Introducing Narratives in Europeana: Preliminary Steps

  • Carlo Meghini
  • Valentina BartalesiEmail author
  • Daniele Metilli
  • Filippo Benedetti
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 767)


We present some preliminary steps towards the introduction of narratives as first-class citizens in digital libraries. The general idea is to enrich the digital libraries with events providing a rich contextualisation of the digital libraries’ objects. More specific motivations are presented in the paper through a set of use cases by different actors who would benefit from using narratives for different purposes. We then consider a specific digital library, Europeana, the largest European digital library in the cultural domain. We discuss how the Europeana Data Model should be extended for representing narratives. We present a tool supporting the creation and the visualisation of narratives and we show how the tool has been employed to create a narrative of the life of the painter Gustav Klimt.


Digital libraries Narrative Europeana Ontologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Meghini
    • 1
  • Valentina Bartalesi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daniele Metilli
    • 1
  • Filippo Benedetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “Alessandro Faedo” – CNRPisaItaly

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