WG3.1 Object Model and Metadata Session 1

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WG3.1 Object Model and Metadata Session 1

  1. 1. WG3.1 Object Model and Metadata Work Group Session 1, 2 April 2009
  2. 2. Types of objects <ul><li>Real-world physical objects that need to be taken into account include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3D, printed music, streams, changing objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What about events? Opinions differ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NUMERIC project has defined useful list of object types </li></ul><ul><li>Surrogates for both physical and digital objects (either born-digital or representations of physical objects) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in this phase only physical objects that have digital representation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in future also physical objects that are not/cannot be digitised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>but: no library catalogues without links to full text! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EAD finding aids may be considered digital objects </li></ul>
  3. 3. Granularity, complex objects <ul><li>Statement “Whatever the provider considers appropriate” is not enough for description level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content providers could use guidelines to make overall service more consistent from user perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But: may be domain-specific and depend on available budget so provider decides in the end; role for domain aggregators? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europeana needs to be flexible in what it accepts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Possible approach (DRIVER): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic level: complex object handled as a single entity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handling as compound entity only if provider provides description according to specific guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be further investigated for specific cases </li></ul></ul>

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