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Posted on Wednesday September 30, 2015

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

EDM Workshop "EDM turns five, so now what?"

Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands

Five years ago, Europeana's first white paper, by Prof. Stefan Gradmann, advocated the design of an advanced data model, re-using existing pieces of web technology. The Europeana Data Model has now become a reality we can work with, together with our data partners and data re-users.

Europeana ingests, stores, enrichs and exchanges data following a richer, more semantic approach. In the process, EDM has been updated or "profiled" to enable new functions, such as representing hierarchical objects. This work continues, for example as Europeana prepares to handle more data enrichment, including coming from user annotations.

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 CIDOC-CRM or FRBR. Once again we would like to make the definition of EDM 's future a collaborative effort.

Rijksmuseum, 2 November 2015, 13:30-21:00.


13:30-14:00: Welcome, agenda, intros

14:20-14:35: Recap where Europeana and the Network stand with EDM, What we have achieved with EDM, why it is important From EDM whitepaper

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14:35-14:45: Current plans for EDM at Europeana Short-term plans from DSI milestone: Medium term plans from EDM roadmap

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14:45-15:00 Feedback from audience

15:00-15:30: Setting the unconference. Lightening presentations on data modeling from the participants (to be provided in advance).

View the presentation from Marko Knepper

15:30-15:45 Break

15:50-16:20 1st round table session

16:20-16:50 2nd round table session (participants move from one table to another)

16:50-17:30 reporting from round tables, general discussion Including Prioritization

18:00-21:00: dinner, summing-up main points and next steps.

Preparatory readings


Alina Saenko, PACKED vzw

Anila Angjeli, Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Carlo Meghini, CNR-ISTI

Corine Deliot, British Library

Daniel Pitti, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

Dimitra Atsidis, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Gordon McKenna, Collections Trust

Gregory Markus, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Henk Vanstappen, IMMDG

Jacco van Ossebruggen, CWI

Jean-Pierre Evain, EBU

Jef Malliet, PCCE, Provincie Limburg

Jeremy Ottevanger, Imperial War Museum

Johan Oomen, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Leif Andresen, The Royal Library. The National Library of Denmark

Lizzy Jongma, Rijksmuseum

Lukas Koster, Library of the University of Amsterdam

Maarten Zeinstra, Kennisland

Makx Dekkers, Independant

Marco Streefkerk, DEN Foundation

Marko Knepper, University Library JCS Frankfurt am Main

Michael Fingerhut, Bibliomus

Stefan Gradmann, Department of Literary Studies / Arts Faculty University of Leuven

Stefanie Rühle, Göttingen State and University Library

Vassilis, Tzouvaras, National Technical University of Athens

Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext AD

Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin