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The aim of this course is for you to understand why the Europeana Foundation developed the Europeana Data Model (EDM), how it works, how you can get a bunch of nice EDM records from a bunch of MARC21 records, and what’s best practice in creating EDM mappings.

The course is divided into three sections. Each section consists mainly of narrated presentations in which we explain the EDM concepts in a way that’s easy to understand.

Section 1 - The basics of EDM

  1. Why does Europeana need EDM?
  2. What led to the creation of EDM?
  3. How does it relate to other metadata schemes?
  4. What are the main building blocks of EDM?

Section 2 - Advanced specifications

  1. What are the main classes of EDM?
  2. What should the main values in EDM look like?
  3. How do the values chosen in EDM affect what people see on Europeana Collections?

Section 3 - Transforming MARC21 to EDM

  1. What is the process for data transformation from MARC21 to EDM?
  2. How do you map MARC21 values to the relevant EDM fields?
  3. Case study: National Library of Serbia mapping experience
  4. Case study: National and University Library of Debrecen record's journey into Europeana Collections

We hope you enjoy this course and find it useful in your work!

Your instructors,

Adina, Henning, Uldis, Pierre and Maike