Issue 314: The introductory text of CIDOC CRM site

Starting Date: 
2016-11-17
Working Group: 
4
Status: 
Open
Background: 
During the discussion, historians Francesco Beretta and Vincent Alamercery remarked that in the home page of both the old and the new sites of the CIDOC CRM there is no information about how to use the FRBRoo and the other family models. This issue relates to the issue 264 CRM extensions and how we talk about them.
 
Martin proposed to open a new issue about this

Heraklio 17/11/2016

Current Proposal: 

In the 38th joined meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG9 and the 31st FRBR - CIDOC CRM Harmonization meeting, the crm-sig assigned to GB to write a text, Steve to review it and to be proposed to the crm-sig for approving.

Heraklion, April 2017

Posted by George on 10/1/2018

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Ok this is a homework that has sat for too long, so I tried to tackle it. I had a quick effort to rewrite this text. It is the front page text of CRM and CRM SIG so it should be good. I think maybe I have made it too long now. But it definitely needs updating. I think for the front page we might also want to go for a large font size and some friendly images and visualization to accompany the text so that it is inviting. 
 
Here’s my first go:
 
 

In the 40th joined meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG9 and the 33nd FRBR - CIDOC CRM Harmonization meetingthe sig assigned to SS to  review the introductory text  and send it to the list for voting by email. The text is appeared in appendix of the minutes.

Cologne, January 2018

In the 44th joint meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG9; 37th FRBR - CIDOC CRM Harmonization meeting,the sig reviewed GB’s HW on the introductory text for the CRM site (What is the CIDOC CRM? and Who are we?) and the introductory text for the “Use and Learn” section of the CRM site and 
(a) regarding the introductory text to the CRM site, the sig agreed that the documents by GB are to substitute current “What is the CIDOC CRM?” and “Who are we?” versions found in the home page of CIDOC CRM. The texts can be found here
(b) regarding the section How can I use the CIDOC CRM?, the sig did some editorial work on the fly. It was agreed that the text needs be rewritten and then placed under the Use and Learn section. The document, in its working form, can be found here 

Paris, June 2019

Posted by Chryssoula on 22/10/2019

Dear All

Following the decisions of the current working group meeting, we invite you to vote if you accept   the introductory text for the “Use and Learn” section of the CRM site

The text is the following:
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How can I use the CIDOC CRM?

The CIDOC CRM is, first of all, an intellectual system for organizing and integrating cultural heritage data. This system is officially expressed in specification documents. These documents are available in the resource section of this website. These are the official reference documents for the CIDOC CRM and are actively maintained by the CIDOC CRM SIG and updated according to user needs and the organic growth of the standard.
Using CIDOC CRM in practical data integration scenarios can be achieved in a number of ways. In a common scenario it can be implemented in RDF or OWL based knowledge bases; alternatively, it can be used to enable the implementation of cross database query interpreters. It can also be used as an intellectual guide in order to build more effective traditional relational databases.
In order to begin the adoption of CIDOC CRM in different use scenarios, potential adopters are encouraged to consult the tutorials and information available in the teaching section of this website. There are also a series of FAQ documents designed to help answer common questions of CRM adopters. Potential users/members of the CRM community are also welcomed to contact the CIDOC CRM SIG for advice and information. If you are already using CIDOC CRM and have questions or issues that are not resolved by the documentation and tutorials, you may always join the CIDOC CRM SIG mailing list and post questions on specific topics there. The results of past questions and issues are collected on the website and form a useful archive to consult in order to answer previously asked questions.
As mentioned above, the CIDOC CRM now encompasses both the basic standard, CRMbase, as well as a family of modular extensions. Each of these extensions has its own specific website to support its use in the same manner as above. To see the present list of extensions, please click here.

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PLEASE VOTE :

YES for accepting,

NO for not accepting,

OR

Send us any major comment you might have

by Oct. 25 2019.

Posted by Robert Sanderson on 23/10/2019 about the introductory text for the “Use and Learn” section of the CRM site

YES

Posted by Siegfried Krause on 23/10/2019 about the introductory text for the “Use and Learn” section of the CRM site

 I would propose instead of „an intellectual system for organizing and integrating cultural heritage data“  another more simple wording we used in former times like ‘well elaborated method’ or ‘well specified method’ or just simply method (based on a conceptual hierarchy) organising and integrating cultural heritage data. 

Posted by Daria Hookk on 23/10/2019 about the introductory text for the “Use and Learn” section of the CRM site

Simply  "method", even well elaborated looses the aim, applicability.
 

Posted by Christian Emil on 23/10/2019 about the introductory text for the “Use and Learn” section of the CRM site

I agree with Siegfried. but otherwise yes. In general we should be careful not to fall into the EU-application-speech-trap.

Chr-E

Posted by Pat Riva on 23/10/2019 about the introductory text for the “Use and Learn” section of the CRM site

YES

Posted by George Bruseker on 23/10/2019 about the introductory text for the “Use and Learn” section of the CRM site

Yes, edits welcome

Posted by Richard Light on 23/10/2019

YES

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Posted by Olivier Marlet on 23/10/2019

YES

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Posted by Christos Papatheodorou on 23/10/2019

YES

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Posted by Pierre Choffé

YES

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