Controlled Vocabulary/Taxonomy for Stills?

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Controlled Vocabulary/Taxonomy for Stills?

PostFri Dec 22, 2017 11:35 am

I'm working on a personal project applying a digital asset tool to organize digitized photos, scans, etc. of early film ephemera. I'd rather not reinvent the wheel. Is there a taxonomy or controlled vocabulary in use for describing such material? Anything agreed upon by libraries, museums, archives? Any leads are appreciated.
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Re: Controlled Vocabulary/Taxonomy for Stills?

PostFri Dec 22, 2017 12:15 pm

Not sure which aspect you are trying to find a controlled vocabulary for (physical aspects? Technique? Genre? Thing depicted?) but here are some things you can take a look at and see if they meet your needs:
LOC's thesaurus for graphic materials (TGM I)http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm1/
I think that one is for content if that's what you are looking for.
There is also a combined side for TGM 1 and 2 http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm1/
TGM 2 is photo genres and format. The sidebar has links where you can download the whole vocabulary.

They are also available as linked data at http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/graphicMaterials.html but you probably just need the terms, right? You can search terms at that site, though.

Also you might check out the Getty vocabularies at http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/
My guess is that you'd probably find the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (ATT) the most useful. These are also available as linked data on the off chance you might want URIs for your terms.

There are probably more out there, but these are the ones i've worked with.

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Re: Controlled Vocabulary/Taxonomy for Stills?

PostFri Dec 22, 2017 5:30 pm

greta de groat wrote:Not sure which aspect you are trying to find a controlled vocabulary for (physical aspects? Technique? Genre? Thing depicted?) but here are some things you can take a look at and see if they meet your needs:
LOC's thesaurus for graphic materials (TGM I)http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm1/
I think that one is for content if that's what you are looking for.
There is also a combined side for TGM 1 and 2 http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm1/" target="_blank
TGM 2 is photo genres and format. The sidebar has links where you can download the whole vocabulary.

They are also available as linked data at http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/graphicMaterials.html" target="_blank but you probably just need the terms, right? You can search terms at that site, though.

Also you might check out the Getty vocabularies at http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/" target="_blank
My guess is that you'd probably find the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (ATT) the most useful. These are also available as linked data on the off chance you might want URIs for your terms.

There are probably more out there, but these are the ones i've worked with.

cheers
greta


thanks greta. This is a great start. I'll dig thru them further.

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