Metadata

The Europeana Data Model (EDM) is an interoperable framework that allows us to collect, connect and enrich cultural heritage metadata. These pages provide information and guidance on how to map or describe your data to, and with, the Europeana Data Model before delivery.

Europeana Data Model

The latest documentation related to the Europeana Data Model (EDM).


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Title: Zápas kohútov
Creator: Bogdan, Jakub
Date: 1706/1710
Institution: Slovak national gallery
Country: Slovakia
CC BY
Welcome to the first online course on EDM!
Title: De prinsen van Oranje met familieleden te paard, uitrijdend vanaf het Buitenhof, Den Haag
Creator: Pauwels van Hillegaert
Date: 1622 - 1621
Institution: Mauritshuis
Country: Netherlands
Public Domain

Welcome to the first online course on EDM!

This course aims to help you understand why the Europeana Foundation developed the Europeana Data Model (EDM), how it works, how you can get a EDM records from MARC21 records and what is best practice in creating EDM mappings.

Case studies

Re-using EDM in Nomisma.org
Title: Apelles Painting Campaspe
Creator: Willem van Haecht
Date: 1630
Institution: Mauritshuis
Country: Netherlands
Public Domain

Re-using EDM in Nomisma.org

This case study explores how the Nomisma.org project has extended its own data model with the EDM profile for IIIF and re-used its data guidelines in order to enable IIIF images within the viewer of Numishare and Coinage of the Roman Republic Online.

EDM in the learning context
Title: All Through the Night
Creator: Antanas Žmuidzinavičius
Date: 1906
Institution: Lithuanian Art Museum
Country: Lithuania
CC BY

EDM in the learning context

This case study looks at two initiatives that have found EDM a useful resource for teaching professionals and students about metadata and linked open data. 

Carare and EDM
Title: The Card Players II
Creator: Almanach
Date: 3rd quarter of 17th century
Institution: Narodna galerija, Ljubljana / National Gallery of Slovenia
Country: Slovenia
CC BY-SA

Carare and EDM

This case study details the mappings decisions the CARARE project had to take when converting data in EDM. It discusses the creation of identifiers for resources, the representation of archaeological objects and the cultural objects related to them, and the representation of entities for places.

MIMO and EDM
Title: Ide Landscape with a Young Man Killing a Snake
Creator: Franc Kavčič
Date: Ca 1810
Institution: Narodna galerija, Ljubljana / National Gallery of Slovenia
Country: Slovenia
CC BY-SA

MIMO and EDM

This case study shows how to attach several digital representations to one cultural heritage object, how to link your resources to external Linked Open Data vocabularies and also discusses other mappings specificities.

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