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Wednesday, February 28 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
PHAROS: The Photo Archive Re-Imagined for Digital Art History: Sponsor - Frick Art Reference Library

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PHAROS, The International Consortium of Photographic Archives, launched its website in June 2016. What is Pharos, and how will its goal to digitize 25 million photographs of art and architecture (with 30% available by 2020) effect the art information community? Gregory Most will provide context to photoarchives in a digital age and introduce the consortium. The Photo Archive of the Yale Center for British Art has a remarkable history from its beginnings to the recent digitization project that created digital surrogates for the majority of the collection. Kraig Binkowski will look at this latest project - the decisions surrounding it and how they were informed by the collection’s history and by the desire to align with the goals of the PHAROS consortium. Melissa Fournier will look at the YCBA Photo Archive and PHAROS through an intellectual property lens, touching on the IP and copyright issues that affect the entire consortium. Louisa Ruby will discuss how computer vision will enable discovery of an individual work of art in multiple iterations of photographs and will introduce how MARC data describing works of art is being mapped to CIDOC-CRM as it becomes Linked Open Data as well as the pros/cons of IIIF compliance. Lukas Klic will discuss the digitization program of the Berenson Photo Archive and show semantic enrichment using the CIDOC-CRM model and transformation to Linked Open Data will allow the collection to be interoperable with that of other PHAROS member institutions.

Gregory P. J. Most, “The Metamorphosis of Photoarchives from Paper to Pixels”
Kraig Binkowski and Melissa Fournier, “From Tactile to Virtual: the Long Road to Discovery for the Photo Archives of the Yale Center for British Art”
Louisa Wood Ruby, “Harnessing Technology for Art History:  Image Recognition, CIDOC-CRM and PHAROS”
Lukas Klic, “(mass)Digitizing the Berenson Photo archive at Villa I Tatti: Metadata Creation, Enrichment, and Discovery”

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Gregory P.J. Most

Chief, Department of Image Collections, Library, National Gallery of Art

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Kraig Binkowski

Chief Librarian, Reference Library and Archives, Yale Center for British Art

Melissa Fournier

Head of Imaging and Intellectual Property, Yale Center for British Art
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Lukas Klic

Manager of Information Services & Digital Initiatives, Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
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Louisa Wood Ruby

Head of Research, Frick Art Reference Library
PHAROS: The International Consortium of Photoarchives: ARIES: ARt Image Exploration Space

Wednesday February 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Hilton: Gramercy West