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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.

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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

Carare and EDM

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.

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