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Creating Digital Resources
for the Visual Arts:
Standards and Good Practice

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Visual Arts Data Service: Catherine Grout, Phill Purdy, Janine Rymer

Technical Advisory Service for Images: Karla Youngs, Jane Williams, Alan Lock, Dan Brickley, Oliver Moss



Section 1: Overview and Objectives

1.1 The aims of this Guide and others in the series
1.2 The Guide structure and how to use it
1.3 Introducing digital resources
Introducing standards and guidelines for digital resource creation

Section 2: Copyright and Rights Management

2.1 Introducing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Restrictions and permissions: infringement and fair dealing
2.3 Defining works under copyright: classifications, terms and ownership
2.4 Artistic works and copyright
2.5 Databases and copyright
2.6 Electronic material and copyright
2.7 Handling permissions: pro-forma and licences
2.8 User agreements
2.9 Clearing rights

Section 3: Creating Digital Images

3.1 Introducing digital images and image creation
3.2 Digital images
3.3 Selecting image file formats
3.4 Image manipulation and imaging software

3.5 Image capture equipment: scanners
3.6 Image capture equipment: digital cameras
3.7 Image digitisation process: workflow, procedures and good practice

Section 4: Standards for Data Documentation in the Visual Arts

4.1 Introducing standards for data documentation
4.2 Domain specific data documentation standards
Resource discovery metadata and the Dublin Core
Terminology resources and classification schemes

Section 5:Project and Collections Management

5.1 Project management
5.2 Workflow and procedures management
5.3 Quality assurance
5.4 Database management systems

Section 6: Resource Delivery and User Issues

6.1 Resource delivery issues: an overview
6.2 User interface and retrieval issues
6.3 Controlling access
6.4 Standards for data interchange
6.5 User support issues

Section 7: Storage and Preservation

7.1 Storage
7.2 Introducing digital preservation
7.3 Introducing digital preservation strategies
The global digital preservation arena

Section 8: Introducing Specialised Digital Formats

8.1 Introduction
8.2 Web authoring and JAVA
8.3 Virtual Reality and VRML
8.4 Computer Aided Design
8.5 Interactive multimedia
8.6 Digital animation

Section 9: Conclusion: From Creation to Deposit Working with VADS and TASI

9.1 Advice, consultation and outreach
9.2 Delivery, access and preservation

Appendix 1: VADS/TASI Contact details and other useful organisations

Appendix 2: Image capture workflow diagram, Section 3.2

Appendix 3: HTML Example, Section 8.2



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University of Bristol & Catherine Grout, Phill Purdy & Janine Rymer (Visual Arts Data Service)

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