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  • Metadata and Cataloging Online Resources: Selected Reference Documents, Web Sites, and Articles, Compiled by Steven J. Miller (University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee School of Information Studies) (accessed October 3, 2013)

Metadata Best Practices

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Metadata Instructions from other Projects

Describing Works of Art

  • Categories for the Description of Works of Art, Murtha Baca and Patricia Harpring, editors (J. Paul Getty Trust), Revised 9 June 2009 - (accessed November 13, 2009)
  • Catalog and Finding Aid Systems for Pictorial Materials: Representative Examples (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Readin gRoom)
    This resource list cites representative systems according to cataloging characteristics frequently asked about. The categories highlight only one feature of each system to help you compare different types of catalogs and finding aids; levels and depths of description; cataloging (descriptive metadata) standards; digital image navigation, and encoding schemes. (accessed December 12, 2009)
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Describing photographs

  • Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints, by James M. Reilly. (Eastman Kodak Co., c1986).
  • How to Identify Prints: A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Ink Jet by Bamber Gascoigne (Thames & Hudson, 1988, c1986). Burke Library - Call Number: NE850 .G37 1986
  • Media Annotations Working Group - Video, Audio, Images (W3C)
    The mission of the Media Annotations Working Group, part of the Video in the Web Activity, is to provide an ontology and API designed to facilitate cross-community data integration of information related to media objects in the Web, such as video, audio and images. (accessed October 3, 2013)

Descriptive Metadata Standards

Markup Metadata Standards

  • TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) <> (accessed October 3, 2013)

Preservation Metadata Standards

Technical Metadata

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(Reviewed: October 4, 2013)