Papers, Articles, and Presentations

This page brings together a selection of papers and presentations by members and advisers of the American Art Collaborative.

Papers and Articles

Lessons Learned in Building Linked Data for the American Art Collaborative [PDF]” by Craig Knoblock et al. in the proceedings of the International Semantic Web Conference in Vienna, Austria, October 21–25, 2017

“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, November 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

Connecting the Smithsonian American Art Museum to the Linked Data Cloud [PDF]” by Pedro Szekely, Craig A. Knoblock, Fengyu Yang, Xuming Zhu, Eleanor E. Fink, Rachel Allen, and Georgina Goodlander, May 2013

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


Guerrilla Glue: Making Collaborative Digital Innovation Projects Stick
Presentation with Duane Degler, Krisen Regina, Karina Wratschko, Sara Snyder, Kate Blanch, Liz Ehrnst,  and David Newbury, given at the 2017 Museum Computer Network conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 10, 2017

American Art Collaborative presentation by Eleanor Fink to “The Networked Curator: Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation Digital Literacy Workshop for Art Curators,” August 2017

Is Linked Open Data the way forward?
Presentation by Eleanor Fink, Shane Richey, Jeremy Tubbs, Rebecca Menendez, and Cathryn Goodwin, 2016 Museums and the Web, Los Angeles, CA, April 6-9, 2016

Report on the American Art Collaborative Project
Presentation by Shane Richey, Neal Johnson, and Kate Blanch given at 2015 Museum Computer Network conference in Minneapolis, MN, November 17, 2015

How Linked Open Data Helps Museums Collaborate, Reach New Audiences, and Improve Access to art Information Presentation by Eleanor E. Fink, INTERCOM 2015

The Blossoming of the Semantic Web
Panel presentation given at the 2013 Museum Computer Network conference in Montreal, Canada, 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 Download the full paper [PDF]

Karma: Tools for Publishing Cultural Heritage Data in the Linked Open Data Cloud
This presentation shows how the Karma tool 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
Presentation by Pedro Szekely, 2013