Subject ECLAP Infrastructure: Content and Metadata processing and semantification
Description The aim of the ECLAP (European Collected Library of Artistic Performance) project is to create a considerable online archive for performing arts in Europe, which will also become searchable in Europeana. ECLAP is creating a best practice network (BPN) of important European performing arts institutions and archives. Within this BPN ECLAP is going to develop best practise guidelines covering key areas of making digitised performing arts accessible, such as metadata and content modelling, mapping of metadata standards, semantic enrichment, IPR issues and management, business models, ingestion and integration of end-user contributions, education and leisure tools, and digital libraries tools. This will result in cultural enrichment and promotion of European culture, and in improvements in learning and research in the field of performing arts.
This deliverable is the result of the work done in the WP3. This WP is dedicated to the detailed definition and set up of the technical infrastructure which provides tools and services for automated content and metadata collection, processing and posting on Europeana. The approach is based on a distributed architecture which provides local ingestion tools optionally installed in the factory of the archives in the network. The ECLAP architecture supposes that not all the archive may be entitled to use some local tool for content ingestion and posting on ECLAP. In other cases, the ECLAP processing tools will have to be capable to get into the remote archives to harvest their metadata and descriptors and to really get the files,
Moreover, the ECLAP Social Service Portal and tools provide access to the catalogue for searching and accessing value-added ECLAP services, integrated as a section for performing arts in Europeana. The WP is organised in the following sub-WPs.