Aug. 30, 2004 to Sept. 3, 2004
Irene Lourdi , Ionian University, Corfu, Greece; Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Christos Papatheodorou , Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
The preservation and representation of folklore collections is a basic priority for every country because they are valuable for studying the customs and the tradition of specific groups of people and places. However, for the heterogeneity and diversity of folklore resources (text, images, photographs, 3D objects, sound recordings, maps or even digital material), it is difficult to create a unified and semantically rich description concerning both the collections and their objects. In this paper we introduce an integrated metadata model by mixing elements of different metadata standards in order to make the navigation to the digital collection efficient and to provide the users with rich meaningful information retrieval to collection objects. The model fits with the requirements and the unique characteristics of the folklore collections and is focused on facilitating the retrieval of information to all the structural levels.
Irene Lourdi, Christos Papatheodorou, "A Metadata Application Profile for Collection-Level Description of Digital Folklore Resources", DEXA, 2004, 2012 23rd International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, 2012 23rd International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications 2004, pp. 90-94, doi:10.1109/DEXA.2004.1333455