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Posted on Friday April 1, 2022

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

Europeana Data Statistics Dashboard Training

On this page, you can follow training on how to use the Europeana Statistics Dashboard, which gives detailed information about the live data in Europeana.

Introduction

Welcome to the Europeana METIS Data Statistics Dashboard Training. 

The Data Statistics Dashboard supports cultural heritage professionals in their work by giving detailed information about the live data in Europeana. Cultural heritage professionals, aggregators, policy makers, creatives, expert community members and Europeana staff can use the dashboard to support their work.

It allows users to filter and compare this information to fit their needs. 

It supports reporting of changes in the data by sharing and downloading reports in standardised formats.

Learning goals

By completing this training you will be able to:  

  1. Come up with use cases of the data statistics dashboard for your work 

  2. Use the data statistics dashboard independently for these use cases

Completion of these goals will be done by completing the questions after each section. 

For this training you will need:

  1. This page

  2. The Data Statistics Dashboard open in a new browser window or another browser application. Do not open the Data Statistics Dashboard in a separate tab, as this will delete cached information used by the dashboard.

  3. Headphones to listen to the instruction videos if you are in a shared office space.

  4. 90 minutes of your time to complete the training. It is advised to complete the training in one day.

  5. The user guide to look up information that was explained in the instruction videos.

The training consists of 5 sections. Each section is introduced with short instructional videos.

Section 1 - Basic use

In this section you will learn about the basics of the Europeana Data Statistics Dashboard. This includes: 

  1. A tour of the homepage and dimension pages

  2. Looking at the data in different ways by choosing a Dimension

Watch the two demonstration videos below. Feel free to pause the video at any point to try the examples given yourself in the Data Statistics Dashboard. After the videos, answer our short question.

Training video 1: Homepage

Training video 2: Dimension view pages

Question 1

Section 2 - Filter and sort data

In this section we will take a look at how to narrow down and sort results from the Data Statistics Dashboard by using filters, sorting tables and zooming in and out of the data.

Watch the two demonstration videos below. Feel free to pause the video at any point to try the examples given yourself in the Data Statistics Dashboard. After the videos, answer our short question.

Training video 3: Filters

Training video 4: View and sort results

Question 2

Section 3 - Sharing data

You can share the report that you’ve generated with others or save the link to review the results at a later moment. Watch the demonstration video below and answer our short question.

Training video 5: Share reports

Question 3

Section 4 - Comparing data

The Data Statistics Dashboard allows you to compare data by showing results of different filters applied to the data. In this section you will learn how to use this functionality.

Watch the demonstration video below. Feel free to pause the video at any point to try the examples given yourself in the Data Statistics Dashboard. After the video, answer our short question.

Training video 6: Compare data

Question 4

Section 5 - Your use case

In this section you will be asked to come up with one or more of your use cases of the Data Statistics Dashboard and to create a report for that use case.

Below are two example use cases. Read these and then answer our final question.

Alexi, Aggregator

Alexi (he/his) works for an aggregator delivering data to Europeana. He uses the Data Statistics Dashboard to influence policy makers and politicians to lobby for more funding. He is an advocate of open content. He uses the dashboard to make comparisons between his country and the surrounding countries and their performance on Europeana. For this he makes detailed reports not only about the amount of objects, but also the tiers they are in (quality and rights).

He also uses the dashboard to report on the progress his organisation is making as an aggregator.

Mara, DPS TEAM (Europeana Foundation)

Mara (she/hers) is a metadata coordinator at the Europeana Foundation. She uses the dashboard to gather statistics about contributions from data partners. Europeana has DSI commitment targets, for example the amount of records in a specific tier for a project. For example: 60% of the project is at least in Tier C. With the dashboard she can report the progress to her colleagues. She uses the dashboard on a weekly basis for this.

She shares a static snapshot as a PDF and CSV file and the canned query for a live view.

Question 5

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