Linked Data Mapping Cultures: An Evaluation of Metadata Usage and Distribution in a Linked Data Environment

Konstantin Baierer, Evelyn Dröge, Vivien Petras, Violeta Trkulja

Abstract


In this paper we present an analysis of metadata mappings from different providers to a Linked Data format and model in the domain of digitized manuscripts. The DM2E model is based on Linked Open Data principles and was developed for the purpose of integrating metadata records to Europeana. The paper describes the differences between individual data providers and their respective metadata mapping cultures. Explanations on how the providers map the metadata from different institutions, different domains and different metadata formats are provided and supported by visualizations. The analysis of the mappings serves to evaluate the DM2E model and provides strategic insight for improving both mapping processes and the model itself.

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