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Conference // Art information: reflection and the future



14.10.2022 um 08:45 bis
15.10.2022 um 16:00


Main Reading Room of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10, 80333 Munich

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The international network of art libraries centered around the Art Discovery Group Catalogue ( will come together for the 9th time to hold its bi-annual conference, this year at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (ZI = Central Institute for Art History) in Munich, Germany. The conference is both a meeting of the partner libraries of the Art Discovery Group Catalogue project and an occasion to mark the 10th anniversary of the Future of Art Bibliography Initiative (FAB, as an instructive and aspirational lens through which to view many of the major community-based projects that have developed in our domain over the past decade. It will examine projects individually and collectively, in both practical and conceptual terms, and consider topics of collaboration, inclusivity, and diversity of art information. Questions will be possible after each paper.

The conference will take place in the main reading room of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.


REGISTRATION for participation on site:
Please register until 30 September 2022 by sending an e-mail including your name, professional function and address to:
Registration is free.
Please register also for the library visits.
Please specify in case you wish only to participate on day 1 or 2

The lectures can also be followed by Zoom (no previous registration requested) using the following link: | Meeting-ID: 856 5934 5839 | Password: 148258.

Please make your reservations yourself, the Zentralinstitut is not able to help with hotel reservations. Munich offers hotel accommodations in all categories, see for example Among the hotels in the neighborhood, we could cite for example: Ruby Lilly Hotel, Dachauer Str. 37; Hotel Carlton Astoria, Fürstenstr.  12; Das Hotel, Türkenstrasse 35.

With generous support from




8:45-9:15 // Registration

Session 1 // The Art Discovery Group Catalogue (ADGC) and WorldCat/OCLC
Moderator: Rüdiger Hoyer, director of the library of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
Welcome // Introduction to the conference : Our current challenges
Rüdiger Hoyer, director of the library of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
Transitioning to the Next Generation of Metadata
Eric van Lubeek, Managing Director, OCLC EMEA and Asia Pacific, Leiden
-  10:15-10:45 Coffee break  -
Art Discovery Groupe Catalogue: general report 2019-2022
Jan Simane, director of the library, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Florence
Collaboration for sustainability: Operationalizing the Art Research Collective Collection (OpArt) [remote presentation, pre-recorded due to time difference]
Brian Lavoie, Senior Research Scientist / Dennis Massie, Senior Program Officer /
Chela Scott Weber, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research, Seattle, WA
ADGC developments: questions & answers
 -  12:00-13:00 Lunch break at the ZI -

Session 2 // Collaborations, catalogues and other developments
Moderators: Shalimar Fojas White, Herman and Joan Suit Librarian, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA / Sarah Osborne Bender, Head of Library Technical Services, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
You are invited to study here! An active approach to stimulating the use of museum libraries
Michiel Nijhoff, Head of Library/Archives, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Reconfiguring the collection data infrastructure of the Rijksmuseum
Saskia Scheltjens, Head of Research Services, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Dealing with arts and art literature in the portal German Digital Library
Sophie Rölle, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Fachstelle Mediathek, Sächsische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, Dresden
Bringing researchers together with IIIF: developing digital collaborative image annotation workspaces for the arts
Johannes Wolff, research assistant / Astrid Probst, web developer, – Fachinformationsdienst Kunst Fotografie – Design, Sächsische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, Dresden
-  15:00- 15:30 Coffee break  -
Citation geneaology and Linked Open Data approaches to support better quality in bibliographic metadata
Charlotte Oertel, independent researcher, Berlin
Material Order: A Discovery Group and Shared Catalog for Materials Collections (
Margot McIlwain Nishimura, Dean of Libraries, Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI / Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
New approaches to iconographic cataloguing of book illustrations
Berthold Kreß, deputy director, Staats- und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg

Library visit
17:30 Visit of the artists book collection at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Lilian Landes, Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich
Address: Ludwigstraße 16, 80539 Munich (1,5 km walking distance from the Zentralinstitut)

Session 3 // The Future of Art Bibliography (FAB) and offspring projects
Moderators: Sebastian Hierl, Drue Heinz Librarian, Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library, American Academy in Rome / Kathleen Salomon, Associate Director and Chief Librarian, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Introductory talk: On the Future of Art Bibliography initiative, and coming full circle with a century of western art bibliography in OpenBibArt
Kathleen Salomon, Associate Director and Chief Librarian, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Getty Research Portal (celebrating 10 years)
Megan Sallabedra, Digital Collection Development Librarian, Getty Research Portal Los Angeles, CA
Collaborative ART Archive (CARTA): Web Archiving Art Resources Through Consortial Partnership
Sumitra Duncan, Web Archiving Lead, The Frick Art Reference Library, The Frick Collection, New York, NY
-  11:00-11:30 Coffee break  -
The Digital Cicognara Library: an international open access collaboration of the early literature of the art
Holly Hatheway, Head, Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ
Shedding new light on old collections:  PHAROS: The International Association of Photo Archives
Louisa Wood Ruby, Executive Director, PHAROS / Gregory P. J. Most, Chief, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, DC
Q&A, open discussion, conclusion

-  13:30-14:30 Lunch break and coffee at the ZI  -

Library visit
Visit of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte and its library, including presentation of the zine collection
Rüdiger Hoyer, director of the library of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte