Today we talked about metadata for non-text media.
• Here’s one controlled vocabulary (subject terms) for art and architecture (images, artifacts, buildings, plans, etc.) from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/aat/
• The New York Public Library’s Digital Gallery holds images and photographs from the library’s collections. These are organized by collection but also assigned subject metadata (click Subjects A-Z at the top of the screen to browse by subject): http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=cities
We also began to discuss the research process. Here’s a link to the research tutorials (flash-based) from Trinity Western University in Canada referred to by Badke in our textbook (the URL in the book is incorrect, this is the correct website). These might be a useful accompaniment to the textbook in the coming weeks: http://www.twu.ca/library/flashtutorials.htm
Here are the powerpoint notes: LIB1201_1012 (PDF)