A museum has put great effort in the creation of keyword lists, thesauri and glossaries. It would be a shame if this structuring information would no longer be used in a digital knowledge-sharing system.
The museum owns all sorts of descriptions, such as descriptions in dictionaries and encyclopedia, and also object descriptions contained in collection databases. These, in combination with the keyword lists, thesauri and glossaries, could provide the basis for digital knowledge sharing.
Thesauri are often substantial in size. If they are converted for a digital knowledge-sharing system, it should be easy to check if the conversion has been successful and to check for the source of any errors. The knowledge-sharing sytem must therefore be transparant.