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RE: Europeana launches Linked Open Data Pilot and Animation

From: Xavier Agenjo <xavier.agenjo@larramendi.es>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:43:41 +0100
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, "lod-lam@googlegroups.com" <lod-lam@googlegroups.com>, public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>, List for Working Group on Open Bibliographic Data <open-bibliography@lists.okfn.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
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Dear Isaac
I think that the presentation is very useful because it is really understandable for non very technical people. I have put it yestarday in my facebook wall and I'am going to write something in Spanish to introduce it and, after that, I will send it to IWETEL which, although not very technical is largest Spanish librarianship discussion list over 6000 people.
By the way, we have finished the translation of the Final Report and send to Tom Baker who has pointed only three or four remarks. We have also reviewed the other two documents, Use Case and Datasets..., which had been translated by people from the Universidad Politécnica and Universidad de Murcia with the aim of unifying terminology. In this week all documents will be available on the Fundación Ignacio Larramend website.


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De: Antoine Isaac [mailto:aisaac@few.vu.nl]
Enviado el: sábado, 18 de febrero de 2012 11:59
Para: lod-lam@googlegroups.com; public-lld; List for Working Group on Open Bibliographic Data; public-lod@w3.org; Antoine Isaac
Asunto: Fwd: Europeana launches Linked Open Data Pilot and Animation

Dear all (apologies for cross-posting)

data.europeana.eu has already existed for several months, but I thought it could be useful to share the following re-release with you, since all the metadata there is now CC0.
We of course wish to release even more in the coming months. We hope in the meantime that what we release will be used in some services. We stand ready to help anyone who'd be interested!



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Subject:        Europeana launches Linked Open Data Pilot and Animation
Date:   Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:57:33 +0100

Dear Partners,

As Linked Open Data (LOD) is gaining traction in the information world right now, Europeana has just launched an _animation <http://vimeo.com/36752317>_ to explain something about it and its benefits for users and data providers.

As major heritage institutions are embracing the concept and making their data openly available, Europeana is also* *facilitating LOD developments. We've published our first dataset comprising _2.4 million objects <http://data.europeana.eu>_under CC0. Not only can this data be enriched to improve user experience, but it can also be used to develop innovative applications and help create new web services.

Support for Open Data innovation is also at the root of Europeana's new _Data Exchange Agreement <http://pro.europeana.eu/support-for-open-data>_, the contract that you, as partners, are asked to agree to when your metadata goes into Europeana.

The Data Exchange Agreement has now been signed by all the national libraries, by leading national museums such as the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and by many of the content providers for entire countries, such as Sweden's National Heritage Board. The new Data Exchange Agreement dedicates the metadata to the Public Domain and comes into effect on 1 July 2012, after which all metadata in Europeana will be available as Open Data.

Europeana has just put out a press release <http://bit.ly/w6tS2Y> about the animation and Linked Open Data pilot. It would be valuable if you could translate the release, put it on your website, circulate it to your press lists and forward it to your networks.

With regards,

The Europeana Team

For more information see:


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