The CIDOC CRM, an Ontological Approach to Schema Heterogeneity
- Martin Doerr
- Semantic Interoperability and Integration
Figure 1 illustrates an evolutionary view of the problem, taken from the perspective of the traditional library. Here we point the Internet as the most recent relevant factor in the evolution of the “library”, in the following of a series of others. From those we stress the generic introduction of the computer in the library, which had an impact in the digital catalogue and in the definition of the first standards for bibliographic description. That was followed by the first data communication services (X.25, TELNET, BBS Bulletin Board Systems, etc.), providing remote access to the catalogue and to other common library’s services. In the late 80's we had the emerging of the personal computer and the CD-ROM, which brought the digitized library providing now access to also the contents. Finally, and finally we had the Internet and the World Wide Web, with which we are working today.