EODEM – Presentations

Logo for EODEM (Exhibition Object Data Exchange Model)

Digital Transformation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (CIDOC Annual Conference, 2020)

Introduction to the Exhibition Object Data Exchange Mechanism (EODEM), workshop, 7 December 2020

In a normal year, museum staff manually copy the details of thousands of objects from their databases and send them to other museums that wish to borrow those objects. The borrowing museums’ staff then manually copy those details back into their own systems. The CIDOC Documentation Standards Working Group’s EODEM project aims to make the whole process much quicker and simpler, by establishing a framework that will enable museum databases to export an object’s data from one system at the press of a button, and import that data into another system as easily as possible.

Working Group Chair Maija Ekosaari describes how this all got started. Project lead Rupert Shepherd explains how it will work, and some of the challenges encountered along the way. Working group member (and previous Chair) Richard Light will join the discussion with some insights into implementing EODEM.

A case-study in collaboration: the LIDO and EODEM working groups, workshop, 8 December 2020

Despite collaborating for several months, this will be the first formal get-together of the EODEM project and the LIDO Working group. The aim of the meeting is to briefly introduce the EODEM project and the LIDO profile it has created and to discuss more generally the opportunities for developing profiles within the updated framework of LIDO v1.1.

Project Lead Rupert Shepherd and LIDO Chair Regine Stein will share what the two groups learnt from the co-operation: what brought results, and what would they would do differently. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and work together to find the answers.

Dynamic Information for Dynamic Collections (Collections Trust Annual Conference, 2020)

The Exhibition Object Data Exchange Mechanism (EODEM), presented by Rupert Shepherd, 1 October 2020

In a normal year, museum staff manually copy the details of thousands of objects from their databases, and send them to other museums that wish to borrow those objects. The borrowing museums’ staff then manually copy those details back into their own systems. CIDOC’s EODEM project aims to make the whole process much quicker and simpler by establishing a framework that will enable museum databases to export objects’ data from one system at the press of a button, and import the data into another system as easily as possible. Project lead Rupert Shepherd explains how it will work, and some of the challenges encountered along the way.

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