[Crm-sig] Issue: CRM compatibility

martin martin at ics.forth.gr
Mon Apr 21 14:17:55 EEST 2008

Dear Edmund,

That is helpful indeed. We have specific datasets that encode simple cases in a simple schema,
which can be mapped to the CRM, but not all foreseen cases of use of this schema could be mapped to
the CRM. So, the system (e.g., DC) is not compliant, but the data were.

Another problem are very dedicated systems, such as the cross-reference lists of Roman Inscriptions
maintained by Clauss-Slaby in Frankfurt, which maps to the CRM, but does not contain any event. But
then their scope does not extend to events actually.



LEE, Edmund wrote:
> Hello Martin,
> Indeed I think this is an essential area to protect the integrity of the
> CRM. In the recent development of MIDAS Heritage
> (www.midas-heritage.org.uk) for the UK historic environment sector much
> thought and attention was given to compliance.
> Essentially there are two forms of compliance with MIDAS Heritage:
> information system compliance (i.e. the software can provide all the
> necessary features to comply) and dataset compliance (the dataset
> contains all the necessary data, suitable to the objectives of the
> dataset). This reflects the opinion that theses aspects of compliance
> are typically the responsibility of different people - the software
> vendors, and the dataset managers.
> Is that useful? The detail is given in Part One of MIDAS Heritage pages
> 17 - 20.
> Edmund Lee
> Standards and Guidelines Manager 
> Training and Standards Team
> English Heritage
> NMRC, Kemble Drive
> Swindon
> SN2 2GZ
> Tel +44 (0)1793 414719
> Fax +44 (0) 1793 414444
> Find EH guidelines online at www.helm.org.uk 
> or www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications
> -----Original Message-----
> From: crm-sig-bounces at ics.forth.gr [mailto:crm-sig-bounces at ics.forth.gr]
> On Behalf Of martin
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> Subject: [Crm-sig] Issue: CRM compatibility
> Dear All,
> Recently there seem to be increasing claims of compatibility with the
> CIDOC CRM. May be our
> standard text is not clear enough about that. I suggest to regard as
> minimal compatibility the ability to
> represent at least certain kinds of possibly multiple events associated
> with a Thing or an Actor.
> This needs further elaboration.
> Best,
> Martin


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