IDENTIFICATION CODE CLASSIFICATION PAG. OF PAG. ENE-W3D12-RL-1-rev0 R 1 5 ORGANISATION DELIVERABLE NUMBER ENEA 12 EXTERNAL IDENTIFICATION CODE CONTRACT NUMBER 031149 TITLE Multimedia Handbook guideline ABSTRACT Guidelines in order to allow the IPF to use the Multimedia Handbook of DEPUIS website ANNOTATION 0 2007-10-04 Anna Moreno REV. DATE AUTHOR COAUTHORS VALIDATION Multimedia Handbook guideline 1. Objective The objective of the multimedia handbook is to provide the SMEs with useful information and tools to promote the life cycle thinking philosophy for products and the services. The multimedia handbook contains the following ten sections: 1. Interested Parties registration 2. Self evaluation questionnaire (ENEA) 3. Downloadable general and technical documents 4. Certification and training system 5. Examples of application of PDT and LCA integrated approach 6. Searchable data base for standards 7. Searchable data base for good practices 8. Searchable data base for courses 9. FAQ 10. Other useful stuff 2. Interested Parties registration The interested parties’ registration has the aim to tailor the multimedia handbook to the needs of representatives of SMEs. Organizations or persons who have registered as “interested parties”, will have the opportunity to improve the multimedia services by providing their feedback to the project coordinator. At the same time, the “interested parties” will be informed on every event considered useful, such as new e-learning courses, workshops and conferences, certification opportunity, etc. The registration form requires filling in a Minimum Data Set with the following fields: The name, that is the organization name. The field of activity is the main field in which the organization is working. The contact, is the name of the person in charge of responding to DEPUIS contribution. The interest for the courses and/or for the certification allows the opportunity to be informed only on the related information and/or events. İn the newsletters field is possible to accept both to receive the DEPUIS newsletter and to send information about DEPUIS events through the newsletter services provided by the interested parties organization. Number of associated provides with the information on how many SMEs could be informed through their association. Web site of the interested party organization. The interest to have their own data published in the DEPUIS web site. Any additional notes considered necessary by the interested party. 3. Self evaluation questionnaire The self-evaluation questionnaire is composed of seven sections. The first section aims at the identification of the questionnaire’s users (only for statistical analysis), the other ones are the following: Interoperability to make SMEs aware of the problems related to the interoperability between different hardware/software systems Data archiving to make SMEs aware of the long term management of their own data Environmental data management to make SMEs aware of the issues related to the management of process data, for a correct evaluation of the environmental impact of their production Materials data availability to make SMEs aware of the problems related to the management and the recovery of materials data for the environmental impact evaluation, as well as the design of new more environmental friendly products Knowledge of existing standards to make SMEs aware of the existence of international standards, which could be implemented, in order to suite their needs on the product data management Training, qualification and certification in order to verify the potential interest to simple training for their own personnel or o to have a qualification/certification system, so that they could ask for qualified consultants who can help them to introduce product data technology in their own enterprise. 4. Downloadable general and technical documents İn this area the users will find a data base with a user friendly interface, where they could download documents considered important for both fields of PDT and LCT. Some documents are general and transversal for any field of application and for any user; others are more specific and technical, devoted to experts. 5. Certification and training system İn this area the schema for the certification and training system can be found. There will be different certification schema related to the different users’ class. The section will be always in progress, because is strictly related both to the interested parties needs and to the international agreement on these new skills with the ISO TC184 SC4 and the ISO TC 207 SC5 chairs. 6. Examples of application of PDT and LCA integrated approach İn this area the users can find examples of the use of integrated approach of PDT and LCA. It will help people to identify the opportunity to cover other areas, as far as personal effort is put into the implementation of existing standards. An example is related to the construction of a building and the evaluation of its environmental impact. The input data are the following: Design of 180m2 house Designer can choose between: Wooden frame and wooden walls Steel frame and wooden walls Steel frame and concrete walls Wood frame and brick walls Unit of function, CO2 release per m2 of house Raw material production, final products fabrication, transportation and removal will be considered. 7. Searchable data base for standards This potentially very powerful data base contains the minimum data set for the main standards. The Minimum Data Set (MDS) provides the basic information necessary to understand if the standard is of any interest for the user. The MDS contain the following fields: Standard number for easy search on the web for additional information Title of the standard Business sectors addressed by the standards Purpose of the standard Objectives of the standardization activity Users interested to the use of standards Benefits related to the application of the standards Contacts, such as the editor or the team developing the standard Web site, where more information on the standard can be found, such as the one promoted by the developers of the standard Downloadable documents related to the development or the application of the standard Comments eventually necessary to clarify one of the above fields For the time being, the data base will be compiled with the main standards, which are promoted by the partners, but it could be further implemented by the ISO TC 184 SC4 international experts. 8. Searchable data base for good practices İn this area the users will find the examples of application of the Product Data Technology, as well as, the Life Cycle Thinking. Also in this case, there is a user friendly data base for searching the good practice, by using the following predetermined fields: Project name identifies the project, which has been set up for implementing the standards Business Sectors and application fields to identify the field where the standards have been implemented Purpose of the project Objectives of the project Results achieved / foreseen ISO-IEC standard used/promoted Date initiation/end to know if the project is still active Countries and partners involved in order to eventually contact the national partner Contact points for receiving further information Project economics to figure out the resources involvement Web site for more detailed information Software used if it have been developed for the project, or the partners have just used what was already on the market Notes for adding any useful information 9. Searchable data base for courses The data base for courses allows a simple search to verify the possibility of a self training on the objectives of the DEPUIS project, which is the integration of PDT and LCT, in the aim of respecting the European directives. The courses are described through a MDS with the following fields: Title of the course Description of the course Sections of which the course is composed Beneficiaries of the course Length of time for attending the courses (only estimation) Lecturer The courses are at the base of the qualification/ certification system. They provide with the minimum requirements to know the subject, and usefully follow the training foreseen for the certification of the competences. 10. FAQ The questions addressed to the partners will be collected in the Frequently Asked Questions, in order to solve any doubt the users of the multimedia handbook could have. 11. Other useful stuff This section will include any link and/or the description of any further information or tool which cannot be allocated in the previous sections.