Educational Briefings

Planning Grant Educational Briefings

Kick off meeting
Slides from the American Art Collaborative kick off meeting and survey results

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 and 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 see 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.

Image Interoperability Framework 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.

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 will provide LOD use cases.

Perspectives and Considerations
Duane Degler and Neal Johnson of Design for Context

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

Educational Briefing – Antoine Isaac of Europeana
Antoine Isaac, R&D Director of the Europeana Project discusses where Europeana is headed, and a demo of some of their use cases and applications.

Papers and Articles

Connecting the Smithsonian American Art Museum to the Linked Data Cloud
Museums around the world have built databases with metadata about millions of objects, their history, the people who created them, and the entities they represent. This data is stored… [Read More]

Art Clouds: Reminiscences and Prospects for the Future
A talk by Eleanor E. Fink at Princeton University Digital World of Art History July 13, 2012 [Read More]

“Beyond the Hyperlink: Linked Open Data Creates New Opportunities,” Eleanor Fink, Museum (American Alliance of Museums), Jul/Aug. 2015

“How Linked Open Data Can Help in Locating Stolen or Looted Cultural Property,”
Eleanor E. Fink, Pedro Szekely, and Craig A. Knoblock, Springer Verlag, EuroMed Nov. 2014

“Linked Open Data: The Internet and Museums”, Eleanor Fink, American Art Review, June 2014

“Linked Open Data: Interview with Eleanor Fink,” Visual Resources: an international journal on images and their uses, Volume 30, Issue 2, 2014


Report on the American Art Collaborative Project
A panel presentation given at MCN 2015 in Minneapolis.

The Blossoming of the Semantic Web
A panel presentation given at MCN 2013 in Montreal on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

Connecting the Smithsonian American Art Museum to the Linked Data Cloud
Slides for the “Connecting the Smithsonian American Art Museum to the Linked Data Cloud.” paper presented at the 10th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), in Montpellier, May 2013. Click here to download the paper

Karma: Tools for Publishing Cultural Heritage Data in the Linked Open Data Cloud
Tools to convert data from databases to Linked Data. This presentation shows how Karma is used to publish data from cultural heritage databases to the Linked Data cloud. Karma supports conversion of data to RDF according to user-selected ontologies and linking to other datasets such as

American Art Collaborative Goals

How Linked Open Data helps Museums Collaborate, Reach New Audiences, and Improve Access to art Information
Eleanor E. Fink, Manager, American Art Collaborative

Linked Open Data on the Web

LODLAM – Linked Open Data Libraries Archives and Museums
Yale Center for British Art – Linked Open Data
Europeana – Linked Open Data
Research Space
Mis Museos