"Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies - Terminology For Art, Architecture, and Other Cultural Works, Updated Edition" by Patricia Harping

Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies - Terminology For Art, Architecture, and Other Cultural Works, Updated Edition Patricia Harping, Murtha Baca

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
05 Dec 2013
ISBN:
9781606061503
Imprint:
Getty Research Institute,U.S.
Dimensions:
258 pages: 241 x 177 x 15mm
Illustrations:
68 black & white illustrations

This is a practical tool and comprehensive introduction to the use of controlled vocabularies. This authoritative and detailed volume presents readers with a "how-to" guide to building controlled vocabulary tools, cataloguing and indexing cultural materials with terms and names from controlled vocabularies, and how to use vocabularies in search engines and databases to enhance discovery and retrieval online. Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies also features in-depth discussions on a number of topics, including: What are controlled vocabularies and why are they useful? Which vocabularies exist for cataloguing art and cultural objects? and how should they be used for indexing and retrieving? This updated edition reflects recent developments in the field, including new national and international standards, current trends such as Linked Open Data, and revisions to the Getty vocabularies. The glossary and bibliography have also been updated.

Patricia Harping is managing editor of the Vocabulary Program at the Getty Research Institute. Murtha Baca is head of Digital Art History at the Getty Research Institute.