The idea of Semantic Environment behind IBC Archivi Authority records is very simple, it is about sharing, reusing and extending Linked Data in archival area, using archival data. In order to do so we try to create a differente way to approach authority records, relating them with other resources and persons using semantic web interoperability.

Authority records by their nature are connection points between different resources. Unlocking somebody's authority record means connecting not only with the creator papers, but also with the same library, publications and with other related persons or entities.

This project, started in summer 2010, began with the semantic description of EAC-CPF standard using OWL and RDFS.
Here you can find the ontology of the first work that describes only the EAC-CPF schema: and the graph to browse elements and attributes

This first testing phase was extremely useful as a feasibility study and made an effective work tool available 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).
To reach a description of the data model (that could be used for the Linked Archival Data), it was necessary to take a further step: starting from the records describing the authorities, bodies, persons and families of the IBC Archivi codified in EAC-CPF, we moved on to the definition of a data model based on the standard, maintaining the names of the elements and the attributes and the relations, but expressing them in OWL and RDFS.

Following this goal, now we have released a beta version of the EAC-CPF Descriptions Ontology useful to really "unlock" authority records descriptions.
This is the URL of EAC-CPF Descriptions Ontology for Linked Archival Data:
We have provided too a reference document for the ontology and a Linked Data Api to browse rdf resources (ELDA).

Here you can find few examples of authority records of Andrea Costa and other persons related to him.
Andrea Costa:
Serafino Mazzotti:
Anna Kuliscioff:
Alfredo Xella:
Angelo Negri:
Luigi Sassi:
Romeo Galli:
Anselmo Marabini:
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