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DCH-RP:PoC 2 Re-run Scenarios 1.1 & 1.4

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WP5: Proofs of Concept Scenarios PoC Phase 1 PoC Phase 2 DCH Glossary
Proofs of Concept 2 Experiment 1:
Evaluate SCAPE tools
Experiment 2:
Evaluate SCIDIP-ES services
Experiment 3:
Evaluate EUDAT services
Experiment 4:
Re-run Scenarios 1.1 & 1.4
Experiment 5:
(Long term) Data Preservation platform

This experiment is looking into resolving the issues that were detected in the experiment involving Grid storage in Catania, the e-CSG and data from italy and Belgium.

ICCU (Italy)

  • Experiment 1: Redoing of the first PoC using data provided by Magazzini Digitali (Digital Stacks) and services provided by the e-CSG
    • People involved:
      • Magazzini Digitali, content provider: Raffaele Messuti,
      • e-CSG, service provider: Roberto Barbera,
      • ICCU, facilitator: Sara Di Giorgio,
  • Experiment 2: Redoing of the first PoC using data provided by ARIADNE content provider and services provided by the e-CSG in the framework of IdP.
    • People involved:
      • ARIADNE, content provider:
      • e-CSG, service provider: Roberto Barbera,
      • ICCU, facilitator: Sara Di Giorgio,

Experiment 1

PoC 2 Magazzini Digitali Updating on activities (2014-03-31)

  • INFN has established a working group for this PoC formed by: Carla Carruba, Antonio Calanducci, Giuseppina Inserra coordinated by Roberto Barbera
  • Raffaele Messuti (Magazzini Digitali) sent to INFN an example of file WARC with the resources to be stored and the correspondent dublincore metadata schema.
  • INFN is working on the creation of an interface in the e-CSG, to allow the upload of content from Magazzini Digitali. Then the uploaded content will be searchable and browsable in e-CSG.

Skype meeting 2014-02-26 12.00 – 13.00


  • Roberto Barbera, Carla Carruba, Giusi Inserra (INFN)
  • Raffaele Messuti (Magazzini Digitali)
  • Giovanni Ciccaglioni, Elisa Sciotti (ICCU)
    • Introduction: Roberto Barbera and Giovanni Ciccaglioni;
    • Descriptions of digital assets that Magazzini Digitali can share with the project: Raffaele Messuti
    • Decisions and action items


  • A brief overview on the state of the art, each Institution’s role, the aims of the project, the first PoC

Digital assets:

  • open access journals: 2-3 GB already available in .warc format. Each .warc archive, 150-250 MB (approx.), can contain up to 15-20 file. The connection and browsing inside a single .warc archive is made possible by an open source software easy to install on the e-CSG, in order to facilitate the search and browsing of the collections
  • Italian web sites (.it), provided by a total harvesting in 2006: 7 TB (approx), not immediately available, in .arc format, without metadata

Decisions and actions items:

  • We agree to start the redoing of the PoC by using the open access journals.

Raffaele will send (Friday afternoon) to Roberto the metadata schema and some examples of digital assets (data plus metadata) and a brief description of the materials that will be used Roberto will study the documentation and will use it to build (in a few days) a customized interface for a massive uploading of data and metadata. Note that this a new feature

A new meeting will be organized after the realization of the interface.

Experiment 2

Skype meeting 2014-03-28

Participants: Lalla Maria Laura Mantovani, Marco Malvolti, Grabriella Paolini, Sabrina Tomassini (GARR) Mirella Serlorenzi, Andrea Varavallo, Pasquale Porreca, Andrea De Tommasi (ARIADNE, Soprintendenza archeologica di Roma) Sara Di Giorgio (ICCU)

  • Introduction
  • Activities description
  • Action items

Introduction Technical clarifications for the installation of the Shibbolet application on the SITAR platform .

Activities description: SITAR is running on APACHE server and it’s based on a POSTGRESQL and Map Guide OS 2.5. All the users of SITAR (today are 250) are centrally generated and each user has particular permission. For the PoC the Superintendence has to establish a clear policy for user authentication. GARR will provide a close support for the installation of the SHIBBOLET service provider, giving technical documentation, best practices and a virtual support to the computer developer. The software implementation will be done on a test environment. Once SITAR is accessible in the Federation, the users that are already registered in the Federation – like ICCU, for example - might access the database with their credentials ; anyway the access to SITAR will be also in the traditional way: the SITAR platform will be enriched by the Federated Authentication.

Action items:

  • GARR will provide technical documentation and best practice
  • SSBAR will fix clear policy for users authentication to SITAR
  • SSBAR will set up a test environment
  • GARR will collaborate strictly with SSBAR for the implementation of the SHIBBOLET SW: we estimate that this work it takes at least 0,5 person / month

Skype meeting 2014-03-24

Participants: Roberto Barbera, Antonio Calanducci, Carla Carruba, Giusi Inserra (INFN) Grabriella Paolini, Sabrina Tomassini (GARR) Andrea De Tommasi (ARIADNE, Soprintendenza archeologica di Roma) Sara Di Giorgio (ICCU)

  • Introduction
  • Activities description
  • Action items


The scenario of the PoC is to test the participation in the Federation of Authentication and Authorization Infrastructures of ICCU and the Special Superintendence of Rome (SSBAR), that participates into ARIADNE project. We’re evaluating the possibility to provide a Federated access to the SITAR database, that is the Archaeological Territorial Informative System of Rome managed by the Superintendence .

In the PoC we also have the opportunity to transfer and store data from SITAR to the Culture Science Gateway (eCSG) through the Identity Federation.

SITAR is the Archaeological Territorial Informative System of Rome, launched in 2007 and managed by the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma (SSBAR) with the aim to build and maintain the archaeological cadastre of metropolitan territory. The system is based on a GIS technology that manages diverse types of data sets, ranging from large monumental contests to single archaeological features found in rescue excavations, deriving from the entirety of salvage or planned investigations carried out in the territory of the Cities of Rome and Fiumicino. SITAR permits only certain users to access, process data and the Superintendence applies varying limitations on users' access or actions and it grants privileges to users (or group of users) so these users can accomplish tasks required for their jobs.

Activities description:

ICCU and the Superintendence are becoming member of IDEM (federated IDEntity Management for service access) that is the Italian Identity Federation of universities and research institutes for authentication and authorization. The IDEM GARR AAI Service provides ICCU and the Superintendence with information and technical assistance at every step of the process. The IDP of ICCU it’s almost ready; the one of the Superintendence is coming soon.

In order to access of SITAR database in the Federation of Authentication and Authorization Infrastructures , the Superintendence must evaluate technical procedures and implementation of the application in the SITAR platform. This issue will be discussed in a next virtual meeting with GARR on the 28th of March.

Once the Superintendence’s IDP is registered in the Federation we will execute the transfer of data of SITAR to eCSG via Identity Federation: this is a kind of repetition of the PoC with Magazzini Digitali, so we want to reflect inside the WP5 if it’s necessary or not.

Action items:

  • GARR supports ICCU and SSBAR for the creation of their IDP in the Federation.
  • SSBAR send to INFN the SITAR data model in order to create the interface for the ingestion of SITAR dataset in eCSG.
  • SSBAR do a technical assessment for implementing in SITAR platform the application of SHIBBOLETH, that is necessary for giving a Federated access to the database
  • SSBAR, supported by GARR, will implement the application for accessing SITAR in the Federation taking into account different profiled users.
  • If necessary, SSBAR will send the metadata schema to INFN and INFN will create an interface for uploading SITAR dataset in e-CSG.
  • The PoC will be concluded by the 9th of June.