Murtha Baca (email@example.com), head of the Standards
Program at the Getty Research Institute, holds a Ph.D. in Art History
and Italian Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.
At the Getty, her work focuses on data standards and structured vocabularies
for describing and accessing information on the visual arts and architecture. "A
Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Metadata for Art Objects and Their
Visual Surrogates" in Wayne Jones, Judith R. Ahronheim, and Josephine
Crawford, eds., Cataloging the Web: Metadata, AACR, and Marc21 (2001)
is her most recent publication. She teaches a graduate seminar on
metadata and controlled vocabularies at the School of Information
Studies of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Patricia Harpring (firstname.lastname@example.org), managing
editor of the Getty Vocabulary Program, holds a Ph.D. in Art History
from Indiana University and an M.A. from Syracuse University's Florence
Fellowship program. A specialist in medieval and Renaissance art,
Harpring is the author of The Sienese Trecento Painter Bartolo
di Fredi (1992). With Murtha Baca, she co-edited a special double
issue of Visual Resources (1996) that was devoted to Categories
for the Description of Works of Art. She has published many articles
and taught numerous workshops and seminars on thesaurus construction
and on indexing and accessing art museum and cultural heritage information.
Colum Hourihane (email@example.com), director of
the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University, holds a Ph.D.
in Art History from London University. His publications include Virtue
and Vice: The Personifications in the Index of Christian Art (2000); The
Mason and His Mark: Masons' Marks in the Medieval Irish Archbishoprics
of Cashel and Dublin (2000); and From Ireland Coming: Irish
Art from the Early Christian to the Late Gothic Period and its European
Context (2001). He is currently writing Enduring Vitality:
Gothic Irish Art for Yale University Press.
Sara Shatford Layne (firstname.lastname@example.org),
is head of the Cataloging Division at the Science and Engineering
Library of the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds an
M.F.A. in Drama from Stanford University and worked for nine years
as a theatrical costume designer before earning a Ph.D. in Library
and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
She has published articles on access to images and has worked as
a consultant on several image cataloguing projects. Her Ph.D. dissertation
is Modelling Relevance in Art History: Identifying Attributes
that Determine the Relevance of Art Works, Images, and Primary Text
to Art History Research (1998).
Christine L. Sundt (email@example.com),
curator and professor of visual resources at the
Architecture and Allied Arts Library of the University
of Oregon, Eugene, holds an
M.A. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She has been technology editor of Visual Resources: An International
Journal of Documentation since 1985. She has written on topics
covering preservation, new technologies, and copyright
in visual resources, in addition to teaching workshops
and consulting. Her
most recent publication is "Visual Resources" in Simon Ford, ed., Information
Sources in Art, Art History and Design (2001).