I loved the comment about so many people not understanding the meaning of an unsubscribe link and a reply-all email address.

Likewise, Vastari is going to be re-developing our exhibitions data in order to attach them to object records and curator records.. so it would be really helpful to hear how the standard will be defined so we can integrate it on our side. 

I think it would be helpful to think of exhibitions as a kind of collection - but we also attach data to the records like attendance figures and so forth - so how would that work?

On 26 April 2016 at 10:57, Frederik Truyen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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I find this list very useful, in particular the discussion on standards to represent exhibitions. I wonder whether there are standards that also extend to virtual exhibitions ? I’m also unsure whether SPECTRUM and CDWA meet what I would be looking for, which is defining an exhibition as an event, and attaching properties (metadata) to this event rather than attaching an event history to an art object. You could look at an exhibition as a kind of collection, but then again one with very specific properties?


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Dear all,


I completely agree with Jos Van Dyck and thanks Pat for stepping forward form the museums and metadata standards world, where we are heavily involved.


It is quite pity to see, that attendees of Europeana tech list, are not able to read emails and unsubscribe them self from the list according provided instructions. The question is how they appeared in this mailing list? It should obviously happen by accident.


Is it possible to open specific topic channel?


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Dear folks,


What a pity that so few people seem to be interested in data modeling!

However, it are the data models that define the usefulness of databases, what you can find etc.

The input of experienced librarians, archivists etc. is very important.

I want to encourage folks to participate nevertheless.


Kind regards,

Jos Van Dyck

NGM bvba

Mechelen (Belgium)



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Hi all


So, I certainly do not want to be removed (an I know how to unsubscribe ;-)


The discussion around standards and data models for exhibitions is very interesting.


Maybe to get inspiration have a look at (Biodiversity Information Standards)   



I think these networks will be very interested by the discussion and there are possible nice collaborations to explore here. We have been working on standards that could fit nicely.


With my best wishes




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