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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.

Presentations:
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”

Moderators
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Alexandra Provo

Digital Production Editor, and Access and Preservation Advisor, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, NYU Division of Libraries

Speakers
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Kelly Davis

Metadata Specialist, Getty Research Institute
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Melissa Gill

Digital Projects Manager, Getty Research Institute
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David Lowe

Photography Specialist, New York Public Library
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Jonathan Ward

Editor, J. Paul Getty Trust


Tuesday February 27, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hilton: Gramercy West 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Attendees (149)