Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #16

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Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #16

February 14, 2011

Feb14.jpgI'm working with our Managing Curator, Allison Slaby, and Director of Education, Kathleen Hutton, to come up with a list of attributes for each work. Attributes are basically subject terms or keywords—relating to description, identification, and interpretation. These terms will be used to search for works. Many of the attributes are handily cross-referenced, so that if one person searches for the term 'looking-glass' while another person searches 'mirror' the results would be the same because they are equivalent terms indexed in the database. We use a couple different sources for this, the most important being the Getty'sArt and Architecture Thesaurus.





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