Metadata quality, interoperability, standardised access – all these are buzzwords commonly used and agreed on as being vital for resource discovery in the digital heritage sector. But what do these words actually mean? More specifically, what do they mean to us in the context of the EUscreen project?
We’re pleased to inform you that a new version of the EBUcore schema (v1.3) has been officially released by EBU this week. You can find the the link to the specification at: http://tech.ebu.ch/docs/tech/tech3293v1_3.pdf [PDF] The new version is available in two representations: XML and RDF.
The EBUcore RDF ontology has been finalised by EBU in collaboration with the EUscreen technical team led by NTUA, which worked on it together with Jean-Pierre Evain from EBU. This collaboration has led to the realisation of the EUscreen Linked Open Data pilot, which was announced last week and makes EUscreen the first project to exploit the EBU ontology and entering the Linked Open Data cloud.
Many thanks again to Jean-Pierre and to Vassilis and the NTUA crew for this achievement!
For a full overview and the history of EBU’s metadata undertakings, visit: