I just got back from the ARLIS/NA Conference in Pasadena. Here are some of the cool projects that I heard presentations about. Visit them and let me know what you think.
Brooklyn Visual Heritage – Searches across the collections of the Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library. Wonderful way to browse history and fashion (and even Coney Island). Also includes contemporary images.
Seaside Research Portal – Hosted by the University of Notre Dame, it documents the New Urbanist haven of Seaside, Florida.
Your Paintings UK – Joint venture between the Public Catalogue Foundation and the BBC to photograph 200,000 paintings in public collections in Great Britain. The repositories include national museums like the Tate, council museums, charitable trusts, universities, hospitals, schools, and other civic entities – even fire stations.
What’s more, they need help identifying and describing the works, such as adding subject terms and identifying sitters. You can help out with the Your Paintings Tagger. It is similar to the steve museum tagging project.
These exciting projects are getting started.
Built Works Registry – Joint venture between the Getty Research Institute, ARTstor and the Avery Architecture & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University.
eMuseum – New site for searching across several museum collections, similar to the Google Art Project. Still in beta.
Just for Fun
Librarian Wardrobe – Fashion blog documenting what information professionals wear in the wild.