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Exploring an alternative perspective on provenance

July 21, 2015

After a long hiatus, the next meeting of Cardigan Continuum London has finally been organised for 14th September at 6pm.  The challenge for those coming along is to read and gain some understanding of the W3C PROV Standard.

According to the W3C Group on Provenance ‘Provenance is information about entities, activities, and people involved in producing a piece of data or thing, which can be used to form assessments about its quality, reliability or trustworthiness.’ Is this a definition we recognise? Is this a standard we understand? What (if anything) does its development mean for archives and records management? Can we even follow the standard, expressed as it is in a language many of us are not familiar with? All these questions and more will be open for discussion, so please join us.

The venue is to be confirmed, so please email me at if you would like to come along and I will send you the final details in due course.

P.S. If you get stuck – this article might help “Requirements for Provenance on the Web”, Paul Groth, Yolanda Gil, James Cheney and Simon Miles, International Journal of Digital Curation, 2012, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 39-56.

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