[Crm-sig] ISSUE

Richard Light richard at light.demon.co.uk
Thu Feb 20 14:51:16 EET 2014


Sorry: missed one point, which is that the section in the CRM text 
starts with the sentence "The overall scope of the CIDOC CRM can be 
summarised in simple terms as the curated knowledge of museums." This 
clearly needs updating as well.

Richard

On 20/02/2014 12:31, Richard Light wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> OK, thanks: I think I now understand what is going on.  The documents 
> defining the CRM make reference to the web site page [1], noting that 
> it provides more detail.  (BTW, the URL in the CRM footnote is out of 
> date [2].)
>
> It looks as though the web page has [subsequently?] been updated so 
> that it goes beyond what the CRM document says.  Your question is 
> about "Practical scope", but in fact the web site Scope page broadens 
> out the definition of "Intended scope" [3].  Clearly it would make 
> sense for the two to be re-aligned, and I would support changing the 
> "Intended scope" definition in the CRM document so that it matches the 
> web page wording.   In addition, the bullet point wording on the web 
> page has been updated, compared with the CRM document text.  Shouldn't 
> the two be the same?
>
> [This raises a more general issue: is it wise to include "quotations" 
> from the CRM text as web page content on the CRM site?  As soon as you 
> do so, there is the challenge of keeping the two versions in synch 
> with each other, and/or of making clear to the reader which is the 
> authoritative version.]
>
> I would make a rather different point about "Practical scope".  I 
> agree that it should have "museum documentation" replaced by "cultural 
> heritage".  However, what interests me is that the wording in the CRM 
> document [4] doesn't state plainly what is actually going on.  The 
> wording isn't actually wrong, it just isn't very helpful.  I would 
> prefer it if the document said "The Practical Scope^2 of the CRM is 
> the set of /cultural heritage /standards /which //have been mapped to 
> the CRM/. The CRM covers the same domain of discourse as the union of 
> these reference standards; this means that /for/ data correctly 
> encoded according to these /cultural heritage /standards there can be 
> a CRM-compatible expression that conveys the same meaning." (changes 
> in italic)  Then footnote 2 could say "The Practical Scope of the CRM 
> is constantly increasing as mapping projects are completed. See 
> http://www.cidoc-crm.org/scope.html for an up-to-date list of cultural 
> heritage standards for which CRM mappings are available."
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Richard
>
> [1] http://www.cidoc-crm.org/scope.html
> [2] "The Practical Scope of the CIDOC CRM, including a list of the 
> relevant museum documentation standards, is discussed in more detail 
> on the CIDOC CRM website at /http://cidoc.ics.forth.gr/scope.html/"
> [3] "The intended scope of the CIDOC CRM may be defined as all 
> information required for the scientific documentation of /cultural 
> heritage /collections"
>
> On 19/02/2014 18:21, martin wrote:
>> It is in the definition of the CIDOC CRM version 5.0.2 (.doc/pdf) and 
>> older.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Martin
>>
>> On 19/2/2014 11:32 ??, Richard Light wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Where is this quote taken from?  I don't find it anywhere on the 
>>> page of the CRM web site entitled "Scope", with sections "Intended 
>>> scope" and "Practical scope". [1]  That page "defines" "Practical 
>>> scope" by listing all the data structures which have been mapped to 
>>> the CRM.  Those data structures include library, archive and generic 
>>> metadata frameworks.
>>>
>>> Richard
>>>
>>> [1] http://cidoc-crm.org/scope.html
>>>
>>> On 17/02/2014 20:13, martin wrote:
>>>> Dear All,
>>>>
>>>> Should we define the practical scope of the CRM wider than "museums" ?
>>>> I believe yes:
>>>>
>>>> "....the Practical Scope,
>>>> which is expressed by the overall scope of a reference set of specific
>>>> identifiable museum documentation standards and practices that the CRM aims to
>>>> encompass..."
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>>
>>>> Martin
>>>>
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>>   Dr. Martin Doerr              |  Vox:+30(2810)391625        |
>>   Research Director             |  Fax:+30(2810)391638        |
>>                                 |  Email:martin at ics.forth.gr  |
>>                                                               |
>>                 Center for Cultural Informatics               |
>>                 Information Systems Laboratory                |
>>                  Institute of Computer Science                |
>>     Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)   |
>>                                                               |
>>                 N.Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton,             |
>>                  GR70013 Heraklion,Crete,Greece               |
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