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Digitisation: standards landscape for European museums, archives, libraries

Digitisation: standards landscape for European museums, archives, libraries

Description

An overview of the different standards which are in use with the partners in the ATHENA project. Its content results from the information provided from the more than 20 partners
from ATHENA coming from museums,
libraries and archives, as well as ministries.
Edited by ATHENA WP3 Working Group “Identifying standards and developing recommendations”

Table of contents

Introduction
1. Some basic concepts
1.1 Standard
1.1.1. Types of standards
1.1.2 Open standards
1.2 Digitisation
1.3 Interoperability
1.4 Metadata
1.4.1 Definition difficulties
1.4.2 Aspects of metadata
1.4.3 A ‘better’ definition?
2. Standards landscape
2.1 Describing standards
2.2 Information schemes (metadata)
2.2.1 Museum specific
2.2.2 Archive specific
2.2.3 Library specific
2.2.4 Historic environment specific
2.2.5 General heritage
2.2.6 Resource discovery
2.2.7 Document encoding
2.3 Multimedia formats
2.3.1 Text
2.3.2 Image
2.3.3 Audio
2.3.4 Video
2.3.5 Virtual reality
2.3.6 Vector graphics
2.4 Other technical standards
2.4.1 Search and retrieval
2.4.2 Transmission
2.4.3 Character encoding
3. Conclusions
3.1 Cultural metadata standards
3.2 Technical standards
4. Standards index

http://www.athenaeurope.org/index.php?en/1/home

Publisher:

ATNENA

Date:

2009

Format


application/pdf (296.75 kB)

Subject


• standards, digitisation, metadata, museum, archive, library, formats
• EuroVoc 4.2, information and information processing

Object languages:

English

Sources


• Mckenna, Gordon, et al., Digitisation: standards landscape for European museums, archives, libraries, ATNENA, 2009-10-01, 110 p..

Rights:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0 Italy License.

Contact institution or person:

Progetto Linked Heritage