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Suppor&ng Digital 
Scholarship and Publishing 
at the Ge7y 
Susan E. Edwards 
J. Paul Ge7y Trust, Los Angeles 
@jolifanta
The Ge7y 
• Collec&ons + exhibi&ons 
• “Idea lab” for art historians 
• Scholar resources 
• Conserva&on research 
• Train...
Digital Scholarship and Publishing 
Stack 
of 
books 
image: 
Atlanta 
Tribune 
h7p://www.atlantatribune.com/2013/10/10/6-...
Suppor&ng Digital Scholarship
Suppor&ng Digital Work 
• Open Content Program 
• Free access to high resolu&on digital images 
• Linked Open Data 
• AAT ...
Suppor&ng Digital Work 
Shitao 
Daoji 
Yuanji 
Shi, Tao 
Dadizi 
Xiazunzhe 
Zhu, Ruoji 
石涛 
石濤 
道濟 
釋道 
Ch‘ing-­‐hsiang-­‐...
Digital Mellini—ini&al project 
• Frame art-­‐historical research 
ques&ons in a computa&onal way 
• Use new electronic to...
What would a digital version of this look like?
A Digital Workspace 
• Text annota&on 
• Document comparison 
• Bibliography builder 
• Discussion forum
Ge7y Scholars’ Workspace 
To be released as open, free so/ware to the community. 
• Text annota&on 
• Document comparison ...
Ge7y Scholars’ Workspace 
To be released as open, free so/ware to the community. 
• Text annota&on 
• Document comparison ...
Ge7y Scholars’ Workspace 
To be released as open, free so/ware to the community. 
• Text annota&on 
• Document comparison ...
Ge7y Scholars’ Workspace 
To be released as open, free so/ware to the community. 
• Text annota&on 
• Document comparison ...
Ge7y Scholars’ Workspace 
To be released as open, free so/ware to the community. 
• Text annota&on 
• Document comparison ...
Suppor&ng Digital Scholarship 
• Centralized 
• Standards-­‐based 
• Collabora&ve 
• Capacity for mul&ple perspec&ves 
• R...
Suppor&ng Digital Publishing
Ge7y Scholars’ Workspace Publica&ons 
• Mellini is first publica&on 
• Scholarship born-­‐digital, and 
published digitall...
Online Scholarly Catalog Ini&a&ve (OSCI) 
• Launched 2009 by Ge7y Founda&on 
• Funding for 8 museums 
• Create a model for...
Digital Mellini Publica&on 
• What is a “digital publica&on” anyway? 
• Who is the audience? 
• What does it look like? 
•...
Option A 
Composed 
Exploring 
Materiality 
Scholarly 
Option B 
Composed 
Exploring 
Materiality 
Scholarly 
Option C 
Co...
Transforming Art History 
• Break with single authorial model 
• Capture conversa&ons, debates, 
different interpreta&ons ...
Thank you. 謝 謝 
Susan E. Edwards 
J. Paul Ge7y Trust, Los Angeles 
@jolifanta
Supporting Digital Scholarship and Publishing at the Getty
Supporting Digital Scholarship and Publishing at the Getty
Supporting Digital Scholarship and Publishing at the Getty
Supporting Digital Scholarship and Publishing at the Getty
Supporting Digital Scholarship and Publishing at the Getty
Supporting Digital Scholarship and Publishing at the Getty
Supporting Digital Scholarship and Publishing at the Getty
Supporting Digital Scholarship and Publishing at the Getty
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Supporting Digital Scholarship and Publishing at the Getty

  1. 1. Suppor&ng Digital Scholarship and Publishing at the Ge7y Susan E. Edwards J. Paul Ge7y Trust, Los Angeles @jolifanta
  2. 2. The Ge7y • Collec&ons + exhibi&ons • “Idea lab” for art historians • Scholar resources • Conserva&on research • Training • Publishing We work around the world.
