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
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

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

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.

Representing performing arts metadata in EDM
Title:
Maaltijd van voorname Turkse vrouwen
Date:
ca.1720 - ca.1737
Institution:
Rijksmuseum
Country:
Netherlands

Representing performing arts metadata in EDM

This case study describes how the Specialised Information Service Performing Arts project has re-used the EDM extension created by the DM2E project, and discusses challenges in representing events in the context of the performing arts.

Designing extensive EDM records
Title:
De beeldenzaal van de Maatschappij Felix Meritis
Date:
1806 - 1809
Institution:
Rijksmuseum
Country:
Netherlands

Designing extensive EDM records

This case study presents the work performed on the Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg collections, with the outcome of implementing IIIF features and greatly improved metadata quality.

Linking History and EDM
Title:
The Reception of Lord Byron at Missolonghi
Creator:
Theodoros Vryzakis
Date:
1861
Institution:
National Gallery - Alexandros Soutsos Museum
Country:
Greece

Linking History and EDM

This case study explores the Linking History site, a research tool for students participating in the History in Place project. The project's data has been modelled using EDM.  

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

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.

Mapping EAD to EDM
Title:
Stilleven met druiven
Date:
ca.1880 - ca.1896
Institution:
Rijksmuseum
Country:
Netherlands

Mapping EAD to EDM

Using experiments from the EuropeanaConnect and APEnet projects, this case study investigates how archival data using the EAD standard can be mapped and converted to EDM.

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

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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