The Linked Heritage training programme in Moodle

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» The Linked Heritage training programme in Moodle

The training programme includes four modules (syllabi) specifically tailored for the following target user groups:

  • Cultural institutions decision makers
  • Teachers and researchers
  • LIS professionals
  • Market players

Learning objects

Learning objects considered individually.

1. Persistent identifiers: What if?

Divided into 17 sub-units each of which has two parts: a dialogue between two owlets introducing PIDs, and a video representing the concepts.
The idea was to use the famous painting by Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, as a metaphor. Each PID functional requirement – uniqueness, persistency, resolvability, reliability, authoritativeness, flexibility, interoperability and cost effectiveness – is represented by a visual metaphor associated with a musical metaphor.

2. Digitisation life cycle

This Learning Object presents the digitisation workflow both in theory and in practice. It is made up of two parts: the first one gives an overview of the entire digitisation workflow, the second one focuses on the "Botanists Portrait Collection", a case study of the University of Padova.
The case study is also illustrated by two videos showing how preservation of items and digitisation are carried out.

3. MINT services

This Learning Object is dedicated to technicians (librarians, archivists, museum curators) involved in metadata mapping procedures.
It might be a useful resource for managers of cultural institutions because it enables them to gauge the skills their staff should have to contribute to Europeana independently or with an aggregator.
The resource includes 4 sections: Aggregators, the Linked Heritage project aggregator, the MINT platform, and Practical tips. The mapping workflow in MINT is described in detail and is visualised through screencasts.

4. Why and how to contribute to Europeana

This Learning Object describes the motivations for which cultural heritage institutions should contribute to Europeana. It also presents the experience of the University of Padova, the main technical steps, the workflow and some administrative information.

5. Persistent Identifiers: Commercial and heritage views

A set of short case studies from both the commercial media sector (book publishing and retail) and the cultural heritage sector (libraries and research data archives). Learning Objects enable library and information professionals, as well as museum, archive and other heritage professionals to engage with the best practice in the commercial world and find common grounds, in view of potential future public-private partnerships.

6. Public-Private Partnership with Europeana

A very brief overview of the "state of play" for commercial companies wishing to offer their product data to Europeana, with pointers to freely-available tools and documents contributed by EDItEUR to support this process as part of the Linked Heritage.

7. Terminology

This is an introductory work on terminology – a general concept for different types of controlled vocabularies, such as thesauri, classifications, flat term lists, etc. – and on the crucial role terminologies play in the Semantic Web. Some basic requirements must be satisfied to share terminologies in the Semantic Web: the use of controlled vocabularies, publishing in SKOS/RDF, crosswalking terminologies, etc. This learning object provides guidelines – as well as an open-source tool for thesaurus management and terminology publication - to optimise the visibility and accessibility of data onthe Web.

8. Linking Cultural Heritage Information

This Learning Object focuses on the current structure of the Linked data Cloud – the best-known representation of linked data. Size, licenses, subjects... all the information was taken from the analysis made by Linking cultural heritage information, the 2nd Work package of Linked Heritage. Cultural heritage institutions dealing with linked data publication (museums, libraries, archives...) can find best practice recommendations.

Learning Objects Reuse and Translation

The Linked Heritage Learning Objects are reusable.
Download them as compressed folders. Read the instructions on how to modify (PDF) or translate (PDF) them.

Learning Objects License

All Linked Heritage Learning Objects are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC-BY-NC-SA).