This article describes the pilot project undertaken by Europeana. Its goal was to replace data societies within the cultural heritage domain with "a distributed information continuum enabled by linked open data". Challenges that had to be overcome included: metadata schema interoperability; URI dereferencability; issues of trust and provenance. The project produced the Europeana Data model (EDM) and a "Technical Architecture" for data providers to use when publishing their metadata.
Keywords: Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAMs), Linked Open Data (LOD), Cultural heritage, Metadata
Author: Haslhofer, Bernhard
Publisher: ISQ (Information Standards Quarterly)
Date created: 2012-05-01 04:00:00.000
Time required: P15M
Educational use: professionalDevelopment
Educational audience: student
Interactivity type: expositive
- Investigates how others have modeled the same or similar application domains.
- Knows the "five stars" of Open Data: put data on the Web, preferably in a structured and preferably non-proprietary format, using URIs to name things, and link to other data.
- Reuses published properties and classes where available.
- Understands that Linked Data (2006) extended the notion of a web of documents (the Web) to a notion of a web of finer-grained data (the Linked Data cloud).