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Saturday, April 18 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
TUT workshop with Europeana: Targeting Users Thematically – Europeana Channels

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Speakers are: Jill Cousins, Executive Director, Europeana with skype or video contributions from Richard Ranft, British Library and Coordinator of Europeana Sounds, Marco Rendina, Coordinator of Europeana Fashion, Alastair Dunning, Product Owner of Europeana Newspapers and Europeana Research and David Haskiya, Chief Product Officer of Europeana.

Session Description: Of the many challenges for digital libraries such as DPLA and Europeana possibly the hardest is making the content you aggregate appeal to users. 

Partly because: Users don't fall into neat, defined, audience; Content is heterogeneous; No user is interested in everything; Curation is resource intensive; True multilinguality of search remains a pipe dream. A solution we are working on is thematic user channels. Providing thematic access to the content curated by experts:

 Europeana Fashion, Europeana Music, Europeana Art History; or access  by profession: Europeana Research; or by media: Europeana Newspapers.

Participants are invited to critique the approach and discuss if it has a resonance or application for DPLA.

Notes available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iU2ZWBKqAwjY60VWecVoaDkMBQ_gWkeB-BNeuhUxOvg&authuser=1 

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Jill Cousins

Executive Director, Europeana
Jill is Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation, responsible for the running and management of Europeana.eu; the flagship portal of the European Union that brings together the content of the Archives, Audio visual collections, Libraries and Museums of Europe. She is also Director of The European Library, a vertical content aggre... Read More →
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Alastair Dunning

Programme Manager, The European Library
Alastair joined The Europeana Library in 2012 as Programme Manager co-ordinating the various projects in which the organisation is involved. He co-ordinates the Europeana Cloud project to create a shared space for Europeana, its aggregators and the cultural heritage sector; Europeana... Read More →
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David Haskiya

Chief Product Officer, Europeana
David manages the Product Development team and tries his best to clear the path for his team's designers and product owners. As the Chief Product Owner, he is also responsible for all product development contributing to Europeana as a platform. When he's not working, he is usually... Read More →
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Richard Ranft

Project Coordinator, Europeana Sounds
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Marco Rendina

Europeana Fashion
Europeana Fashion

Saturday April 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Indiana State Library: History Reference Room 211 315 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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