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WG-C Workshop 2012 : Authoritative Metadata Vs User-Generated Content - Report

Gepubliceerd door de katia.maratea Wo, 2012-04-18 17:41

ECLAP Conference:

7-9 MAY 2012
Convitto della Calza - Piazza Della Calza, 6,
50125, Firenze - Italy
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07 May 2012,  15.00h -16.00h
Workshops: Authoritative Metadata Vs User-Generated Content (1)


A Database for Israeli Theater Archives In The University of Haifa Younas & Soraya Nazarian Library 
Sharon Shapira

The Database for Israeli Theater Archives (DITA - is a database initiated at the University of Haifa Younes & Soraya Nazarian Library in order to digitally preserve, document, and make accessible materials from Israeli theater physical archives. DITA is a "full text" database maintaining objects of various types and formats (text, graphic, sound and video) digitized and cataloged by the library. This paper introduces some of the concepts that guided the library in structuring the database, focusing on two main aspects – the library's "back-stage activity" regarding metadata issues, and its "on-stage activity" regarding the user-oriented-access-design to the digital archives and their contents.
Keywords- Israeli theater archives; Digital theater archives; Documentation, cataloging and metadata; User-oriented access design, Academic libraries'

Designing and implementing a user-generated content service for Europeana
Nicola Aloia, Cesare Concordia, Carlo Meghini

The talk presents an overview of the user generated content service that the ASSETS Best Practice Network has designed, implemented and evaluated with the user for Europeana, the European digital library. The service will allow Europeana users to contribute to the contents of the digital library in several different ways, such as uploading simple media objects along with their descriptions, annotating existing objects, or enriching existing descriptions. The user and the system requirements are outlined first, and used to derive the basic principles underlying the service. A conceptual model of the entities required for the realization of the service and a general sketch of the system architecture are also given, and used to illustrate the basic workflow of some important operations.
Keywords-component; user-generated content; digital library; Europeana; UGC; EDM; ESE.

08 May 2012,  11.30h - 13.00h
Workshops: Authoritative Metadata Vs User-Generated Content (2)


The Open Data Semantics and the (re)use of open information in Cultural Heritage
Achille Felicetti, Andrea D'Andrea, Franco Niccolucci

This talk describes the different issues and challenges IT and CH experts have to face when trying to put their information in Linked Data format on the web, issues that mainly concern the creation, use and reuse of such information. We first of all report a survey of the various attempt already done in this direction by different institutions by reporting examples of important CH datasets available. We afterward try to describe the various ways of publishing information in a semantic format carried out by institutions and project involved. Finally we will summarize the results of our activity in this field to illustrate the different techniques we used to create standard information accessible on the Web.
Keywords-component; Linked Open Data; Semantic Web; Mapping; Ontologies; Standard; RDF


SKOSifying User Generated Content

Alessandra Donnini, Andrea Ciapetti, Maria De Vizia Guerriero, Matteo Lorenzini, Maria Emilia Masci, Davide Merlitti, Fabio Piro, Oreste Signore

The increasing social approach to information sharing causes expectations of growth of the information assets and stimulates contributions to the creation of new information and knowledge. User Generated Content (UGC) is lacking a uniform and agreed structure and tagging system (metadata), which makes uneasy to share knowledge on the web. The challenge is to combine the advantages and flexibility of Web 2.0 and folksonomies with a rigorous approach inherent to Semantic Web and ontologies. The LABC (LABoratories for Culture) project is aimed to develop an innovative multimedia web 3.0 platform which enables capturing, sharing, and enjoying data on tangible and intangible cultural and environmental heritage. The platform is designed to collect resources from a broad community of users, and to reformulate such contents into scientifically structured information using Semantic Web tools and technologies. The platform allows for the creation of various specialized environments (Laboratories), where communities of different types of users, with appropriate rights, can contribute information. CIDOC CRM core ontology has been chosen as reference model, and SKOS standard has been adopted to codify, export and exchange the terminology. A specific component (SKOSware) manages vocabularies and thesauri encoded using SKOS and allows for consultation and handling of vocabularies and thesauri, as well as validation by domain experts.
Keywords - Web 2.0, Semantic Web, Ontologies, SKOS, Thesauri, CIDOC CRM


Making Europe’s cultural treasures accessible: The Europeana Regia and Europeana Libraries projects
Gabriele Messmer

The key to ensure that resources can be found in catalogs and portals are metadata. In the context of cultural heritage there are a lot of different metadata formats. Among them is the Europeana Data Model (EDM) used as rich format for describing digital objects in the EU-funded projects Europeana Regia and Europeana Libraries.
Keywords: Metadata; Munich Digitization Center; Europeana Regia; Europeana Libraries