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I am curious to know if there is some plugin on the way to have iconclass as an information service.


  • Not to our knowledge, and we have no plans at the moment to work on such a thing.
  • Iconclass is available as LOD ( and there is also a fairly sophisticated retrieval browser plugin (Harvester of Iconclass Metadata, or HIM service) available. See:
  • Thanks a lot!
  • edited August 2
    Has anybody got their hands on implementing an IconClass Information Service with a similar functionality like the wikipedia Information Service?
  • edited August 2
    I started working on an ICONLASS Infromation Service but since I’m really bad with PHP I did not manage to get it working. I started with the Wikipedia Information Service and kept everything. I changed caQueryExternalWebservice and va_results to resemble the JSON Output of ICONCLASS (which looks like this).

    Wikimedia example JSON

    And here is a simple python Script which I started to get to know the ICONCLASS API. It outputs exactly what I’d like Collective Access to save:

    It would be much appreciated if anybody could help us getting this to work
  • edited October 10
    Well, maybe I could help.
    I do not know the CA application yet, but if you have some specific question I might be able to lend a hand.
    (I made the ICONCLASS web version)
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