Describing Non-Text Resources (Chap 4 pp.173-177) (Museum and artistic…
Describing Non-Text Resources (Chap 4 pp.173-177)
Museum and artistic resources
Intrinsic meaning or interpretation
Use context and deeper understanding
Include info about the situation the work was created in.
Primary subject matter
Basic elements in generic way
Recognizable by anyone, no expertise needed
Secondary subject matter
Basic cultural understanding into description
Familiar with common interpretations of subject matter
Getty Trust Categories for the Description of Works of
VRA Core from the Library of
Shorten into small clips
Identifying specific content is very time consuming
Tag or arrange in groups.
Typically digital resources don't receive extended descriptions.
Image similarity can be identified by computers
Audio fingerprint - digital description
Experts using a highly controlled vocabulary