Tuesday, 16 of September of 2014

Three RDF data models for archival collections

Listed and illustrated here are three examples of RDF data models for archival collections. It is interesting to literally see the complexity or thoroughness of each model, depending on your perspective.

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This one was designed by Aaron Rubinstein. I don’t know whether or not it was ever put into practice.

lohac
This is the model used in Project LOACH by the Archives Hub.

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This final model — OAD — is being implemented in a project called ReLoad.

There are other ontologies of interest to cultural heritage institutions, but these three seem to be the most apropos to archivists.

This work is a part of a yet-to-be published book called the LiAM Guidebook, a text intended for archivists and computer technologists interested in the application of linked data to archival description.


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