D4.4: Training Videos

A main objective of the LoCloud project is to ease the task of small and medium-sized heritage organisations across Europe in making their contents accessible to Europeana. An important part of LoCloud’s effort is to facilitate the process of taking local data from heterogeneous data sources and transforming it into Europeana compliant data. This process involves understanding and interpreting metadata   profiles,  extracting   data,   setting   harvesting   infrastructure,   managing   vocabularies, enriching/completing data, mapping metadata profiles and more.

LoCloud has several work packages devoted to the development of software tools and micro-services that aim to simplify the content contribution and ingestion process from the perspective of both content providers and Europeana. Throughout the project, time and resources has been dedicated to the development, improvement and testing prototypes of these tools, and working with content providers.

These video recordings have been made with the intention of helping LoCloud content providing partners and cultural heritage organisations to utilize the technology implemented in LoCloud.  They aim to offer partners a quick and easy overview of all LoCloud offerings.

This report documents the recording of a series of training videos that present various tools and services developed and provided during the LoCloud project. The presenters in these videos are representatives of LoCloud project partners responsible for delivering project tools and services. The videos were recorded during a LoCloud training workshops, which took place in Poznań, Poland at the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center’s (PSNC) facilities. The recordings were made in PSNC’s scientific television studio by professional PLATON TV1 staff.

In total, 7 recordings were made with a total duration of almost 3 hours. These recordings were later processed. The final versions of the videos were published on the PLATON TV video portal, which delivers a professional video streaming service across various types of devices (incl. smartphones and tablets) and operating systems. In addition, these videos were embedded in LoCloud Support portal2.

The videos can be viewed at: http://support.locloud.eu/tiki-index.php?page=Training+Videos.

In the near future these videos will be used to enrich the content of LoCloud’s E-learning Courses, which are currently under development3.