publication . Article . 2019

Trust and Understanding. The Value of metadata in a digitally joined-up world: Introduction

Depoortere, Rolande; Gheldof, Tom; Styven, Dorien; Van der Eycken, Johan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2019
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
Contemporary researchers are beginning to explore the possibilities and opportunities of digital humanities, but encounter major obstacles regarding (meta)data1. Many archival institutions lack the technology or the skills to process (meta)data, let alone share it. Different types of standards coexist and sometimes conflict with each other, while implementing the same standards often leads to slight differences which decrease interoperability. Storing, securing and making born-digital or digitized information available in a sustainable manner is a major challenge. Concepts such as metadata, Meta Information, Linked Open Data (LOD), Big Data… are on the rise, but...
Subjects
free text keywords: Digital Humanities, Archival systems, Metadata, Standardization, [SHS.MUSEO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Cultural heritage and museology, [SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences
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