Names: Vassilis Tzouvaras, Nasos Drosopoulos, Anna Christaki, Arne Stabenau, Fotis Xenikoudakis, Kostas Pardalis, Nikos Simou, Natasa Sofou, Stefanos Kollias
Affiliation: National Technical University of Athens (Greece)
Metadata Interoperability Services (MINT) is a web-based platform that enables the aggregation of rich and diverse cultural heritage content and metadata. It was originally developed with the goal of aggregating material for Europeana and has been used in projects dealing with cultural material from libraries, archives, museums, galleries, and television archives.
The platform allows users to import metadata, create a semantic map of the metadata, and export metadata in a variety of formats. Approximately 300 cultural heritage organizations and 500 users currently contribute to the project, which has been used to handle metadata for over 4 million objects from multiple organizations.