Osci Toolkit

An authoring and publishing environment for online catalogues with full scholarly apparatus

About the OSCI Toolkit Learn more about the Toolkit

Toolkit Architecture How all the pieces fit together

Tutorials Build your knowledge

AIC Catalogues Learn how the AIC is using OSCI

Museums and the Web Conference paper publishing

View the Project on GitHub IMAmuseum/OSCI-Toolkit

Visit the Demo Site

The site http://demo.oscitoolkit.org is available for you to quickly tryout the tool. Your edits will be removed after the nightly (4:AM EST) rebuild.

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Catalogues from the Art Institute of Chicago

In 2010, the Art Institute of Chicago engaged the IMA Lab of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and began work together to design prototype software for an online catalogue of works by Monet and Renoir in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Envisioned as a tool for art historians and other scholars, the team took inspiration from existing printed materials—wishing to add the best interactive features of the web without compromising the scholarly nature of the text.

In 2011, after months of curatorial research and technical study, the Art Institute of Chicago released brand new scholarship highlighting Claude Monet’s Beach at Sainte-Adresse and Cliff Walk at Pourville in addition to Pierre-August Renoir’s Laundress. These initial catalogue entries were released as part of a usability test of the prototype software developed by the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Indianapolis Museum of Art. You can preview these catalogues online today at http://www.artic.edu/collections/books/online-scholarly-catalogues