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Valentine Charles
Valentine Charles

Building a Framework for Semantic Cultural Heritage Data

Wednesday 10 February 2016, 9:00 - 10:15
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Valentine Charles

Europeana Foundation

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The creation of Europeana, the digital library for Europe raised a key question: how to integrate and exchange multilingual and cross-domain data? The challenge was to develop an advanced data model, re-using components of the most recent web technology while preserving domain specificities.  Now, five years later, the Europeana Data Model is the core model of Europeana and is used by several other cultural aggregators, such as the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and the German Digital Library.  The library community has a key role in defining the future of the model. Its involvement will enable the connection of library data with other cultural heritage data in a seamless, semantic and interoperable environment.


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