Enhancing Data Curation of Cultural Heritage for Information Sharing: A Case Study Using Open Government Data

  • Hyoungjoo Park
  • Richard P. Smiraglia
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 478)


The purpose of this paper is to enhance cultural heritage data curation. A core research question of this study is how to share cultural heritage data by using ontologies. A case study was conducted using open government data mapped with the CIDOC-CRM (Conceptual Reference Model). Twelve library-related files in unstructured data format were collected from an open government website, Seoul Metropolitan Government of Korea ( By using the ontologies of the CIDOC CRM 5.1.2, we conducted a mapping process as a way of enhancing cultural heritage information to share information as a data component. We graphed each file then mapped each file in tables. Implications of this study are both the enhanced discoverability of unstructured data and the reusability of mapped information. Issues emerging from this study involve verification of detail for complete compatibility without further input from domain experts.


Cultural heritage metadata models standards interoperability mappings and integration Ontologies and knowledge representation for the cultural heritage domain Integration of intra or inter disciplinary heterogeneous resources Infrastructures for sharing content Digital Curation workflows and models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyoungjoo Park
    • 1
  • Richard P. Smiraglia
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information StudiesUniversity of Wisconsin MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA

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