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Serbia in the (Lo)Clouds

LoCloud project brought a new perspective to the digitization activities in Serbia. Small heritage institutions were interested in testing LoCloud products, especially LoCloud Collections. Having in mind that there is no national aggregating infrastructure for Europeana, solutions that LoCloud project offered were of particular interests in Serbian professional community. Belgrade City Library together with JARA (SI) and Rijeka Public Library (HR) played significant role on dissemination activities in Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina.

Speakers(s): Jasmina Ninkov and Predrag Djukic, Belgrade City Library, Serbia

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A house museum in the cloud: the experience of Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello in LoCloud

Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello is a house museum in Perugia. A part of its art and bibliographic collections has been selected and published in Europeana thanks to LoCloud project. By disseminating the activities of LoCloud, FRS introduced three umbrian cultural institutions in the project, Fondazione Centro Studi Aldo Capitini, Istituto Conestabile Piastrelli and Fondazione Barbanera 1762, which became new local partners of LoCloud, providing about 5000 items to Europeana.

Speakers(s): Giulia Coletti, Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello, Italy

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Increasing Visibility of Cultural Heritage Objects: A Case of Turkish Content within the scope of LoCloud Project

The Locloud Project is Turkey’s second experience of the provision of electronic content of cultural heritage resources into Europeana. The first experience was carried out by the same team. Turkey is gathering more information to integrate with international platforms and meet the standards on metadata description and aggregation.

LoCloud is a unique project aimed at making it easier for small/medium institutions to create good quality metadata and content available for cloud applications and micro services. The team from Turkey has completed the metadata mapping and content sharing processes of the 820 postcards/photos and 120 maps and plans from VEKAM (Vehbi Koç Ankara Research Center) Museum. Our technical team members were provided with technical information on MINT and MoRe and advised on the best ways to share content with Europeana so that they are equipped to train others in Turkey. Also the team from Turkey have built a web platform and developed a moodle based distance education program based on LoCLoud content for training individuals as required. During the presentation we will share the above mentioned information with our international team members.

Speakers(s): Bulent Yilmaz, Hacettepe Universitesi, Turkey

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Dynamics and partnership with local associations involved in LoCloud

With the LoCloud project, the Archives départementales of Gironde have developped a partnership with local associations to send their content. Let's focus on study cases.

Speakers(s): Agnès Vatican, Archives Départementales de la Gironde, France

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From local to global: Romanian cultural values in Europeana through Locloud

Speakers(s): Sorina Stanca, Biblioteca Judeţeană ‘O.Goga’ Clujj, Romania

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Norway's case: LoCloud as alternative route to Europeana

Norway already has a large national infrastructure for publishing material to Europeana in place, but it comes with a fairly high price tag in form of required technical competence and manpower. The National Archives of Norway has presented the LoCloud infrastructure as an alternative route for smaller institutions and private individuals with material of interest to the public, material which otherwise would have remained hidden.

Speakers(s): Joachim Fugleberg, National Archives Norway, Norway

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Small, smaller and smallest: Working with small archaeological content providers and LoCloud

The Archaeology Data Service has been working with archaeological data providers in the UK for nearly 20 years. This ranges from large governmental institutions like English Heritage/Historic England, to individual academic researchers and the smallest commercial field units. For LoCloud, ADS has focussed on making our small data providers discoverable within Europeana, so their work can sit equally alongside larger projects.

Speakers(s): Holly Wright, University of York, UK

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LoCloud Collections, or how to make your local heritage available on-line

Until now to exist on the internet you had to invest in proper IT infrastructure, and this was possible mostly for big institutions, having proper funding. Smaller cultural institutions, often on their own cost or with the support of small grants, were digitizing their collections, but they could not afford to ensure constant on-line access to these resources. The result was that unique local heritage remain hidden and the only chance to discover it was to personally visit such a regional museum or private archive.

Thanks to the widespread of cloud technologies, we are now able to propose professional, but also very economical solution allowing also the smallest institutions to exist with their collections on the internet. LoCloud Collections platform allows quick and easy creation of your own digital library, museum or archive and publishing of your data to Europeana. This service is available in so called Software-as-a-Service model. It means that using LoCloud Collections does not require to own IT infrastructure and the payment for the service is periodic and depends on the extent of resources used on our platform, i.e. on the total amount of data which are made available on-line by particular institution.

Speakers(s): Marcin Werla, PSNC, Poland

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Microservices in LoCloud

Micro Services are an essential part of modern system architectures which consist of a composition of such services. During the LoCloud Project several services, namely: Geo‐location enrichment services, Historic place name gazetteer, Multilingual vocabularies, Metadata enrichment, Wikimedia and crowd sourcing have been developed which support the enrichment of existing metadata records. The LoCloud services can be integrated into a data entry environment as well as into an aggregation platform. The presentation provides a short introduction into the LoCloud MicroServices and describes the Vocabulary MicroService to demonstrate how this works. A testlab for the management of the virtual engines which host the services has been installed, providing access to different services and relevant documentation.

Speakers(s): Walter Koch, Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria

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