WP3: Standardization of shared metadata

Summary

  • Work package number: 3
  • Start date: Month 2
  • End date: Month 24
  • Work package title: Standardization of shared metadata

Objectives

  • To ensure interoperability of the metadata used to describe all the shared resources by analysing the various standards used by different partners and ensuring their mapping to a single common format, which will be expressed in a way conformant with current standards.

Description of work

  • Work package leader: OUCS
  • Task 3.1:Conversion between TEI P4 and TEI P5 platforms for description of manuscripts (m2-m15)
    • Task leader: OUCS
    • Participants in Task: : NKP, AIP, KU, MIC, UZK, PSNC
    • Development and validation of a TEI conformant specification for the existing Manuscriptorium schema using the TEI P5 specification language (ODD);
    • Consultation with other MASTER users and collection of sample data sets;
    • Organizing the meeting of representatives from other European institutions who have previously used the MASTER schema and other external experts, i.e. from “associated partners”;
    • Revision of the ODD specification as necessary
    • Development and validation of migration tools on the basis of the sample data sets.
  • Task 3.2:Implementation of OAI-PMH harvester into Manuscriptorium (m8-m18)
    • Task leader: OUCS
    • Participants in Task: NKP, AIP, KU, MIC, UZK, PSNC
    • ensuring that OAI/PMH metadata is available for harvesting from all the resources managed within Manuscriptorium;
    • developing appropriate software tools to perform OAI/PMH harvesting.
  • Task 3.3:Enhancement of internal environment of Manuscriptorium through implementation of METS containerization of the Manuscriptorium Scheme (m12-m23)
    • Task leader: AIP
    • Participants in Task: NKP, OUCS, KU, MIC, UZK, PSNC
    • assessment of the respective roles of the TEI Header (of which the MASTER conformant descriptions used by Manuscriptorium forms a part) and of a METS-conformant resource description in providing different kinds of access to the resources within the Manuscriptorium;
    • demonstration of interoperability of these two important standards, and in particular to demonstrate where their facilities are complementary.
  • Task 3.4:Improvement and generalization of UNICODE treatment in Manuscriptorium (m8-m23)
    • Task leader: AIP
    • Participants in Task: OUCS, AIP, KU, MIC, UZK, PSNC, DSP
    • validation of TEI recommendations for the representation of non-standard scripts;
    • producing a suite of non-standard character and glyph descriptions appropriate to the project's needs.

(Inter-) Dependencies, milestones and expected result

  • M3.1:Meeting of representatives from other European institutions who have previously used the MASTER schema and other external experts, i.e. from “associated partners” at Month 3, organized by KU.
  • The results and used strategies will strongly depend on the results of WP2, mostly in case of T 3.2.
  • The feedback is necessary from WP7.

Deliverables