Dear EuropeanaTech community,
As you may have already seen, we've released an EDM update last week:
I assume this community is interested in more details, and sharing of plans.
This new version of EDM does not feature major conceptual changes (see the list at the end of the EDM Definition ). Rather, the idea was to faithfully reflect the version that is now implemented in the Europeana ingestion and publication chain. The most important changes actually came from the recommendations of the hierarchical object task force , which had already be shared with you.
In the coming months, we plan to have further work done on project- or domain-specific "profiles" or extensions of EDM. In particular, confronting the current EDM templates  to the needs of providers and re-users.
For Europeana's own needs, we are also planning to investigate other topics, including collections, annotations, and more complex rights statements, and technical metadata on edm:WebResources - the latter two following requirements from the Europeana Creative project .
On all this we always welcome your feedback. Some of these topics may even provide opportunity for formalized collaborative work in a EuropeanaTech task force, if we receive enough statements of interest!
I know many of you are already involved in modeling work with us, either as providers or technological partners. But this list remains a suitable channel for sharing general or specific comments on EDM.
Let's keep this collaboration - an awesome achievement of our community - alive!
Wishing you a nice summer,
Scientific Coordinator, Europeana