Issue 470: CRM base introduction - updated graphs

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In the 45th joint meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and SO/TC46/SC4/WG9; 38th FRBR – CIDOC CRM Harmonization meeting, the sig defining the Layout of the CIDOC CRM official version discussed and among the decisions taken   about the new version of CRMbase, was the updating of the graphs in the introduction of the CRMbase document.  

Heraklion, October 2019

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Posted by Martin on 20/1/2020

Dear All,

Here my updates for the introduction to the basic concepts.


Posted by Martin on 21/1/2020

Dear all,

Here my complete set of graphs proposed.

Should I send to crm-sig, or would you first like to comment?

I would show the space-time graph as the last one, with the comment that readers not interested in the details may ignore it. The other three would be sufficient...


Posted by George on 22/01/2020

Hi Martin,

Can you send it as a PDF? Don’t have that version of MS Office and it is not as legible in other programmes. From what I see it looks very concise and up to date. Shall we put in the official colour scheme for consistency sake? I can’t tell from the version I am looking at but also playing with the font sizes on properties might create better readability. Another approach for the diagrams would be to use a made for purpose diagram software like which is free and open source. We could have official versions of these diagrams available online where they could be edited collaboratively. These could be embedded both in the word doc version of CRM but also in the website. The advantage to this would be to have a single source for change and update.  I would be happy to re-represent these diagrams in if we wanted to take such an approach. Otherwise looks quite excellent and like the present state of affairs.

Posted by Martin on 27/1/2020

Here the complete HW. I resend the respective e-mails under issue nr 438. Issue 326 is closed. Please use attached slide nr .2 for the presentation in the SIG.


In the 46th joint meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG9; 39th FRBR - CIDOC CRM Harmonization meeting;  the sig decided to merge this issue with issue 457 (harmonization of graphical documentation about CRM).

The issue closed.

Athens, February 2020