Vogeler, Georg ORCID: 0000-0002-1726-1712 (2019). Versioning Charters: On the Multiple Identities of Historical Legal Documents and their Digital Representation. In: Versioning Cultural Objects : Digital Approaches, pp. 127-150. Norderstedt: BoD. ISBN 978-3-7504-2702-0

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This chapter proposes a model for the concept of versions and how it can be applied in the scholarly discipline of diplomatics, the study of historical legal documents. It describes the various concepts and physical things the discipline of diplomatics connects with the term charter, as well as the practice of people working with them. The chapter also connects the history of preparing, engrossing and copying charters, with the archival and scholarly practices of describing, editing, or photographing, including transforming charters into digital representations. By drawing on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographical Records (FRBR), the Vocabulaire Internationale de la Diplomatique, and charter databases such as monasterium.net and The Making of Charlemagne’s Europe, the author argues that a model for versions of charters should not start with a definition of charter, but rather with the network of relationships which can be considered instantiations of versioning. W3C Resource Description Framework (RDF) representations of the data fragments used to represent a charter—for example images, descriptions, texts, legal actions, archival and other identifiers—allow a giant graph of charter versions to be created and help to use and approach the rich set of charter databases as integrated resource.

Item Type: Book Section, Proceedings Item or annotation in a legal commentary
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Vogeler, GeorgUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-1726-1712UNSPECIFIED
EditorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Bleier, RomanUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0003-4674-1042UNSPECIFIED
Corporate Creators: Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-106529
Title of Book: Versioning Cultural Objects : Digital Approaches
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik
Volume: 13
Page Range: pp. 127-150
Date: 2019
Publisher: BoD
Place of Publication: Norderstedt
ISSN: 2197-6945
ISBN: 978-3-7504-2702-0
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Zentrale Forschungseinrichtungen > Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH)
Subjects: Generalities, Science
Data processing Computer science
Library and information sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Digital HumanitiesEnglish
Digitale EditionenGerman
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Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/10652


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