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Sunday, March 22 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Linked Open Data: Interconnectivity Amplified

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The Getty Vocabularies and Linked Open Data
Jon Ward, Senior Vocabulary Program Editor, Getty Research Institute
Migrating to Linked Open Data: The University of Oregon’s Approach — Sarah Seymore, Digital Metadata Technician, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Oregon Libraries
Julia Simic, Metadata and Digital Production Librarian, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Oregon Libraries

Dan Lipcan, Digital Initiatives and Metadata Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Beth Morris, Assistant Librarian, Reference Library and Archives, Yale Center for British Art

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and current Director of the W3C, has called linked open data (LOD) efforts “the most potentially world-changing” movement. Linked data, the first practical expression of the Semantic Web, forms a set of best practices for publishing and connecting structured data by utilizing URIs (Unique Resource Identifiers) and RDF (Resource Description Framework).

The Semantic Web will allow structured data to be discovered, enhanced, and/or acted upon automatically, thereby making the data more useful beyond the confines of individual repositories. LOD sets allow others, including machines, to connect, visualize, and interpret data in ways that the original publisher may not have imagined. Addressing this critical work will help the ARLIS/NA community maximize the accessibility and interoperability of our works of art and research resources.

In this session, Sarah Seymore and Julie Simic will discuss how the University of Oregon migrated its digital collections to a new content management system and to linked open data (LOD). Specifically, she will give a practical description of the methodologies used for transitioning to LOD with a focus on the visual resource and historic photograph collections.

Jon Ward will present his paper that explores issues surrounding releases of the Getty vocabularies — Art & Architecture Thesaurus® (AAT), Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names® (TGN), Union List of Artist Names® (ULAN), and Cultural Objects Name Authority® (CONA) — as LOD, which have been described as “game changers” in accessing art information.

Limited Seating
Recorded Session Available Spring 2015

Sunday March 22, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

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