or associated countries

up to 9 M€ of EU contribution

for the period 2011-2013

(1) Art. 5 para. 4 of the Model Grant Agreement


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 9

2.1: Coordinating Europeana

  • Manage the activities contributing to the enhancement of Europeana

  • Maintain service

  • Develop functionalities

  • Improve user experience

  • Coordinate network of contributing organisations

This includes ingestion of content from funded eCp/ICT PSP projects and release of major new versions of service

This includes ingestion of content

and release of major new versions


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 10

Why TN – actual cost - for objective 2.1?

  • Bring together relevant stakeholders, expertise and facilities to enhance & develop Europeana

  • Coordinate ongoing activities and network of contributing organisations to ingest content from funded (eCp and ICT PSP) projects as well as the release of major new versions of the service.

  • Network larger number of contributors from outside founding partnership.

  • N.B. The Community financial contribution shall not finance entire costs of project

    • limited to the additional costs of coordinating and implementing TN

    • Eligible direct costs for beneficiaries other than coordinator limited to travel and subsistence as well as personnel costs incurred for elaboration of deliverables


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2.2: Enhancing/aggregating content in Europeana

Funding instrument

SeveralBest Practice Networks

Typical EU contribution: 3-5 M€

At least 7 independent legal entities from 7 different MS or associated countries

Funding rate: 80% of direct costs; no overheads


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 12

2.2: Enhancing/aggregating content in Europeana

  • Aggregate existing digital cultural content held by cultural institutions to make it accessible and/or enhance searchability of content already available through Europeana

  • Align metadata and mappings with the specifications of Europeana

  • Improve interoperability between content management systems of individual content providers and Europeana platform

Material should be selected through thematic approach and of interest to a broad public, not just to a limited set of specialists; selection criteria must be clear


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 13

2.2: Enhancing/aggregating content in Europeana

Major questions to address:

  • What is the quality and the quantity of the content to be made accessible through/enhanced in Europeana?

  • Why is it of interest? To whom?

  • How will metadata be mapped to align with Europeana specifications?

  • How are IPR issues being addressed?

  • Will the project results be accessible and retrievable through Europeana at item level?

  • How will you ensure availability of the content after the end of the project?


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 14

Why BPN for objective 2.2?

  • Make European digital libraries more accessible and usable by aggregating existing digital cultural content held by cultural institutions to make it accessible and/or enhance searchability of content already available through Europeana in real-life context

  • Align metadata and mappings with the specifications of Europeana on a sufficient mass of content

  • Improve interoperability between content management systems of individual content providers and Europeana platform

  • Commission may organise "clustering meetings" for different BPNs, inviting all relevant stakeholders in order to achieve broad consensus and create the conditions for the widest possible uptake


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2.3: Digitising content for Europeana

Funding instrument

Several Pilots Type B

Typical EU contribution: 2-3 M€

At least 4 independent legal entities from 4 different MS or associated countries

Funding rate: 50% of direct and indirect costs (calculated as 30% flat rate of personnel costs)


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 16

2.3: Digitising content for Europeana

  • Targeted digitisation actions in synergy with and complementing collections already accessible through Europeana, in particular masterpieces of Europe's cultural heritage

Material to be digitised should be selected through thematic approach and of interest to a broad public, not just to a limited set of specialists


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 17

What is considered a masterpiece?

  • work of outstanding creativity, skill or workmanship or piece of work that has been given much critical praise

  • representing legacy of physical and intangible attributes of the past of a group or society

  • inherited, maintained in the present and worthy of preservation for the future

e.g. works of literature, paintings, drawings,

sculptures, prints, monuments, films, music, etc.


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 18

2.3: Digitising content for Europeana

Major questions to address:

  • What is the quality and the quantity of the content to be digitised for Europeana?

  • Why is it of interest? To whom?

  • Does it include masterpieces of Europe’s cultural heritage?

  • How will metadata be mapped to align with Europeana specifications after digitisation?

  • Will the project results be accessible and retrievable through Europeana at item level?

  • How will you ensure availability of the content after the end of the project?


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 19

Why Pilot B for objective 2.3?

  • Implement solution in several Member States or associated countries

  • Demonstrate technical, organisational and legal feasibility

  • Demonstrate significant impact potential

  • Anticipate sustainability


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 20

Theme 2 objectives for Europeana

  • Benefit from opportunity to speak to Europeana representatives to clarify

    • How you can provide content

    • Any doubts about Europeana metadata schema

    • The content ingestion process


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ICT-PSP Call 4 Digital Libraries InfoDay, Luxembourg, 4 Feburary 2010: Slide 21

Theme 2 Objectives for Europeana

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