Cultural property preservation

An application profile of the MIDAS Heritage standard intended for delivering metadata to the CARARE service environment about an organisation’s online collections, monument inventory database and digital objects.

The Component Metadata Infrastructure provides a framework to create and use self-defined metadata formats. It relies on a modular model of so-called metadata components, which can be assembled together, to improve reuse, interoperability and cooperation among metadata modelers. The model is standardised in ISO 24622-1 and ISO 24622-2. The serialization is typically in XML. Metadata in this format are often distributed via OAI-PMH. The definition of data categories is provided externally, for example by linking to or the Clarin Concept Registry.
CRMdig, for digital preservation, is an extension tailored for the domain of digital preservation. It provides a conceptual framework for documenting and managing the lifecycle of digital objects, ensuring their long-term preservation and accessibility. CRMdig incorporates additional classes and relationships to capture the unique characteristics and requirements of digital preservation, including concepts such as file formats, metadata, migration, authenticity, and provenance. It can be used to model and manage digital collections, establish preservation policies, and implement strategies for the sustainable preservation of digital materials.

A British cultural heritage standard for recording information on buildings, archaeological sites, shipwrecks, parks and gardens, battlefields, areas of interest and artefacts.

Sponsored by the Forum on Information Standards in Heritage, MIDAS Version 1.1 was released in October 2012.