Title: Data and Metadata in Architectural Repositories
Authors: Neuckermans, Herman ×
Wolpers, Martin
Casaer, Mathias
Heylighen, Ann #
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Southeast University Press Pub
Host Document: Digitization and Globalization. CAADRIA 2007 [Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia] pages:489-497
Conference: International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) edition:12 location:Nanjing (China) date:19-21 April 2007
Abstract: In many schools all over the world, teachers as well as researchers have been
developing digital learning contents. These contents exist mostly in isolation; that
means in and within a school or in the personal files, although it would be much
more profitable to the community of teachers in architecture to share the results of
all these efforts.
In this paper we present and discuss two different strategies regarding this ambition:
The first develops digital pedagogical material and tries to invite others to contribute
in order to create a big repository. As an example we will present DYNAMO, a
dynamic architectural memory on-line built over the last 8 years, with to date more
than 600 architectural projects fully documented with plans, pictures, texts and a
fairly developed category search engine.
In the second approach every owner of a repository keeps his/her data and shares its
content with others through a central search engine. As an example we will present
and discuss a recently launched EU-programme called MACE – Metadata for
Architectural Contents in Europe – which aims at enhancing the metadata of as
many as possible different repositories in order to allow searches by distant partners.
Real access conditions to the data still will remain those specific for each repository.
The purpose of this paper is to share information and (similar?) experiences in Asia or outside Europe in general.
Description: CAADRIA 2007, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in ASIA, Nanjing (China)
ISBN: 978-7564109257
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Department of Architecture - miscellaneous
Informatics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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