Title: Towards Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums
Author/Presenter: Emmanuelle Bermes
Presented at DC-2011, The Hague (September 2011)
Convergence is a major issue for cultural heritage organisations: libraries, archives and museums face the growing need to provide their users with seamless access to their data. This challenge is not new, and the Dublin Core initiative was born to create interoperability by using technologies and processes designed for the Web. Today, the growing interest of our community in Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies raises many questions. Is this new technology the solution for a problem that we know has existed for years, even decades? Is the community ready to invest the time, budgets, mind changes that are required to adopt Linked Data ? Without ignoring these issues, current implementations can demonstrate the need for such a change, and reveal the key features of Linked Data that could be success factors for its adoption in the cultural heritage domain.
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Common wisdom tells us that metadata nirvana can only be achieved through widespread use of a single metadata standard. At the same time, the world is moving in the opposite direction, with new metadata schemas and formats showing up at an seemingly alarming rate. But metadata diversity can be a good thing, as long as a basic level of harmonization is maintained. The question is: what is metadata harmonization and why should we care? The talk is an exposition of the core concepts in the speaker’s PhD thesis “From Interoperability to Harmonization in Metadata Standardization”.