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Freshwater and Marine Image Bank

Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
Data Dictionary
Sept. 23, 2002

Metadata Liaison: Diana Brooking

Field Name

DC Mapping

Searchable?

Authority File

Comments

Category

Subject

Yes

none

Broad terms used to create canned searches; not necessarily subjects. (Roughly based on the original Web site categories.)

Examples: Fur Fin and Feather (name of a series); Map; Shellfish

Caption

Title

Yes

none

Caption transcribed literally from the image. (Sometimes information was supplied by inputter, like the name of a vessel, if it was absent from caption)

Sub-Caption

Title

Yes

none

Other title information transcribed from the image.

Artist/Photographer

Creator

Yes

LCAF

Name of the artist or photographer associated with the image. (Note that sometimes the image reads “after a painting by John Smith”, and Smith, John is listed as Artist, not the unknown engraver.)

Input lastname, firstname. If more than one name, separate by <br>

Image Date

Date

Yes

none

Date the image was created. In most cases will be the year of publication of the book from which the illustration was taken. In some cases, there will be other evidence to indication the date an engraving was originally made, or the date a photograph was originally taken.

Input as a 4-digit year. Example: 1855

Subject

Subject

Yes

LCSH

Will be added to collection over time (a new field). Database owners indicated they prefer to use LCSH as simple descriptors without subdivisions.

If more than one subject, separate by <br>

Geographic Subject

Coverage

Yes

(LCAF)

Will be added to collection over time (a new field). Geographic area associated with the image, usually the location depicted. Database owners have indicated that they want to use this field selectively, probably only for places of Pacific Northwest regional interest.

Form of names will be taken from LC authority file, but format will be a local standard hierarchical form separated by a dash (equivalent to two hyphens). If more than one, separate by <br>
Examples
United States—Washington (State)—Seattle
Canada—Yukon Territory—Dawson

Object type

Type

Yes

MIG list

A new field. Will probably be used only for the maps and stereographs that are the only object types of interest to database owners.

MIG intends to create a controlled vocab list for this field for this and other databases, based on AAT, TGM and other thesauri as needed. Terms used should be in singular to match other databases.

Examples: map, stereograph

Image Source Author

Source

Yes

LCAF

The author of the article or book from which the image is taken.

Input lastname, firstname. If more than one name, separate by <br>

Image Source Title

Source

Yes

none

This is the title of the article or book from which the image was taken.

Pub. Info.

Source

No

none

Place of publication :  Publisher, Year of publication for the book or serial from which the image was taken.

Image Source Series

Source

Yes

none

This is the title of the series or serial from which the image was taken.

Page No./Plate No.

Source

No

none

The page or plate number reference for the image source.

Digital Collection

Relation-Is Part Of

No

none

Freshwater and Marine Image Bank

Repository

Source

No

none

Most materials are located in the University of Washington Libraries. Images were scanned by staff of the UW Fisheries-Oceanography Library.

Copyright

None

No

none

Materials in the Freshwater and Marine Image Bank are in the public domain. No copyright permissions are needed. Acknowledgement of the Freshwater and Marine Image Bank as a source for borrowed images is requested.

Ordering information

None

No

none

The University of Washington Libraries does not provide reproductions of this image. This record contains a citation for this image. If you want to use the scanned image, acknowledgement of the Freshwater and Marine Image Bank as a source for borrowed images is requested. For further information contact: fishlib@u.washington.edu.

Type

Type

yes

DCMI Type vocabulary

StillImage