Chiara Veninata

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Chiara Veninata

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After university, where she studied Cultural Heritage Preservation, she took a master degree for Qualified researcher in archival/documental analysis through use of information technology and formal model (XML, XSL, XSLT, RDF). For more than ten years she worked at the Rome Research Consortium and she gained expertise in the field of formal languages, markup languages and ontologies. From 2010 to 2014 she worked at Archivio Centrale dello Stato in Rome and since 2012 she was involved in projects on digitization of finding aids and Linked Open Data for archival description. She has also been teaching in training courses, specialization courses, conferences and university masters at the University La Sapienza, Special School for Archivists and Librarians and at the University of Tuscia, Department of Cultural Heritage Conservation. In recent years she consolidated expertise on long-term preservation of electronic records, with teaching positions on these issues for staff of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture. Since November 2014 she works at Directorate General Organization of the Ministry for Heritage and Cultural Activities and Tourism. Currently she attends the second year of the PhD on “Documentation Studies, Linguistics & Literature” at University “La Sapienza” in Rome.

Interest in LODLAM

There are some valid ontologies, besides CIDOC, for the description of cultural heritage in all its details and complexity? There are tools that can guide holders of the cultural domain databases in choosing the best possible way to model their data?
It could be useful the design of an annotated register of classes and properties ot the ontologies more widely used for the description of the cultural heritage that allows to systematize the acquired knowledge and to provide support for all those who are preparing to publish the data set according to the paradigm of open linked data?




Library, Archive, Museum, Humanities, Academic, Research

Linked Open Data Projects

In 2012, I was involved in Reload Project ( that aimed to foster experimentation with the technology and methods of linked open data for archival resources. Its goal is the creation of a web of linked archival data.
Than, I was involved in the publication of many datasets produced by Archivio Centrale dello Stato in Rome (, using linked open data technologies.
In 2014 I contributed – with the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Council of Research (CNR) – to the publication of Cultural-ON (, an ontology for cultural institutions and sites and cultural event (the site is under costruction:, used for the modelization of data about 8.000 cultural institutions in Italy.
Now I'm attending the second year of PhD at University of Rome "La Sapienza" with a research on linked open data and ontologies for the description of cultural heritage: criteria for the design of metadata register.
My next effort will be the publication of the catalog of national cultural heritage in linked open data, published by the Central Institute of Cataloguing and Documentation of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.


Università degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza"