Terminology workshop

Terminology icon
Thursday, 06 June, 2019 - 14:30 PDT

This workshop took place in Stanford, Redwood City, California.
If you wish to be involved in terminology after this workshop please contact us. We seek experts in a variety of conservation domains.

Conservators use many vocabularies in their descriptions. As a result of this workshop we will report on the current landscape of terminology in conservation, test available tools and propose future work.

Preliminary programme

Thursday 6th of June - technology primers

  • 14:30-15:00 Welcome and housekeeping - Kristen St. John (Stanford University)
  • 15:00-15:30 Knowledge Organisation Systems (KOS) - Jon Ward (the J. Paul Getty Trust)
  • 15:30-16:00 Linked Open Data primer (LOD) - Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
  • 16:00-16:30 LOD KOS - Marcia Zeng (Kent State University)
  • 16:30-17:00 Getty AAT as LOD and conservation terms - Jon Ward (the J. Paul Getty Trust)
  • 17:30-19:30 Social meet-up

Friday 7th of June - work on vocabularies

  • 9:00-9:30 Registration
  • 9:30-9:45 Welcome and questionnaire analysis - Kristen St. John (Stanford University)
  • 9:45-10:30 Combining, linking and reusing KOS vocabularies - Marcia Zeng (Kent State University)
  • 10:30-11:15 Introduction to the CIDOC-CRM - Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
  • 11:15-12:00 Thesaurus alignment and backbone thesaurus - Eleni Tsoulouha (Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas)
  • 12:00-12:30 BioPortal - John Graybeal (Stanford University)
  • 12:30-13:00 Discussion on long-term outputs (facilitated by Athanasios Velios and Kristen St. John)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-14:20 Scope of the afternoon sessions and groups - Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
  • 14:20-14:50 Break out session - check for vocabulary coverage
  • 14:50-15:00 Findings
  • 15:00-15:30 Break out session - check for alignment
  • 15:30-15:40 Findings + coffee
  • 15:40-16:20 Break out session - check for SKOSification/LODification
  • 16:20-17:00 Break-out session - shaping of new projects

Please fill in the project questionnaire on terminology over here.


Stanford, Redwood City, California.