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1 Metadata Architecture and Application for the National Digital Archives Program in Taiwan Progress Report Ya-ning Arthur Chen Computing Centre, Academia Sinica 16 Dec., 2002

2 Supportive boundary MAAT (Metadata Architecture and Application Team) supports 37 disciplinary projects of the National Digital Archives Program in Taiwan, which is sponsored by the NSC from 2001, for cultural heritage. These projects are heterogeneous.

3 Projects 1 The Digital Archives of Rubbings and Archaic Texts Digital Archives of Chinese Archaeological Data Digital Archive for Rare Books of Fu Ssu-Nien Library Digital Library for Ethnological Specimen, Photos and Archives Taiwan Aborigine: Ping-pu group

4 Projects 2 Digital Library of Taiwan Herbarium Zoological Research of Taiwan: Fish and Mollusks Digital Library Project of National Museum of Natural Science Digital Library Project of National Museum of History Taiwan Memory Digital Photo Museum

5 Projects 3 Digital Museum of Taiwan’s Social and Humanities Video Archive Linguistics Anchoring and Language Archive of Digital Archives Digital Archives Project of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy at the National Palace Museum Digital Library Project of Chinese Antiquities at the National Palace Museum

6 Projects 4 GIS Project for Modern Chinese Historic Atlas and Aerial Photos Digital Archives Project of the Office of Governor-General in Taiwan Digital Library Project for Official Economic and Diplomatic Archives Digital Archives Program: Academia Historica Knowledge Base of Taiwanese Earthquake (921)

7 Attributes of these Projects 1 st – data types and styles 1 Chinese rubbings Rare books Archives (focused on non-current records, such as economy, foreign affairs, ancient administrative documents in Ming and Ching Dynasty) Corpus – modern language, poetry, etc.

8 Attributes of these Projects 1 st – data types and styles 2 Artifacts at the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, such as Chinese paintings, calligraphy, jade, china, enamel, lacquer works, and so on Specimen – fish, plants in Taiwan Field works Films and photos

9 Attributes of these projects 2 nd – research disciplines Arts and the humanities –Aboriginal study / Ethnology –Archaeological study –Arts –Linguistics –History –Chinese literature, such as poetries in Tang and Sung Dynasty Social Sciences –Economy –Diplomatic affairs Bio-diversity

10 Attributes of these projects 3 rd - functionality Description Resources discovery Filtering Exhibition E-Preservation Rights-Management Organizational Management Others

11 Attributes of these projects 4 th - communities Archives Libraries Museums Herbaria

12 Standards Used 1 CDWA The Digital Archive of Rubbings and Archaic Texts, Digital Archives Project of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy at the National Palace Museum, Digital Archives Project of Chinese Antiquities at the National Palace Museum CIDOC of ICOM Taiwan Aborigines OLAC Linguistics Anchoring and Language Archive of Digital Archives

13 Standards Used 2 EAD Digital Archives Project of the Office of Governor-General in Taiwan, Digital Library Project for Official Economic and Diplomatic Archives, Digital Archives Program: Academia Historica TEI Lite Digital Archive for Rare Books of Fu Ssu-Nien Library HISPID Digital Library of Taiwan Herbarium

14 Standards Used 3 CSDGM Digital Library of Taiwan Herbarium Zoological Research of Taiwan: Fish and Mollusks ECHO – an FRBR-based Digital Museum of Taiwan’s Social and Humanities Video Archive

15 Standards Used 4 ADL-based Gazetteer a collaborative project with UCB under sponsored by NSF (A multilingual gazetteer system for integrating spatial and cultural resources) USMARC21-based For person and family Metadata DC All projects

16 Standards Used 5 Status Quo Progress Standards used –Adopt a standard, or an application profile approach –Generic: Dublin Core –Domain-specific: CDWA, EAD, CSDGM, HISPID 3,, OLAC, Species 2000, TEI Lite, USMARC-21, and so on. –A listA list

