Walter B. Denny Islamic Art Slides Archive

Updated: March 24, 2005

Metadata Liaison: Mary St. Germain

Walter B. Denny

Dublin Core

Authority file

Comments

Title

Title

 

A brief descriptive phrase.  The title is a concise phrase that will appear as the label of the thumbnails.  Title may be the title provided by the contributor.

Note:  A good approach would be to use the name of the object plus the site name plus either a generic name or the geographic orientation of the smaller portion.

Examples:

TITLE:Pyxis of al-Mughira

TITLE:Suleymanname

TITLE: Ottoman court rug

Category

(Pull-down menu)

Subject

 

Category of art specified in Walter B. Denny’s accompanyinghandlist, i.e. Architecture/Spain; Ivory Carving; Metalwork

Do not include Islamic as part of the category—everything in the database is Islamic.  The database will be used for teaching Islamic art and the students are unlikely to type Islamic in every time.

Object Name

Subject

LCAF

Use for objects when the object has a distinctive name, i.e. Alhambra, but not Beaker “Hedwis glass” which is only descriptive of the shape and material of the item.  When an official name exists, use the official name of the object.

Examples:  Alhambra (Granada, Spain); Jami' Ibn Tulun (Cairo, Egypt)

MS title and Folio number

Subject

LCAF

Use the uniform title found in LCAF, if one exists.  If not, use the title found in the DennyHandlist.  When the DennyHandlist provides a Folio number, add it at the end of the title.

Example:  Chester Beatty Library, 413. Folio 5v

Detail

Description

None

Use for descriptive information on architecture that is too detailed to be found in either authority file, i.e. subparts of buildings, view.

Examples: Arrayones Court (part of the Alhambra); Leones Court (part of the Alhambra); General interior (part of theAhmet I Mosque in Istanbul)

Some folios are famous enough to have a commonly used name.  Use the folio title found in the DennyHandlist

Example: BahramGur and the Dragon

Location (Region, Country, City)

Coverage

LCAF

Examples:  Egypt--Cairo; Spain--Cordoba

Subject, LCSH

Subject

LCSH

Examples:  Architecture—17th century—Turkey; Ivory carving—10thcentury—Spain--Cordoba

Subject, AAT

Subject

AAT Built Environment hierarchy (use the plural form),

the AAT Objects hierarchy (use the plural form),

the AAT Furnishings and Equipment hierarchy (use the plural form), the AAT Agents Facet (use the plural form), and the AAT Visual Works hierarchy (use the plural form)

Built environment:  the physical or purposive form of the object (Note: this will generally be a building type.)

Examples:  Fountains; Tents.

Objects: the discrete tangible or visual things that are inanimate and produced by human endeavor, that is, that are fabricated or given form by human activity:

Examples:  Courtyards; Doorways

Furnishings and equipment:  Objects made or used by people, especially the artifacts produced by traditional methods.

Examples:  Rugs; Coats; Looms.

People performing a specific social function or indicative of a specific social group.

Example:  Woodworkers

Additional concepts that are not represented by other data elements but are deemed sufficiently significant to require access points.

Examples:  Divinities in art; Solar art.

Use multiple headings as necessary to describe an object.

Will use both AAT and LC Subject headings, since they were supplied with the project.

Date

Date

 

Use the dating found in Walter B. Denny’shandlist.  For all dates, add two hidden fields, one with the earliest date in the range, and one with the latest.  If you have only one year, put that year in both the hidden fields.

Example:  969; 14th century

Date, Earliest

(Hidden)

Date

 

Based on the information in the Date field, supply the earliest date

Example:  969; 1400

Date, Latest

(Hidden)

Date

 

Based on the information in the Date field, supply the latest date

Example:  969; 1499

Site

Coverage

LCAF

Larger architectural object or location of which the object is a part  (Notes:  1)  Not all objects are part of sites; 2)  Site may include named neighborhoods or city names—please do not duplicate city name in SITE; 3) Site may be assigned twice if appropriate using the form:  Site 1; Site 2

Examples:  Valley of the Kings (Egypt);Karnak (Egypt); Thebes (Egypt : Extinct city); TellQiri Site (Israel)

Current Exhibition Site

(Museum?)

Source

LCAF

For smaller items held in museums, etc., the name of the institution in which the item is normally held and/or a special exhibition in which it was shown

Examples: Bibliothequenationale (France); Harvard University. Art Museums; Mathaf al-Kuwayt al-Watani

Creator

Creator

LCAF

or

None

In the rare cases where an object is credited to a specific person, include the person’s name.  If the name is not found in the LCSH, use the name that is available.

Example: Lokman

Digital Collection

Relation-Is Part Of

None

Walter B. Denny Islamic Art Slide Collection

Image number

Identifier

 

Use the number of slide found in the DennyHandlist, which should also be found on the slide itself

Examples:  TP35; AI41

Type limit

Type

DCMI Type Vocabulary

Enter "StillImage."

This describes the nature or genre of the content of the resource. It is a value from the Dublin Core Type Vocabulary athttp://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/

Photo Type

Format

 

35mm slides

Master Digital File

Format

 

TIFF created byARTStor

Derivative Digital File

Format

 

JPEG with long dimension resized to either 600 pixels high or 700 pixels wide

Photographer

Creator

LCAF

Creator of original visual image

Example:  Denny, Walter B.

Suggestion:  FollowLastname,Firstname format

Copyright holder

Rights

LCAF

Individual or body that retains copyright to the visual image.  The images are asvailable for educational use only

Example:  Denny, Walter B.

Suggestion: Lastname,Firstname

Contact Information

 

None

Copies of these images cannot be ordered from UW.  Contact:  Walter B. Denny, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, wbdenny@arthist.umass.edu

Repository

Source

None

University of Washington Libraries, Near East Section