par Rizza, Ettore ;Chardonnens, Anne ;Van Hooland, Seth
Référence Archives et bibliothèques de Belgique, 106, Trust and Understanding: the value of metadata in a digitally joined-up world, , ed. by R. Depoortere, T. Gheldof, D. Styven and J. Van Der Eycken, page (37-46)
Publication A Paraître, 2019-12-01
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : More and more cultural institutions use Linked Data principles2to share and connect their collection metadata. In the archival field, initiatives emerge to exploit data contained in archival descriptions and adapt encoding standards to the semantic web. In this context, online authority files can be used to enrich metadata. However, relying on a decentralized network of knowledge bases suchas Wikidata, DBpedia or even Viaf has its own difficulties. This paper aims to offer a critical view of these linked authority files by adopting a close-readingapproach. Through a practical case study, we intend to identify and illustrate the possibilities and limits of RDF triples7compared to institutions’ less structured metadata.