The Data Harvesting and Interchange Working Group provides information about, and supports the development and application of, formats and techniques for harvesting and interchanging information of relevance to the museum community.
The initial focus of the Data Harvesting and Interchange Working Group is to centralize information and activities that are currently taking place with Lightweight Information Describing Objects (LIDO) under a committee that can sustain its understanding, advancement, exposure, and applicability. LIDO is a format for contributing museum information for resource discovery.
The Working Group serves as a place to bring together documentation and material for LIDO, along with information on CDWA Lite, and museumdat, the two XML schemas upon which LIDO is based. The Working Group will provide a history of developments and provide material to help understand how the schemas evolved. The Working Group will serve as the source for the most up-to-date information about advancements with LIDO, and serve as a place to evaluate its progress, implementations and understanding within the greater community.
The Working Group is co-chaired by:
Independant Consultant, Digital Strategy for Museums & the Cultural Heritage Sector, Chicago, USA
Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, Germany