The Archives Cloud has been designed as flexible collaboration tool that conforms to national and international archival standards; it normalizes data structures used and guarantee high interoperability level with SAN, Europeana ecc. by an OAI-PMH publishing module
Further The Archives Cloud is on the way of the worldwide semantic interoperability thanks Linked (Open) Data.
“In the conventional hypertext Web, the nature of the relationship between two linked documents is implicit, as the data format, i.e. HTML, is not sufficiently expressive to enable individual entities described in a particular document to be connected by typed links to related entities”.
[C. Bizer, T. Heath, T. Berners-Lee, Linked data-the story so far]
Standards are defined to support interoperability but these instruments are not efficient enough for on-line sharing and reuse. At the same time data are freely available for different usage, by bringing them together you could share a huge reservoir of knowledge.
By adopting the powerful capability of the “Linked Data” Paradigm to share information, you will be able to contribute to a new way of sharing and reusing global Knowledge.
- publish richer content
- reduce costs by re-use
- improve search engine rankings
- provide an environment that enables the creation of way to browse data.
Linked Data is really a new revolution in using web for delocalized projects
- eliminating heavy and expensive recursive imports
- easily integrating existing public datasets
- avoiding a static metadata mapping or conversion
- reducing differences among remote catalogued data and their availability for collaborative use
- adding semantic meanings with a multilingual approach