DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries with a focus on the Preservation Cluster

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DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries with a focus on the Preservation Cluster. Andreas Rauber Vienna University of Technology http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~andi. Outline. Principles of NoE’s in FP6 DELOS Overview DELOS Clusters DELOS Preservation Cluster. EU IST FP6 and NoE’s. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Librarieswith a focus on the Preservation ClusterAndreas RauberVienna University of Technologyhttp://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~andi

  • OutlinePrinciples of NoEs in FP6DELOS OverviewDELOS ClustersDELOS Preservation Cluster

  • EU IST FP6 and NoEs6 Framework Program IST2 new measures:IP: Integrated ProjectNoE: Network of ExcellenceNoE's: Integrate researchGrant to budget

  • DELOS OverviewNoE on Digital LibrariesCultural heritageBuilds on FP5-DELOSJanuary 2004, 4 years durationCost estimate: 15.7 Mio EUREU contribution: 6 Mio EUR47 partners, 13 countries287 Researchers, 143 PhD Students

  • DELOS overview (2)Administrative Coordinator: Bruno LeDantec, ERCIM, FranceScientific Coordinator: Costantino Thanos, CNR, ItalyAdvisory Board: 5 external expertsScientific Board: WP CoordinatorsWP Steering Committee per ClusterVirtual D-Lib CenterMembers General Assembly

  • DELOS ClustersDLA: Digital Library ArchitectureIAP: Information Access and PersonalizationA/V-NTO: Audio-Visual and Non-Traditional ObjectsUIV: User Interfaces and VisualizationKESI: Knowledge Extraction and Semantic InteroperabilityPRESERV: PreservationEVAL: Evaluation

  • Cluster 1: Digital Library ArchitectureCoordinator: Hans-Jrg Scheck, ETH Zrich, SwitzerlandGoal: DL infrastructure that is scalable, customizable, and adaptive3 Focus areas:Service-Oriented ArchitecturesPeer-to-Peer Data ManagementGrid-Computing Middleware

  • Cluster 2: Information Access and PersonalizationCoordinator: Yannis Ioannidis, Univ. of Athens, GreeceGoal: establish framework for information access and personalization3 Focus areas:Information Access: interaction with a single information providerInformation Integration: interaction with multiple information providersPersonalization: customization of information and interaction to the user

  • Cluster 3: Audio-Visual and Non-Traditional ObjectsCoordinator: Stavros Christodoulakis, TU Crete, Greece Alberto DelBimbo, Univ. Firenze, ItalyGoal: research on new applications for DLs with audio-visual and non-traditional objects3 Focus areas:Metadata capture multimodal information extractionInteraction with audio-visual DLsManagement of audio-visual content, storage, retrieval

  • Cluster 4: User Interfaces and VisualizationCoordinator: Tiziana Catarci, Univ. degli Studii di Roma "La Sapienza", ItalyGoal: DLs as information-enriched environments2 Focus areas:User requirements for diff. stakeholdersUser interface and visualization design

  • Cluster 5: Knowledge Extraction and Semantic InteroperabilityCoordinator: Liz Lyon, UKOLN, Univ. of Bath, UKGoal: application of vocabularies for object description and cross-domain integration4 Focus areas:Open access to digital repositories of data and informationProvenance of data and informationSemantic Web, ontologies, and metadata schema registriesKnowledge extraction

  • Cluster 5: PreservationCoordinator: Seamus Ross, HATII, Univ. Glasgow, UKGoal: Develop methods to ensure long-term preservation and accessability of digital objects3 Focus areas:Digital preservation testbedFile formats, classification, and typologiesDocument functionality and behaviour metrics

  • Cluster 6: EvaluationCoordinator: Norbert Fuhr, Univ. Dortmund, GermanyGoal: Establish evaluation models and methods for DLs2 Focus areas:Develop evaluation models, methods, and testbedsSupport evaluation initiatives, such as CLEF: cross-language evaluation forum INEX: initiative for the evaluation of XML retrieval

  • Preservation Cluster: OrganizationPartners:HATII, Univ. of Glasgow, UK (Seamus Ross)IFS, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria (Andreas Rauber)University of Urbino, Italy (Maria Guercio)University of Cologne, Germany (Manfred Thaller) Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria (Dietrich Schller)UKOLN, Univ. of Bath, UK (Michael Day)National Archives, The Netherlands (Hans Hofman)1st Workshop in Vienna, Austria , May 12 2004

  • Preservation Cluster: TasksDigital Preservation and Testbed ForumDesigning, Deploying and Managing Digital RepositoriesFile Formats, Classification, and TypologyDocumentation of Functionality and Behaviour MetricsEnabling the Integration of Digital Preservation Architectures

  • Preservation: Task 1Digital Preservation Testbed ForumCoordinator: Hans Hofman, National Archives, NetherlandsActions:Establish a framework for a digital preservation testbed environmentProduce metrics for testing and validating digital preservation strategiesEstablish mechanisms for ensuring comparability between testbed environments, including a testbed test data set

  • Preservation: Task 2Designing, Deploying, and Managing Digital RepositoriesCoordinator: Seamus Ross, HATII, Univ. Glasgow, UKActions:Contribute to development of digital repository frameworks and mechanisms for validating suitability of repository implementationsEvaluate systems and storage models for digital repositories

  • Preservation: Task 3File Formats, Classification, and TypologyCoordinator: Maria Guercio, Univ. Urbino, ItalyActions:Contribute to the development of file format registries and mechanisms for their useDefine relationships between file format types and preservation methodsAssess the viability of producing generic metrics to measure viability of preservation approach

  • Preservation: Task 4Documentation of Functionality and Behaviour MetricsCoordinator: Andreas Rauber, VUT, AustriaActions:Define framework for documenting behaviour and functionalityDevelop an overview of attributes of functionality and behaviour to be represented and mechanisms for representing themAssess the viability of automating the process of functionality and behaviour verification

  • Preservation: Task 5Enabling the Integration of Digital Preservation ArchitecturesCoordinator: Manfred Thaller, Univ. Cologne, GermanyActions:Develop the requirements for a preservation functionality modelling toolDevelop method for modelling preservation functionality

  • ConclusionsDELOS NoE on Digital LibrariesJan. 2004 - Dec. 20077 Clusters covering the broad scope of Digital Library researchIntegrating Research within EuropeEstablish cooperation with additional partners inside and outside Europe

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