Pan-European metadata for cultural content. ePSIplus Thematic Meeting Madrid, 12 September 2008 Rob Davies.
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Pan-European metadata for cultural content
ePSIplus Thematic Meeting
Madrid, 12 September 2008
Flagship project of i2010
Single European Information Space for an open and competitive internal market for services
Letter by six Heads of State and Government to the European Commission (2005)
Advocated creation of a virtual European library
Aiming to make Europe’s cultural and scientific records accessible to all
Positive response from the Commission
Outline strategy: Communication "i2010: Digital Libraries"
Communication on ‘access to scientific information in the digital age’ (2007)
A structure for EDL?
Museum A Archive A Library A
National Digital Library
Film Archive 1
Film Archive 2
Film Archive 3
Film Archive X
EurbicaNational Archive 1
NL 1 NL 2 NL 3
National Archive 2
National Archive 3
Mainly manually entered but also process text to look for person names
Difficult to get disambiguous temporal metadata but possible
Similar technology as is applied by search engines, extracting keywords and assigning relevance according to frequency
Coverage is specified in any number of ways such as geographical names, administrative entities and coordinates. Need geo-metadata