Exchange formats like LIDO

The 116 image databases that are currently integrated in prometheus are based on different data preparations. They are mechanically networked with each other in the distributed digital image archive and brought together via one interface for the search. Exchange formats facilitate harvesting the systematic collection and processing of metadata. Around a fifth of the image databases use the currently internationally established standard LIDO for the publication of their data.
This XML-based metadata schema – LIDO: Lightweight Information Describing Objects – was developed by the CIDOC working group, the International Committee for Documentation, in order to standardize data sharing and harvesting across all borders with a uniform output format.
Others use the predecessor format „musemsdat“ by the specialist group documentation in the German Museum Association and still others use HiDA (hierarchical document administrator) MIDAS (Marburg inventory, documentation and administration system).

To get to know the internationally established exchange format LIDO, NFDI4Culture invites you to an online training next week.
On November 22nd and 23rd, after an introduction, the various information areas, information groups, elements and attributes will be presented and explained and discussed in more detail using examples. The Metadaten eLecture by digiS, the research and competence center for digitization Berlin, offers a lesson on "Exchange format LIDO 1.1 “, and on the portal „LIDO for cultural objects“ offers suggestions on manuals and XML sample data sets.

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