Introducing Narratives in Europeana: Preliminary Steps

  • Carlo Meghini
  • Valentina Bartalesi
  • Daniele Metilli
  • Filippo Benedetti
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 767)

Abstract

We present some preliminary steps towards the introduction of narratives as first-class citizens in digital libraries. The general idea is to enrich the digital libraries with events providing a rich contextualisation of the digital libraries’ objects. More specific motivations are presented in the paper through a set of use cases by different actors who would benefit from using narratives for different purposes. We then consider a specific digital library, Europeana, the largest European digital library in the cultural domain. We discuss how the Europeana Data Model should be extended for representing narratives. We present a tool supporting the creation and the visualisation of narratives and we show how the tool has been employed to create a narrative of the life of the painter Gustav Klimt.

Keywords

Digital libraries Narrative Europeana Ontologies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Meghini
    • 1
  • Valentina Bartalesi
    • 1
  • Daniele Metilli
    • 1
  • Filippo Benedetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “Alessandro Faedo” – CNRPisaItaly

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