Achieving Interoperability between the CARARE Schema for Monuments and Sites and the Europeana Data Model

Antoine Isaac, Valentine Charles, Kate Fernie, Costis Dallas, Dimitris Gavrilis, Stavros Angelis


Mapping between different data models in a data aggregation context always
presents significant interoperability challenges. In this paper, we describe the challenges
faced and solutions developed when mapping the CARARE schema designed for archaeological and
architectural monuments and sites to the Europeana Data Model (EDM), a model based on Linked
Data principles, for the purpose of integrating more than two million metadata records from
national monument collections and databases across Europe into the Europeana digital library.

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