The DM2E Model v1.0

A specialisation of the EDM for handwritten manuscripts

This month, we have finished the first operational version of our DM2E model (v1.0), a specialisation of the EDM for handwritten manuscripts. The ontology has been developed within Work Package 2 with a lot of input from others in the project. Especially results of extensive mapping workshops with our data providers were integrated into the model. Metadata of various formats like TEI, EAD and MARC21 was analysed and used to create new classes and properties that specialise the current EDM.


 Screenshot from the DM2E model representation on Neologism.

How to get the DM2E model?

You can find the specification of the model…

… as a pdf file and in the owl ontology, which can both be downloaded from the documents section

… as well as an html representation on Neologism via the dm2e schema namespace:

For more information, please write to julia.iwanowa (at) or evelyn.droege (at)

We are glad to get your feedback or to hear from your own modelling experiences!

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