A Comparison of the Metadata Used in Some European Archives with Special Reference to Ottoman Records

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Yılmaz Şentürk E.

Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies, vol.3, no.4, pp.303-319, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies
  • Page Numbers: pp.303-319


Ottoman records are distinct from contemporary records both in terms of diplomatic characteristics and content. It is for this reason that Ottoman records should not be described by metadata elements developed for contemporary records. In addition, no publications or standards aimed at the description of Ottoman documents have been encountered. This study has researched which metadata are used to describe Ottoman records found in collections in Turkey and Europe.