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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme Co-ordinating IST for Europes Local Cultural Institutions Rob Davies, Scientific Co-ordinator www.calimera.org
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme Calimera = Cultural Applications: Local Institutions Mediating Electronic Resource Access FP 6 Co-ordination Action
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme FP 4 PubliCA - public libraries accompanying measure [1998-2000] FP5 PULMAN - public libraries concerted action [2001-3]. role in e-Europe Oeiras Manifesto + Oeiras Action Plan Guidelines (translated into 28 languages) www.pulman.org FP6 CALIMERA - museums+archives+public libraries+end users A little history
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme Basic Facts 18 months 1 December 2003-31 May 2005 900,000 Euros 48 partners,40+ countries - local organisations, national authorities, research centres, Eblida financial coordinator: Lisbon scientific co-ordinator/project manager: MDR
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme Ensure local cultural institutions can benefit from EU research and development (FP6 2002-2006) enabling anywhere, anytime, natural access to IST services for all new forms of cultural and learning experience community cohesion + cultural identity creativity, inclusion, participation (Vivian Reding) tackle the digital and technology divide growth of knowledge-based economy competitiveness Help establish a stable pan-European infrastructure for distributed digital content and community memory: 5 to 10 year horizon Strategic objective
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme 1. strategies 2. funding priorities 3. co-ordinated policy making 4. partnerships 5. interactive services 6. centres of excellence 7. staff recruitment and training 8. needs of users 9. benchmark 10. research and take-up activities PULMAN:Oeiras Action Plan
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme Main goals : 1 Research agenda for Community Memory Turn IST research into helpful digital services for citizens Make best use of existing/emerging technologies Mobilise public libraries, local museums and archives Develop and extend PULMAN good practice guidelines Improve delivery of solutions to local institutions Focus on the needs of the end user/usability Work with industry/researchers Testing forums (Greece, Hungary, Portugal) How to measure impact of services on the end user
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme Main goals : 2 Policy work: sensitise decision-makers, professionals, solution providers European, national, regional and local levels Support policy agendas e-government, social inclusion, e-learning, skills for employment, regional local economic development etc. European co-ordination, benchmarking Local authorities implement and deliver digitally-based services locally integration of public services/re-engineering
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme Workplan Structure WP1Technologies and research for local cultural services [Critical Publics] WP2Local services: sharing policies and best practice [MLA] WP3The end user experience: a usable community memory [MMU] - Usability - Impact WP4 Dissemination, networking and training [Eblida] WP5 Management, co-ordination, evaluation [Lisbon/MDR]
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme How? Expert workshops Desk Research/state of the art analysis/recommendations Usability Inservice training Toolkits Guidelines (++ museums and archives) Translated Good practice links Forums Country benchmarking reports (+State of the Union Overview) Solutions Noticeboard
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme Three reference networks Country Co-ordinators: locally-based professionals builds on PULMAN country co-ordinators adds archives, museums National Authorities responsible for local cultural institutions public libraries, museums and archives Solutions Providers the suppliers of local institutions [research and industry]
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme FP5 DIGICULT, Heritage4All FP6 BRICKS, DELOS, EPOCH, MinervaPLUS, PrestoSpace Co-operation between CALIMERA and Miinerva Network bottom up and top down National programmes + applications, industry where to begin?
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme Existing resources of Cultural Memory Organisations Generation of new digital content by virtual communities and individuals Culture is everything that is not nature interfaces between culture and knowledge, learning, information for everyday life Music/oral history Newer content forms e.g. Multimedia, VR/3D Content what do we mean?
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme Research roadmap 1 Create Publish Ask DiscussLearn Enjoy View Acquire Identify and Acquire Describe Preserve Provide Share Enable Teach DesignAssess Validate Interpret Affirm Disseminat e Communi cat e
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme Research roadmap - 2 FunctionSystems Description ExamplesNotes / Queries Research Issues Create a new objectSystems enable end users to create their own cultural objects, providing all the necessary tools. COINE (www.coine.org) CHIMER (http://www.chi mer.org/index.as p) Reaktor (http://reaktor.de ichman.no/) ?? Get a Life (www.dumgal.go v.uk/lia) Terra Buskerud (www.historiebok a.no) Moving Here (http://www.mov inghere.org.uk/ Tools need to be very simple and assume very little IT knowledge. Context-based tag technology (SINTEF) Get a Life is apparently on the intranet and not accessible from the Web? Build new systems which provide added functionality to those now available but hide this from the user.
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  • The Calimera Project is funded under the European Commission, IST Programme Solutions Noticeboard CALIMERA Solutions Noticeboard Front-end guidelines This document is meant to provide generic guidelines on how interfaces of the CALIMERA Solutions Noticeboard are to be presented. Please regard them as proposals on what is important to appear in each page; and feel free to adapt them to your current design, as well as the restrictions of your platform. Only elements related to the Noticeboard have been discussed; global navigation, footer and other key functions of the CALIMERA website have not been touched upon we assume that these elements will remain as are. Text that appears in such a format represents links to the corresponding directory pages (index or full story). I think most of them are self explanatory, but if you are in doubt, please contact me. Elements in a red frame are nice-to-haves, but in now way do they concern a functionality we cannot live without. So, if you have a problem implementing (system or time-wise) them, dont worry! Elements in a green frame represent links to anchors to elements on the bottom of the page. The wire-frames below are not exhaustive; you might need to create complementary templates. For example I have not specified forms for entering solutions or providers data. The current document deals only with the way information in the CALIMERA Solutions Noticeboard is presented. The previous specification document for the back-end database is still valid; indeed, it is with that specification as a reference that we have build the interfaces below. Homepage The featured solution is a randomly selected solution from the database (the above mentioned fields appear). Ideally, every time the page refreshes, the featured solution should change. Homepage for registered users (solution providers) A message box is not a necessity. However, a tool to prompt people that have not entered their data to do so is very important and will work wonders for the success of the Noticeboard. Solutions directory: first level I believe that the above directories are self-explanatory. Functional category is what on the specification document was called subject. If a directory has a large amount of sub-categories lets agree on a maximum number of sub-categories that gets displayed, lets say 7-8, then followed by dots (). The exact number is subject to our preferences and to the final design (size of fonts, etc). As far as the alphabetical directory is concerned, ideally the letter ranges should be created automatically so that categories are balanced. I understand that this is undoable in such short notice. Do you have any suggestions? Also, the most recently edited solution should appear. If this is not possible, then a random one, as in the homepage. Solutions directory: second level (on) Both the description and the expenses fields of the solution object need to be able to support formatted text, so that our users can divide their text into sections, use bold or italics, insert links, etc. Views from the field is a textual element that the Noticeboard moderator can edit, in order to pres