Important Dates
Papers, Posters, Demonstrations Submission Deadline:
March 30, 2009 [18:00, GMT]
Acceptance Notification:
May 11, 2009
Camera Ready Versions:
June 6 2009
Workshops, Tutorials, Panels Submission Deadline:
February 27, 2009
Workshop, Tutorials, Panels Acceptance Notification:
April 15, 2009
Doctoral Consortium Papers Submission Deadline:
June 1, 2009
Doctoral Consortium Papers Acceptance Notification:
June 30, 2009
End of Early Registration
July 31, 2009
Conference Dates:
September 27-October 2, 2009
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Related Conferences
ECDL 2010 - Glasgow
Joint JCDL/ICADL 2010

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Workshop on Harvesting Metadata: Practices and Challenges
September 30 2009, Corfu, Greece.

Read the workshop report on Dlib Magazine here.


Thursday, October 1st
14:30-16:00 Session 1
Chair: Mary Rowlatt, MDR Partners, UK

Introduction and background to Europeana and EuropeanaLocal
Mary Rowlatt, MDR Partners, UK

Europeana – an Update on Metadata Mapping and Normalisation, Content Ingestion and Aggregation Activities
Robina Clayphan, European Digital Libraries Federation

Results and Implications of Metadata/Content Survey
Gordon McKenna, Collections Trust, UK

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Session 1 (continues)

Results & Implications of the Skills/Technology Survey and Impact on Training/Support Arrangements Required
(Stein) Runar Bergheim, Asplan Viak, Norway

Harvesting Metadata of Greek Institutional Repositories in the Context of EuropeanaLocal
Ioannis Trohopoulos, Alexandros Koulouris, Emmanouel Garoufallou and Rania Siatri, Veria Central Public Library, Greece

PIONIER Network Digital Libraries Federation - Experiences of a Large Scale Metadata Aggregator
Cezary Mazurek and Marcin Werla, Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland

Kypriana: Organising the metadata harvesting of Cyprus digital libraries and collections in the frame of EDLocal
Filippos Tsimpoglou, Vasiliki Koukonidou, Evelthon Prodromou, University of Cyprus Library, Cyprus

Closing discussion and summing up
Mary Rowlatt, MDR Partners, UK


Important dates:

Deadline for submission of camera ready papers: 06 September 2009

Workshop Info:

The workshop will focus on the experiences of the EuropeanaLocal project partners in collecting metadata from small and unfederated cultural heritage repositories in 27 countries across Europe. The project’s remit is to work with local and regional cultural heritage institutions, in the libraries, museums, archives and galleries domains, so as to help them make the enormous amount of content that they hold available through Europeana (the European Digital Library).

It will address some of the issues and challenges they will face relating to metadata transformation and harvesting in a cross domain environment, as revealed by the responses to preparatory surveys carried out by the project.

The topics of the workshop will include extraction and normalization of metadata as well as population of repositories. It will therefore touch on topics relating to interoperability such as the adoption and use of standards and metadata schemas, multiple and overlapping authority files, and problems of language and multiple character sets.

The workshop will therefore provide an important contribution to ecdl2009 in the following areas:
Conceptual Views of Digital Libraries; Metadata Schemas; Interoperability & Data Integration; Multilingual Information Retrieval and Multimedia Information Retrieval all of which are important research areas for the digital library community.

Names of Workshop Organisers:

Rob Davies and Mary Rowlatt, MDR Partners, UK

Programme Committee

Mary Rowlatt, MDR Partners, UK
Emmanouel Garoufallou, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Alexandros Koulouris, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, and Ionian University, Greece
(Stein) Runar Bergheim, Norway
Gordon McKenna, Collections Trust, UK
Robina Clayphan, European Digital Library Foundation, Netherlands

Related webpages:

EuropeanaLocal project
Europeana Group

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