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1 Laura Williams, Stanford University Libraries SAA Metadata and Digital Object Roundtable Meeting San Diego, California 2012 Streamlining Digital Image Description Through Batch Metadata Application In a Flash

2 Challenges ▪Large digitized and born-digital image collections ▪Limited staff time and resources Is there a tool that will allow us to add descriptive metadata quickly and efficiently?

3 Functional Requirements ▪add metadata to digitized and born-digital images

4 Functional Requirements ▪add metadata to digitized and born-digital images ▪bulk add metadata for up to thousands of images

5 Functional Requirements ▪add metadata to digitized and born-digital images ▪bulk add metadata for up to thousands of images ▪view images together with metadata

6 Functional Requirements ▪add metadata to digitized and born-digital images ▪bulk add metadata for up to thousands of images ▪view images together with metadata ▪add flat or hierarchical metadata

7 Functional Requirements ▪add metadata to digitized and born-digital images ▪bulk add metadata for up to thousands of images ▪view images together with metadata ▪add flat or hierarchical metadata ▪customize metadata fields

8 Functional Requirements ▪add metadata to digitized and born-digital images ▪bulk add metadata for up to thousands of images ▪view images together with metadata ▪add flat or hierarchical metadata ▪customize metadata fields ▪export metadata in widely-used format

9 What is IPTC Core? ▪Metadata standard developed by the International Press Telecommunications Committee ▪Standard among professional photographers ▪Supported by a wide variety of image software (

10 Photo Mechanic ▪Professional photographers routinely add bulk metadata ▪Photo Mechanic recommended by former news photographer on staff ▪Affordable

11 Description ▪Title ▪Photographer ▪Unique ID ▪Keywords ▪Repository ▪Location ▪Format ▪Date ▪Type ▪Collection

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20 Conclusions ▪IPTC Core ·Awareness ·Workflow integration ▪Borrowing tools from beyond archival borders

21 IPTC Fields keywords LOCATION | Series 15 | Box 10 | Folder 4, COLLECTION | Buckminster Fuller papers, , FORMAT | photographs, color transparencies, REPOSITORY | Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, TYPE | still image title Slides, IV A Geoscope Projects (Cornell Dome, World Game model, model of UN geoscope) transmission_reference M1090_S15_B10_F04_0001 copyright Property rights reside with the repository. Intellectual rights to the images reside with the creators of the images or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Department of Special Collections. XML Export from Photo Mechanic

22 Buckminster Fuller papers, photographs, color transparencies Series 15 | Box 1 | Folder 1 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and Stanford University Archives. still image Slides, IA, Geodesic Domes [1 of 2] M1090_S15_B01_F01_0001 Property rights reside with the repository. Intellectual rights to the images reside with the creators of the images or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections. XML MODS


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