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ALCTS webinar: ArtFrame: Extending Library Ontologies for Works of Art

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

ALCTS webinar: ArtFrame: Extending Library Ontologies for Works of Art


Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 pm Central, and 2 pm Eastern time.


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


This series of six webinars builds on the introductory series om MARC to BIBFRAME: Linked Data on the Ground, which was presented in fall 2016 and is now available free of charge. It describes the continuing BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress as well as within the broader information community.  


Description: 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 is the Metadata Librarian at Columbia University Libraries where she works with colleagues to ensure the application of local and national standards for the creation and maintenance of digital metadata to enable information organization and discovery. Amber works 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.




Registration Fees for single webinar:  ALCTS Member $43; Non-member $59; Group rate $129  

Registration fees for webinar series:  ALCTS Member $172; Non-member $236; Group rate $516  

How to Register: Complete the individual webinar online registration form or the complete series online registration form. You must log in to register.


For additional information about this webinar, please go to the following website:



For more information about this series of webinars, please go to the following website: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/MARCtoBIBFRAME


ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.


Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.