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Introducing narratives in Europeana: preliminary steps

Meghini C., Bartalesi Lenzi V., Metilli D., Benedetti F.

Narratives  Europeana  Ontologies  Digital libraries 

We present some preliminary steps towards the introduction of narratives as first-class citizens in digital libraries. The general idea is to enrich the digital libraries with events providing a rich contextualisation of the digital libraries' objects. More specific motivations are presented in the paper through a set of use cases by different actors who would benefit from using narratives for different purposes. We then consider a specific digital library, Europeana, the largest European digital library in the cultural domain. We discuss how the Europeana Data Model should be extended for representing narratives. We present a tool supporting the creation and the visualisation of narratives and we show how the tool has been employed to create a narrative of the life of the painter Gustav Klimt.

Source: ADBIS 2017 New Trends in Databases and Information Systems. 21st European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems, ADBIS 2017 and 1st workshop on Data Driven Approaches for Analyzing and Managing Scholarly Data, AMSD 2017, 1st workshop on Novel Techniques for Integrating Big Data, BigNovelTI 2017, 1st International workshop on Data Science: Methodologies and Use-Cases, DaS 2017, 2nd International workshop on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage, SW4CH 2017, pp. 333–342, Nicosia, Cyprus, 24-27 September 2017

Publisher: Springer, Berlin, DEU

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