Linking the Art in the Christian Tradition (ACT) database to Wikidata
Steve Baskauf, Charlotte Lew, Anne Richardson
The Vanderbilt University Divinity School maintains a database of over 6000 images of art that represent the practice of Christianity over the period of its existence. This database provides images for the popular Revised Common Lectionary website, but also is a resource for scholars, students, and religious educators. Our team of librarians is working towards making these images more discoverable by eventually linking to or creating Wikidata items for all of the artworks in the database as well as linking those items to openly licensed images uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. We will discuss the challenges we have faced so far in our work and our plans for future stages of the project.