Funding Organization: European Commission
Funding Programme: FP7 - CIP ‐ ICT PSP
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Duration: 24 months
Total Budget: 5,312,501 EUR
ITI Budget: 218,500 EUR

ASSETS aims to improve the usability of EUROPEANA (the European Digital Library platform) by developing, implementing and deploying large-scale services focusing on search, browsing and interfaces. These services are applicable to all digital libraries and include: Searching multimedia objects based on metadata and content similarity; Ranking algorithm for improve results display; Browsing multimedia objects for rapid navigation through semantic cross-links; Interfaces especially designed for interacting with multimedia objects; Ingestion of metadata requiring normalization, cleaning, knowledge extraction and mapping to a common structure.

The European-wide coverage of the ASSETS consortium, which includes 24 partners coming from 10 European countries and Japan, and its multi-disciplinary dimension, including all the significant stakeholders in the DL value chain (cultural institutions, research organizations, ICT players, content providers), and the strong involvement of the EDL Foundation (which is responsible for the overall strategy and policy for Europeana) will enable effective and broader networking activities and further promoting the adoption of the recommendations envisaged within the ASSETS project.