Mr. Dov Winer Coordinator - Israel MINERVA Network, Israel National Library
Creative Industries - Keynote Speech
Judaica Europeana: providing content and meaning (semantics) for new digital creations
What is Europe? Europeana the digital library, museum and archive will provide an answer through the unrivaled access to expressions of European civilization. Judaica Europeana, will present the contribution of Jews to the development of European cities. Jews presence in Europe goes back to the Roman Empire and their role in urban development lead to the identification of modernization with Jews. Judaica Europeana will document this with several million digitized objects. Vocabularies will enable one to make sense of such huge content by serving as hubs of knowledge. The data model of Europeana has an events orientation that answer questions like: Who? What? When? Where? When integrated with the Web of knowledge now in place through the Linked Open data Semantic Web this will nurture a plethora of new creations. Applications are already making use of such kind of data in mobile applications, cultural tourism, locations enhancement, social networking, music, new media productions, eGovernment services for the citizen, virtual exhibitions by museums, education and scholarship.
About Mr. Dov Winer
Dov Winer is a psychologist (Hebrew University) who specialized in Online Education and Training (University of London). He managed the early program of dissemination of the Internet in Israel industry for the Ministry of Trade and Industry; founded the Israel Internet Society (ISOC-IL); was overseer for the Ministry of Science of the projects of the Super Highway of Information. He established and managed the eJewish initiative for the development of Jewish networking infrastructures.
He is member of the Steering Committee of the EUN - European Ministries of Education for ICT and took part in the development of the European Learning Resources eXchange. He coordinates the Israel MINERVA forum for digitisation of culture and is co-chairman of the annual EVA/MINERVA Jerusalem International Conference on Digitisation of Culture that is taking place since 2004.
He coordinated WP1 (Content selection, aggregation and access) of the FP6 project: MOSAICA developing semantic tools for Cultural Heritage and now the Israel participation in the Europeana ATHENA museums project. Presently he is the Scientific Manager of Judaica Europeana that started in January 2010. He represents Israel in the European Science Foundation actions: A32 - Open Scholarly Communities in the Web and IS0704 - Supranational Infrastructure for Digital Editions.