[Crm-sig] ISSUE: Is EDM compliant with CRM?

martin martin at ics.forth.gr
Fri Oct 2 21:33:36 EEST 2015

Dear All,

My understanding was so far, the Europeana supports
CRM as a valid application profile, which would mean that
Europeana should accept input in CRM form, as an extension, and
not that EDM id directly CRM compatible.
As a fact, mapping CRM instances to EDM preserves the basic event 
structure, which allows for a minimal representation of history, and
all provenance models.

In the attached:

I read that
"We maintain EDM is an open process, not a one-directional movement. EDM 
would not exist without the contributions of our data and academic 
partners! In the past years, task forces within the EuropeanaTech 
community have played a crucial role; for example for hierarchical 
objects, sounds, and compliance with other modeling approaches like 

I understand compliance as being different from supporting an extension
covering CRM core elements.

I propose to examine in the next meeting the interpretation of EDM 
compliance with respect to ISO21127:2014




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