Title: Metadata for Architectural Contents in Europe
Authors: Boeykens, Stefan
Santana Quintero, Mario
Neuckermans, Herman #
Issue Date: 9-Sep-2009
Publisher: Vienna University of Technology
Host Document: Book of Abstracts
Conference: 15th Virtual Systems and MultiMedia Conference edition:15 location:Vienna, Austria date:9-12 September 2009
Abstract: MACE (Metadata for Architectural Contents in Europe) is a European eContentplus project to connect and make more accessible architectural repositories and archives. The project develops community-based services, providing a framework for finding, acquiring, sharing and discussing architectural knowledge. MACE can be customized for e-learning purposes and makes small repositories reachable to a larger number of users.

The MACE system provides its services on the base of collected information from available content (metadata harvesting). The complete content is left with the original repository owners, who keep an independent role, maintaining their own access, structure and right policies.

To make digital architectural archives interoperable, the MACE system utilizes open standards, for this reason an ‘application profile’ was created to better describe Architectural Content. This extension is based on several existing classifications systems, such as CI/SfB, Uniclass and the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus.

Additionally, to provide multi-lingual facilities, classification terms are being translated into different European languages. This abstract discusses how the MACE system can empower researchers and archivists to disseminate their reference material available online, supported by powerful MACE data visualization tools and to link them with other relevant content in other repositories. A set of tools in development can be visited at
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Research Group CAAD, Design- and Building Methodology (-)
Department of Architecture - miscellaneous
Research Group Architectural History and Conservation (-)
# (joint) last author

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