Workplan

Work Package 1 – Content

Lead: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek

Objectives
  • Analyse source structures and map them to the EDM.
  • Communicate requirements of content providers to WP2.
  • Test the content translation interface provided by WP2.
  • Integrate content into the Europeana using the Interoperability Infrastructure developed by WP2.
  • Set up a test scenario with WP3 on semantic enrichment of digital material and on rich feature extraction from digital objects.

Work Package 2 – Interoperability Infrastructure

Lead: University of Mannheim

Objectives

This work package will provide the interoperability infrastructure for translating content from its current source formats into the Europeana Data Model (EDM). The work will build on existing tools, adjust them to the DM2E requirements and chain them into a scalable translation workflow.

The workflow will include the following steps:

  • RDFization of existing content and metadata;
  • Mapping into the Europeana Data Model;
  • Contextualization and Interlinking at the levels of
  • legacy data,
  • catalogue/record metadata,
  • aggregates metadata and
  • exploration of content extracted metadata.

WP2 will provide a graphical user interface which will allow the project partners to configure and schedule the translation of their content into the Europeana Data Model. In addition to being used in DM2E, the whole interoperability infrastructure.

Work Package 3 – Digital Humanities Requirements and Related Engineering

Lead: Net7

Objectives

The ‘Digital Humanities’ community (DH) has been identified as such a community of “power users” we would need to work with to validate the results of our work.

  • Ensure the results of WP1 and WP2 will create a maximum added value for advanced users of Europeana by developing functionalities building upon current one-way metadata production lines incorporating EDM for DH.
  • Lower the barrier to access for developers and advanced users in the Digital Humanities to reusing and recombining EDM data with other external data sources and user generated content by providing appropriate open source tools, annotation facilities and APIs.
  • Demonstrate the added value of enhanced usability of Europeana by developing EDM support and demonstrating usefulness of co-presence of digital objects for reuse of content in the DH and thus creating an incentive for content custodians to release content for open and free development by expert communities of practice such as the DH.
  • Encourage learning and community uptake and by providing input, in terms of tools, documentation and curated content collections for WP4 contest activity.
  • Identify what are the “functional primitives” of the Digital Humanities and how Europeana can answer the demand of the DH community and of their specialized applications.

An advisory board bringing together prominent and competent European digital humanities researchers will monitor the work to be done in WP3. It will have the following members:

  • Dr. Tobias Blanke (King’s College, London)
  • Sally Chambers (DARIAH-D)
  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lauer (Göttingen Center for the Digital Humanities)
  • Prof. Dr. Felix Sasaki (DFKI and head of the German W3C-Office)
  • Prof. Dr. Susan Schreibman (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Dr. Claire Warwick (University College, London)

Work Package 4 – Community and Dissemination

Lead: Open Knowledge Foundation

Objectives
  • Catalyse an active, diverse and well connected community of content holders, metadata experts, technologists and others around Europeana – strengthening existing networks and engaging new stakeholders.
  • Enable and encourage content holders to contribute new material to Europeana through a series of hands-on workshops and community documentation on DM2E tools and workflows.
  • Identify and support a network of open metadata evangelists who will help to raise awareness of legal and technical best practises in a variety of different domains.
  • Facilitate conversation and collaboration between technologists in the Europeana community and end users in teaching and research – particularly in the humanities – with a series of events, online activities and a contest.

Work Package 5 – Project Lead and Coordination

Lead: Humboldt University Berlin

Objectives

The work package will ensure the technical and legal compliance of the consortium in its contract with the Commission. It will manage the overall the finances of the project and ensure that the consortium is effectively managed and co-ordinated internally in order to optimise its performance, meet its objectives and produce its agreed deliverables. The work package will assure overall the quality of the work of the consortium and the fitness for purpose of its deliverables.