Introductory webinar: Why Linked Data?


This webinar took place online.

This webinar introduced conservators to the ideas of the Semantic Web and demonstrated cases where Linked Data is a useful technology for disseminating conservation records. The webinar was also an opportunity for the Network partners to meet online for the first time.

The webinar was recorded and videos of the contributions are currently being shared.


(complete YouTube playlist here )

  • 15.30-15.40 Welcome and introduction to the project - Kristen St. John (Stanford University)
  • 15.40-15.50 Introduction to Linked Data for conservators - Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
  • 15.50-16.10 Gallery Systems and Conservation Studio: Considerations and Challenges for Linked Data - Jay Hoffman, Vadim Soshkin, Karen Waldemar (Gallery Systems)
  • 16.10-16.30 Arches and Linked Art: A Platform for Linked Data Conservation - Dennis Wuthrich (Farallon Geographics) and Rob Sanderson (the J. Paul Getty Trust)
  • 16.30-16.50 Conservation data and ResearchSpace - Dominic Oldman (British Museum)
  • 16.50-17.00 Questions / Discussion (facilitated by Athanasios Velios, Kristen St. John and Ryan Lieu)
  • 17.00-17.30 Preparations for Terminology workshop - Kristen St. John
  • 17.30 End