[Crm-sig] The archivists are (stil) a different sect ?
Maria Jose de Almeida
m-jose.almeida at dglab.gov.pt
Mon Jan 27 19:04:08 EET 2020
The Portuguese National Archives are working on a new data model for
archival description with CIDOC-CRM… I guess Portuguese archivists are
coming to realize that it is indeed an improvement to the archival
We presented the project at the 2018 annual conference in Herklion:
On 27/01/20 16:44, Robert Sanderson wrote:
> I actually think that traditional archiving practices /are/ a
> different “sect” … or less controversially: the non-digital archival
> practices of the North American tradition do not map cleanly into a
> more precise ontology such as CIDOC-CRM that is designed for
> expressing knowledge about specifics, rather than the broad
> generalities of “collection description”.
> In particular the distinction between the objects as managed physical
> things and the objects as the members of an intellectual hierarchy is
> very important in CRM (IMO) and very complicated to tease apart from
> current data in archival systems.
> I believe that trying to force the very general archival patterns into
> a very specific CRM model would meet a lot of resistance from many
> institutions, and even if we think that would be an improvement to the
> archival practices, the archivists need to come to that realization
> for themselves.
> *From: *Crm-sig <crm-sig-bounces at ics.forth.gr> on behalf of Martin
> Doerr <martin at ics.forth.gr>
> *Date: *Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:53 AM
> *To: *"crm-sig at ics.forth.gr" <crm-sig at ics.forth.gr>
> *Subject: *Re: [Crm-sig] The archivists are (stil) a different sect ?
> On 1/27/2020 10:23 AM, Dan Matei wrote:
> Great :-(
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> Well, they write:
> "adding suggestions of mappings (in rico:closeTo) and OWL equivalences
> between some classes or properties and components in other models
> (among which - this is not an exhaustive list- CIDOC-CRM, IFLA-LRM,
> PREMIS, PROV-O, and Schema.org)"
> Dr. Martin Doerr
> Honorary Head of the
> Center for Cultural Informatics
> Information Systems Laboratory
> Institute of Computer Science
> Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
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