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20070914 Walterus Jeroen


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20070914 Walterus Jeroen

  1. 1. Jeroen Walterus [email_address] The MICHAEL Project is funded under the European Commission eTEN Programme
  2. 2. Overzicht <ul><li>International framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The MICHAEL PLUS project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The MICHAEL service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National roll out Vlaamse Gemeenschap </li></ul><ul><li>Relevantie voor het cultureel erfgoedveld </li></ul><ul><li>Web demo (EU-portal) </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
  3. 3. International framework The MICHAEL Project: co-ordinates <ul><li>Project: EU eTen programma </li></ul><ul><li>MICHAEL (2004-2006): Frankrijk, UK, Italië (3) </li></ul><ul><li>MICHAEL PLUS (2006-2008): 3 -> 14 landen </li></ul><ul><li>( Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom ). P ublic authorities, research institutions and private companies . </li></ul><ul><li>‘ België’ niet vertegenwoordigd: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Agentschap Kunsten en Erfgoed, afdeling Erfgoed in juni 2007 toegetreden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Franstalige Gemeenschap, federaal niveau: overleg </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. International framework The MICHAEL Project: major goal <ul><li>The major goal of the MICHAEL project is to build a multilingual inventory of the cultural heritage in Europe. To achieve this data will be gathered from regional and national inventories using a standard software platform and a shared data model. </li></ul><ul><li>-> </li></ul><ul><li>Inventarisatie (on line toegankelijke, ontsloten) erfgoed collecties </li></ul><ul><li>Meertaligheid </li></ul><ul><li>Dataverzameling: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ harvesting’ model: ‘nationale’ platformen -> eu-platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gestandaardiseerd (open source) platform </li></ul><ul><li>Gemeenschappelijk (meta)datamodel </li></ul>
  5. 5. International framework The MICHAEL Project – Expected outcomes <ul><li>MICHAEL ‘Service’: </li></ul><ul><li>Improved access to public resources </li></ul><ul><li>A reinforcement and extension of the national cultural initiatives, by adding a trans-European dimension . </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation of study , life-long learning, eLearning, distance education </li></ul><ul><li>Encouragement of cultural tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Major facility for education and recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural material for exploitation and re-use </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  6. 6. International framework The MICHAEL Project: European strategy <ul><li>© Schema MPLUS Tech. annex </li></ul>
  7. 7. International framework The MICHAEL service <ul><li>Production module ( XML database ) </li></ul><ul><li>Publication module (XML search engine) </li></ul><ul><li>The two MICHAEL modules act as data repositories that are consistent with the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) making metadata available in both standard Dublin Core and MICHAEL format . </li></ul><ul><li>A MICHAEL national ‘ instance ’ consists of both a production module and a publication module . </li></ul><ul><li>The MICHAEL platform already exists and the production module is being used in France, Italy and the UK to manage digital cultural heritage inventories . </li></ul>
  8. 8. International framework The MICHAEL Service: metadata <ul><li>The following standards are implemented in MICHAEL : </li></ul><ul><li>Item-level meta-data: The Dublin Core meta-data Element Set . </li></ul><ul><li>DC.Culture : enables the searching of item-level metadata through 4 key access points – Who, What, Where and When. Potentially allows for implementation of GIS. </li></ul><ul><li>Collection-level meta-data: The Research Support Librari es Programme collection-level meta-data model forms the basis for the collection-level meta-data to be used in MICHAEL. </li></ul><ul><li>Info: </li></ul>
  9. 9. International framework The MICHAEL service: open source software <ul><li>The MICHAEL platform is being distributed as open source software, and is built on top of other well-known open source components : </li></ul><ul><li>Apache Cocoon : an XML infrastructure for complex Web applications </li></ul><ul><li>eXist : an XML database management system </li></ul><ul><li>Xdepo : a Cocoon environment to manage data stored in an XML database using Web forms </li></ul><ul><li>SDX : a search engine for large collections of XML documents </li></ul><ul><li>Info: </li></ul>
  10. 10. National roll out : Lidmaatschap Vlaamse Gemeenschap <ul><li>Flanders (Belgium) recently (June ’07) joined MICHAEL PLUS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official partner: The Agency for Arts and Heritage, Heritage Division (Flemish Community) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing partners: CBV/VCV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beeldvorming en communicatie </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internationale vertaling erfgoed in Vlaanderen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Landelijke (publieks)ontsluiting erfgoed </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. National roll out Project management <ul><li>Project management structure is not yet fully in place (kick off: june 2007): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>study the project documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>determin strategy 2008-2009: