Semantic Architect J. Paul Getty Trust United States Cultural Heritage
Dr. Robert Sanderson is the Semantic Architect for the J Paul Getty Trust, with responsibility for the design and direction of cultural heritage data information systems spanning the Museum, Research Institute, Conservation Institute and Foundation. His main goal is to find the right balance between ease of publication and consumption of data, and the precision of the data’s semantics. Ongoing projects include the publication of the Museum and Research collections via IIIF (iiif.io) and Linked Open Data, with the model and process being documented at https://linked.art/. He is chair of the JSON-LD work in the W3C and proposed chair for the W3C Art & Culture community group, is a specification editor and community leader in the IIIF community (http://iiif.io/), and on the advisory boards of many projects in the cultural sector including the American Art Collaborative and Annotating All Knowledge projects. In his previous position as Standards Advocate at Stanford University, he was involved in the BibFrame ontology with the Library of Congress and many semantic digital library projects. He has also been a Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Liverpool.