A majority of the objects in this collection come from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Both of these institutions have extensive collections of textiles and cosumes that lend them to providing a pool of various material.
Omeka S uses Dublin Core as the schema for the site. I chose the following elements to populate my resource template fields and included their Dublin Core definitions:
Identifier: An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context.
Title: Name given to the resource.
Date: A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource.
Creator: An entity primarily responsible for making the resource.
Description: An account of the resource.
Spatial Coverage: The spatial or temporal topic of the resource, the spatial applicability of the resource, or the jurisdiction under which the resource is relevant.
Type: The nature or genre of the resource.
Format: The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource.** I changed this field to be “Technique” and used the following definition: The physical composition of the piece based on the knitting technique used.**
Medium: The material or physical carrier of the resource.
Subject: The topic of the resource.
Provenance: A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the resource since its creation that are significant for its authenticity, integrity, and interpretation.
Access Rights: Information about who can access the resource or an indication of its security status.
Rights Holder: A person or organization owning or managing rights over the resource.
From this list I made the following controlled vocabulary decisions:
Format/Technique: I chose to use my own controlled vocabulary. The type of stitch was important in defining the object, especially given the scope of the project. Stitch definition did not fall easily within any of the given Dublin Core fields.
Creator: I chose to use Getty's Union List of Artist Names. I felt that ULAN worked better than Library of Congress given that most creators were unknown individuals with geographic associations.
Subject: I chose Library of Congress Subject Headings.
Medium: I chose Getty: The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) in order to define the fibers used by each piece.
Spatial Coverage: I chose the Getty's Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
Rights Holder: I chose Library of Congress Name Authority File as most of the rights holders are corporate entities and are already defined within this vocabulary.