SCROL application profile

Steven Wu, Barbara Reed, Paul Loke

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The National Heritage Board's virtual repository project resulted in SCROL ("Singapore Cultural Resources Online") which was launched in August 2006. This web-based repository pulls data and images from multiple information resources without the need to modify the existing databases. For advanced resource discovery, SCROL is equipped with a metadata search facility that retrieves relevant museum and archive records which have been ingested from several independent databases. Arguably, the SCROL application profile development has been an evolutionary process that restructured and refined existing schemas and standards in use. The final phase saw the consolidation of metadata elements through a methodological approach that also integrated a comprehensive subject taxonomy. This paper presents a case study in designing a Dublin Core-compliant application profile for cultural heritage. The rationale used in selecting and refining the SCROL element set so as to accommodate existing schemas in order to enable data re-use is explained. Future maintenance and review issues are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDC 2007 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
Subtitle of host publication"Application Profiles: Theory and Practice"
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2007 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 27 Aug 200731 Aug 2007
Conference number: 7th

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
ISSN (Print)1939-1358
ISSN (Electronic)1939-1366


ConferenceInternational Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2007
Abbreviated titleDC 2007


  • A2O
  • Application profile
  • Archive
  • Cultural heritage
  • Element refinement
  • Metadata element set
  • Metadata search
  • National Heritage Board
  • Resource discovery
  • Subject taxonomy
  • Virtual repository

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