The rise of the Semantic Web has provided cultural heritage researchers and practitioners with several tools for providing semantically rich representations and interoperability of cultural heritage collections. Although indeed offering a lot of advantages, these tools, which come mostly in the form of ontologies and related vocabularies, do not provide a conceptual model for capturing contextual and environmental dependencies, contributing to long-term digital preservation. This paper presents one of the key outcomes of the PERICLES FP7 project, the Linked Resource Model, for modelling dependencies as a set of evolving linked resources. The adoption of the proposed model and the consistency of its representation are evaluated via a specific instantiation involving the domain of digital video art.
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This definition is close to CIDOC CRM’s Entity; we are currently exploring possible mappings.
Since only the artefacts’ creators know the intentions behind an artwork, there is a valid concern that they may not share them. Nevertheless, a typical step during the acquisition phase of an artefact by a gallery is that the latter keeps records of the interviews with the artists during acquisition. This information could be inserted by the gallery itself into the model.
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This work was supported by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme under Grant Agreement Number FP7-601138 PERICLES.
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Lagos, N., Riga, M., Mitzias, P. et al. Dependency modelling for inconsistency management in Digital Preservation – The PERICLES approach. Inf Syst Front 20, 7–19 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10796-016-9709-z
- Digital preservation
- Digital video art
- Inconsistency detection
- SPIN rules