A new version of ISO 21127 (the ISO version of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model) is now available. ISO 21127:2014 A reference ontology for the interchange of cultural heritage information supersedes ISO 21127:2006.
The ISO publication is available in English and French and can be purchased online at www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm
The updated standard includes many revisions and corrections and a helpful diagrammatic representation of the ontology.
The report of the 2014 CIDOC Summer School in Lubbock, Texas is now available. Take a look to see what you missed... and come along to the 2015 edition.
Recordings of four presentations from the CIDOC Training Programme are now available online. These four introductory modules make up the Documentation Essentials unit and were presented at the 2012 CIDOC Summer School event at the Museum of Texas Tech University. Each presentation consists of slides accompanied by a soundtrack in English. Please let us know if you find them useful.
Minutes of the CIDOC 2014 AGM are now available online. These include the Working Group reports:
A remark concerning the planning of the 2015 CIDOC training programme in Brazil, made by the Secretary of CIDOC Maija Ekosaari during the Annual General Meeting, was interpreted by many of those present as a disrespectful reference to a national stereotype. Ms Ekosaari recognises that her remark was open to misinterpretation and sincerely apologises for any offence given.
CIDOC wishes to underline that it holds its Brazilian colleagues in the highest esteem, does not condone or approve of stereotyping in any context and believes that all individuals should be judged on their own merits, regardless of their nationality, race, ethnicity, age, faith or gender.