Resource Citation/Object Identity Standardization
The purpose of this Task Force is to investigate and propose ways to ensure that this precondition is met.
Europeana is a central hub for the aggregation of cultural heritage resources. An important precondition in ensuring access to such resources and represented cultural objects is the existence of a reliable and sustainable citation mechanism, which researchers can use to reference Europeana resources unambiguously in scholarly publication, and which can also be used for digital re-use, and for tracking Europeana resources in a variety of contexts including but not limited to scholarly research.
The purpose of this Task Force is to investigate and propose ways to ensure that this precondition is met. The work of the Task Force will lead to the production of a report which will
- Map the current state-of-the-art and available alternatives with regard to object identity and resource citation mechanisms
- Identify functional requirements for citation and object identity mechanism for cultural heritage information objects (web resources, and provided CHOs in EDM nomenclature)
- Assess the applicability of different existing standards, and d) make recommendations on metadata standards, procedures and technical mechanisms that need to be developed in order to attain the purpose of the Task Force, identified above.