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VRA 2012, Embedded Metadata, Mobile Cataloging


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Presented by Steve Tatum at the Annual Conference of the Visual Resources Association, April 18th - April 21st, 2012, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. …

Presented by Steve Tatum at the Annual Conference of the Visual Resources Association, April 18th - April 21st, 2012, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Session: Embedded metadata in cultural image collections and beyond

Over the past few years visual resources professionals have increasingly been using embedded metadata as an effective way to collect initial cataloging data, to ensure the delivery of key information with images, to archive image information, and to link VRA Core 4 with other schemas in the larger digital imaging environment. The activities and case study examples presented by panel members will include improving workflow efficiency within visual resources operations and developing ongoing relations with the International Press Telecommunications Council, a pioneer in embedding metadata into images. While this work addresses the immediate needs of visual resources for art, architecture, and related fields, it simultaneously looks outward to the increasing interoperability of all digital materials available in library collections and on the world wide web.

ORGANIZER & MODERATOR: Steve Tatum, Virginia Tech

1: Sheryl Frisch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
2: Joshua Lynn and Heidi Raatz, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
3: Gregory Reser, University of California, San Diego
4: Steve Tatum, Virginia Tech

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  • 1. Mobile CatalogingSteve TatumVisual Resources CuratorArt and Architecture LibraryVirginia TechBlacksburg, Virginia
  • 2. Field NotesAt the site with an iPhone
  • 3. Evernote Photo taken in the appEvernote is a cloud service that requires a subscription to use notes off line
  • 4. Voice recording and text included with the note
  • 5. Location of the note is shown when there is an internet connection The iPhone does not require aconnection to record a location, only to download the map.
  • 6. Thumbnail view of notes
  • 7. GPS devices give a more precise location Garmin screen shots
  • 8. Track log from a Garmin View of a desktop program
  • 9. OCR for labelsand signs
  • 10. Wall label, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia
  • 11. FotoNote
  • 12. METADATAHotel, Coffee Shop, WIFI with an iPad
  • 13. Suggested procedureWrite xmp side cars on the iPad.Join the side cars with raw files from thecamera at home on a computer.
  • 14. Bridge uses xmp side cars to write IPTC for raw files
  • 15. Writing IPTC core for xmp files using PhotosInfo ProSelect camera images from an import album
  • 16. Home AgainEmbedding metadata in master files with a computer
  • 17. iTunesSave the export folder to the computer
  • 18. Import xmp from the Import raw files from the iPad camera
  • 19. Copy xmp files to the image folder
  • 20. Bridge before copying xmp to the image folder
  • 21. Bridge after copying xmp files to the image folder
  • 22. Final StepsEmbedding the metadata Convert the raw images to tif or another format that supports embedded metadataIf you are using track logs for GPS Add the data points to the photos after converting the raw files and embedding the metadata
  • 23. More Information Metadata Deluxe Wiki ple%20iPadAll photos by the authorPortrait of Thomas Eakins by Elizabeth Macdowell Eakins is public domainTrademarks do not indicate affiliation or endorsement
  • 24. Thanks to GallerySystems for making the panel possible!