Results and resources
User Generated Content - Annotation
Annotations have been a means of scholarly communication and an invaluable research tool for centuries. The EuropeanaConnect annotation tools take this paradigm and make it available for the collaborative annotation of online media resources.
For cultural institutions, annotations can contribute valuable metadata for search and retrieval, which in turn can increase the visibility of the digital items they expose via their digital library systems and additionally via the Europeana portal.
The image annotation interface is based on the Google Web Toolkit.
For users, this annotation tool will be a means to add their own contribution to the portal's metadata. This tool is still work in progress and will be integrated into the Europeana portal in autumn 2011.
COMPASS: The Map Labeler
The COMPASS Map Labeler is a part of a study which investigates the effect of social tagging and end-user map annotation on search & retrieval in online map portals. The primary outcome of this effort will be a 'ground truth' for the evaluation of map search engines. The study will also have a second phase. In this phase more advanced map annotation and tagging concepts will be investigated.
EuropeanaConnect's Work Package 5, Enabling and Integrating Services for Europeana, has organised a series of workshops as part of the cross-project networking and clustering activities in EuropeanaConnect. These workshops were a means to bring together project partners, working on specific technologies, with participants from other projects, initiatives and organisations working in similar areas to exchange experiences, knowledge and views.
(November 4/5, 2010, Austrian Institute of Technology, Tech Gate Tower, Vienna)
User-Generated Content in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM)