[Crm-sig] Identifiers for activities about objects

Michael Hopwood michael at editeur.org
Fri Jan 18 12:54:36 EET 2013

Hello Dr. Velios, Josh,

I would also mention CIDOC's recommendation on URIs for objects (if you haven't seen it yet): http://www.cidoc-crm.org/URIs_and_Linked_Open_Data.html

The British Museum's URI pattern makes use of some of the ideas current in LD thinking (e.g. http://patterns.dataincubator.org/book/) and also embodies some useful metadata principles, e.g. that it doesn't contain more information than necessary about the data that might be built on top of the IDs - in the case of the teapot, were the main part and the lid produced simultaneously?

Giving these events dumb number IDs allows multiple assertions to be made about the events, whether or not they are identical, depending on different assertion sources or changing information; an ID that has too much "intelligence" may not help with that.


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