In collaboration with the Art Libraries Society of North America's Cataloging Advisory Committee (ARLIS CAC), the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, The Clark Library, and the Morgan Library & Museum, Columbia University Libraries led an effort to develop ArtFrame
, a BIBFRAME ontology extension for the description of two-and three-dimensional artworks. For questions or comments, please contact Melanie Wacker, Metadata Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries: mw2064 [ at ] columbia dot edu
NOTE:As described in the next section, this effort developed into the Art & Rare Materials BIBFRAME Ontology Extension.
NOTE: As of June 2018, the Art Libraries Society of North America's Cataloging Advisory Committee has begun to explore continued development and maintenance of ARM, in partnership with RBMS' Bibliographic Standards Committee and other community partners.
|The Art & Rare Materials BIBFRAME Ontology Extension|
The Art & Rare Materials BIBFRAME Ontology Extension (ARM), and the ontologies housed in the ARM GitHub repository have been developed as extensions of the BIBFRAME ontology for generalized bibliographic description to provide specialized modeling in the art and rare materials domains. These were originally conceived of as two separate projects: Columbia University led ArtFrame, an ontology extension for the description of two-and three-dimensional artworks, in collaboration with the Art Libraries Society of North America's Cataloging Advisory Committee (ARLIS CAC), the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, The Clark Library, and the Morgan Library & Museum. Meanwhile, Cornell University led the Rare Materials Ontology Extension (RareMat) in collaboration with the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscript Section's Bibliographic Standards Committee (RBMS-BSC); RareMat was intended to provide modeling for the complexity of rare materials, particularly item-level description not addressed in BIBFRAME.
As work proceeded, it became apparent that many of the modeling needs of the two groups overlapped: physical description, physical condition and conservation, custodial history, measurements, awards and exhibitions, and so on. It was thus decided to merge the projects and jointly develop a single set of models.
Meanwhile, select models were considered separable from the core models, amenable to independent implementation by users within and outside the bibliographic domain. These models have been pulled out of the core ontology into three modularized ontologies: awards, custodial history, and measurements.
In addition to the ontologies, the group has generated several other outputs:
Use Case Development
OWL file development
Application Profiles (SHACL)
Arden Alexander (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs)
(Clark Art Institute)
Roberto Ferrari (Columbia/Art Properties)
Last updated 03/31/2017
Months 11-12 (February-March 2017)
- Modeling: Notes and Annotations in art (continued)
- Modeling: Citations
- Modeling: Physical Description (with Rare Materials Extension Group)
- Modeling: Provenance (with Rare Materials Extension Group)
Month 9- 10 (December 2016-January 2017)
- Modeling: Notes and Annotations in art
- Modeling: Extrinsic relationships in art
- Finalize ontology requirements based on use cases
Month 8 (November 2016)
- Finalize use case development
- Identify ontology requirements based on use cases
Months 5-7 (August-October 2016)
Continue use case development
Group related use cases
Prioritize use cases
Develop ontology requirements based on use cases
Contribute MARCXML test records for LD4L MARC to BIBFRAME converter development
Month 4 (July 2016)
Create Art Extension Group that now includes members of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, the ARLIS/NA Cataloging Advisory Committee and Penny Baker from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. First call held July 6, 2016; followed by regular bi-weekly calls
Develop use cases (more than 30 by end of July)