Europeana Archaeology Vocabulary Service

Supervising and supporting the workflow in a project is an important activity.
In the frame of Europeana Archaeology project has been developed the Europeana Archaeology Vocabulary Service.

This service allows to enrich the metadata provided by organisations and aggregators to Europeana regarding the digital archaeological and architectural heritage.
The service, available for use by registered users Europeana Archaeology Vocabulary tool, enables to:

  • Upload of EDM datasets
  • Extraction of subjects, place names and periods from EDM datasets
  • Creation of vocabulary mappings
  • Import of existing vocabulary mappings
  • Enrichment of EDM datasets using vocabulary mappings
  • Export of enriched EDM datasets and vocabulary mappings

It is also available a five-minute video realised by Kate Fernie – Carare that introduce the Vocabulary Service and explains how:

  • To upload a dataset
  • To create a mapping
  • To enrich the dataset

Use Case: mAND – mobile apps for exploring Art Nouveau heritage from the Danube Region

mAND is a mobile application developed as a tool for the efficient and advanced tourist promotion of the Art Nouveau heritage in the Danube region.

Apps enables GPS navigation, the identification of individual buildings, and the browsing of information on digital objects. It is intended for tourists and residents to recognize and learn about valuable elements of this heritage, understand the background and its values.

Feedback from users of the application proofed the concept: the apps is intuitive, offers information with ease. Besides the GPS location, the apps takes into account also the azimuth direction of a mobile device and recognize the nearest Art Nouveau building in this direction, and display the building’s digital objects as photos of the interior, articles, and 3D models as well.

Users can search for information on heritage also through the digital repository that contains over 21,000 digital objects, with standardized and interoperable information on Art Nouveau heritage from the Danube region countries: Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, and Bulgaria.

The part of the digital repository is created by reusing Europeana metadata. The 1.548 digital objects were digitalized, enriched, and reingested to Europeana in the framework of the Europeana Archeology by Lunida consulting.

Screenshots of the Art Nouveau Danube mobile app, CC BY-NC

Video presentation of the use case:

by Franc J. Zakrajsek, LUNIDA

Online the virtual exhibition “Uncovering Hidden Stories”

The virtual exhibition “Uncovering Hidden Stories – An Introduction to European Archaeology” is available online on Europeana.
The exhibition was realised thanks to the contributions of all the partners of the CEF-project Europeana Archaeology.
It offers the opportunity to make a journey through images and texts exploring different themes: Landscape and environment, Urbanism and Architecture, Trade and Migration, Power and Identities, Religion and funerary practices, Documentation. This exhibition allows us to discover archaeological finds and monuments preserved in Europe, discovering some of the archaeological practices used to uncover them.

Screenshot Europeana – Virtual exhibition: Uncovery Hidden Stories