DOPHEDA Documentation

In keeping with its mandate to assist Canadian museums in documenting, managing, and sharing information about their collections, the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) plans to provide the resources it creates and the data it aggregates in Linked Open Data (LOD). CHIN is currently working on the semantic representation of actors and intends the Actors project to later be part of a larger DOPHEDA LOD modelisation endeavour.

The scope of this project is to consolidate, in unique records, the information pertaining to actors related to objects from Canadian museums collections. An actor includes any individual (artist, artisan, etc.) or group (manufacturer, group of artists, etc.) who took part in the creation of or is related to a collected artefact.

The documentation hereby accessible is a collection of working documents. As such, although it is publically released, it does not constitute an official publication and changes are made on an ongoing basis.

Active issues will be prioritised and closed issues will be monitored on a more punctual basis.


Karine Léonard Brouillet (CHIN), Marie-Pier Blain, Philippe Michon (CHIN), Stephen Hart (CHIN), Trang Dang (CHIN)

Main Editors:

Karine Léonard Brouillet (CHIN), Philippe Michon (CHIN), Trang Dang (CHIN)


Bruno Lemay (CHIN), Christian Vachon (McCord Stewart), Emmanuel Château-Dutier (CRIHN-UdeM), Erin Canning (AKM), Ern Bieman (CHIN), George Bruseker (TAKIN), Heather Dunn (CHIN), Isabelle Jacques (MCC), Katrina Ojaste (CHIN), Ludovic Font (CHIN), Marie-Élaine Mathieu (MCQ), Marielle St-Germain (EBSI-UdeM), Martine Lachance (CHIN), Nathalie Guénette (CHIN), Sheila Carey (CHIN), Xiaosong Chen (CIOB)

Thank Yous

Cédric Jean-Marie (CIOB), Madeleine Lafaille (CHIN), Patrick Des Ruisseaux (CIOB), CHIN’s Advisory Committee and all the participants to our GitHub Issues.


  • AKM: Aga Khan Museum
  • CHIN: Canadian Heritage Information Network
  • CIOB: Chief Information Officer Branch
  • CRIHN: Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques
  • EBSI: École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information
  • MCC: Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec
  • McCord Stewart: McCord Stewart Museum
  • MCQ: Musée de la civilisation
  • TAKIN: Ltd.
  • UdeM: Université de Montréal