BoF session at RDA

IPERION HS / E-RIHS leads the BoF Session “Linguistic and Disciplinary Barriers to Heritage Science Data Interoperability” at the 16th RDA Plenary on 11th November at 5:00 – 6:30 PM UTC (Breakout 5).

The purpose of the session is to explore how the heritage science community can take advantage of the work already done by the RDA and other communities to develop a common Semantic Framework for heritage science research data.


The specific objectives of the meeting are the following:

1-Presentation of E-RIHS and open issues in Heritage Science

    • Interoperability Research Purpose and Research Questions;
    • State of Schemas and Ontologies used in the Domain (availability, use, documentation, etc.

2-Identification of specific interest groups focused on vocabulary, thesaurus, metadata, protocols and processes, related to Cultural Heritage

3-Propose a strategy to foster a multilingual data interoperability in Heritage Science considering the experience of RDA partners and interest groups:

    • Mapping with other activities (SeMaF)
    • Addressing multi-domain interoperability starting from heritage science: Key concepts/resources;

4-Increase the impact of European Open Science Cloud in Heritage Science from a globalization approach:

    • Heritage science alignment with a global multi-domain scenario: EOSC and beyond.


The meeting agenda is the following:

Welcome and introductionsSorin Hermon (The Cyprus Institute)
IT barriers to heritage science data interoperabilityKarla Balzuweit (ANTECIPA)
Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud: CLARIN’s Vocabulary initiative and its challenge, Iulianna Van der Lek, Daan Broeder (CLARIN ERIC)
More than Two Cultures: The Case for Multilingual Data for Material Art HistoryRenato Gonzalez (UNAM)
Disciplinary barriers to heritage data interoperability, Wim Fremout (KIK-IRPA)
Interoperability: a three-legged stoolFranco Niccolucci (VAST-LAB, PIN)
How ERIHS plans to cope with these barriers towards DIGILABSorin Hermon (The Cyprus Institute)

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