Methodology

I cataloged these items as artworks therefore all metadata are employed to describe the works. I used Dublin Core as the base metadata schema and incorporated controlled vocabularies such as TGN and AAT. Metadata Browse was set for Artist’s Nationality, Category, and Subjects as some vocabularies in the three areas are shared by multiple items in this collection.

Class: I cataloged all items in this collection as “Moving Images”, rather than “Images”, as the medium of the items are video and each item’s media section displays video stills of the artwork.

Identifier: The naming convention I came up with for the items is formatted as such: (the item set).(the item’s type).(the year when the artwork was made).(the sequence number that distinguishes the item from other items created in the same year). I wanted to make my identifiers reveal the item set, the item’s type, and the year it was created, which allows Omeka S site’s users to locate the item easily.

Title: Title of the artwork, cited directly from collecting institutions/ galleries/ artist’s website 

Date: Year when the artwork was made, cited directly from collecting institutions/ galleries/ artist’s website

 Artist (DC: Creator): Name of the artist, cited directly from collecting institutions/ galleries/ artist’s website

Artist’s Nationality (DC: SpatialCoverage): The artist’s nationality as one country identified in Getty: The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) 

 Artist’s Birth Year (DC: TemporalCoverage): The artist’s birth year, cited directly from collecting institutions/ galleries/ artist’s website

 Category (DC: Type): The main medium category the artwork belongs to

 Medium: Descriptive language listing the medium used by the artist, cited directly from collecting institutions/ galleries/ artist’s website

 Duration (DC: Extent): Duration of the artwork, cited directly from collecting institutions/ galleries/ artist’s website

 Full Video (DC: Relation): The URL/URI of the work’s full video on the Internet

 Subject: Topics identified in Getty: The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) that are relevant to the artwork

 Source: Where the image and data were cited from, including the URL/URI

 Rights: The organization or person who holds the rights of the artwork

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