Dear Marie Claire,
I first saw a version of the collection vocabulary when it was shared with
the Europeana task force on Multilingual and Semantic Strategies by
I was very surprised to see that proposes a hierarchy by object type,
which suggests that łarchaeological sites˛ are somehow narrow terms of
images or 3D, along with heraldry - there are some other surprises in the
other type lists. The thinking isnąt explained, so its not clear why
this has been done or how it will be usedŠ
Or why DGpedia is suggested rather than something like the UNESCO subject
headings vocabulary, or the one from the Library of Congress, or even the
multilingual vocabulary prepared for MICHAEL culture.
Maybe someone can share some more background about this work?
With best wishes,
On 20/01/2014 16:02, "Marie-Claire Dangerfield"
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>Just to give some context to the vocabulary. It was designed in order to
>conduct a survey on behalf of Europeana Cloud to investigate what kind of
>digital objects were represented in the Europeana portal, which will be
>released shortly. The results of which could hopefully be incorporated
>into the EDM collection profile, as it describes the material within
>individual datasets. This is the reason for the breakdown of types by
>object and subject type by study area. Obviously the vocabulary could
>feature greater granularity but in order to make the survey useful (and
>to make it more tempting for data providers to fill out) we had to stop
>somewhere regarding types and subject types.
>Similarly the reason there are so many dbpedia entries is because
>currently with enrichment process of our metadata during publication that
>was the easiest one to use. However there is no reason that other columns
>could not feature different vocabularies in the future.
>Hope that answers some questions anyway!
>From: Discussion list for Europeana Technical Developments
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>Sent: 20 January 2014 16:04
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>Subject: Re: Europeana EDM collection profile and vocabulary for
>> In addition we would like to share with you parallel work done by
>> Europeana and a couple of partners on a vocabulary to describe
>>collections at a generic level:
>> The aim of this vocabulary is to cover all the objects currently
>>available in the Europeana portal.
>> Combined with the EDM collection profile this vocabulary could provide
>> a basis for future collection descriptions in Europeana.
>Hi Valentine and Robina !
>I attach an email I posted on 5 Dec 2013 at the mailing list
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>The same is "reprinted" at the EuropeanaCreative WP2 basecamp, with a bit
>of discussion by Antoine:
>Basically, the idea is that the vocabulary for describing collections can
>be enriched easily by leveraging manually selected terms with:
>- more terms from related dbpedia categories
>- more synonyms from other LOD sources, e.g. GND and DDC