Museums and the Web 2017
Museums and the Web took place in Cleveland, OH between April 19th and 22nd. I had the opportunity to attend for a few sessions and learn more about linked data, IIIF, and other technologies for sharing content with other institutions to create rich experiences for researchers and visitors.
Website Redesign Mistakes
A panel of professionals from the Ford Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, and the Warhol Museum share lessons learned in the process of building and migrating content to new platforms. Using their case studies they explain how other institutions can employ user focused practices to create better experiences for digital patrons.
Building Distributed Online Exhibitions with IIIF
The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) enables institutions to expose their content in ways that users and developers can remix into unique experiences. In this survey Robert Sanderson explains what IIIF is, how to get started with it, and tools for consuming and integrating content from distributed institutions into rich digital exhibitions.
Historical Journeys with the Getty Thesaurus
The Getty Thesauri are a core staple for anyone looking to integrate linked data into systems rich with content related to artists, geographic locations, or architectural concepts. With a little knowledge of SPARQL anyone can mine this database for new relationship. Marcia Zeng, Gregg Garcia, and Jonathan Ward demonstrate where to get started during this session.
Limked Open Data enables systems to share concepts with each others in powerful ways that can enable rich experiences and discovery. Along with Jonathan Ward and Gregg Garcia Marcia Zeng shows how to utlize linked open data tools to query the Getty vocabularies and repurpose them.