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


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

h1. Mission Statement
[http://bulgariana.eu] is an upcoming Bulgarian aggregator to [Europeana|http://www.europeana.eu] that will include:

[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
- 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)
- 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)

The mission of the Bulgariana initiative includes the following goals:

h2. Why English?

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. Contributors Collaboration
The present contributors to Bulgariana are:
|| Initial funding | [Korean-Bulgarian IT Cooperation Center|http://www.itcc-bg.com]| !ITCC-logo.JPG! |
|| Initiated by | [Ontotext|http://www.ontotext.com] | !Ontotext-logo.JPG! |
|| Repository implementation | [Sirma Media|http://www.sirmamedia.com] | !sirmamedia.gif! |

We are always open for collaboration with other partners. There are many ways in which you can contribute:
- 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. Would you like to publish in Europeana?

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.

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.

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! |
|| Initiative, semantic tech, contact point to Europeana | [Ontotext|http://www.ontotext.com] | !Ontotext-logo.JPG! |
|| 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! |

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