Linked Heritage is an EU co-funded project that aims to extend and enrich the metadata holdings of the Europeana digital library. The project – which builds on the earlier Athena project and runs from April 2011 until the end of 2013 – will tackle a number of tasks, including the coordination of terminologies, standards and technologies used, linking of cultural heritage data into the semantic web, training, and the ingestion of assets into the Europeana collection itself.
EDItEUR is leading one of the work packages (WP4) within the project, focusing on engaging the commercial publishing sector with Europeana, and on identification and metadata issues (including mapping between various metadata schemas in use). Participants in WP4 include EDItEUR members mEDRA and MVB, the German National Library of Science and Technology, (University Library Hannover), the Hungarian National Library in Budapest, the Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (ICCU) in Rome, Promoter in Pisa, Italy and Pintail Ltd in Dublin, Ireland.
Work Package 4 Deliverables
- D4.1 Best Practice Report – Public Private Partnership (pdf)
- D4.2 Specification of Technologies Chosen (pdf)
- D4.3 Specification of Legal/Licensing Environment
For further information on EDItEUR’s part in the Linked Heritage project, please contact Michael Hopwood.
• The second part of EDItEUR's Linked Heritage work – Work Package 4's Technology report specifying the mechanics of how typical commercial-sector metadata can be mapped into the LIDO metadata scheme used by Linked Heritage – has now been published, and is available from the Linked Heritage website – Deliverable D4.2.
• Michael Hopwood and Graham Bell attended the successful mid-project review for Linked Heritage in Brussels on 28th September 2012.
• Graham Bell presented some of EDItEUR’s work within the Linked Heritage project, and other material related to Linked Data at the Global interoperability and Linked Data in Libraries seminar held at the University of Florence, Italy on 18th and 19th June 2012. EDItEUR consultant Kathy Klemperer delivered a similar overview at a joint BISG/NISO forum at the American Library Association annual conference n Anaheim, California on June 22nd.
• Michael Hopwood and Graham Bell took part in the third plenary meeting of the Linked Heritage project, held at Stockholm’s Riksarkivet (National Archives), 24th and 25th May 2012. EDItEUR presented preliminary work on D4.2, including XSLT-based mappings from ONIX, DDEX, IPTC and EIDR metadata into Linked Heritage’s LIDO data schema. WP4 also held a full-day working session (pictured right) to share knowledge and ideas among partners in the working group.
• The first part of EDItEUR's Linked Heritage work – Work Package 4's Best Practice Report describing the major identifier and metadata standards – has now been published, and is available from the Linked Heritage website – Deliverable D4.1.
• Michael Hopwood and Graham Bell took part in the second plenary meeting of the Linked Heritage project at Citilab Barcelona on November 23rd and 24th 2011. This was preceeded by the Europeana, content aggregation and linked data for cultural heritage workshop on November 22nd. EDitEUR presented the draft findings from WP4’s initial survey of metadata best practice across the European commercial book publishing, audio, photographic and film & TV sectors.
• Michael Hopwood has started work at EDItEUR, concentrating full-time on the Linked Heritage project.
• EDItEUR attended the first plenary meeting of the Linked Heritage project at the Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (ICCU) in Rome on 29th April 2011, and outlined initial plans for Work Package 4.