Europeana Data Model (EDM) v532-120123

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Last update:

17 June 2013

Namespace URI:

http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/

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Classes

Class: edm:Agent

AgentThis class comprises people, either individually or in groups, who have the potential to perform intentional actions for which they can be held responsible.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/Agent
Used with:
edm:dataProvider, edm:provider
Superclass:
edm:NonInformationResource

Class: edm:EuropeanaAggregation

Europeana AggregationThe set of resources related to a single Cultural Heritage Object that collectively represent that object in Europeana. Such set consists of: all descriptions about the object that Europeana collects from (possibly different) content providers, including thumbnails and other forms of abstractions, as well as of the description of the object Europeana builds.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/EuropeanaAggregation
Superclasses:
edm:EuropeanaObject, ore:Aggregation

Class: edm:EuropeanaObject

Europeana ObjectAny object that is the result of Europeana's activities

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/EuropeanaObject
Properties include:
edm:isAnnotationOf
Superclass:
edm:WebResource
Subclass:
edm:EuropeanaAggregation

Class: edm:Event

EventAn event is a change "of states in cultural, social or physical systems, regardless of scale, brought about by a series or group of coherent physical, cultural, technological or legal phenomena" (E5 Event in CIDOC CRM) or a "set of coherent phenomena or cultural manifestations bounded in time and space" (E4 Period in CIDOC CRM)

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/Event
Properties include:
edm:occurredAt, edm:happenedAt
Used with:
edm:wasPresentAt
Superclass:
edm:NonInformationResource

Class: edm:InformationResource

Information ResourceAn information resource is a resource whose essential characteristics can be conveyed in a single message. It can be associated with a URI, it can have a representation, for example: a text is an InformationResource.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/InformationResource
Properties include:
edm:isRepresentationOf
Used with:
edm:realizes
Subclass:
edm:WebResource

Class: edm:NonInformationResource

Non-Information ResourceAll resources that are not information resources.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/NonInformationResource
Used with:
edm:hasType
Subclasses:
edm:Agent, edm:PhysicalThing, edm:TimeSpan, edm:Event, edm:Place

Class: edm:PhysicalThing

Physical ThingA persistent physical item such as a painting, a building, a book or a stone. Persons are not items. This class represents Cultural Heritage Objects known to Europeana to be physical things (such as Mona Lisa) as well as all physical things Europeana refers to in the descriptions of Cultural Heritage Objects (such as the Rosetta Stone).

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/PhysicalThing
Properties include:
edm:realizes
Superclass:
edm:NonInformationResource

Class: edm:Place

PlaceAn "extent in space, in particular on the surface of the earth, in the pure sense of physics: independent from temporal phenomena and matter" (CIDOC CRM)

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/Place
Used with:
edm:currentLocation, edm:happenedAt
Superclass:
edm:NonInformationResource

Class: edm:ProvidedCHO

Provided CHOThis class comprises the Cultural Heritage objects that Europeana collects descriptions about.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/ProvidedCHO
Used with:
edm:aggregatedCHO
Superclass:
owl:Thing

Class: edm:TimeSpan

Time SpanThe class of "abstract temporal extents, in the sense of Galilean physics, having a beginning, an end and a duration" (CIDOC CRM)

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/TimeSpan
Used with:
edm:occurredAt
Superclass:
edm:NonInformationResource

Class: edm:WebResource

Web ResourceInformation Resources that have at least one Web Representation and at least a URI.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/WebResource
Used with:
edm:object, edm:isShownBy, edm:isShownAt, edm:hasView, edm:landingPage
Superclass:
edm:InformationResource
Subclass:
edm:EuropeanaObject

Properties

Property: edm:aggregatedCHO

Aggregated Cultural Heritage ObjectThis property associates an ORE aggregation with the Cultural Heritage Object(s) (CHO for short) it is about.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/aggregatedCHO
Domain:
ore:Aggregation
Range:
edm:ProvidedCHO
Superproperties:
dc:subject, crm:P129F.is_about, ore:aggregates

Property: edm:currentLocation

Current LocationThe geographic location and/or name of the repository, building, site, or other entity whose boundaries presently include the resource.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/currentLocation
Range:
edm:Place

