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Modeling Cultural Collections for Digital Aggregation and Exchange Environments

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Wickett, K. M., Isaac, A., Fenlon, K., Doerr, M., Meghini, C., Palmer, C. L., & Jett, J. (2013). Modeling Cultural Collections for Digital Aggregation and Exchange Environments. (CIRSS Technical Report 201310-1). Champaign, IL: Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Publication Abstract

This report presents the results of a collaboration between members of the IMLS Digital Collections and Content (DCC) project and developers of the Europeana Data Model (EDM) to construct a formal extension of EDM that explicitly accommodates representation of collections and collection/item relationships. The goal is to enhance the representation facilities of EDM, and to make EDM conducive to representing collection-level data from DCC and other digital content providers. We report on the outcomes of the collaboration – use cases, requirements, and recommendations for modeling collections in exchange and aggregation environments – prefaced by a short section covering background on the foundational DCC and Europeana initiatives and an overview of related work in the field.