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Metadata model - European Shared Treasure
Improving visibility and access to project results!
European Shared Treasure
A database for the dissemination of good practice
•Capitalise on the immense treasure of
experiences to be found in the framework
of decentralised actions of Socrates
Programme, i.e. Comenius and Grundtvig
partnerships
•Show how these projects work towards the
"Education and Training 2010" objectives.
A database in European dimension
in order to
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Gain knowledge
Document
Monitor
Evaluate
Trace products
Retrieve best practices
The EST project
Attempt to build on and go beyond GOLD
A five-year experience with the Italian national database
provided precious and ample feedback from users
since 2000
GOLD
Global On Line Documentation
The database was created for:
- documentation
- monitoring
- final reporting
of Comenius1 and Grundtvig 2
learning partnerships
4 National agencies
Thanks to a pilot project funded by
the European Commission, DG EAC
ITALY (co-ordinator)
Indire - Istituto nazionale di documentazione per
l'innovazione e la ricerca educativa
AUSTRIA
Sokrates Nationalagentur Österreich
GREECE
YKY- Ίδρυμα Κρατικών Υποτροφιών
POLAND
Fundacja Rozwoju Systemu Edukacji
A shared database
EST is composed of national databases, located and
managed in participating country servers which form
part of a network.
A common metadata model and multilingual
retrieval tools, allow for simultaneous searches
Strong points
to fill in by schools and institutions
User friendliness •• Easy
Easy to install and mantain by Agencies
• User friendly for research
• Open to public users
Efficiency
many fields in EST are pre-filled through
imported data from Soclink
Compatibility
with European and world-wide acknowledged
standards (Dublin Core, Isced, Nuts, European
Treasury Browser)
Multilingualism
National language versions for
DATA INPUT and SEARCH
Multilingualism
Data input
Is performed using a common metadatamodel
available in different national language versions
Display of results
• The Search page is translated in national languages
• The use of a vehicular language in project’s and product’s
descriptions allows consultation by users from different
countries
Multilingualism
Input in national languages
Projects and Products
EST will document activities carried out by schools and adult
education organisations in the framework of Comenius 1 and
Grundtvig 2 partnerships covering all main aspects
Project
Partnership
Topics and subjects
Products
Metadata model
Project
BASIC DATA
- Project Code*
- Action: Comenius/ Grundtvig*
- Vehicular language: EN/FR/DE
*Pre-filled from Soclink
- Title in national language*
- Title EN/FR/DE
- Description in national language
- Description EN/FR/DE
A free text abstract (1000 k) focusing on the most important
features of the project: objectives, themes, methodology,
activities, results and benefits for the participants.
Metadata model
Partnership
Institutions Involved
Applicant Institution
- Name*
- Address*
- Town*
- Country*
- Nuts code
- e-mail
- contact person
- ISCED level
Partnership
- Name*
- Town*
- Country*
*Pre-filled
from Soclink
Metadata model
Topics
Subjects
Lisbon priorities
Project’s content
retrieved from Soclink
codified into 8 descriptors
in order to:
• draw the attention on Education and Training Objectives 2010
• offer a project interpretation key within the wider framework of
European Policies
• point out Socrates contribution to the achievements of these goals
Metadata model Products
the output of a cooperation between pupils/learners,
the best way to communicate the results of a project
to a wider community
- Title
- Copyright
- Language of the resource
- Audience
- Product type
- Description in national language
- Description EN/FR/DE
Metadata model
Availability
Search options
Multiple search options
at a national or limited/unlimited European level
Guided search
different keys,in one of the following sections:
search project
- institutions
- contents of the project
search product
- type of product
- language(s) of the product
- target users
Free text search
in progress
…towards the shared treasure
April 2004
PILOT PROJECT
Dec- Sept.2005
- design of the full datamodel
- implementation of the common database
- design users web interface
September 2005 TEST INPUT
by IT NA and partner NAs
by schools/institutions in Italy
October 2005 DATABASE IMPLEMENTATION
by schools and institutions on a voluntary base
June 2006
in Italy EST will become part of the final
documentation required BY CONTRACT
End users:
for whom might EST be useful ?
•New project applicants
to check on existing material and avoid repetition
•Project coordinators
the input of data helps reflect and self-evaluate even in relation with
other European realities
•Teachers
to gain direct access to didactic materials developed within projects
•Decision makers
to trace progress made by schools and adult education organisations in
a European cooperation project
•Politicians have an indicator of the Socrates’contribution to the
European dimension in the field of education and to extent of work
completed in relation to Lisbon objectives.
http://est.indire.it
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