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Cataloging cultural objects : a guide to describing cultural works and their images / Murtha Baca [and others]

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Baca, Murtha  Search this
Visual Resources Association  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Manuals (Handbooks)
"On behalf of the Visual Resources Association."
Also available online.
MSRLREF copy 39088900549130 has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, S. Dillon Ripley Endowment, From his friends, 1993.
Introduction. Purpose ; Audience ; Scope and methodology -- pt. 1. General guidelines -- pt. 2. Elements. Object naming ; Creator information ; Physical characteristics ; Stylistic, cultural, and chronological information ; Location and geography ; Subject ; Class ; Description ; View information -- pt. 3. Authorities
"Now for the first time, under the leadership of the Visual Resources Association, five visual and cultural heritage experts, along with scores of reviewers from varied institutions, have created a new data content standard focused on cultural materials." "This reference offers practical resources for cataloging and flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of institutions - from libraries to museums to archives. These guidelines for selecting, ordering, and formatting data used to populate metadata elements in cultural materials' catalog records will, when followed consistently, promote good descriptive cataloging and reduce redundancy." "This is a reference for museum professionals, visual resources curators, archivists, librarians, and anyone who documents cultural objects (including architecture, paintings, sculpture, prints, manuscripts, photographs, visual media, performance art, archaeological sites, and artifacts) and their images."--Jacket.
Cultural property--Documentation--Standards  Search this
Antiquities--Documentation--Standards  Search this
Architecture--Documentation--Standards  Search this
Art--Documentation--Standards  Search this
Cataloging  Search this
Cataloging of art  Search this
Cataloging of pictures  Search this
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Smithsonian Libraries