XML schemas for downloading (if you use an XML editor)
- VRA Core (4.0):
- unrestricted version:
(basic structure of the schema)
- restricted version (including ):
(basic structure of the schema + controlled type lists + date formats)
- VRA Core 4.0 Element Description and Tagging Examples
- Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO)
*Full text pdf files: http://cco.vrafoundation.org/index.php/toolkit/cco_pdf_version/
VRA Core 3.0 Exercises
2.3 Analyze VRA 3.0 records
- VRA Core (Visual Resource Association (VRA) Core Categories) 3.0 Sample records
- VRA Core 3.0 Element Description
*2.4 Discuss about the WORK and the photograph (as a WORK) of the George Washington Bridge, presented at:
- [a Wikipedia Infobox] George Washington Bridge
- [a photoprint] Hudson River Bridge (George Washington Bridge)
VRA Core 4.0 Exercises
2.5 Analyze VRA Core 4.0 record examples
- Select any two items, compare the records in: Full record vs. minimal record, display format (on view) and its XML format (click "XML" to see what is behind).
2.6 Convert the existing exhibition records into VRA Core records
- Building: The Pantheon
- http://www.getty.edu/research/publications/electronic_publications /cdwa/examples/33_pantheon_building.html
2.7 Create a VRA Core record for a photograph:
- go to George Washington Bridge from New Jersey-edit.jpg (used by Wikipedia)
- create a VRA Core 4.0 record based on the information
- Indicate the encoding scheme where those 'subject' terms come from (see next part for controlled vocabularies)
2.8 Create a set of records for a photograph collection
- * * Go to Library of Congress Collections http://loc.gov/collections
- * * Search "Fallingwater" in the "Photos, Prints, Drawings" digital collection
- Choose the one entitled as
"Fallingwater, State Route 381 (Stewart Township), Ohiopyle vicinity, Fayette County, PA".
Have a look at the metadata about this collection ( https://www.loc.gov/item/pa1690/ ).
- Choose "Enlarge 96 images in sequence" or go to:
- Create three VRA records:
- a record for the architecture work itself. (Treat the Fallingwater building as a WORK).
- a record for the whole collection. (Treat the collection as a COLLECTION).
- *a record for a photograph. Select the first (#1) photograph from the b/w photo set and create a record based on the information available. (Treat the photo as an IMAGE). Use the jpag image for image's measurement; Use the URL of this jpg image as the identifier URI.
Use controlled vocabularies for graphic works
- Library of Congress vocabularies
http://id.loc.gov/ [or http://authorities.loc.gov/ ]
--> Choose a vocabulary (e.g., Thesaurus for graphic Materials, or, LC Subject Headings) --> type in your term (e.g., 'bridges') --> check 'Type' of heading, make sure to use the one that is for 'topic'.)
- ** [alternative to LC Subject Authority File]:
FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) Authority File
FAST adapted the LCSH with a simplified syntax.
Current search interface: http://fast.oclc.org/
- *Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM)http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/tgm/
- ** New: Library of Congress Genre Form Headings
- Searchable through http://id.loc.gov/
- Website: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/genreformgeneral.html