Reflecting on the Europeana Data Model

  • Silvio Peroni
  • Francesca Tomasi
  • Fabio Vitali
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 354)


We describe some issues arising while using Europeana, and analyze some features of the Europeana Data Model (EDM), starting from the rationale of the project. Some aspects of the theoretical model, derived mostly from the mapping between the provided Cultural Heritage Object (CHO) and the EDM, prevent useful results in users’ queries. The concept of media type, the multi-layer description and the relation between roles and values are some issues about which we reflected. The aim of Europeana to make records available as Linked Open Data on the Web could require moreover a redefinition of the implementation techniques.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvio Peroni
    • 1
  • Francesca Tomasi
    • 2
  • Fabio Vitali
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Classical Philology and Italian StudiesUniversity of BolognaItaly

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