  3. 3. Digital Scholarship and Publishing Stack of books image: Atlanta Tribune h7p://www.atlantatribune.com/2013/10/10/6-­‐study-­‐habits-­‐to-­‐avoid-­‐and-­‐ adopt/
  4. 4. Suppor&ng Digital Scholarship
  5. 5. Suppor&ng Digital Work • Open Content Program • Free access to high resolu&on digital images • Linked Open Data • AAT – Art & Architecture Thesaurus • ULAN – Union List of Ar&st Names • TGN – Thesaurus of Geographic Names • CONA – Cultural Objects Name Authority • CDWA – Categories for the Descrip&ons of Works of Art • Structured metadata
  6. 6. Suppor&ng Digital Work Shitao Daoji Yuanji Shi, Tao Dadizi Xiazunzhe Zhu, Ruoji 石涛 石濤 道濟 釋道 Ch‘ing-­‐hsiang-­‐lao-­‐jen Qingxianglaoren Qingxiangchenren
  7. 7. Digital Mellini—ini&al project • Frame art-­‐historical research ques&ons in a computa&onal way • Use new electronic tools and new research methods to work (and collaborate!) more efficiently, and ask new kinds of ques&ons • Facilitate sharing of both raw data and research findings
  8. 8. What would a digital version of this look like?
  9. 9. A Digital Workspace • Text annota&on • Document comparison • Bibliography builder • Discussion forum
  10. 10. Ge7y Scholars’ Workspace To be released as open, free so/ware to the community. • Text annota&on • Document comparison • Bibliography builder • Discussion forum
  11. 11. Ge7y Scholars’ Workspace To be released as open, free so/ware to the community. • Text annota&on • Document comparison • Bibliography builder • Discussion forum • Light table Screenshot of GSW
  12. 12. Ge7y Scholars’ Workspace To be released as open, free so/ware to the community. • Text annota&on • Document comparison • Bibliography builder • Discussion forum • Light table • Essay authoring Screenshot of GSW
  13. 13. Ge7y Scholars’ Workspace To be released as open, free so/ware to the community. • Text annota&on • Document comparison • Bibliography builder • Discussion forum • Light table • Essay authoring • Image annota&on Screenshot of GSW
  14. 14. Ge7y Scholars’ Workspace To be released as open, free so/ware to the community. • Text annota&on • Document comparison • Bibliography builder • Discussion forum • Light table • Essay authoring • Image annota&on • Timeline builder Screenshot of GSW
  15. 15. Suppor&ng Digital Scholarship • Centralized • Standards-­‐based • Collabora&ve • Capacity for mul&ple perspec&ves • Represents shared knowledge • Itera&ve • Open • Not perfect
  16. 16. Suppor&ng Digital Publishing
  17. 17. Ge7y Scholars’ Workspace Publica&ons • Mellini is first publica&on • Scholarship born-­‐digital, and published digitally • Establish standards and best prac&ce • Much learned from OSCI Digital Kirchner
  18. 18. Online Scholarly Catalog Ini&a&ve (OSCI) • Launched 2009 by Ge7y Founda&on • Funding for 8 museums • Create a model for digital catalogs • Enhancements only possible in a digital environment • Many devices and formats
  19. 19. Digital Mellini Publica&on • What is a “digital publica&on” anyway? • Who is the audience? • What does it look like? • Who do we need to help us build it? • Where’s the research? • How do we cite it? • How do we edit it? • How will we maintain it?
  20. 20. Option A Composed Exploring Materiality Scholarly Option B Composed Exploring Materiality Scholarly Option C Composed Exploring Materiality Scholarly
  21. 21. Transforming Art History • Break with single authorial model • Capture conversa&ons, debates, different interpreta&ons and perspec&ves • Change processes and habits • Enable produc&on of new knowledge, visualiza&ons, new types of publica&ons • Validate digital publica&ons
  22. 22. Thank you. 謝 謝 Susan E. Edwards J. Paul Ge7y Trust, Los Angeles @jolifanta

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