Entity Relationship Diagram. Source: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/standards/cdwa/entity.html. Metadata for Cultural Objects and Visual Resources. CDWA VRA Core CCO: Cataloging Cultural Objects.
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CDWA VRA Core
Cataloging Cultural Objects
Data structure standards
CDWA (Categories for the Description of Works of Art)
Data content standard
Cataloging Cultural Object (CCO)
VRA Core (Visual Resources Association Core Categories)
[tasks are referred to as: cataloging, describing, registering, managing, creating metadata …]
Need to understand:
1. Catalog level
2. Work vs. image
3. Related works
1. Item – an individual object or work, may be composed of multiple parts or components
An archival group (or record group) is an aggregate of items that share a common provenance.
2. Group (cont.)
A volume comprises sheets of paper, vellum, papyrus, or another material that are bound together.
A collection comprises multiple items that are conceptually or physically arranged together for the purpose of cataloging or retrieval.
A series comprises a number of works that were created in temporal succession by the same artist or studio and intended by the creator(s) to be seen together or in succession as a cycle of works.
Image source: http://www.kellypacker.com/portfolio/art_work_by_series/category/self-portraits/
A set is an assembly of items that the creator intended to be together (e.g., a tea set, a desk set, a pair of terrestrial and celestial globes).
the object comprises bowl, lid, and stand
A component is a part of a larger item.
A work is a physical entity that exists, has existed at some time in the past, or that could exist in the future.
Work vs. Image: an example
Designed by Frank L Wright during
A slide made in 1985 & scanned in 1997
Record Type = workType = architectural furnitureType = seating furnitureType = dining chairType = tall back chairType = spindle-back chairTitle = Frederick C. Robie House dining chairMeasurements.Dimensions = 52.5 x 18 x 19.25 cmMaterial. Medium = oakMaterial.Medium = leatherTechnique = cabinet makingTechnique = upholsteringCreator.Personal Name = Wright, Frank L. (1867-1959)Creator.Role = designerDate.Design = 1906Date.Completion = 1909Location.Current Repository = Chicago (IL,USA),University of Chicago,David & Alfred Smart Museum of ArtLocation.Former Site = Frederick C. Robie House, Chicago, IL, USID Number.Current Repository = 1965.2.14furnStyle/Period = Arts and CraftsCulture = AmericanRelation.Part of = Frederic C. Robie HouseDescription = The dining chair is part of a set of six designed specifically for the dining room of the Frederick C. Robie House.Rights = David & Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL, US
VRA Core 3 Example
Record Type = workType = photographType = gelatin silver printTitle = interior view of Frederic C. Robie House dinning
room with furnishingsMeasurements.Dimensions = 8x10"Material.Medium = gelatinMaterial.Medium = silverMaterial.Support = photo paperTechnique = photographyTechnique = gelatin silver processCreator.Personal name = Fuermann, HenryCreator.Role = photographerDate.Creation = 1910Location.Current Repository = Scottsdale (AZ, US), Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin WestID Number.Current Repository = 0908.018Culture = AmericanSubject = Frank C. Robie HouseSubject = dining roomSubject = dining tableSubject = dining chairSubject = stained glass windowRights = Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ, US
VRA Core 3 Example
Record Type = imageType = slideTitle = interior view of Frederick C. Robie House dining room with furnishingsMeasurements.Dimensions = 2x2"Measurements.Format = 35 mmMeasurements.Format = horizontalTechnique = photographyCreator = Mole, ChristopherCreator.Role = copy photographerDate.Creation = 1985Location.Current Repository = Albuquerque (NM, US),
University of New Mexico, Bainbridge Bunting Slide LibraryID Number.Current Repository = UNM d000614ID Number.Current Repository = FURN/AMER/Wright/Robie.383787Source = gift of Christopher MoleRights = Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation,Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ, US
Record Type = imageType = digitalTitle = interior view of Frederick C.
Robie House dining room with
furnishingsMeasurements.Dimensions = 72dpiMeasurements.Format = jpegTechnique = scanningCreator.Personal Name = Gopher.MaryCreator.Role = scannerDate.Creation = 1997Location.Current Repository = Albuquerque (NM, US), University of
New Mexico, Bainbridge Bunting Slide LibraryID Number.Current Repository = 1977-4.ar302.jpegSource = UNM dOOO614Rights = Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale,
The described work and the referenced work can stand independently.