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Getty provides public access to much of their collection data via APIs. Getty collection data are encoded in Linked Art, a Linked Open Data model which is used to describe cultural heritage materials. Getty image metadata is encoded using IIIF, a set of open standards for delivering high-quality, attributed digital objects online at scale.

This post documents the process of integrating Getty collection data and images into Paradicms apps.

Faceted search augments traditional search techniques with a faceted navigation system, allowing users to narrow down search results by applying multiple filters based on faceted classification of items (Wikipedia). In the last two decades faceted search has become a staple of web-based user interfaces to digital cultural heritage collections.

This post looks at faceted search interfaces to several major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum at FIT, and documents the process of bringing the Paradicms work-search app up to par with other digital collection interfaces.