Devoted to European cultural heritage valorisation, Michael Culture Association gathers a strong network of more than 100 public and private organizations as well as cultural institutions from Europe, of which many represent cultural operators at national level. Key actor in the promotion and valorization of the digital cultural content, Michael Culture develops tools and services destinated to cultural institutions and the general public. Linked to other major European cultural heritage networks and projects such as Europeana, Europe's Digital Library, Michael Culture Association supports European and national cultural policies.
IT AIMS AT:
- Promoting and valorizing European cultural heritage by its digitization and dissemination to a European and worldwide audience, through the Michael Internet Services portal: the Multilingual inventory of digitised cultural collections on line in Europe
- Enhancing the network of European professionals working on digital cultural heritage, through the actions towards the Minerva Network
Through the multilingual MICHAEL service, people are able to find and explore European digital cultural heritage material using the Internet. The MICHAEL service provides access to digital collections from museums, libraries and archives.
The MICHAEL database is based on national inventories of digital resources that have been created by the project partners. Each national inventory includes descriptions of digital collections and the websites, CD-ROMS and other products and services that have been created by museums, libraries and archives. The descriptions are written especially for MICHAEL by people working in, or on behalf of, the cultural institutions themselves. Details are harvested directly from the national inventories to become part of the MICHAEL database for the European services.
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This Wiki has been developped in the framework of the Athena project (eContent Plus program), workpackage 4 and is now used within the Linked Heritage project (ICT-PSP program), workpackage 3. Linked Heritage is a Best Practice network within the ICT-PSP funding Program. Enhancing the aggregation of new content and its retrievability through Europeana are the main objectives of this project.
This Wiki aims in priority at people working in European museums, experts or non-experts in Information Engineering and/or Linguistics, who have an interest on terminology and multilingualism or just want to have a general information on that topic.
SEMINAR ON MULTILINGUALISM AND TERMINOLOGY - PARIS, APRIL 18th 2013
Multilingualism is crucial especially in a European context. Cultural institutions are dealing with thousands and thousands of digital content. European initiatives are developped in order to provide and promote the access to this digital cultural heritage which implicitely suggest a multilingual access to these collections. Cultural institutions are often using their own controlled vocabularies, thesaurus, classifications, ontologies or any kind of terminology. If European projects and initiatives are a way to bring together these different terminologiest, technologies of the Semantic Web (with interoperable format such as SKOS (Simplified Knowledge Organisation System)) are a way to enable multlingualism and a first step towards Linked Data.
The purpose of this seminar is to present national and European projects where the question of terminology and multilingualism is dealt with. Some projects create multilingual terminologies on very specific subjects, some others focus on the implementation of tools to create, manage and reuse these terminologies. The seminar will present one of the achievement of the Linked Heritage WP3 with the Terminology Management Platform (TMP) and will bring together other European and national initiatives creating and developping multilingual terminology resources or tools for managing or reusing them.
WORKSHOP: INNOVATIVE SERVICES FOR TOURISM, Roma, 20th of March 2013
Europe is the first touristic destination in the world: in 2010, it was visited by almost half billion tourists. Cultural tourism plays a significant attraction role, and is estimated to account for around 40% of all European tourism.
Information and communication technologies have allowed the development of new services in the cultural tourism field, shifting from traditional to new ways of approaching cultural resources: digital tourism is offering great opportunities to renew and enrich the visitors’ experiences. Adapting to technologies and uses, it tends to become more and more connected to social media, geolocated, and in mobility. In the same time, it contributes to enhance cultural heritage attractiveness, sustainability and quality, and favours its accessibility.
This workshop aims at sharing best practices examples and innovative projects on digital tourism in Europe.
Audience: Professionals from the Cultural heritage and tourism fields, new technologies and innovative services.
Linked Heritage WP7-Training
Interview of Antonella Zane | University of Padua (leader of the WP)
Digitising Contemporary Art
Interview of Barbara Dierickx | PACKED vzw (coordinator of the project)
Linked Heritage Meeting - Lisbon 30th November 2012
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