LIDO (Lightweight Information Describing Objects)

Organisation Internatonal Council of Museums (ICOM)

LIDO (Lightweight Information Describing Objects) is designed to deliver structured metadata, this is an XML schema for harvesting cultural heritage information to use in portals. The site includes specifications and introductory material and states:

LIDO is an XML harvesting schema. The schema is intended for delivering metadata, for use in a variety of online services, from an organization’s online collections database to portals of aggregated resources, as well as exposing, sharing and connecting data on the web. It is not intended to be used as a basis for a collection management system or to support loan and acquisition activities.

Rights ICOM 2010
Published 2010
Format Web pages
Creator Internatonal Council of Museums (ICOM)