14.0301 call for participation: interoperability & metadata

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 301.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2000 22:20:57 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Consortium for Interchange of Computer Interchange of 
    Museum Information (CIMI) + HARMONY Call for Participation
    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    October 4, 2000
                               HARMONY + CIMI COLLABORATION
                                  CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
                       Interoperability and Metadata Vocabularies
     >Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2000 10:44:29 -0700
     >To: "CIMI Public Discussion List" <cimi-friends@cimilists.rlg.org>
     >From: Angela Spinazze <ats@atspin.com>
    Harmony + CIMI Collaboration
    Interoperability and metadata vocabularies
    Call for Participation
    3 October 2000
    We are pleased to invite museums, vendors, and related organizations within
    the international museum community to participate in The Harmony Project +
    CIMI Collaboration to study issues surrounding interoperability and
    metadata vocabularies.
    The Harmony Project is an international collaboration funded by DSTC, JISC,
    and NSF
    Part of their research includes the investigation of a conceptual model for
    interoperability among community-specific metadata vocabularies.  Towards
    this end both the ABC model and the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model will
    be evaluated with the goal being to articulate the relationship between
    these two models and their intended uses.
    The Harmony Project has agreed to work closely with a select group of CIMI
    members to understand descriptive needs, understand the contexts in which
    data will be used, refine the ABC model and experiment using the ABC model
    for translating among different descriptive vocabularies.
    CIMI members participating in this research initiative will provide The
    Harmony Project with approximately 100 museum records (metadata
    descriptions) and associated multimedia content (images, audio, video).
    (Textual data to be delivered in Excel spreadsheet format.) Explanations of
    the elements and relationships between the elements must also be provided.
    Note:  Records will need to be publicly accessible in order to demonstrate
    the findings.
    Results will be communicated back to individual participants and the CIMI
    membership in written and oral presentation format at a future meeting
    within 12-18 months.
    For more information about this project consult the Project Description
    available from the CIMI News section of the CIMI web site
    A pre-requisite of participation in this research project is CIMI
    membership.  Interested parties should complete the membership application
    and sign the Principles of Cooperation and send an expression of interest
    via e-mail to Angela Spinazze ats@atspin.com, CIMI Programs Manager, by no
    later than October 31, 2000. Expressions of interest should include the
    name of the institution and contact person as well as a description of the
    types of records to be contributed, schema(s) in use and confirmation that
    multimedia content associated with the metadata records is available and
    will be provided.
    Angela Spinazze
    Programs Manager
    CIMI Consortium
    350 West Erie Street, Suite 250
    Chicago, Illinois  60610
    +1.312.944.6820 (voice)
    +1.312.944.6821 (fax)
    e-mail: ats@atspin.com
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