3/6 – Mint Platform

MINT (Metadata Interoperability) Services, is the Linked Heritage technological platform that enables the content providers to:

  • Upload metadata records, in XML or CSV serialization, from your computer or using the HTTP, FTP and OAI-PMH protocols
  • Provide metadata records in a range of source formats (Dublin Core, MARC family, PICO ...)
  • Convert metadata to LIDO, the Linked Heritage metadata reference model
  • Submit the records to Europeana via the Linked Heritage gateway
  • Manage data reports and administration functions

MINT is available at

Ingestion workflow

  1. Register your organisation and login
  2. Import your data
  3. Create the appropriate mappings
  4. Validate the metadata mappings
  5. Convert metadata records into LIDO records
  6. Perform the transformation to ESE
  7. Enrich metadata
  8. Deliver metadata to Europeana (ESE/EDM compliant)
Coming soon

In next page, the screencasts series "Mapping workflow in MINT" will show you – step by step – the metadata ingestion and mapping workflow in the MINT platform.


  • MINT uses a visual mapping editor for the XSL language
  • Mapping is performed through drag-and-drop and input operations which are translated to the corresponding code
  • The editor visualises the input and target XSDs, providing access and navigation of the structure and data of the input schema, and the structure, documentation and restrictions of the target one
  • It supports string manipulation functions for input elements
  • Additionally, structural element mappings are allowed, as well as constant or controlled value assignment, conditional mappings and value mappings between input and target value lists
  • Mappings can be applied to ingested records, edited, downloaded and shared as templates.

Preview interfaces

Preview interfaces present the steps of the aggregation such as the current input xml record, the XSLT code of mappings, the transformed record in the target schema, subsequent transformations from the target schema to other models of interest (e.g. Europeana's metadata schema), and available html renderings of each xml record. Users can transform their selected collections using complete and validated mappings in order to publish them in available target schemas for the required aggregation and remediation steps.

MINT Screencasts

EDM Ingestion Tool

This video demonstrates the EDM ingestion tool.

DPLA-Beta Sprint Demo

This video demonstrates the MINT platform and how it can be used in DPLA.