The LAKE Experience

Stefano Cossu, The Art Institute of Chicago, USA, Kevin Ford, Art Institute Chicago, USA

Published paper: The LAKE experience

This presentation is a case study of the Art Institute of Chicago’s DAMS project.
LAKE, the AIC DAMS, is entirely based on modern Web standards and open-source software built in collaboration with several cultural heritage institutions. Its first beta release was launched in September 2016 and a full release is planned for early 2017.
In this session we will describe: 1) the scenario pre-dating LAKE; 2) the thought process and design phase that led to choosing the technology we are using; 3) the implementation steps and challenges; and 4) the current status and plans for expansion and long-term sustainability.