Description Designing and implementing a user-generated content service for Europeana
Nicola Aloia, Cesare Concordia, Carlo Meghini.
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy,
Abstract— The paper presents an overview of the user generated content service that the ASSETS Best Practice Network has designed, implemented and evaluated with the user for Europeana, the European digital library. The service will allow Europeana users to contribute to the contents of the digital library in several different ways, such as uploading simple media objects along with their descriptions, annotating existing objects, or enriching existing descriptions. The user and the system requirements are outlined first, and used to derive the basic principles underlying the service. A conceptual model of the entities required for the realization of the service and a general sketch of the system architecture are also given, and used to illustrate the basic workflow of some important operations.
Keywords-component; user-generated content; digital library; Europeana; UGC; EDM; ESE.