Property: edm:dataProvider

Europeana Data ProviderThis element is specifically included to allow the name of the organisation who supplies data to Europeana indirectly via an aggregator to be recorded and displayed in the portal. Aggregator names are recorded in edm:provider. If an organisation provides data directly to Europeana (i.e. not via an aggregator) the values in edm:dataProvider and edm:provider will be the same. Organisation names should be provided as an ordinary text string until the Europeana Authority File for Organisations has been established. At that point providers will be able to send an identifier from the file instead of a text string. The name provided should be the preferred form of the name in the language the provider chooses as the default language for display in the portal. Countries with multiple languages may prefer to concatenate the name in more than one language (See the example below.) Note: Europeana Data Provider is not necessarily the institution where the physical object is located.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/dataProvider
Domain:
ore:Aggregation
Range:
edm:Agent

Property: edm:happenedAt

Happened AtThis property associates an event with the place at which the event happened.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/happenedAt
Domain:
edm:Event
Range:
edm:Place
Superproperty:
dc:relation

Property: edm:hasMet

Has Metedm:hasMet relates a resource with the objects or phenomena that have happened to or have happened together with the resource under consideration. We can abstractly think of history and the present as a series of "meetings" between people and other things in space-time. Therefore we name this relationship as the things the object "has met" in the course of its existence. These meetings are events in the proper sense, in which other people and things participate in any role.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/hasMet
Superproperty:
dc:relation
Subproperty:
edm:provider

Property: edm:hasType

Has TypeThis property relates a resource with the concepts it belongs to in a suitable type system such as MIME or any thesaurus that captures categories of objects in a given field (e.g., the "Objects" facet in Getty's Art and Architecture Thesaurus). It does not capture aboutness.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/hasType
Range:
edm:NonInformationResource
Superproperty:
edm:isRelatedTo

Property: edm:hasView

Has ViewThis property relates a ORE aggregation about a CHO with a web resource providing a view of that CHO. Examples of view are: a thumbnail, a textual abstract and a table of contents. The ORE aggregation may be a Europeana Aggregation, in which case the view is an object owned by Europeana (i.e., an instance of edm:EuropeanaObject) or an aggregation contributed by a content provider. In order to capture both these cases, the domain of edm:hasView is ore:Aggregation and its range is edm:WebResource

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/hasView
Domain:
ore:Aggregation
Range:
edm:WebResource
Superproperty:
ore:aggregates
Subproperties:
edm:object, edm:isShownBy, edm:isShownAt

Property: edm:incorporates

IncorporatesThis property captures the use of some resource to add value to another resource. Such resources may be nested, such as performing a theater play text, and then recording the performance, or creating an artful edition of a collection of poems or just aggregating various poems in an anthology. There may be no single part that contains ultimately the incorporated object, which may be dispersed in the presentation. Therefore, incorporated resources do in general not form proper parts. Incorporated resources are not part of the same resource, but are taken from other resources, and have an independent history. Therefore edm:incorporates is not a sub-property of dcterm:hasPart.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/incorporates
Superproperty:
edm:isSimilarTo

Property: edm:isAnnotationOf

Is Annotation OfThis property relates an annotation (a Europeana object) with the resource that it annotates.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/isAnnotationOf
Domain:
edm:EuropeanaObject
Superproperties:
dc:subject, crm:P67F.refers_to

Property: edm:isDerivativeOf

Is Derivative OfThis property captures a narrower notion of derivation than edm:isSimilarTo, in the sense that it relates a resource to another one, obtained by reworking, reducing, expanding, parts or the whole contents of the former, and possibly adding some minor parts. Versions have an even narrower meaning, in that it requires common identity between the related resources. Translations, summaries, abstractions etc. do not qualify as versions, but do qualify as derivatives.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/isDerivativeOf
Superproperty:
edm:isSimilarTo

Property: edm:isNextInSequence

Is Next In Sequence Ofedm:isNextInSequence relates two resources S and R that are ordered parts of the same resource A, and such that R comes immediately after R in the order created by their being parts of S.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/isNextInSequence
Superproperty:
dc:relation

