Matthew Lincoln (University of Maryland) has shared slides and speaking notes from his DH2015 talk, “Modelling the (Inter)national Printmaking Networks of Early Modern Europe,” in which he draws on museum datasets to construct network graphs for early modern printmakers. Lincoln considers the effect of relying on a single institution’s data and explores future directions for incorporating linked open data into the world of prints and printmakers:
Prints are a tricky fit for art museum CMSes. They are unique objects, but they’re also multiples that can be linked to physical printing plates that have their own states and histories, as well as preparatory materials like drawings. None of these complex relationships fit comfortably into the CMS for a single institution.