EDM Case studies

How the Europeana Data Model has been implemented, specialised and re-used by organisations and projects across Europe.

  • Representing performing arts metadata in EDM

    This case study describes how the Specialised Information Service Performing Arts project has re-used the EDM extension created by the DM2E project, and discussed challenges in representing Events in the context of the performing arts.

  • Designing extensive EDM records

    This case study presents the work performed on the Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg collections, with the outcome of implementing IIIF features and greatly improved metadata quality.

  • Re-using EDM in Nomisma.org

    The Nomisma.org project has extended its own data model with the EDM profile for IIIF and re-used its data guidelines in order to enable IIIF images within the viewer of Numishare and Coinage of the Roman Republic Online.

  • Europeana enriches its data with the AAT

    This case study explains how data providers can help Europeana enrich its data with the Art and Architecture Thesaurus.

  • EDM in the learning context

    This case study looks at two initiatives that have found EDM a useful resource for teaching professionals and students about metadata and linked open data. 

  • Linking History and EDM

    The Linking History site is a research tool for students participating in the History in Place project. The project's data has been modelled using EDM.  

  • Europeana LOD pilot

    The Europeana Linked Open Data pilot illustrates how EDM can be used for publishing linked data. The case study develops the lessons learned from porting legacy (ESE) metadata into EDM. 

  • Carare and EDM

    This case study details the mappings decisions the CARARE project had to take when converting data in EDM. It discusses the creation of identifiers for resources, the representation of archaeological objects and the cultural objects related to them, and the representation of entities for places.

  • Mapping EAD to EDM

    Using experiments from the EuropeanaConnect and APEnet projects, this case study investigates how archival data using the EAD standard can be mapped and converted to EDM.

  • The Polymath Virtual Library and EDM

    The Polymath Virtual Library shows how the semantic relationships between authors and their works have been described using EDM.

  • Europeana Libraries and EDM for libraries

    This case study looks at how the Europeana Libraries project has specialised EDM for library materials. 

  • Data and Multilinguality

    This case study shows how to provide multilingual data in EDM.

  • MIMO and EDM

    This case study shows how to attach several digital representations to one cultural heritage object, how to link your resources to external Linked Open Data vocabularies and also discusses other mappings specificities.