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Collaborations in Digitization: Digitizing UMBC Historic Photographs MLA Presentation 7 June 2011

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  1. Collaborations in Digitization: Digitizing UMBC Historic Photographs MLA Presentation 7 June 2011 Vicki Sipe UMBC

  2. Digitization is not the end of the road Digitization is the beginning of a process leading to access

  3. Descriptive Metadata Learning objectives: Understand two primary reasons for descriptive metadata. Learn two applications of a data dictionary. Understand use of three controlled vocabularies commonly utilized in creating descriptive metadata for digital collections.

  4. What is descriptive metadata? descriptive metadata – metadata that describes a work for purposes of discovery and identification, such as creator, title, and subject. http://www.niso.org/publications/press/UnderstandingMetadata.pdf

  5. Describing a work is a traditional focus of cataloging

  6. Digitization of books is a game changer for discovery

  7. Digitization of books is a game changer for discovery With full text keyword searching… …the book speaks for itself

  8. Digitization of books is a game changer for discovery Fulltext keyword searching cannot discover this book based on what it is about

  9. Images…

  10. …don’t describe themselves Descriptive metadata especially important for images

  11. What to describe?

  12. Hughes collection—what to describe? People, places and things Metal melting furnace Broadway Recreation Pier Personal names Geographic names Types of things Bridal portrait of Mrs. Mary Johnston and her flower girl

  13. Hughes collection—how to describe? Subject analysis of non-book materials Aboutness— What is the image about? Does the image illustrate a concept? Of-ness— What is the image of? What is depicted in the image? Thingness— What is the image? Not all images will include all three Bridal portrait of Mrs. Mary Johnston and her flower girl Apologies to Heidi Lee Hoerman, 1998 OLAC

  14. Subject analysis Aboutness— What is the image about? Does the image illustrate a concept? Of-ness— What is the image of? What is depicted in the image? Thingness— What is the image? Not all images will include all three Lewis Hine’s portrait of Harley Bruce

  15. Hughes collection—subjects of a picture Thingness—what is the image? black and white photograph from a gelatin dry plate negative Of-ness—what is depicted? Monument Cityscape Aboutness—what is the image about? Soldiers Wells and McComas Battle of North Point Baltimore Wells and McComas Monument Baltimore

  16. Tools to provide descriptive metadata—controlled vocabulary Local Names Local Genre

  17. Controlled vocabularies—Thesaurus for Graphic Materials TGM http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/tgm/

  18. Controlled vocabularies—Thesaurus for Graphic Materials

  19. Controlled vocabularies—Thesaurus for Graphic Materials

  20. Controlled vocabularies—Thesaurus for Graphic Materials

  21. Controlled vocabularies—Thesaurus for Graphic Materials

  22. Controlled vocabularies—Thesaurus for Graphic Materials Käthe Kollwitz, “Die Mutter”

  23. Controlled vocabularies—Library of Congress Subject Headings Female workers filling and packing bottles National Ink Co., Baltimore

  24. Controlled vocabularies—Library of Congress Subject Headings LC Authorities http://authorities.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

  25. Controlled vocabularies—Library of Congress Subject Headings LC Authorities http://authorities.loc.gov/webvoy.htm

  26. Controlled vocabularies—Library of Congress Subject Headings LC Authorities http://authorities.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

  27. Controlled vocabularies—Library of Congress Name Headings

  28. Controlled vocabularies—Library of Congress Name Headings

  29. Controlled vocabularies—Library of Congress Subject Headings

  30. Controlled vocabularies—Library of Congress Geographic Headings

  31. Controlled vocabularies---Art & Architecture Thesaurus

  32. Controlled vocabularies---Art & Architecture Thesaurus AAT Art & Architecture Thesaurus http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/aat/about.html

  33. Controlled vocabularies---Art & Architecture Thesaurus Organized hierarchically in 7 facets from abstract to concrete Associated Concepts Physical Attributes Styles and Periods Agents Activities Materials Objects

  34. Controlled vocabularies---Art & Architecture Thesaurus

  35. Controlled vocabularies---Art & Architecture Thesaurus

  36. Controlled vocabularies---Art & Architecture Thesaurus industrial photography in the hierarchy

  37. Controlled vocabularies—UMBC Photography Genre List

  38. Controlled vocabularies—Local Names list Names appearing in images, in caption information LCNAF headings when available Local names created as needed, form based on NACO practice Personal names Corporate names Portion of list as it appears in CONTENTdm Client

  39. Controlled vocabularies—Location list Locations appearing in images, captions Based on geographic names in LCNAF Local names created as needed Indirect entry form of name Portion of list as it appears in CONTENTdm Client

  40. How to structure our metadata Comes loaded with: Simple Dublin Core Qualified Dublin Core VRA 3.0

  41. Dublin Core metadata scheme http://dublincore.org/

  42. Simple Dublin Core Contributors Format Rights Coverage Identifier Source Creator Language Subject Date Publisher Title Description Relation Type http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/index.shtml

  43. Qualified Dublin Core http://dublincore.org/documents/usageguide/qualifiers.shtml

  44. Qualified Dublin Core

  45. Many forms Data dictionary Same purpose Provide information about data

  46. Data dictionary used for set up in CONTENTdm

  47. Data dictionary used for set up in CONTENTdm

  48. Data dictionary as used by Copy Catalogers in

  49. Data dictionary as used by Copy Catalogers in