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Tuesday, February 27 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Everything Old is New: Metadata Migration and Enrichment

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Metadata cleanup is always a difficult, time consuming, and costly task. Reconciling metadata with Linked Open Data (LOD) authorities and other authorities, especially for personal names and organizations, can make this task even more difficult. This session will address the challenges associated with legacy and authority metadata, as well as new processes and tools required to normalize and enrich such data for facilitating innovative models of information access and discovery.

Two presentations will focus on the Getty Provenance Index Remodel project, a three-year project to model and transform the Getty Provenance Index databases, a resource for provenance, collecting and art markets studies, into Linked Open Data. Melissa Gill and Jon Ward will focus on processes for reconciling Getty Provenance Index data with the Getty Vocabularies as part of the LOD release. Kelly Davis will provide a deep dive into the practical challenges faced when re-structuring legacy data. For the third presentation, David Lowe will discuss the Photographers' Identities Catalog at the New York Public Library and his research reconciling photographers with other large data sets and controlled vocabularies, enhancing the biographical data, and publishing the catalog online.

Melissa Gill and Jonathan Ward, “Linking Across the Getty: Reconciling the Getty Provenance Index and the Getty Vocabularies”
Kelly Davis, “Information Icebergs: Metadata in Legacy Projects”
David Lowe, “Photographic research and the Photographers' Identities Catalog”

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Alexandra Provo

Metadata Librarian (NYU) and Access and Preservation Advisor (Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide), New York University

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Kelly Davis

Metadata Specialist, Getty Research Institute
2014 graduate of Pratt Institute MLIS and Art History Master's program. Since then: Getty Provenance Index. Interested in LOD, collections as data, IIIF, legacy metadata, the linked.art model, reconcilation issues, the future of art research data.
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Melissa Gill

Metadata Specialist, Getty Research Institute
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David Lowe

Specialist, Photography Collection, New York Public Library

Jonathan Ward

Editor, Getty Research Institute

Tuesday February 27, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Hilton: Gramercy West