Posted on Tuesday August 1, 2017

Data Quality Committee

Quality is a key priority for our whole community! The Data Quality Committee works to address key data quality issues over time.

Formally defined as a Europeana Network and EuropeanaTech Working Group, the Data Quality Committee is a standing committee that works on the various facets of the data quality challenge over time with a particular focus on reuse and discovery of cultural heritage scenarios. We believe it is crucial to tackle data quality issues at every level of the data exchange chain from its creation to its publication. We have gathered together experts from various backgrounds (metadata experts, software developers, search and retrieval experts) to help us capture all the issues.

Data Quality Mission Statement

Work areas as well as specific tasks will be defined and prioritized as the Committee sees fits and regularly reported and submitted for ratification to the community, notably the Europeana Aggregator Forum. Items such as mandatory elements for ingestion of EDM data, data checking and normalisation, data completeness have been already added on the menu.

Discovery/User scenarios

We defined our main requirements in terms of discovery and information-retrieval requirements. A series of usage scenarios have been created reflecting information-access user needs (based on the Europeana user personas), listing current metadata issues for a given scenario and then proposing future actions. These scenarios focus specifically on metadata and are not tackling any challenges regarding the user interface or the user experience in Europeana Collections.

Multilingual saturation score

is a score for multilinguality which can be applied on statement, property or record level. We defined a simplified schema which is the basis for the measurement assuming that each statement in a property can have one of the following values: a literal, a literal with a language tag, a URI (ideally to a controlled vocabulary). Learn more in this presentation.

Note that the implementation work described in this presentation is still ongoing and is subject to changes.

Progress updates

We publish regular updates on our progresses.



Valentine CharlesCompany: Europeana FoundationCountry: NetherlandsDomain: Archive
Antoine IsaacCompany: Europeana FoundationCountry: NetherlandsDomain: Archive


Juliane StillerCompany: Humboldt University of BerlinCountry: GermanyDomain: Education
Anila AngjeliCompany: National Library of FranceCountry: FranceDomain: Library
Kate FernieCompany: 2Culture AssociatesCountry: United KingdomDomain: Creative industries
Tom MilesCompany: The British LibraryCountry: United KingdomDomain: Library
Lizzy JongmaCompany: Institute for War-, Holocaust- and GenocidestudiesCountry: NetherlandsDomain: Education
Marie-Véronique LeroiCompany: Ministry of Culture and Communication FranceCountry: FranceDomain: Other
Vladimir AlexievCompany: OntotextCountry: BulgariaDomain: Creative industries
Dimitra AtsidisCompany: Netherlands Institute for Sound and VisionCountry: NetherlandsDomain: Audio-visual archive
Melissa TerrasCompany: University College LondonCountry: United KingdomDomain: Education
Werner BailerCompany: Joanneum ResearchCountry: AustriaDomain: Other
Eleonore EmsbachCompany: German Film InstituteCountry: GermanyDomain: Archive
Mia RidgeCompany: The British LibraryCountry: United KingdomDomain: Library
Wim van DongenCompany: Archives Portal Europe FoundationCountry: NetherlandsDomain: Archive
Francesca SchulzeCompany: German Digital LibraryCountry: GermanyDomain: Library
Gretchen GueguenCompany: Digital Public Library of AmericaCountry: United StatesDomain: Library
Péter KirályCompany: GWDGCountry: GermanyDomain: Education
Henk VanstappenCompany: DatableCountry: BelgiumDomain: Other
Rainer SimonCompany: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbHCountry: AustriaDomain: Education
Regine SteinCompany: Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte - Bildarchiv Foto MarburgCountry: GermanyDomain: Other
Sanna MarttilaCompany: Open Knowledge FinlandCountry: FinlandDomain: Other
Shenghui WangCompany: OCLCCountry: United StatesDomain: Library
Jef MallietCompany: PCCE (Provincial Centre for Cultural Heritage)Country: BelgiumDomain: Other
Nuno FreireCompany: Europeana FoundationCountry: NetherlandsDomain: Archive
Hugo ManguinhasCompany: Europeana FoundationCountry: NetherlandsDomain: Archive
James MorleyCompany: Imperial War MuseumsCountry: United KingdomDomain: Museum
Pablo Uceda GomezCompany: Europeana FoundationCountry: NetherlandsDomain: Archive
Henning ScholzCompany: Europeana FoundationCountry: NetherlandsDomain: Archive
Adina CiocoiuCompany: Europeana FoundationCountry: NetherlandsDomain: Archive
Timothy HillCompany: FreelanceCountry: United KingdomDomain: Other


Fiona Fieldsend, DigitalNZ

Cristina Muntean, CNR-ISTI

Tim Sherratt, University of Canberra



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