VRA 2014 VRA Core Unbound, Reser

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Presented by Greg Reser at the Annual Conference of the Visual Resources Association, March 12-15, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Session #8: VRA Core 4 Unbound: Expanding Core capabilities through embedded metadata, APIs, and editors ORGANIZER: Trish Rose-Sandler, Center for Biodiversity Informatics, Missouri Botanical Garden MODERATOR: Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego PRESENTERS: Matthias Arnold, University of Heidelberg Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego Trish Rose-Sandler, Center for Biodiversity Informatics, Missouri Botanical Garden Since the publication of the VRA Core 4.0 (Core 4) data standard in 2007 many institutions have developed tools that extend its capabilities either to support a local need or to enable the interaction of Core 4 data with data encoded in other standards. The proliferation of these tools within the last few years illustrate how the Core 4 has moved from a US-based standard developed for a specific audience to having a much more international uptake and even adoption within communities not originally envisioned e.g. biodiversity. The speakers will talk about tools they have developed that help demonstrate how Core 4 can be incorporated within embedded metadata standards; how it can be used in conjunction with scientific data standards; and how a Core 4 editor can easily convert, store, and exchange data in XML.

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  • 1.painting: Fyodor Bronnikov (18271902); Pythagoreans Celebrate Sunrise; 1869 | image: Wikimedia Commons (altered)

2. VRA CORE 3. VraCor e 4. v c r o a r e 5. vra core 6. vra core 7. VAR ROCE 8. loc.gov/standards/vracore/ 9. VRA Core 4 for Embedded Metadata 10. VISUAL RESOURCES ASSOCIATION BYLAWS Article I: MEMBERSHIP Section 1. There shall be three classes of membership in the Association: Individual, Institutional, and Special Honorary Life membership awarded by the Executive Board. Section 2. Regular Individual Membership shall be available to anyone who has completed an application form and paid the currently stipulated Individual dues. An Individual Member in good standing shall have all the privileges of membership as established by the Executive Board including the right to vote and to hold office in the Association. The Executive Board may at its discretion authorize Contributing and Patron Memberships, which shall be available to anyone eligible to hold a regular Individual or Institutional Membership who makes a monetary contribution to the Association beyond the applicable dues amount at levels determined by the Executive Board. Acknowledgement of Contributing and Patron Members shall be published annually in an official publication or venue of the Association as may be determined by the Executive Board. Section 3. Reduced rate Individual Membership shall be available to any individual meeting the special needs criteria determined by the Executive board. Reduced Rate Individual Members shall have all of the privileges of membership as established by the Executive Board including the right to vote and to hold office in the Association. Reduced Rate Individual Memberships may include: a) Student Membership shall be for full-time students enrolled in an accredited degree program who provide appropriate documentation of current enrollment as determined by the 11. Work / Image 12. Which users? Limited access to central database No IT support Shared image project 13. Which tools? Photoshop Bridge Excel 14. Which metadata format? 15. Amy Dominello / News & Record (altered) Will Core 4 fit? 16. Software Customization 17. very well known specialized Choosing fields 18. IPTC Core IPTC Extension PLUS Dublin Core Other Native XMP VRA Core 4.0 Choosing fields 19. Work / Image IPTC Extension- Artwork/object EXIF IPTC IPTC Extension 20. Creator Title Date Created Source Source Inventory Number Copyright Notice Extension Artwork or Object in the Image 21. single calendar date no BCE built 1298 1310, restored 1872 Date Created Extension Artwork or Object in the Image 22. Extension Artwork or Object in the Image Core 4.0 Work < XMP allows qualifying one namespace with another Qualifying IPTC Ext. with VRA 23. Extension Artwork or Object in the Image gone < Popular photo apps delete qualifiers Qualifying IPTC Ext. with VRA 24. Qualifying IPTC Ext. with VRA Warning: Only edit metadata in the VRA custom info panel! Metadata must be interoperable 25. Working with popular software Understand the limits Keep all metadata safe Make it as useful as possible 26. VRA Info Panel Compromise VRA Core 4.0 All work properties IPTC Core Dublin Core Photoshop XMP Rights PLUS 27. Graeme Newcomb / Flickr (altered) Too much? 28. built 1298 1310, destroyed 19431298 13101943 1943 Core 4.0 XML 29. Core 4.0 XMP RDF/XML built 1298 1310, destroyed 1943creation12981310 desctruction19431943 30. Because Excel 31. work.agent work.title work.date work.stylePeriod work.culturalContext work.worktype work.material work.technique work.measurements work.refid work.rights work.description work.subject work.inscription work.relation work.textref work.source Flat Display Fields 32. Locations work.locationRepository work.locationSite work.locationCreation work.locationDiscovery work.locationExhibition work.locationInstallation work.locationPerformance work.locationOther work.locationNotes 33. RDF Namespace vrae = VRA Essentials vrae:work.agent 34. TRUCKAUS (altered) 35. Adapt TRUCKAUS (altered) 36. More, more, more 37. Not in VRA 38. Extentions Label cdwalite:descriptive.displayCreator Type vrae:nameType Vocabulary vrae:vocab ID vrae:refid Last Name foaf:familyName First Name foaf:givenName Culture vrae:culture Dates cdwalite:vitalDates Begin vrae:dateEarliest End vrae:dateLateest 39. vrae details 40. Non-repeatable 41. Repeatable 42. Repeatable painter 43. painter engraver Repeatable 44. painterAAT300025136 engraverAAT300025165 More details 45. Mona Lisa La Gioconda Preferred Title Core 4XML Preferred Title 46. [1] [2] [3] Preferred Title Stays in order vrae XMP Sequential array 47. Mona Lisa La Gioconda Preferred Title 1 2 preferred 48. Technical Triumph :-) 49. Users Underwhelmed :-| 50. Custom metadata palette Only works with flat XMP data 51. vrae details 52. vrae flat 53. vrae:work.agent_1.name vrae:work.agent_1.nameVocab vrae:work.agent_1.nameRefid vrae:work.agent_2.name vrae:work.agent_2.nameVocab vrae:work.agent_2.nameRefid vrae:work.agent_3.name vrae:work.agent_3.nameVocab vrae:work.agent_3.nameRefid Repeating elements vrae:work.agent_1.name vrae:work.agent_2.name vrae:work.agent_3.name 54. vrae:work.agent_1.name vrae:work.agent_1.nameVocab vrae:work.agent_1.nameRefid vrae:work.agent_2.name vrae:work.agent_2.nameVocab vrae:work.agent_2.nameRefid vrae:work.agent_3.name vrae:work.agent_3.nameVocab vrae:work.agent_3.nameRefid agent 4? What if? 55. Excel works well 56. theory vs. reality Considerations Scale designed by Nikhil Dev from the Noun Project ideal vs. practical 57. Next display structured flat 58. IPTC/SCREM Add fields to IPTC Establish SCREM more granular pick up where IPTC leaves off 59. SCREM VRA Core? LIDO? schema.org? Structured? Flat? 60. Matthias Arnold, Heidelberg Research Architecture Visual Resources Marta Bustillo, National College of Art and Design (Ireland) Heidi Eyestone, Carleton College Sheryl Frisch, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Stephen Jennings, Fine Arts Library, Harvard Heather Lowe, California State University San Bernardino Heidi Raatz, Minneapolis Institute of Arts Amanda Rybin, The University of Chicago Department of Art History Greg Reser, UCSD Steve Tatum, Virginia Tech