Pavel Kats: Aggregation innovation in Europeana

Europeana’s current aggregation technology and approach were designed in the early days of Europeana and suited well to amass the initial content and create visibility for the initiative.

Today, to serve Europeana’s ambition to become European digital service infrastructure for cultural content, both the approach to content aggregation and the technology implementing it, must be fundamentally revised. Due to the centrality of aggregation to Europeana’s life, this is a fundamental change for us, which has to be carefully designed, planned, and implemented. In this talk, I’ll present the results of the first stage of this process: experimental work on designing the future content acquisition architecture of Europeana.