CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model Special
CIDOC CRM SIG Meeting
Barcelona, July 5th, 2001
Dear SIG members,
After some delays due to technical problems out of our control,
we have the pleasure to invite you to the first meeting of
the CIDOC CRM Special Interest Group.
The status of the CIDOC CRM is as follows:
A mature committee draft has been submitted and accepted by
ISO TC46, SC4. In the meanwhile, the testing of the model
has proceeded significantly. This implies an equally mature
proposal for a slight extension of the model, in order to
cover Dublin Core semantics, EAD and some dozen other data
formats in the museum domain. The model is currently being
successfully used to transform heterogeneous museum data into
a common representation with CIDOC CRM semantics in a collaboration
with CIMI and the Harmony project, and it is basis for several
other standardization activities. We are now completely confident
in the validity of the approach and overall content.
We need now:
- the support of the wider community
of museum professional, implementors, researchers, end users,
for dissemination, application and experience feed-back,
and know-how transfer.
- the widest possible consensus
on the necessary scope of a first conceptual reference model
for the cultural area, not only seen from the insiders,
but also seen from the information seeking community. This
implies in particular the library and record keeping communities,
educators and researchers, and IT implementors in the area.
- the critical review of the current
proposal and the formulation of any additional requirements
to fulfill the agreed on scope.
Over the time
to come, we shall also seek support in the creation of related
documention, both for the ISO process and for all other outreach
The meeting will take place in Barcelona, on July 5th, right
after the CIDOC conference:
Room IT P4.1
Institut del Teatre (IT),
Pl. Margarida Xirgu, s/n
from 9 am to 18'45 pm
Area map of Barcelona
It is within the
ICOM Meeting facilities, and known to the ICOM Conference
organizers. See the ICOM Conference Homesite: http://www.icom2001barcelona.org/default.htm.
This meeting will have the purpose to:
- Introduce the members of the SIG
to the CIDOC Conceptual reference model, contents and related
- Introduce the members to the status
and support needs of the ISO process for the CIDOC CRM.
- To agree on the function and procedures
of the SIG.
- To set up a scope and requirements
for the CIDOC CRM in the form to become ISO standard.
- To establish a feedback procedure
to prepare for final decisions on the next meeting.
- To discuss further activities.
A more detailed
agenda will be sent at a later date.
We kindly ask all partners to prepare carefully for this meeting.
The respective documentation is on our web-site http://cidoc.ics.forth.gr.
This meeting is thought to answer all questions about the
CIDOC CRM and its utility.
Please inform me, if you encounter difficulties to attend