The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities and The Digital
Library Research Group present a talk by
Tony Gill, Director of Metadata for ARTstor at the Andrew W. Mellon
THE CIDOC CONCEPTUAL REFERENCE MODEL
Thursday, January 23, 2003, 2-3 p.m.
Lower West Oval Room, The Rotunda
The Conceptual Reference Model is an "object-oriented domain ontology" for
semantic mediation between, and integration of, heterogeneous cultural
heritage information resources. CIDOC is the Committee on Documentation of
the International Council of Museums.
The talk will also include a brief overview of ARTstor, a new non-profit
initiative that will
facilitate non-commercial use of digital images in teaching, learning and
scholarship in art history and related fields.
Tony Gill is the Director of Metadata for ARTstor at the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation. As such, he has strategic and operational responsibility for
analyzing, enhancing and integrating heterogeneous descriptions of art and
material culture in order to best meet the needs of scholars and educators.
He also contributes to the wider strategic planning process for ARTstor, and
actively participates in the international art and museum standards and
knowledge management communities.
Prior to joining ARTstor and the Foundation, he spent a little over three
years as a Program Officer at RLG in Mountain View, CA, with a remit to
facilitate collaborative activities that support research and learning in
the visual arts, museums and natural history arenas. He was the liaison to
the RLG Art & Architecture Group, the SCIPIO Task Force and the CIMI
Consortium, and was extensively involved in the planning and development of
RLG Cultural Materials.
He came to RLG from the United Kingdom, where he held posts as ADAM & VADS
Programme Leader at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design (managing the
development of the Art, Design, Architecture & Media Information Gateway and
the Visual Arts Data Service), and Technical Outreach Manager at the Museum
Documentation Association (providing impartial advice on the best use of
information technology for museums and galleries in the UK). He has also
consulted for the Getty Trust, the University of Bristol/JISC Image
Digitisation Initiative, and the Science Museum.
He has degrees in Communication in Computing (Middlesex University) and
Physics & Philosophy (King's College, London).
Tony Gill is the author of a number of publications on the applications of
information technology in the arts & humanities, including 'The MDA Guide to
Computers in Museums', 'Metadata and the World Wide Web' and '3-D Culture on
the Web'. He is also a co-author of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model,
and represents the United States on ISO TC46 SC4 WG9, the working group that
is guiding the model through the ISO standardization process.
Daniel V. Pitti
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
319 Alderman Library P.O. Box 400115
University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4115
Phone: 434 924-6594 Fax: 434 982-2363
Email: dpitti@Virginia.edu http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu
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