ARE YOU AN ORGANISATION WITH DIGITAL CULTURAL COLLECTIONS?
MUSEU-Hub helps you to share them! Find out how in this page.
MUSEU uses MINT to map and publish records in Europeana. MINT is developed by the National Technical University of Athens and is available here for registration: http://mint-projects.image.ntua.gr/museu.
MINT services compose a web based platform developed to facilitate aggregation initiatives for cultural heritage content and metadata in Europe.
It is employed from the first steps of such workflows, corresponding to the ingestion, mapping and aggregation of metadata records, and proceeds to implement a variety of remediation approaches for the resulting repository.
The platform offers a user and organization management system that allows the deployment and operation of different aggregation schemes (thematic or cross-domain, international, national or regional) and corresponding access rights.
Want to start? Have a look at the MINT starting tips.
LIDO is an XML harvesting schema. The schema is intended for delivering metadata, for use in a variety of online services, from an organization’s online collections database to portals of aggregated resources, as well as exposing, sharing and connecting data on the web.
The strength of LIDO lies in its ability to support the full range of descriptive information about museum objects. It can be used for all kinds of object like art, architecture, cultural history, history of technology, and natural history and so on.
It is not intended to be used as a basis for a collection management system or to support loan and acquisition activities. LIDO supports multilingual portal environments.
For more information on LIDO visit: http://www.lido-schema.org.
Data Exchange Agreement (DEA)
The DEA structures the relationship between Europeana and its data providers. It establishes two main rules relating to the intellectual property rights (IPR) in the metadata and content delivered to Europeana:
- All metadata submitted to Europeana will be published as open data under the terms of the Creative Commons Zero Public Domain Dedication (CC0).
- Each digital object (which includes the associated preview) that is available via Europeana needs to carry a rights statement that describes its copyright status. If an object is in the public domain, it must be labelled as being in the public domain. [Europeana Pro website]
Don’t forget! You have to subscribe the Data Exchange Agreement before publishing your records:
- Download the agreement: https://pro.europeana.eu/page/the-data-exchange-agreement (explanation at https://pro.europeana.eu/post/we-have-updated-the-data-exchange-agreement)
- Print two copies
- Sign them
- Send them by mail to:
Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5
2509 LK Den Haag
Supporting Aggregators to ensuring they have the required permissions
The Europeana Data Exchange Agreement presumes that an aggregator has the explicit permission to show previews on Europeana.eu and to publish metadata under CC0. To support aggregators gaining this explicit permission, Europeana has developed a template of clauses for the legal agreement between aggregators and data providers. These are intended for integration into agreements that aggregators have with their data providers.