With the proliferation of information on the World Wide Web and in other networked environments, one of the main things that users search for are images of works of art and architecture. End-users generally try to search for images by subject, a process that often proves unsatisfactory and frustrating. Cataloging images of works of art has always been challenging, but now that end-users need only have access to the Internet, the challenge is more daunting than ever.
This illustrated book on using metadata standards and controlled vocabularies to catalog and provide accurate end-user access to images of works of art also focuses on decisions that must be made about the arrangement of visual records, descriptive principles and methodologies, and requirements for access. Introduction to Art Image Access addresses the issues that underlie a visual collection to make it accessible in an electronic environment. A glossary, selected bibliography, and list of acronyms and URLS are included.
Table of Contents
- Subject Access to Art Images
Sara Shatford Layne
- The Language of Images: Enhancing Access to Images by Applying Metadata Schemas and Structured Vocabularies
- It Begins with the Cataloguer: Subject Access and the Cataloguer’s Perspective
- The Image User and the Search for Images
Christine L. Sundt
- Annotated List of Tools
- Selected Bibliography
- Illustration Credits
About the Authors
Press Reviews and Awards
- “Recommended for professional reference collections.” —Choice
- “A handy little introduction to the questions surrounding image access.” —Art Newspaper