Bulgariana - An aggregator that contributes Bulgarian cultural heritage content to Europeana


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{excerpt}*Bulgariana* is an aggregator that contributes Bulgarian cultural heritage content to [Europeana|http://www.europeana.eu]{excerpt}

{excerpt}Bulgariana.eu is an Europeana aggregator that contributes Bulgarian cultural heritage{excerpt}

Bulgariana initiative is supported by Ontotext !Ontotext-logo.JPG!
and partially sponsored by !ITCC-logo.JPG! Korean-Bulgarian IT Cooperation Center.

h1. Mission Statement
[http://bulgariana.eu] will be a Bulgarian aggregator to [Europeana|http://www.europeana.eu] that will include
- Public website

[http://bulgariana.eu] is a Bulgarian aggregator to [Europeana|http://www.europeana.eu] that includes:
- A public website for sharing information
- A wiki ([Confluence|http://www.atlassian.com/Confluence]) for discussion, technical materials, coordination and collaboration
- Digital A digital repository ([DSpace|http://www.dspace.org]) for storing and presenting digitized cultural heritage
- Conversion/ingestion tools for converting objects to the required Europeana formats (ESE and in the future EDM)
- OAI/PMH An [OAI-PMH|http://www.openarchives.org/pmh] endpoint for serving content to Europeana
- Semantic search using [OWLIM|http://www.ontotext.com/owlim] (in the future)

h1. Bulgariana Collections
- Pra-historic and Thracian Civilizations
-- unpublished Thracian archeological objects collected by Prof. Valeria Fol, Center of Thracology at the Institute for Balkan Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
- Golden Pages from the Bulgarian Renaissance
-- unique manuscripts of Bulgarian folk songs collected in 19th century by Miladinov Brothers, renowned Bulgarian Folklorists published in 2008 by D-r Luchia Antonova, Institute of Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
The mission of the Bulgariana initiative includes the following goals:
- improve communication between Bulgarian organizations working in the cultural heritage domain
-- Please join the Google group [Cultural Heritage Digitalisation|https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/cultural-heritage-digitalisation]
- improve technical and organizational collaboration
- share information about funding possibilities and calls
- work together on proposals and projects
- concentrate and focus the efforts of the Bulgarian cultural heritage community
- provide a default platform for IT research related to cultural heritage, and an opportunity for small museums and other institutions to host their collections

h1. Bulgariana Digital Repository
h2. Why English?

[Bulgariana digital repository| http://bulgarianheritage.bulgariana.eu], Bulgarian Heritage, is a platform providing hosting of cultural heritage objects and metadata describing them. It gives free or controlled access to these objects.
If this is about Bulgarian heritage, why these pages are in English?
The reason is that in this way we hope to attract external partners more easily

h1. Other Bulgarian Collections published in Europeana
- WebFolk - [Example record |http://www.europeana.eu/portal/record/08506/0D3E6758CF3786E39CB3AC75D4CAD6EFDDD65B04.html]
-- published within Athena project
an online collection of Bulgarian folk songs gathered in 1997 by a team from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Website funded by “Open Society” Foundation, available in English and Bulgarian. Originally, a collection made by the Bosnian-Croatian Stefan Verkovitch, 1874
Entitled “Bulgarian Folk Songs from the Prehistoric and Prechristian Times”.
- Varna Regional Library collection
-- published within [Europeana Local initiative | http://www.europeanalocal.eu/]
- National Archeological Museum collection
-- [Carare project | http://www.carare.eu/isl/News/Carare-project-starts]
- Library of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences collection
-- [Athena project |http://www.athenaeurope.org/], [Linked Heritage | http://www.linkedheritage.eu/]
- National Library "Cyril and Methodius collection
h1. Collaboration

