- June 26th, 2009
Vieing for a spot on the ‘absolutely last-minute proposal postings’ roster, here’s mine:
A demo and discussion of the ICONCLASS multilingual subject classification system (www.iconclass.nl)
This system might be known to students of Art History and hard-core classification library science geeks, but it has applicability to other fields in cultural heritage. Originally conceived for use by Art History Prof Henri van de Waal in the Netherlands, it has matured over the past 40 years and is in use internationally. Over the past few years we have made several new digital editions, software tools and have applied it to diverse other fields including textual content. In the near future we will be making a brand-new ‘illustrated’ version public, and hope to also make it a Linked Data node.
A session showing what it is and how to use it, or a more advanced discussion on thematic classification is possible, depending on feedback.