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A New Architecture and Approach to Asset Representation for Europeana Aggregation: The CARARE Way

  • Christos Papatheodorou
  • Costis Dallas
  • Christian Ertmann-Christiansen
  • Kate Fernie
  • Dimitris Gavrilis
  • Maria Emilia Masci
  • Panos Constantopoulos
  • Stavros Angelis
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 240)

Abstract

This paper presents a new metadata aggregation approach based on a mediating repository that intends to ensure the integrity, authenticity and semantic enrichment of metadata provided to Europeana by heterogeneous collections. Primary metadata are mapped to CARARE schema, a schema suitable for describing archaeological and architectural heritage assets, digital resources, collections, as well as events associated with them. The paper specifies the proposed schema and discusses the overall architecture of the proposed approach.

Keywords

Cultural heritage metadata Composite content Metadata integration Infrastructures for sharing content 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christos Papatheodorou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Costis Dallas
    • 1
    • 3
  • Christian Ertmann-Christiansen
    • 4
  • Kate Fernie
    • 5
  • Dimitris Gavrilis
    • 1
  • Maria Emilia Masci
    • 6
  • Panos Constantopoulos
    • 1
    • 7
  • Stavros Angelis
    • 1
  1. 1.Digital Curation Unit – IMISAthena Research CentreAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Archives and Library SciencesIonian UniversityCorfuGreece
  3. 3.Department of Communication, Media and CulturePanteion UniversityAthensGreece
  4. 4.Heritage Agency of DenmarkCopenhagenDenmark
  5. 5.MDR PartnersUK
  6. 6.Laboratorio LARTTEScuola Normale Superiore di PisaItaly
  7. 7.Department of InformaticsAthens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece

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