h1. Digital Collections of Bulgarian Cultural Heritage
- [A map of the cultural heritage sites in Bulgaria|http://ninkn.bg/Pages.aspx?id=3&subid=25]
- [Bulgarian collection in F-Museum|http://www.europeanvirtualmuseum.net/virtual_museum/virtual_museum.asp?lingua=en&tab=0]
- [Museum of Kjustendil|http://www.kyustendilmuseum.primasoft.bg/en/mod.php?mod=userpage&menu=36&page_id=141]
- [SU Digital|http://lib.sudigital.org/?ln=bg]
- [SU Digital | http://sudigital.org/?set_language=bg]
- [Plovdiv Archeological museum|http://www.archaeologicalmuseumplovdiv.org/_m1709/The%20Collection]
- [Varna Museum of Archeology|http://www.amvarna.com/gindex.php?lang=2&lid=3&slid=&slid=13]
- [TELAMON|http://telamon.proclassics.org/]
- Digital Repository of Information and Knowledge - Fund "Bell Know" - Galina Bogdanova, Todor Todorov, Nikolay Noev (IMI-BAS)
- Bulgarian Folk Songs in a Digital Library - Lozanka Peycheva (Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, BAS), Mikolay Kirov (IMI-BAS)
- [Multimedia Digital Libraries|http://mdl.cc.bas.bg/ind.htm]
- [Virtual Bulgaria|http://www.bulgaria-vr.com/bg/home.html], [presentation of the author|^document_64.docx]
We are always open for collaboration with other partners. There are many ways in which you can contribute:
- get an account on our wiki to contribute pages and news items (blogs)
- organize meetings and seminars
- run student internships or master thesis works using our platform
- put more collections at the Bulgariana repository
- publish in Europeana via Bulgariana
- share ideas for proposals and projects

Please email [mailto:info@bulgariana.eu] if you would like to discuss a potential collaboration.

h1. Collections of Bulgarian Cultural Heritage
- Collection of Bulgarian Folklore
- Iconography
- Medieval church-slavonic texts
h1. Would you like to publish in Europeana?

h1. Collections of Bulgarian Cultural Heritage to be published in Europeana via Bulgariana
In addition to Bulgariana there are several aggregators that ingest Bulgarian content and publish to Europeana.
They are maintained at the Library of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Varna Regional Library, National Archeological Museum.

- British Museum collection of Bulgarian Cultural Heritage
- British Museum collection of Korean Cultural Heritage
If you would like to publish your data via Bulgariana, please contact us at [mailto:info@bulgariana.eu].
We provide support for metadata conversion, data ingestion, administration, communication with Europeana.

For inquiries and expression of interest, please email to info@bulgariana.eu or to mdamova@bulgariana.eu
h1. Initial Contributors
The initial contributors to Bulgariana are:

|| Initial funding | [Korean-Bulgarian IT Cooperation Center|http://www.wiztechno.com/wiki/display/ITCC] | !ITCC-logo.JPG! |
h1. Administrative Procedures for becoming Europeana Aggregator
- [Europeana Aggregator's Handbook | http://group.europeana.eu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=94bcddbf-3625-4e6d-8135-c7375d6bbc62&groupId=10602]
- [Europeana partner Request Form |^Europeana Partner Request Form.doc]
- [Data Exchange Agreement| http://version1.europeana.eu/web/europeana-project/newagreement/]
- [Copy Right Guidelines |^CopyRightGuidelines.pdf]
|| Initiative, semantic tech, contact point to Europeana | [Ontotext|http://www.ontotext.com] | !Ontotext-logo.JPG! |
h1. The Future of the Past
|| Repository implementation | [Sirma Media|http://www.sirmamedia.com] | !sirmamedia.gif! |
|| [Sacred places collection|http://bulgarianheritage.bulgariana.eu/jspui/handle/pub/622], community building | [Mozaika|http://www.marianadamova.com/] | !Mozaika.jpg|height=100! |
- [Horizon 2020|http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/telearn-digicult/digicult-future-digital-preservation_en.html]
- [FP7 - ICT Call 9 - Digicult|http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/telearn-digicult/digicult-calls_en.html]

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