17 Major Achievements A Model for Metadata Standard Selection A Metadata Continuum Model Metadata – Information Interaction Generic Metadata Attributes A two-parallel Strategy for cross-walking Chinese Copyright of Metadata Standards and International Collaboration On-demand Metadata Service

18 A Model for MD Standard Selection Library, Archives, Museum, Herbarium Community Layer Rubbing, Rare Book, Photo, Audio, Film Specimen, Archive, Field Report, etc. Data Type Layer Resource Discovery, Description, Exhibition Rights management, Preservation,etc. Discipline Layer Art, Archaeology, History, Ethnology Linguistics, Biodiversity, Gene,etc. Function Layer

19 Metadata Continuum Model

20 4 phases, and 12 steps Phase 1: Requirement Assement & Content analysis Phase 2: System Requirement Specification –Metadata Specification –Metadata System Evaluation Phase 3: Metadata Testbed –Including Best Practice Phase 4: Evaluation Metadata System Service

21 拓片 Rubbing Context-centric approach: Chinese Rubbings Book A Appeared in Ref. Literature Reference to/from 相關拓片 Related Rubbing Related to 原件 Original Stone/Wood Stemmed from 全形拓 Whole Frame 銘文拓片 Inscription 器影 Image Ver. A(1,2,…) Ver. B(1,2,…) Ver. A(1,2,…) Ver. B(1,2,…) Ver. A(1,2,…) Ver. B(1,2,…) Rubbed into 印記、題跋 … Seals Attached with

22 FishBase (ICLARM) The Fish Database of Taiwan (http://fishdb.sinica.edu.tw )http://fishdb.sinica.edu.tw

23 Context-centric: Fish DB Species name Characteristic Specimen Distribution Species Name Authority File in Chinese A Directory for Variations of Species name Fish DB Specimen DB Ref. DB

24 Context-centric: artworks at NPM 幻燈片 (出版組) 照片 (出版組) 數位檔 (資訊中心) 版本 A(1,2,…) 版本 B(1,2,…) 版本 A(1,2,…) 版本 B(1,2,…) 版本 A(1,2,…) 版本 B(1,2,…) Photo-ed into Copied into 器物二 (器物組) 器物一 (器物組) 參考資料 (器物組) 展覽資料 (器物組) Reference to/from Related exhibition Related to 放置處 (登記組) Researched by

25 Metadata- Information Interaction Capture & creation Storage Organization Rights management Access & Distribution Control Archiving & Preservation Metadata Lifecycle

26 Generic Metadata Attributes object person Place name Time-span event thing event

27 Generic Metadata Attributes 2 Application Profile Approach Person, Family, and Institute USMARC 21-based Time-span under development Place Name A hybrid approach of ADL and TGN will be examined. Event under development based on ABC Model All will be constructed to be various thesaurus systems.

28 UFBD Title Author Date TOC Subject Geographic Name Note ISO-8601LCNAFEAD TEI Lite GIS Local Elements ADL GCS Application Profile

29 Parallel Strategy Generic Dublin Core Domain-specific CDWA, EAD, FGDC, TEI Lite and so on. For the public, and a base for cross-domain interoperability. For a discipline-oriented, in-depth, and precise search.

30 Standards – Intl’ collaboration Copyright for Chinese version –ADL –CDWA –EAD –MIDAS –HISPID –OLAC – by The Linguistics Anchoring and Language Archive of Digital Archives –TEI Lite

31 On-demand Metadata Service Generic Community Disciplinary Domain Local specific

32 Future Works Metadata Registry Metadata Klearinghouse

33 Metadata Registry MD Standards Application Profiles Best Practices Thesauruses Specifications DB Schemas REGISTRYREGISTRY Namespace 1 Namespace 2 Namespace 3 Namespace 4 Namespace 5 Namespace 6

34 Thank for your join, and welcome any comments!


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