A Methodology for Sharing Archival Descriptive Metadata in a Distributed Environment

  • Nicola Ferro
  • Gianmaria Silvello
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-87599-4_29

Volume 5173 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Ferro N., Silvello G. (2008) A Methodology for Sharing Archival Descriptive Metadata in a Distributed Environment. In: Christensen-Dalsgaard B., Castelli D., Ammitzbøll Jurik B., Lippincott J. (eds) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. ECDL 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5173. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper discusses how to exploit widely accepted solutions for interoperation, such as the pair OAI-PMH and DC metadata format, in order to deal with the peculiar features of archival description metadata and allow their sharing. We present a methodology for mapping EAD metadata into DC metadata records without losing information. The methodology exploits DLS technologies enhancing archival metadata sharing possibilities and at the same time considers archival needs; furthermore, it permits to open valuable information resources held by archives to the wider context of the cross-domain interoperation among different cultural heritage institutions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicola Ferro
    • 1
  • Gianmaria Silvello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaItaly