Freitag, 1. April 2016

Europeana annual report

Beitrag : Europeana Annual Report 2015
Verfasst : April 1, 2016 um 2:56 nachmittags
Verfasser : JP
Kategorien : Europeana und auch in PDF:


> Musée du Louvre first opened its doors to the public ... in
> 1793, hosting an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the
> works being royal and confiscated church property. Before its birth as
> a museum, the Louvre was a royal palace for more than two centuries.
> Today the historic landmark in central Paris is one of the most
> visited museums with one of the richest collections in the world,
> representing artwork and artefacts from 11,000 years of human
> civilisation and culture.
> Over 100,000 items from the Louvre collection are available through
> Europeana:
>>> Europeana has published its first White Paper
>>> <> : a look at
>>> the key role linked data will play in Europeana's development and in helping
>>> Europe's citizens make connections between existing knowledge to achieve new
>>> cultural and scientific advances.
>>> The White Paper has been written by Prof. Stefan Gradmann - a professor for
>>> Library and Information Science at Humboldt University in Berlin, an expert
>>> in semantic technology and someone who many of you will know through his
>>> work to build Europeana.
>>> In the White Paper, Prof. Gradmann explains how linked data opens up
>>> Europeana's potential to be seen as much more than a simple collection of
>>> digital objects.
>>> Using an example from the experimental Thought Lab
>>> <> , Prof. Gradmann illustrates
>>> how a search for 'Paris' intuitively leads to connected concepts like items
>>> in the Louvre, a Paris-based institution. It also gives the option to see
>>> paintings portraying people named Paris, such as the Greek prince, who
>>> abducted of Helen of Troy. From there, more links point the way to topics
>>> like the 'myth of Paris' or the mythical Apple of Discord - a golden apple
>>> that sparked a dispute and eventually led to the Trojan War - and then on to
>>> the forbidden apple eaten by Adam and Eve.
>>> This is just one example of how linked data will allow Europeana to propose
>>> connections between millions of items from Europe's heritage. These
>>> connections can then be used to generate new ideas and knowledge, on a scale
>>> not possible before.
>>> Prof. Gradmann places this advanced search technology at the heart of
>>> Europeana's purpose.
>>> "One of Europeana's main roles should be to help Europe's citizens create a
>>> new era of knowledge from our shared culture and history."
>> --
>> MfG, Karl Dietz

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