Interview with Vassilis Tzouvaras of Metadata Interoperability Services (MINT)

Interview with Vassilis Tzouvaras of Metadata Interoperability Services (MINT)

Posted by Kenny Whitebloom on October 17, 2011 in Audio, Beta Sprint, Blog.

In this interview, Vassilis Tzouvaras discusses Metadata Interoperability Services (MINT), a web-based platform that enables the aggregation of rich and diverse cultural heritage content and metadata. Asked to present at this week’s plenary meeting in Washington, DC, Vassilis and his colleagues at the National Technical University of Athens have designed a user and organization management system that allows for the deployment and operation of different aggregation schemes.

Organizations can upload their metadata records in XML or CSV format using various upload methods, and users can define their metadata crosswalks with the help of a visual mappings editor. MINT has already been used in a number of European metadata aggregation projects, most notably in Europeana’s efforts to aggregate over 4 million items of museum content across 135 organizations.

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