goals, timing… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To consult with partners, e.g.: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flanders: partners in the heritage field Flemish Community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>French Speaking Community and Federal authorities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the MICHAEL partner(s) in the Netherlands (KBN) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. National roll out Implementation 2007-2009 <ul><li>Implementing the MICHAEL service in the Flemish heritage portal ‘Erfgoedsite’ ( by 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2007: studying and testing the MICHAEL platform and datamodel… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation (production) of the MICHAEL service ‘national instance’ is planned for 2008… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration front end MICHAEL service in the portal is scheduled by the end of 2009. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. National roll out Actions 2007 <ul><li>Testing the MICHAEL framework (software): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation of the production and publication module (staging on test server) (done) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing and reporting (doing) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developping metadatamodel (to do): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To study the MICHAEL data model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translation datamodel in collaboration with Dutch MICHAEL partners (language = Dutch) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop draft model </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Defining/finetuning action plan 2008-2009 </li></ul>
  14. 14. National roll out Actions 2008 - 2009 <ul><li>Defining the inventory of digital cultural heritage collections in Flanders (survey 2008): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developping database integration solutions and communication standard (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Developping the MICHAEL instance (production stage) (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical integration of the service in the existing portal Erfgoedsite (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Launch the service: front end (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with European MICHAEL portal (2009-2010) </li></ul>
  15. 15. MICHAEL project en service Relevantie voor het cultureel erfgoedveld <ul><li>Overzicht & ‘monitoring’ (waar, wat, wie,…) </li></ul><ul><li>Bijdrage aan ontsluiting en zichtbaarheid collecties </li></ul><ul><li>Stimuleren digitaliseringsinspanningen erfgoedveld </li></ul><ul><li>Beschrijvingsmodel conform internationale standaarden </li></ul><ul><li>Eén toegangspunt voor gebruikers (portaalfunctie) </li></ul><ul><li>Internationale link: EU-portal, meertaligheid </li></ul><ul><li>Leerproces implementatie internationale applicaties/projecten </li></ul><ul><li>Expertiseontwikkeling en uitwisseling in internationale context </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  16. 16. The MICHAEL service portaalsites <ul><li>Operationele platformen: </li></ul><ul><li>Europese Portal: </li></ul><ul><li>Frankrijk: </li></ul><ul><li>Groot-Brittanië: </li></ul><ul><li>Italië: </li></ul><ul><li>Vlaanderen: ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Europees portaal bevat data nationale portaalsites. </li></ul><ul><li>Materiaal wordt ter beschikking gesteld onder Creative Commons licentie ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact : </li></ul>
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  18. 21. MICHAEL project en service Demo MICHAEL EU-portal <ul><li>Onderdelen van de website: </li></ul><ul><li>Search: (quick, advanced) </li></ul><ul><li>Browse: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collecties: onderwerp, kaart, tijdsperiodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instellingen: type, kaart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Services’: doelgroepen, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User stories & editorials (thema’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Content: FR, UK, Italië (2008: andere landen) </li></ul><ul><li>Languages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search / site: Frans, Engels, Italiaans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata: automatisch vertaalfuncties FR/UK/IT voorzien </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Records: originele taal land / manuele vertaling </li></ul></ul>
  19. 22. MICHAEL project en service Toekomst <ul><li>Michael Culture AISBL rechtspersoon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>continuïteit applicatie garanderen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lidmaatschap in EDLnet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Athena ( A ccess to cul t ural he ritage n etworks a cross Europe – eContentplus programme aanvraag): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to reinforce the participation of Museums and Archives in particular and in general of the cultural heritage sector to the digital library initiative(s); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to pass from the access to the collection-level (MICHAEL) to the access to the item-level (as requested by the eContent plus Work programme) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[The European Digital Library (EDL):] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EDL project ( eContent Targeted project (sept. 2006-) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EDLnet ( ): Thematic Network (juli 2007-) (coördinatie: KBN Den Haag: EDL office) </li></ul></ul>