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Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images
Murtha Baca, Patricia Harpring, Elisa Lanzi, Linda McRae, Ann Baird Whiteside
Item Number: 978-0-8389-3564-4
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $103.00
 
 
 
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432 pages
8.5" x 11"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-3564-4
Year Published: 2006
Ultimately, uniform documentation will promote the creation of a body of cultural heritage information that will greatly enhance research and teaching in the arts and humanities.—From the Introduction

In a visual and artifact-filled world, cataloging one-of-a-kind cultural objects without published guidelines and standards has been a challenge.

Now for the first time, under the leadership of the Visual Resources Association, a cross-section of five visual and cultural heritage experts, along with scores of reviewers from varied institutions, have created a new data content standard focused on cultural materials.

This cutting-edge reference offers practical resources for cataloging and flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of institutions—from libraries to museums to archives. Consistently following these guidelines for selecting, ordering, and formatting data used to populate metadata elements in cultural materials’ catalog records:
  • Promotes good descriptive cataloging and reduces redundancy

  • Builds a foundation of shared documentation

  • Creates data sharing opportunities

  • Enhances end-user access across institutional boundaries

  • Complements existing standards (AACR)
This is a must-have reference for museum professionals, visual resources curators, archivists, librarians and anyone who documents cultural objects (including architecture, paintings, sculpture, prints, manuscripts, photographs, visual media, performance art, archaeological sites, and artifacts) and their images.


Visit the companion website for this book at Cataloging Cultural Objects


About the Authors
Murtha Baca is head of the Getty Vocabulary Program and the Digital Resource Management Department at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.

Patricia Harpring is managing editor of the Getty Vocabulary Program.

Elisa Lanzi is director of the Imaging Center at Smith College.

Linda McRae is university librarian and director of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Visual Resources Library at the University of South Florida.

Ann Baird Whiteside is head of Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning at MIT.

The Visual Resources Association is a multi-disciplinary community of image management professionals working in educational and cultural heritage environments and actively supporting the primacy of visual culture in the educational experience. The Association, committed to providing leadership in the field, develops and advocates for standards, provides education tools, and offers opportunities for members.
 
 

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