Collection of Early Californian and Western Pictorial Material<br />BY MutaharaMobashar<br />Digital Repository:<br />
Honeyman Digital Archival Project<br />The main goal of this project was to make the Bancroft Library’s Honeyman Collectio...
History<br />The Honeyman collection was originally housed in Robert Honeyman’s private museum at Rancho Los Cerritos, CA....
Overview<br />The Honeyman Digital Archival Project was completed on November 1, 2008.<br />The collection contains over 2...
MOAC Project<br />The Encoded Archival Description (EAD) is an SGML standard.<br />The purpose was to find resources and t...
MOAC /Honeyman Project<br />Images in the Honeyman Project are accompanied by information such as:<br /><ul><li>Creator name
Dates
Nationality and Role
Title
Place of publication
Call number
Materials and technique
Content Description
Subject and genre/format </li></ul>http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/ach-allc.99/proceedings/elings.html<br />
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Description of Early Californian and Western Pictorial Material

  1. 1. Collection of Early Californian and Western Pictorial Material<br />BY MutaharaMobashar<br />Digital Repository:<br />
  2. 2. Honeyman Digital Archival Project<br />The main goal of this project was to make the Bancroft Library’s Honeyman Collection available on the internet.<br />This collection is one of the premier sources of pictorial documentation of the history of the West and California.<br />The collection is a valuable resource for teaching and learning.<br />
  3. 3. History<br />The Honeyman collection was originally housed in Robert Honeyman’s private museum at Rancho Los Cerritos, CA.<br />It was acquired by The Bancroft Library in 1963.<br />It was never exhibited in all its entirety. <br />
  4. 4. Overview<br />The Honeyman Digital Archival Project was completed on November 1, 2008.<br />The collection contains over 2300 items. <br />Views depict the changing landscape of the West under the impact of westward migration.<br />The emphasis is on early California history and the Gold Rush Period.<br />http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=tf9p3012wq&chunk.id=scopecontent-1.3.4&brand=oac<br />
  5. 5. MOAC Project<br />The Encoded Archival Description (EAD) is an SGML standard.<br />The purpose was to find resources and technology to make special collections available online.<br />The Museums and the Online Archive of California (MOAC) project is an attempt to make special collections available virtually.<br />The Honeyman Project is a first major contributor to the MOAC project.<br />http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/ach-allc.99/proceedings/elings.html<br />
  6. 6. MOAC /Honeyman Project<br />Images in the Honeyman Project are accompanied by information such as:<br /><ul><li>Creator name
  7. 7. Dates
  8. 8. Nationality and Role
  9. 9. Title
  10. 10. Place of publication
  11. 11. Call number
  12. 12. Materials and technique
  13. 13. Content Description
  14. 14. Subject and genre/format </li></ul>http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/ach-allc.99/proceedings/elings.html<br />
  15. 15. MOAC/Honeyman Project<br />The Honeyman Collection is amongst the first EAD finding aids to provide this level of access to a pictorial content.<br />It is going to provide a model for the development of the MOAC project.<br />http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/ach-allc.99/proceedings/elings.html<br />
  16. 16. Descriptive Standards and Methodology<br />The collection comprised primarily of original works of arts so it looked at museum and visual resource standards for description.<br />
  17. 17. Descriptive Standards and Methodology<br />The following resources were consulted during the development of descriptive standards:<br />USMARC (Machine Readable Code) <br />VRA (Visual Resource Association) Core Categorieshttp://www.oberlin.edu/~art/vra/dsc.html  <br />ICOM-CIDOC (Comiti international pour la documentation)http://www.cidoc.icom.org/guide0.htm  <br />CDWA (Getty Information Institute Categories for the Description of Works of Art)http://www.ahip.getty.edu/cdwa/  <br />REACH element sethttp://www.rlg.org/reach.elements.html  <br />EAD (Encoded Archival Description)http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/ead/  <br />Elisabeth W. Betz. Graphic Materials: rules for describing original items and historical collections. Washington D.C.: Library of Congress, 1982.<br />
  18. 18. Metadata Standards<br />The UC Bancroft Library’s Project Control Database (WebGenDB) is designed to accommodate major metadata standards:<br /><ul><li>Metadata Object Description Standard (MODS).
  19. 19. NISO metadata.
  20. 20. MIX.
  21. 21. METSRights.
  22. 22. METS.</li></ul>http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/loyaltyoath/technical.html<br />
  23. 23. Metadata Standards<br />The database is hierarchical.<br />The descriptions follow the rules set forth in Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition (AACR2) and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).<br />http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/loyaltyoath/technical.html<br />
  24. 24. Navigating<br />http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=tf9p3012wq&chunk.id=descgrp-1.3.3&brand=oac<br />
  25. 25. Examples<br />http://tinyurl.com/brej03<br />http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf6w1010z5/?layout=metadata&brand=oac<br />http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf4290092r/?layout=metadata&brand=oac<br />
  26. 26. Questions??<br />

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