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From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:27:13 +0100
Message-ID: <4965C6F1.8000208@few.vu.nl>
To: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hi everyone,

By the way I forward this STERNA report [1] to the list.

It is very interesting as it really highlights (in Part A) how SKOS is increasingly perceived as an important piece of technology for the field.

Also, it points at two implementations we may want to cite in our report: the STAR and ONKI terminology/ontology servers.
Note that ONKI, which is developped in Helsinki, is freely available online, which is really nice.
And of course we know well the three other tools they survey, as they were developped in Guus' eCulture project ;-)



[1] http://www.sterna-net.eu/index.php/en/downloads

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Sujet: STERNA project and Technology Watch Report
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 17:07:59 +0100
De: Guntram Geser <guntram.geser@salzburgresearch.at>
Pour: antoine.isaac@kb.nl,  aisaac@few.vu.nl

Dear Dr. Isaac,

I would like to inform you about a project called STERNA and an 
available STERNA Technology Watch Report, which may be of interest to 
your research, development and standards setting projects.

STERNA is a project co-funded under the eContentplus programme as a Best 
Practice Network in the area of digital libraries (cultural and 
scientific content).

The project consortium comprises 12 European natural history museums and 
other institutions that hold content on biodiversity and wildlife.

The project implements semantic access to cultural and scientific 
heritage resources, like it is suggested in the technical 
interoperability roadmap for the European Digital Library.

The report is set in the context of this major European initiative.

Part A of the report provides introductory chapters and presents some 
state-of-the-art projects in the integration of heterogeneous cultural 
heritage collections based on Semantic Web standards (RDF, SKOS, OWL).

As the STERNA project focuses on natural history and biodiversity, Part 
B presents a wider spectrum of related projects, tools and information 
resources (e.g. digitisation of specimen labels and taxonomic 
literature, taxonomic databases and services, online collaboration 
tools, Life Science Identifiers (LSIDs), TDWG LSID metadata vocabularies 
and core ontology, and a number of ontologies developed in research 

The report also includes recommendations on semantic approaches to 
leverage cultural heritage content integration in the context of the 
European Digital Library initiative as well as how to better integrate 
natural history and biodiversity resources in the initiative.

The report is available for download at 

If you find the STERNA project and report to be interesting in some 
respects, please consider to forward this information to colleagues and 
project partners for whom it may be beneficial.

Kind regards,
Guntram Geser

Dr. Guntram Geser MTM
Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Jakob-Haringer-Straße 5/III, A-5020 Salzburg / Austria
Tel.: +43-662-2288-303, Fax: -222
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