Issue 8: January 2014
This issue of the newsletter is released as the PATHS project draws to a close. Throughout the three years of the project PATHS has researched, developed and evaluated techniques to improve the presentation of digital library content to end users. The team have worked to develop understanding of user profiles, needs and requirements and to bring this user focus into the development cycle.
One of the major achievements of the Paths project has been to demonstrate the practical benefits and technical feasibility of enriching the metadata for cultural heritage collections as a means of improving content retrieval, supporting innovative discovery and exploitation. This addresses a critical issue for cultural heritage institutions across Europe who hold vast quantities of quality content in digital libraries that are currently never found unless explicitly sought. Positive feedback from users involved in the evaluation of the PATHS prototypes confirmed that the project achieved its objective of developing tools that add value to digital libraries and enrich user experiences. The interactivity offered by PATHS tools and the potential for expert and non-expert users to use content to create narratives, tell stories and make personal collections has the potential to have real impact on the development of the next generation of cultural heritage services.
In this issue :
New reports released :
PATHS final project report - project activities and achievements over the three year's of the PATHS project
PATHS system documentation - an overview of the PATHS system including hardware, software, applications and interfaces, details about the development process itself and comprehensive data model and API documentation.
User evaluation report - the results of the user evaluation of the second PATHS prototype.
PATHS field trials - the second PATHS prototype and iPAD application evaluated by users in field trials.
PATHS enrich - a web service prototype developed by the PATHS project that allows independent content providers to enrich their cultural heritage at item level has been released in the Europeana Thought Lab.
Europeana 1914-1918 - launch of a major new online resource.
Prize winner - of the Kindle Fire prize for contribution to the PATHS field trials
- Pathways to Discovery: Supporting Exploration and Information Use in Cultural Heritage Collections , Paula Goodale, Eeneko Agirre, Jill Griffiths, Kate Fernie, Mark Stevenson, Mark Hall and Paul Clough, Museums and the Web Asia, 2013
- Personalising Access to Digital Cultural Heritage Spaces , Kate Fernie, Jillian Griffiths,, Mark Stevenson, Paul Clough, Paula Goodale, Mark Hall, Eneko Agirre and Stein Runar Bergheim, eChallenges 2013
- Supporting Information Access and Sensemaking in Digital Cultural Heritage Environments, Paula Goodale, Mark Hall, Paul Clough, Mark Stevenson, Kate Fernie and Jillian Griffiths, TpDL 2013
- PATHSenrich: a Web Service Prototype for Automatic Cultural Heritage Item Enrichment , Eneko Agirre, Ander Barrena, Kike Fernandez, Esther Miranda, Arantxa Otegi, and Aitor Soroa, TPDL 2013
- Implementing Recommendations in the PATHS System , Paul Clough, Arantxa Otegi, Eneko Agirre and Mark Hall, TPDL 2013
- PATHS: A System for Accessing Cultural Heritage Collections , Eneko Agirre, Nikolaos Aletras, Paul Clough, Sam Fernando, Paula Goodale, Mark Hall, Aitor Soroa and Mark Stevenson, ACL 2013
- Generating Paths through Cultural Heritage Collections , Samuel Fernando, Paula Goodale, Paul Clough, Mark Stevenson, Mark Hall and Eneko Agirre, LATECH 2013
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