Many types of entities which play a role a role in the RNA use cases, for instance:
The RNA-project deals with linking knowledge (in the form of articles, object descriptions, images, audiovisuals etcetera), and to realize that all entities must be modelled in a more or less unified way.
Topics we work on in this product group:
Cidoc-crm is a model for the description of museum objects (among other things) developed by the International Concil of Museums (ICOM). It is shortly to become officially accepted as an ISO standard. Cidoc is a department within ICOM; crm stands for conceptual reference model. The model is object-oriented and RDF-compatible.
The main advantage of object description in Cidoc-crm/RDF format has to be that it creates a very flexible and generally usable model that can also be linked very easily to reference structures that have also been set up according to the RDF format. Currently there exists relatively little knowledge of and experience with regard to the practical application of Cidoc-crm.