Monday, July 12, 2004

Cataloging Photographs

SEPIADES Cataloguing photographic collections by Edwin Klijn and Yola de Lusenet for the European Commission on Preservation and Access describes a tool and data set for cataloging photographic images.
This report aims to provide background information on the sepiades (SEPIA Data Element Set) advisory report and sepiades software tool. Both were developed in the framework of the sepia (Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access) project, an eu-funded project on preservation and digitisation of photographic collections that ran from 1999 until 2003.

SEPIADES is a multilevel data element set to catalogue photographic collections. Apart from 21 core elements, it contains many suggestions for use of specific, detailed elements. This report explains about the motives behind sepiades, providing an introduction to both the model and software tool. It is aimed at all those involved in cataloguing photographic collections, both cataloguers and decision makers.

The tool looks worth investigating. It has:
  • Multilevel description
  • Flexible and easy customizing
  • Records stored in XML
  • Export function to Dublin Core
  • OAI-PMH compliant
  • Flexible integration with other systems
  • Full text search-and-retrieval
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