Educational Briefings

During the first phase of the American Art Collaborative, under the Mellon Foundation Planning Grant of 2014, the AAC organized a series of educational webinars to help members grow their expertise in LOD and related topics. Video recordings and slide decks from those sessions have been shared here, for the benefit of AAC members as well as the public.

2014 Kickoff Meeting
Slides from the American Art Collaborative kickoff meeting and results of member survey

Linked Data and Tools
Presented to the American Art Collaborative on September 30, 2014 by Pedro Szekely – USC/Information Sciences Institute

Ontologies and the CIDOC CRM
Stephen Stead talks about ontologies, in particular the CIDOC CRM.

The Role of Linked Open Data at Yale Center for British Art
Yale Center for British Art, Emmanuelle Delmas-glass and Matthew Hargraves discuss how Yale Center for British Art converted its data to LOD and how they have seen some research applications.

Getty Vocabularies and LOD
Getty Vocabularies, Patricia Harpring and Joan Cobb cover how the Getty Research Institute hopes the vocabularies will be used as LOD and how they converted their data.

International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) for Museums
American Art Collaborative Robert Sanderson, presents several LOD use cases that illustrate how images and linked data can play together. Examples are drawn from the British Museum, Yale Center for British Art, the V & A, and the Fitzwilliam Museum.

DPLA’s objectives, platform and best practices
Tom Johnson, Metadata and Platform Architect, DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) discusses DPLA’s objectives, platform and best practices.

ResearchSpace
Dominic Oldman, ResearchSpace Principal investigator discusses the goals of ReseachSpace, tools used to create LOD and the aggregation model upon which ResearchSpace is based. He also provides LOD use cases.

Perspectives and Considerations
Duane Degler and Neal Johnson of Design for Context provide an overview of what we’ve learned in the Educational Briefings so far.

March 23 – Q&A Session 
Question and Answer session for AAC members, with ISI covering publishing open data, use of repositories like GitHub, and data formats.

Europeana
Antoine Isaac, R&D Director of the Europeana Project, discusses where Europeana is headed, and demonstrates some of their use cases and applications.