Europeana-Space technical workshop, Brussels 23 March 2015

Waag 1Europeana Space is establishing a Technical Space as a framework for storing, accessing and processing cultural heritage content and metadata. Based upon IPR licensing, curators, scholars, professional users and developers will be able to search for and manage resources within a safe space, to use and re-use them for the evolution of knowledge and the development of applications.

The technical workshop held in Brussels on 23 March 2015 presented the architecture and implementation choices for the Technical Space of the Europeana Space project:

  • The Data Infrastructure that includes the retrieval and storage layers for content and metadata from available sources.
  • The Metadata Processing Unit that integrates available services for the management and manipulation of metadata resources.
  • The Access APIs that constitute a set of interfaces that will be made available for the delivery of resources and the creation of applications.

Discussion and interaction with invited stakeholdersfocused on validating and expanding the specification of functional and non functional requirements of the Technical Space in order to fulfil the needs of a wide user base. Moreover, the workshop allowed participants to learn more and experiment with the Europeana Labs, presented and coordinated by the Europeana Foundation representatives.

Speakers at the workshop were the Technical Coordinator Antonella Fresa (Promoter), Nasos Drosopoulos (NTUA) and James Morley (Europeana Foundation).


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