Resources from our CSA panel presentation

On Thursday, May 29, 2014 was part of a panel presentation at the annual symposium for the Costume Society of America in Baltimore, MD, “Sharing our Collections Online: Why and How.” The panel included presentations by

  • Kathi Martin of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University
  • Gayle Strege and Marlise Schoeny of The Ohio State University
  • Arden Kirkland of the Vassar College Costume Collection
  • Kiki Smith of Smith College and
Below are links to many of the resources we mentioned in our talks:


Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University (Kathi Martin)

A Comparison of Archival Data and Image Standards – National Archive (link to a PDF)

Link to invitation to contribute terms to the upcoming edition of Chenhall’s Nomenclature:


The Ohio State University Historic Costume & Textiles Collection (Gayle Strege and Marlise Schoeny)

Collection website:

Fashion2Fiber website:

Fiber Reference Image Library website:

Vassar College Costume Collection (Arden Kirkland)



featured exhibits:

example 360 rotating views:

360 photography video tutorials:


Costume Core

guide under development for best practices in cataloging costume for digital collections

comparing fields from current costume collections:

Existing Standards:
Visual Resources Association – VRA Core 4.0 –
Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA) –
Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) –
Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO) –

Introduction to Linked Data:
Linked Open Data – What is it? (by Europeana) –
What is Linked Data? (by Manu Sporny) –


Historic Dress (Kiki Smith)

online prototype collection:
2nd prototype:

Shawl exhibit:
Wrapper notebook:


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