Property: edm:isRelatedTo

Is Related Toedm:isRelatedTo is the most general contextual property in EDM. Contextual properties have typically to do either with the things that have happened to or together with the object under consideration, or what the object refers to by its shape, form or features in a figural or encoded form. For sake of simplicity, we include in the contextual relationships also the scholarly classification, which may have either to do with the role and cultural connections of the object in the past, or its kind of structure, substance or contents as it can be verified at present.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/isRelatedTo
Subproperties:
edm:realizes, edm:hasType

Property: edm:isRepresentationOf

Is Representation OfThis property associates an information resource to the resource (if any) that it represents

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/isRepresentationOf
Domain:
edm:InformationResource
Superproperties:
dc:subject, crm:P138F.represents

Property: edm:isShownAt

Is Shown AtAn unambiguous URL reference to the digital object on the provider's web site in its full information context.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/isShownAt
Range:
edm:WebResource
Superproperty:
edm:hasView

Property: edm:isShownBy

Is Shown ByAn unambiguous URL reference to the digital object on the provider's web site in the best available resolution/quality.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/isShownBy
Range:
edm:WebResource
Superproperty:
edm:hasView

Property: edm:isSimilarTo

Is Similar ToThe most generic derivation property, covering also the case of questionable derivation. Is Similar To asserts that parts of the contents of one resource exhibit common features with respect to ideas, shapes, structures, colors, words, plots, topics with the contents of the related resource. Those common features may be attributed to a common origin or influence (in particular for derivation), but also to more generic cultural or psychological factors.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/isSimilarTo
Superproperty:
dc:relation
Subproperties:
edm:isSuccessorOf, edm:incorporates, edm:isDerivativeOf

Property: edm:isSuccessorOf

Is Successor OfThis property captures the relation between the continuation of a resource and that resource. This applies to a story, a serial, a journal etc. No content of the successor resource is identical or has a similar form with that of the precursor. The similarity is only in the context, subjects and figures of a plot. Successors typically form part of a common whole – such as a trilogy, a journal, etc.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/isSuccessorOf
Superproperty:
edm:isSimilarTo

Property: edm:landingPage

Landing PageThis property captures the relation between an aggregation representing a Cultural Heritage Object and the Web Resource representing that Object on the provider's web site.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/landingPage
Range:
edm:WebResource
Superproperty:
ore:aggregates

Property: edm:object

ObjectThe URL of a thumbnail representing the digital object or, if there is no such thumbnail, the URL of the digital object in the best resolution available on the web site of the data provider from which a thumbnail could be generated. This will often be the same URL as given in edm:isShownBy.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/object
Range:
edm:WebResource
Superproperty:
edm:hasView

Property: edm:occurredAt

Occured AtThis property associates an event to the smallest known time span that overlaps with the occurrence of that event

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/occurredAt
Domain:
edm:Event
Range:
edm:TimeSpan
Superproperty:
dc:relation

Property: edm:provider

Europeana ProviderName of the organization that delivers data to Europeana

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/provider
Range:
edm:Agent
Superproperty:
edm:hasMet

Property: edm:realizes

RealizesThis property describes a relation between a physical thing and the information resource that is contained in it, visible at it or otherwise carried by it, if applicable.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/realizes
Domain:
edm:PhysicalThing
Range:
edm:InformationResource
Superproperty:
edm:isRelatedTo

Property: edm:rights

Europeana RightsInformation about copyright of the digital object as specified by isShownBy and isShownAt

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/rights

Property: edm:type

Europeana TypeThe Europeana material type of the resource

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/type
Superproperty:
dc:type

Property: edm:ugc

UGCThis element is used to identify user generated content (also called user created content). It should be applied to all digitised or born digital content contributed by the general public and collected by Europeana through a crowdsourcing initiative or project.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/ugc

Property: edm:uri

Europeana URIThis is a tag created by a user through the Europeana interface.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/uri

Property: edm:userTag

User TagThis is a tag created by a user through the Europeana interface.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/userTag
Superproperty:
dc:description

Property: edm:wasPresentAt

Was Present AtThis property associates the people, things or information resources with an event at which they were present

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/wasPresentAt
Range:
edm:Event
Superproperty:
dc:relation

Property: edm:year

Europeana YearA point of time associated with an event in the life of the original analog or born digital object.

URI:
http://www.europeana.eu/schemas/edm/year