ArtFrame: Extending Library Ontologies for Works of Art

Wednesday, 4/4/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This session was presented on April 4, 2018. Access the recording and materials now:

This is the fourth session of a six-part series. View the other sessions in this series.

ArtFrame, led by Columbia University Libraries, is a domain-specific sub-project of Linked Data for Production (LD4P), a Mellon-funded, cross-institutional effort aimed at piloting the production of linked data in libraries. The ArtFrame vocabulary is an extension of BIBFRAME and LD4P/LD4L-Lab's bibliotek-o ontologies to describe works of art (both two-dimensional and three-dimensional) natively as linked data. This Webinar will discuss the work completed by Columbia staff and the ArtFrame Extension Group, including use cases , modeling areas, tools, outcomes, and lessons learned.

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduce the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) project
  • Introduce the ArtFrame domain-specific sub-project 
  • Review existing descriptive cataloging standards for works of art
  • Review use cases for describing art objects as linked data within a library environment
  • Review and outline the modeling areas for ontology development to describe art objects and their intrinsic and extrinsic properties
  • Review tools that were used throughout the project
  • Review outcomes of the project and lessons learned

Who Should Attend

Art librarians, metadata librarians, catalogers, and catalog librarians


Melanie Wacker is Metadata Coordinator at Columbia University Libraries. She works across the organization to ensure the integration of digital metadata with local and national systems. Her responsibilities include development of application profiles for digital collections, metadata creation, training, consultations, and NACO/SACO work. Melanie is currently the Columbia lead for her institution’s LD4P (Linked Data for Production) project participation. She is active in several national and international committees and task forces.
Amber Billey was the Metadata Librarian at Columbia University Libraries. Since November 2017, Amber is the Systems and Metadata Librarian at Bard College. She continues to work with Melanie on the the LD4P project and the ARTFRAME linked data ontology extension for art objects. She is the Co-Chair of the PCC BIBFRAME Task Group, and a member of the PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO.



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