Devoted to European cultural heritage valorisation, Michael Culture Association gathers a strong network of more than 100 public and private organizations from all over Europe. Key actor in the promotion and valorization of the digital cultural content, Michael Culture develops tools and services for 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 also aims at 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.
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.
SCENT is a toolset for creating and managing your terminologies in SKOS format. SCENT has been developed within the eContentPlus AthenaPlus Project.
The DCH-RP e-Culture Science Gateway (eCSG) is a standard-based web 2.0 demonstrative platform to show the Proofs of Concepts (PoCs) identified by the DCH-RP project and how they fit with the requirements defined in the Roadmap.
If you do not yet have an account, find here the instructions to register and sign in. Otherwise, click on "Proofs of Concept" in the left frame to browse the repositories available and start browsing them. If, instead, you are interested in the e-Culture Science Gateway mobile apps, click on "Mobile Applications".
Data accessible through the eCSG, both this web-based one and the mobile app, are stored on the European Grid Infrastructure and are accessible through the pan-European GEANT network and the National Research & Education Networks.
ATHENA PLUS MEETING, RIGA, 25, 26, 27 FEBRUARY 2015
Partners will gather in Riga, in the Art Museum Riga Bourse, opened in 2011. On the 25th, a workshop will be dedicated to the Athena Plus Creative tools. On this occasion, the pilot Urban Explore, developed by Dédale, will be presented, in a 2 parts session:
- An outdoor session: a short visit for an in situ demo of the Urban Explore mobile application
- An indoor session: presentation of the web application and the back office.
The MOVIO pilots will also be presented.
The Michael Culture general assembly will be organised on the 25th.
More information on Urban Explore here
MICHAEL CULTURE PARTICIPATES TO SUCCEED FINAL CONFERENCE, 28th NOVEMBER 2014
Michael Culture was invited to the final conference of the SUCCEED project, Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. The project results were presented during 3 sessions: Taking up tools: the libraries experience; The future of digitisation: sustainability & roadmapping; The Impact Centre of Competence. Michael Culture, together with the French Ministry of Culture, made a presentation of the DCH-RP results and of the European perspectives for the Digital Cultural Heritage Community.
More information on the conference here.
PUBLICATION OF THE HANDBOOK "A ROADMAP FOR PRESERVATION OF DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE CONTENT".
The DCH-RP Roadmap makes it possible for each cultural heritage institution to define its own practical action plan with a realistic timeframe for the implementation of its stages.
A short-term action plan is proposed by the DCH-RP project in order to initiate the development of a preservation services infrastructure on a level that will be self-sustainable and continue to progress on its own. Beyond the duration of the project itself, the Roadmap identifies two further planning periods: medium-term (approximately two years after the end of DCH-RP) and long-term for the logical continuation of the DCH-RP work into the future.
Download the handbook here.
Published AthenaPlus D7.2 Analysis, scenarios use cases, opportunities of innovative services for DCH, and future development
This deliverable coordinated by Michael Culture association was produced following the open workshop on Digital Storytelling for mediation and valorisation of cultural heritage, held in Berlin on the 9 of October 2013. It aims at exploring concrete opportunities of Digital storytelling for the valorisation of digital cultural heritage content. Digital storytelling offers great opportunities for Digital Cultural Heritage, enabling the valorisation of cultural heritage and the development of new approaches and mediation tools for the audience, favouring thus new forms of relationship with the audience, more interactive and participatory, before, during and after the visit. It has a great relevance in particular in the fields of education, cultural mediation and tourism, and gives the opportunity to ensure cultural content attractiveness through the creation of innovative digital cultural services, based on rich and edited contents. Thus, this deliverable tackles the issues of how to exploit ICT narrative potential for cultural heritage mediation projects, how to make Digital storytelling tools efficient for a DCH valorisation and mediation project, how to create connected, multimedia and interactive narratives? It also highlights the Digital storytelling potential for the transmission of knowledge, experience and information sharing.
Documents to download
LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEANA LABS WEBSITE
On 1 April, the Beta website of Europeana Labs was launched. The site highlights great examples of datasets and existing applications, and features forthcoming events and Labs locations across Europe. All this is backed up by comprehensive documentation, providing everything the creative community should need to get inspired, be creative, and exploit the full potential of the Europeana platform.
DCH-RP PARTNERS MEETING, CATANIA, 20-21 JANUARY 2014
All the DCH-RP partners will meet in Catania for the project’s plenary meeting, hosted by INFN at the University of Catania.
This plenary meeting is particularly important for the partners because it follows the project’s review and is the occasion to discuss and implement the review’s follow-up.
Other topics of interest in this plenary include:
The registration tools and the agenda (reserved to the partners) are available for the project’s partners on the reserved area.
CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL STRATEGIES FOR HERITAGE, 2 - 3 December 2013, De Doelen, Rotterdam
Digital Strategies for Heritage (DISH) is the bi-annual international conference on digital heritage and strategies for heritage institutions. Triggered by changes in society, heritage organisations face many challenges and need to make strategic decisions about their activities and services. The key aims of the conference are inspiration, knowledge, skills, innovation and networking.
OPEN e-IRG WORKSHOP IN VILNIUS ON 4-5 November 2013
The next e-IRG Workshop under the Lithuanian EU Presidency of the European Union will be in Vilnius, Lithuania from Monday 4 November (morning) till Tuesday 5 November (until noon).The main topics of discussions during this workshop will be: "Infrastructures in the Digital Age: the Data Challenge" and "e-Infrastructure commons".
The DCH-RP project will be presented by its technical coordinator, Antonella Fresa from Promoter.
WORKSHOP: DIGITAL STORYTELLING FOR MEDIATION AND VALORISATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
Berlin, 9 October 2013, 9:30 – 13:00
New technologies have opened new perspectives, ways and practices of telling stories. Digital storytelling exploits the potential offered by digital tools for editing and disseminating contents, to create an enriched narrative process thanks to multimedia cultural resources. This is a major opportunity for cultural heritage to pass from digitization and aggregation of content to the editorialisation of this content, and thus for cultural institutions to make their content more attractive for the public, providing new experiences and ways for engaging with new audiences. It offers great outlooks in the fields of education, tourism, cultural mediation.
This workshop is the occasion to present the study on the state of the art of digital storytelling for mediation and valorisation of cultural heritage, and to present relevant tools, projects and services for users.
This workshop is organised in the framework of the Athena+ project.
PARALLEL SEMANTIC RESEARCH ACCROSS MULTIPLE REPOSITORIES
Thanks to the collaboration between DCH-RP and CHAIN-REDS projects, a Parallel Semantic Search Engine has been integrated in the e-Culture Science Gateway. Using the service, people can search in parallel across the tens of millions of resources contained in the CHAIN-REDS Knowledge Base as well as in the Europeana, Cultura Italia and Isidore repositories.
Direct link: http://ecsg.dch-rp.eu/semantic-search
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Introduction to DCH-RP, Antonella Fresa, Technical coordinator
DCH-RP Dissemination and sustainability, Sara DiGiorgio, WP2
DCH-RP Case studies and best practices, Jean Moulin & Rosette Vandenbroucke, WP4
DCH-RP Engagement with commercial publisher, Tim Davenport, WP4
DCH-RP Proofs of concept, Michel Drescher, WP5
Seminar on Multilingualism and Terminology, Paris, 18th of April 2013 - Rossella Caffo
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