[March 28, 2002] LEAF (Linking and Exploring Authority Files) "is a three year project, started in March 2001, co-funded by the European Commission Information Society Technologies Programme and is developing a model architecture for a distributed search system harvesting existing name authority information aiming at automatically establishing a user needs based common name authority file in a specific sector highly relevant to the cultural heritage of Europe. The project results will be implemented by extending an existing, fully functional, international online Search and Retrieval service network of OPACs that provides information about modern manuscripts and letters, the MALVINE project, and to extend this into a global multilingual and multimedia information service about persons and corporate bodies based on user needs. The model architecture is intended to be applicable to other kinds of cultural/scientific objects and data, ensuring through the use of authority file information that the representation of the objects in question is one of high quality..."
"LEAF is participating in the development of an XML format for authority records and archival context information - EAC (Encoding Archival Context). Results from testing the first version of EAC within LEAF will contribute to the development of the public version, which is expected to be launched in 2002."
Public deliverables include a Report on a Recommended Name DTD, Mapping between the name DTD and a name metadata set, a Report on the XML encoding, and conversion tools for the name data.
- LEAF website
- "Recommended Name DTD." By Gunnar Karlsen. October 30, 2001. Project LEAF: Linking and Exploring Authority Files. LEAF Deliverable Number: D 4.1. Project: IST-2000-26323. 27 pages. "This document is the report on a recommended name Document Type Definition (DTD), prepared for the Project LEAF (Linking and Exploring Authority Files; project number IST-2000-26323). This document was done under Work Package 4.0 (Data Representation Study) of the current project. The purpose of this document is to establish a name XML DTD for the project and show how it integrates with the metadata set. The markup permitted in a particular XML application can be documented in a DTD. The DTD lists all legal markup and specifies where and how the markup may be included in a document. Particular document instances can then be compared to the DTD. Documents that match the DTD are said to be valid..." [cache]
- LEAF Newsletter
- Dissemination and Use Plan
- "LEAF - Linking and Exploring Authority Files." In D-Lib Magazine, September 2001. Contributed by: Ulrike Beermann (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany).
- "MALVINE and LEAF Projects Promote Library Sharing in Europe" By Hans-Jörg Lieder. In OCLC Newsletter Number 254 (November-December 2001), pages 9-10.
- Related project: Manuscripts and Letters Via Integrated Networks in Europe (MALVINE)
- Related project: "Encoded Archival Context Initiative (EAC)."
- "Markup Languages for Names and Addresses" - Main reference page.