EAC-CPF Vocabulary Specification 1.1


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Authors
Silvia Mazzini ( Regesta.exe), Francesca Ricci ( IBC - Istituto beni artistici culturali e naturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna, Servizio Soprintendenza per i beni librari e documentari)

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Table of contents

Premise

Encoded Archival Context - Corporate bodies, Persons, and Families ( EAC-CPF) primarily addresses the description of individuals, families and corporate bodies that create, preserve, use and are responsible for and/or associated with records in a variety of ways. EAC-CPF standard is quite different from his relative EAD ( Encoded Archival Description) widely used in archival description, especially because EAC-CPF standard haven't the concept of "inheritance" and is more "data-centric" than EAD. During last summer we have studied long time the xsd schema of the standard to find a way to describe te elements and the relations in another way, using an OWL ontology. The first result was an ontology that describes all the elements and the attributes of the XML schema and refers to tag library and xml diagram for technical specification. This beta version of the ontology is now available as rdf file and as a graph principally to support the archivist's work during the description of individual or organization responsible for the creation, accumulation, or assembly the described materials. This first result was added at the W3C document on vocabulary and dataset used in library and archives of the Library Linked Data working group.

Status of This Document

This document explains the EAC-CPF/RDF vocabulary created to define a data model useful to publish archival authority records as Linked Open Data.


EAC-CPF Ontology v. 1.0 for Linked Archival Data

The first work described above was extremely useful as a feasibility study and an effective work tool for archivists, but it could not be used to open the authority records codified with this standard to the world of Linked Open Data. It was necessary to transform the elements of the schema into properties of the ontology and to change the point of view of the description of the model. It was necessary to move from the description of the XSD schema in RDF to the definition of a new model based on the schema (thus maintaining the names of the elements and the attributes). This new data model keep the main division of the xml schema between the control area and the description area, where control "contains information about identity, creation, maintenance, status, and the rules and authorities used in the composition of the description.", while description "contains the name or names by which the identity is known, and optionally may contain historical context description to facilitate understanding of the identity. The >cpfDescription< includes a required >identity< element containing authorized or parallel name entries and optional >description< and >relations< to provide contextual information for the entity being described, including the relation of the entities to other entities, resources, and functions."
During the elaboration of the ontology we have assumed some general rules:

External RDF vocabularies references

As far as possible, we tried to make use of other existing most popular RDF vocabularies in cultural heritage and generally in the web of data. These are:

Listing Classes and Properties

EAC-CPF Ontology introduces the following classes and properties:

Classes

eac-cpf:entity
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/entity
Label (it): entity
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2773
eac-cpf:person
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/person
Label (it): person
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2773
subClassOf: eac-cpf:
eac-cpf:corporateBody
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/corporateBody
Label (it): corporate body
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2773
subClassOf: eac-cpf:
eac-cpf:family
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/family
Label (it): family
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2773
subClassOf: eac-cpf:
eac-cpf:controlArea
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
Label (it): control area
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e1944
eac-cpf:descriptionArea
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
Label (it): description area
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2138
eac-cpf:relation
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/relation
Label (it): relation
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e6439
eac-cpf:language
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/language
Label (it): language
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e3737
eac-cpf:nameArea
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/nameArea
Label (it): name area
isDefinedBy: dainserire
eac-cpf:place
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/place
Label (it): place
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e5921

Object Properties

eac-cpf:cpfRelation
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/cpfRelation
Label (it): Corporate Body, Person, or Family Relation
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2216
eac-cpf:resourceRelation
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/resourceRelation
Label (it): Resource Relation
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e6491
eac-cpf:nameEntry
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/nameEntry
Label (it): Name Entry
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e5077
eac-cpf:description
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/description
Label (it): Description
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2138
eac-cpf:control
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/control
Label (it): Control
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e1944
eac-cpf:languageDeclaration
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/languageDeclaration
Label (it): Language Declaration
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e3791
eac-cpf:hasMultipleIdentities
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/hasMultipleIdentities
Label (it): Multiple Identities
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e4966
eac-cpf:hasPlace
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/hasPlace
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Label (it): Place
isDefinedBy: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e5820

Datatype Properties

eac-cpf:recordID
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/recordID
Label (it): Record Identifier
eac-cpf:maintenanceStatus
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/maintenanceStatus
Label (it): Maintenance Status
eac-cpf:publicationStatus
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/publicationStatus
Label (it): Publication Status
eac-cpf:maintenanceAgency
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/maintenanceAgency
Label (it): Maintenance Agency
eac-cpf:conventionDeclaration
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/conventionDeclaration
Label (it): Convention Declaration
eac-cpf:localTypeDeclaration
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/localTypeDeclaration
Label (it): Local Type Declaration
eac-cpf:cpfRelationType
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/cpfRelationType
Label (it): Corporate Body, Person, or Family Relation Type
eac-cpf:resourceRelationType
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/resourceRelationType
Label (it): Resource Relation Type
eac-cpf:localControl
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/localControl
Label (it): Local Control
eac-cpf:maintenanceHistory
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/maintenanceHistory
Label (it): Maintenance History
eac-cpf:source
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/source
Label (it): Source
eac-cpf:existDates
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/existDates
Label (it): Dates of Existence
eac-cpf:legalStatus
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/legalStatus
Label (it): Legal Status
eac-cpf:function
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/function
Label (it): Function
eac-cpf:languageUsed
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/languageUsed
Label (it): Languages Used
eac-cpf:occupation
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/occupation
Label (it): Occupation
eac-cpf:mandate
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/mandate
Label (it): Mandate
eac-cpf:structureOrGenealogy
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/structureOrGenealogy
Label (it): Structure or Genealogy
eac-cpf:generalContext
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/generalContext
Label (it): General Context
eac-cpf:biogHist
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/biogHist
Label (it): Biographical or Historical Note
eac-cpf:placeRole
URI: http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/placeRole
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Label (it): Place Role

Changes in version 1.2