Exploring the Relevance of Europeana Digital Resources: Preliminary Ideas on Europeana Metadata Quality

Gaona-García, Paulo Alonso and Fermoso-García, Ana and Sánchez-Alonso, Salvador Exploring the Relevance of Europeana Digital Resources: Preliminary Ideas on Europeana Metadata Quality. Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecología, 2017, vol. 40, n. 1, pp. 59-69. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Europeana is a European project aimed to become the modern “Alexandria Digital Library”, as it targets providing access to thousands of resources of European cultural heritage, contributed by more than fifteen hundred institutions such as museums, libraries, archives and cultural centers. This article aims to explore Europeana digital resources as open learning repositories in order to re-use digital resources to improve learning process in the domain of arts and cultural heritage. To carry out this purpose, we present results of metadata quality based on a study case associated to recommendations and suggestions that provide this type of initiatives in our educational context in order to improve the access of digital resources according to a specific knowledge areas.

Spanish abstract

Europeana es un proyecto europeo destinado a convertirse en la moderno Biblioteca Digital de Alejandría, dado que se orienta a facilitar el acceso a miles de recursos del patrimonio cultural europeo, soportados por más de mil quinientas instituciones como museos, bibliotecas, archivos y centros culturales. Este artículo tiene como objetivo explorar los recursos digitales de Europeana como repositorios abiertos de aprendizaje con el fin de reutilizar recursos digitales para mejorar procesos de aprendizaje en el dominio de arte y patrimonio cultural. Para llevar a cabo este propósito, se presentan los resultados de la calidad de metadatos a partir de la definición de un caso de estudio junto con recomendaciones y sugerencias que proporcionan este tipo de iniciativas en nuestro contexto educativo, con el fin de mejorar el acceso a los recursos digitales de acuerdo con un área de conocimiento específico.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Europeana, AAT thesaurus, coverage, metadata, data analysis, metadata quality; Tesauro AAT, cobertura, metadatos, análisis de datos, calidad metadatos.
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JH. Digital preservation.
Depositing user: Luis Carlos Toro Tamayo
Date deposited: 09 Feb 2017 08:28
Last modified: 09 Feb 2017 08:28
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/30844


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