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Street art documentation

By nature street art resists documentation. It is always ephemeral and often illicit and anonymous. Nevertheless street art is a highly skilled form of expression that reflects its place of creation. This projects summarizes the challenges to scholarly documentation of street art, as well potential solutions.

Exploring Cultural Ownership Through Linked Open Data: A Study of the British Museum’s Egyptian Collection

Mock grant proposal to support the improvement of the British Museum’s existing provenance linked data for its collection of 100,000+ Egyptian-made cultural artifacts. The expansion of the British Museum’s provenance linked data will allow the museum’s collection to be more fully represented in linked data visualizations, while making visualizations of the artifacts themselves more comprehensive, improving scholars’ capacity to research the histories of these artifacts and those of the cultures that produced them.

from MARC to BIBFRAME [!]

This poster seeks to overview, briefly, MARC’s limitations, the history of the transition away from MARC toward BIBFRAME, the functionality of BIBFRAME, and the opportunities and challenges presented by BIBFRAME.

The Semantic Lab: Local 496 Project and Batiste Project

The Local 496 Project transforms the American Federation of Music’s Local 496 union list into a semantic data network. This document is a 1940’s directory of the segregated African-American chapter of New Orleans jazz musicians. This project will highlight the Batiste family network, many of whom are listed in the directory.

Appraisal and ICE Detention Records: The Impact of Records Management on Government Transparency and Accountability

In 2017, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) approved Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s request to destroy records of in-custody deaths, assaults, and misconduct in timelines that range from 3-20 years. This project explores the history of ICE’s recordkeeping practices and examine NARA’s justification for this appraisal.

Publishing Linked Open Data (LOD) at the Whitney

This presentation provides an technical overview of initiating Linked Open Data (LOD) in the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the 2017-2018 LOD for Museums Fellowship.

#Hashtags: Folksonomic Metadata, Social Media Paralanguage, Marketing Appropriation

Our research briefly examines the evolution of hashtags from an online organizational tool to a cultural phenomenon that serves a rhetorical function as a paralinguistic communication method. We include an analysis of the role of hashtags as image annotation metadata and as a framework for digital library taxonomies.

Marginalization in the Dewey Decimal Classification System

This project explores the ways in which the DDCS fails to represent and/or support marginalized groups. The project explores issues with DDC and these communities through three factors: historical context, access, and authority/agency.

Cultural Galaxies: Linked Open Data in Museums

Our project considered the benefits and innovation linked open data has on museum collections. We reviewed how lod structures can be used to leverage and unite museum collections by examining how lod works, what museum projects utilize lod, and future possibilities.

Crowdsourcing in GLAMs

What is crowdsourcing and how does it apply to GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums)? This poster explores the definition of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage institutions and the advantages and disadvantages of using crowdsourcing in these contexts.

Artists’ Books: A Dynamic Atlas

The project is a mock IMLS Grant Proposal for “Artists’ Books: A Dynamic Atlas.” This pilot project will use linked open data to create a dynamic mapping interface that indicates the home libraries of artists’ books located within New York. Led by the MoMA Library in partnership with the Frick Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum, and Metropolitan Museum, the dynamic atlas will deepen engagement with these unique collections; allow users to visualize connections between artists, books, and institutions; and make project data available for use on the open web.

Expanding the Linked Jazz Universe

Highlighting contributions to the Linked Jazz project, including the creation of linked data from historical photo metadata and, more recently, performance history data from Carnegie Hall and online jazz discographies.

Library Collection Assessment: Korean Modern and Contemporary Art

This project explores library collection assessment tools and methodologies to locate institutions with the most comprehensive coverage of Korean modern art books in the US.. The process evaluates two collection-based electronic data mining methods and experiments with OCLC’s WorldCat FirstSearch as an assessment tool.

Grad Student Syncopation: Contributing to Linked Jazz

This poster highlights our research as student members of the Linked Jazz project, an ongoing exploration in applying Linked Open Data (LOD) technologies to cultural heritage materials. Research directions include the use of LOD for dataset enrichment in digital humanities research; creating RDF triples to describe image resource types; and mapping elements from various music and jazz databases to assign entities and properties from ontologies.

Art Documentation

Panel discussion exploring the current methodologies regarding the documentation, description, and management of artist records and their works of art in three distinct professional environments– working with a living artist, working in a foundation, and working in a museum setting.

Searchable Cemeteries

This project centered on the creation of a linked-data friendly JSON-LD schema for storage and retrieval of cemetery records. I used python scripts to query a crowd-sourced database (BillionGraves.com), normalize the data and ingest it in the JSON-LD schema.

A Librarian’s Guide to Folksonomies

In today’s world, technology has caused many aspects of librarianship to evolve, and has started to integrate new and intuitive ways to organize information. Folksonomies are an example…

Music Classification in the Digital Age

Music Digital Cataloging An overview of music cataloging in the digital age, with special attention to the treatment of genre. A brief history, various current approaches, from controlled…

Europeana, DPLA, and Bibframe: The Future of Open Cultural Heritage?

    Three recent projects demonstrate a move towards greater institutional convergence, data openness and read-write culture.  First, Europeana launched in 2008 as Europe’s response to Google Books…