Members of the CultureBroker Group discuss the importance of local terminology*  

ResearchSpace is developing an online collaborative research environment based on the 
CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model

CIDOC CRM - Semantic Glue
  • Preserves the variability of cultural heritage data but provides the semantic glue to harmonise it.
  • Doesn't mandate fields or values. It retains local perspectives embedded into institutional systems based on geography, institutional disciplines and historical objectives.
  • Provides semantic relationships and connections to support high quality research, education and engagement.
     "A museum object is more like an illustration, or witness of the past, than information in its own right. Cultural historical research means understanding 'possible pasts', the facts, events, material, social and psychological influences and motivations. It lives from understanding contexts, by pulling together bits and pieces of related facts from disparate resources, which can typically not be classified under subjects in an obvious way. It lives from taking into account all known facts." 
    Martin Doerr - Research Director, ICS Forth - Hellas  (From Full text here)

     Read the Position Paper on providing greater benefits for cultural organisations from data provisioning

    Realizing Lessons of the Last 20 Years: A Manifesto for Data Provisioning & Aggregation Services for the Digital Humanities (A Position Paper)

*Meeting in Rotterdam - July 2014