These readings should serve as an introduction to some of the issues we need to discuss and to bring us all on the same page regarding technical vocabulary. I realize that these readings will be very basic to some of you while they may be useful for others. Pick and choose as you like, and feel free to suggest others.


3 responses to “Readings

    Harpring, Patricia (2009) Introduction to Metadata: Metadata Standards Crosswalk. Getty.
    A useful table that provides a crosswalk of elements and standards across CCO, CDWA, and VRA and more.

  2. There’s lots of useful reading material for linked data and archaeology/art history from the LAWDI workshops held in the USA in 12 and 13. These might be useful:
    Linked data for the uninitiated
    Linking outside the box (Linked data for the uninitiated part 2)
    Assorted papers from the LAWDI workshop:
    Reading list from LAWDI:
    The British Museum ResearchSpace project (bit heavy): and I’ve put all the thesauri in downloadable format onto github as csv files: which gives you lots of stable uris. The Getty thesauri are good, but there’s alternatives which are open and can be used.

  3. Here is a bibliographic selection of materials I have been consulting for a potential conference presentation on thesauri use in digital repositories of medieval manuscripts:

    Park, J., & Tosaka, Y. (2010). Metadata creation practices in digital repositories and collections: Schemata, selection criteria, and interoperability. Information Technology and Libraries, 29(3), 104-116. Retrieved from

    Chopey, M. (2005). Planning and implementing a metadata-driven digital repository. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 40(3-4). doi: 10.1300/J104v40n03_12

    Patra, C. (2008). Digital repository in ceramics: a metadata study. The Electronic Library, 26(4), 561-581. doi: 10.1108/02640470810893792
    (This article in particular is interesting because it highlights the importance of domain-specific vocabularies to digital repositories)

    Pattuelli, M. (2011). Modeling a domain ontology for cultural heritage resources: A user- centered approach. Journal Of The American Society For Information Science & Technology, 62(2), 314-342. doi:10.1002/asi.21453

    Ruotsalo, T., Aroyo, L., & Schreiber, G. (2009). Knowledge-based linguistic annotations of digital cultural heritage collections. Intelligent Systems, IEEE, 24(2), 64-75. doi:10.1109/MIS.2009.32

    Baca, M. (2003). Practical issues in applying metadata schemas and controlled vocabularies to cultural heritage information. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 36(3-4), 47-55.

    Isaac, A., Scholbach, S., Matthezing, H., Zinn, C. (2008). Integrated access to cultural heritage resources through representation and alignment of controlled vocabularies. Library Review, 57(3), 187-199. doi: 10.1108/00242530810865475.

    Baxter, G., & Anderson, D. (1996). Image indexing and retrieval: Some problems and proposed solutions. Internet Research, 6(4), 67-76.

    Tolkoff, I. (2010). The path toward global interoperability in cataloging. Information Technology and Libraries, 29(1), 30-33,39. Retrieved from

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