[OpenGLAM] Call for reliable sources for biographical data

Rob Lancefield on lists lists at lancefield.net
Wed Jan 20 16:57:27 UTC 2016

Hi Marco and all,

Although it's already on the wmflabs list, here's a +1 in case it's 
useful in regard to reliability, credibility, and degree of fit with 
many public-facing image resources from art museums: the Union List of 
Artist Names (ULAN) from the Getty is generally the canonical resource 
in such museums for creator data, and as you may know it's available as 
Linked Open Data. There's more on ULAN and other Getty resources as LOD at:


It may be useful to consider folding ULAN into your mix.

hope this helps,

Rob Lancefield
Manager of Museum Information Services / Registrar of Collections
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
301 High Street, Middletown CT 06459-0487 USA
rlancefield [at] wesleyan [dot] edu  |  tel. 860.685.2965

On 1/20/16 11:39 AM, Marco Fossati wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> The StrepHit IEG project [1] is currently in the phase of curating a
> list of reliable sources containing biographical data.
> The mix'n'match tool [2] already maintains a list.
> Can anyone involved in GLAM projects please suggest any more reliable
> sources?
> Thanks for getting in touch with me!
> Cheers,
> Marco
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/StrepHit:_Wikidata_Statements_Validation_via_References
> [2] https://tools.wmflabs.org/mix-n-match/
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