Biological Collections Ontology

"The Biological Collections Ontology (BCO) is an application ontology developed as part of the Biocode Commons project, within the OBO Foundry framework. The goal of the BCO is to support the interoperability of biodiversity data, including data on museum collections, environmental/metagenomic samples, and ecological surveys. The BCO covers distinctions between individuals, organisms, voucher specimens, lots, samples, the relations between these entities, and the processes governing the creation and use of 'samples'.

Key Concepts of Museology

"A common language that conveys the complex reality of current social and cultural values–ethical, aesthetic, scientific and technological–remains a constant concern for those in charge of transmitting a message to society, particularly in the field of museology. In this context, the International Committee of ICOM for Museology (ICOFOM) developed the booklet “Key Concepts of Museology”, an avant-première of the complete Dictionary of Museology, a reference tool that will provide museum professionals worldwide with a common language.

Incluseum Metadata Schema

"Over the last three years of our work with the Incluseum, we’ve thought, written, and talked extensively of the power of words. (...) Working through the medium of the blog, however, we became dissatisfied with our ad-hoc and fractured way of organizing content. In other words, related content has not been systematically categorized and labelled as to make their relations visible. Moreover, we were concerned that our simple buckets (e.g., 'race/racism', 'gender', etc.) did not accurately capture how we wanted to be referring to the content in our blogposts.

Nomenclature 3.0 for Museum Cataloging

"Nomenclature 3.0 is a much-expanded edition of Robert G. Chenhall’s system for classifying man-made objects, originally published in 1978. The Chenhall system is the standard cataloging tool for thousands of museums and historical organizations across the United States and Canada. In this third edition, three new hierarchical levels of terms allow for more precise definitions of objects and their functions. Every classification and object term has been reviewed and revised as needed by a professional task force appointed by the American Association for State and Local History."

Museoalan ja taideteollisuusalan ontologia

"Taideteollisuusalan ontologia TAO perustuu Muotoilun ja viestinnän asiasanastoon, jota ylläpitää Savonia-ammattikorkeakouluun kuuluva Kuopion Muotoiluakatemia. Museoalan ontologia MAO puolestaan perustuu Museoalan asiasanastoon, jota ylläpitää Museovirasto. Semanttisen laskennan tutkimusryhmä rakensi TAOsta, MAOsta ja Yleisestä suomalaisesta ontologiasta (YSO) koostuvan yhdistelmäontologian FinnONTO-projektissa osallistujaorganisaatioiden tuella. Tärkeimpinä yhteistyökumppaneina olivat Taideteollinen korkeakoulu ja Museovirasto.

Info-Muse Classification System for Fine Arts and Decorative Arts museums

"Depuis 1995, le système de classification Info-Muse pour les collections de beaux-arts et d'arts décoratifs s'appuie sur l'Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT). Les responsables du AAT ont d'ailleurs approuvé son utilisation. Le système s'appuie sur le rigoureux travail de recherche effectué par Thérèse Labbé, alors consultante en muséologie, qui s'est acquittée de cette tâche avec succès pour le Réseau Info-Muse. Des représentants de la Fondation David M. Stewart, du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, du Musée David M.

"Since 1995, the Info-Muse classification system for fine arts and decorative arts collections has been based on the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), with the approval of AAT authorities. The system is based on painstaking research work done by Thérèse Labbé, at the time a museology consultant, who successfully completed this job for the Info-Muse Network. Representatives of the David M. Stewart Foundation, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the David M.