Impact of Drupal and schema.org in the Semantic Web and interoperability of Cultural Heritage knowledge

 

Nowadays, Cultural Heritage Institutions are publishing their collections on the Web to achieve universal access to knowledge by anyone at any time worldwide and without having physical access to the host institution (Museum, Library, and so forth). Usually, those collections include Archaeological objects, photographs, books, maps, text, manuscripts, 3D models and more. 

However, Despite the extraordinary efforts to improve and automate collection and processing of information on the Web, the progress made is insignificant. Most of the digital cultural heritage collections which informed within digital archives are in isolated data silos. 

 

Nowadays, most of the traffic coming to CH projects is coming from search engines. However, it seems that we need better ways to exposure CH content to be more visible, shareable and reusable not only by humans but at the same time by machines.

  1. It is evident that Cultural Heritage data need a better exposure to the world by search engines and not only. 
  2. Moreover, the information on a standard schema for simple content federation needs classification.
  3. Also, best practice to provide structured data in web pages. More adoption by Cultural Heritage institutions and individuals. 
  4. Sustainable and lightweight approach for practical interoperability.
  5. Easy adoption tools coming with a benefit to be more visible by search engines
  6. Cultural Heritage is underrepresented and needs more support form the community.
  7. Linked data that is understood even by non-semantic web experts package information.

 

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