Keynote speeches

Open for engagement: GLAM audiences and digital participation

Ridge, Mia

The finest digital drawing room in all Europe: how can we build a digital public space?

Thompson, Bill

Plenary Talks

Europeana - An Open Philosophy

Cousins, Jill

Europeana Innovation and Community Building

Kaiser, Max, Oomen, Johan

Europeana, Innovation and Cultural Content online - where do we stand, challenges and opportunities

Marsella, Marco

Session Chairs

HandsOn Activity: Exploring Visualization Tools

Siebinga, Sjoerd


Choosing the Right W3C Standard

Archer, Phil

GLAM Wiki - a year in the UK. Making GLAM information available outside and inside cultural institutions

Bamkin, Roger

Free Software and Open Formats: virtual immortality and independence for digital archives

Bubestinger, Peter

Open Software: For the Public Good

Coar, Ken

Lead talk: There is no data like metadata

de Jong, Franciska

Catalyzing Cooperation with an Open Source Time-Line

de Jong, Gerald

Users, aggregators and Europeana drive MINT development

Drosopoulos, Athanasios (Nasos)

Crowdsourcing memories of the First World War in Europe

Edwards, Alun

The House of Alijn and crowdsourcing: a natural relation

Eloy, Sarah

Where is the Music in Semantics? Why the Oslo Center for Popular Music Runs Semantic Technology

Engels, Robert

CARARE: Archaeology and the EDM

Fernie, Kate

Information Extraction in Metadata: Challenges and Tools

Freire, Nuno

Improving the German Digital Library - Data enrichment with culturgraph.org

Geipel, Markus M.
The German Digital Library (DDB) is intended to give access to all digital cultural and academic content provided by German culture and research institutions. These institutions include a large variety of organization (libraries, museums, archives, universities etc.) and a considerable range of media types (books, records, music, films, 3D objects). Apart from being a portal for culture in Germany, the DDB acts as a national aggregator for Europeana. The German National Library (DNB) coordinates the technical work of the DDB Competence Network which is composed of selected cultural heritage institutions and is commissioned to assist the development and pilot phase of the DDB. As such, we support and foster innovative technologies comprising, for instance, data enrichment, automatic text analysis, mobile applications, integration of VREs and social networks. While still being in its infancy (first release end of 2011), one major challenge is already discernable: To enable useful retrieval and discovery tools for both the DDB and the Europeana frontend the collected metadata has to be contextualized, interlinked, and interoperable. However, by simply harvesting and merging different asset catalogues the data still remains heterogeneous and unconnected. In the era of the WWW and Linked Data metadata needs to be compatible with standards such as RDF, and it needs to be linked to other, related data sources. To address this challenge we created the platform culturegraph.org. Its objective is to connect the major German library catalogues and augment them with links to authority data, geographical databases such as Geonames.org, and encyclopedia databases such as Wikipedia. In the long run we hope to extend culturegraph.org to become a linked open data melting pot that will harbor a variety of innovation projects in the DDB context and its associated partners. As such culturegraph.org would serve as the technical infrastructure supporting the innovation management mandate of the German National Library with respect to the DDB. This innovation process aims at improving not only the user experience of the DDB, but also the data quality, which will propagate directly to Europeana.

Multilingual Access to Europeana - the User Perspective

Gäde, Maria

The opportunities of the Europeana Data Model

Gradmann, Stefan

Europeana Remix: An interactive experience around the story of an unlikely friendship during the First World War

Haskiya, David

Aggregating cultural heritage collections using automatically generated topic hierarchies

Hall, Mark M.

Data constraints and quality in a linked open data world

Hermans, Paul

Developing Innovative, Usable and Stable User Interfaces using Open Source Software

Hesselmann, Tobias

User-generated video annotations on the Web of Data

Hildebrand, Michiel


Isaac, Antoine

Linked Data - Evolving the Web into a Global Data Space

Jentzsch, Anja

The Europeana Licensing Framework

Keller, Paul

Current development of UGC and the semantic web at The Swedish National Heritage Board

Lewin, Börje

Digital Public Library of America Update

Marx, Maura

Visual Analytics - Detect the Expected and Discover the Unexpected

Miksch, Silvia

Europeana and Open Source

Molendijk, Jan

Culture on the go

Nicholas, David

Open data for the cultural masses

Schreiber, Guus

End-User Media Annotation with YUMA

Simon, Rainer

The Changing Face of Citizen Science

Smith, Arfon

europeana4D - exploring data in space and time

Stockmann, Ralf

Implementing an Open Data programme within government: Top Down, Bottom Up and Middle Out

Stott, Andrew

Software Freedom and Access to Knowledge

Swartz, Aaron

National infrastructure and content aggregation in Norway

Urtegaard, Gunnar

Panel Discussions

Panel Discussion Open Source