VRA Core Categories, Version 3.0
a project of the
Visual Resources Association Data Standards Committee

This document last modified on 2/20/2002

Introduction I VRA Core Categories, Version 3.0 Compendium of Examples I MARC Mapping

INTRODUCTION
The VRA Core Categories, Version 3.0 consist of a single element set that can be applied as many times as necessary to create records to describe works of visual culture as well as the images that document them. The Data Standards Committee followed the "1:1 principle," developed by the Dublin Core community, i.e., only one object or resource may be described within a single metadata set.  How the element sets are linked to form a single record is a local database implementation issue.  The order of the categories in the VRA Core 3.0 is arbitrary, and local implementations are encouraged to determine their own field sequence that will appropriately describe their data.

The VRA Core 3.0 is intended as a point of departure—not a completed application.  The elements that comprise the Core are designed to facilitate the sharing of information among visual resources collections about works and images.  These elements may not be sufficient to fully describe a local collection and additional fields can be added for that purpose.  We also recommend the use of qualifiers with certain elements in the VRA Core 3.0 so that the data values contained in the element may be more precisely identified   For instance, a “Notes” qualifier to clarify the data may be an appropriate addition to many of the current elements. Furthermore, every element may be repeated as many times as necessary within a given set to describe the work or image.

How does VRA Core 3.0 relate to VRA Core 2.0?
The VRA Core 3.0 conflates the Work (W) and the Visual Document (V) element sets from VRA Core 2.0 into a single universally applicable element set.  Core 3.0 retains the same order of elements, and where possible, the same category titles and definitions that were used in Core 2.0.  Users of the Core 3.0 will wish to rearrange these elements in their local applications into sequences which reflect their needs.

Because work and image records use the same element set, a new element—Record Type—was added.  This element defines the type of resource that is being described.  While the Core elements pertain to only two types of records - the work and the image, it is understood that other types of records such as authority records may be included in a database structure. Like VRA Core 2.0 , VRA Core 3.0 refrains from recommending any type of data structure. Instead, it is hoped that the core elements will help to determine the types of data recorded in a visual resources database and that the concepts can be used to map between databases. However, two elements in VRA Core 3.0 - Record Type and Relation - describe or point to the record itself. A consideration of the record and its relationship to other records requires the acknowledgement of data structure particularly evident in the Relation element.

VRA Core 3.0 also includes a new “Rights” element as well as new category qualifiers.

What is a Work?
In the context of the VRA Core 3.0, a work is a physical entity that exists, has existed at some time in the past, or that could exist in the future.  It might be an artistic creation such as a painting or a sculpture; it might be a performance, composition, or literary work; it might be a building or other construction in the built environment; or it might be an object of material culture. Works may be single items, or they may consist of many parts.

What is an Image?
An image is a visual representation of a work.  It can exist in photomechanical, photographic and digital formats.  In a typical visual resources collection, an image is a reproduction of the work that is owned by the cataloging institution and is typically a slide, photograph, or digital file.  A visual resources collection may own several images of a given work.

The term “visual document”, which was used in the VRA Core 2.0, has been eliminated because a visual document could be defined not only as an image but as a type of work, such as a preparatory sketch or an architectural plan for a building.

How do Work records and Image records link to each other?
How the VRA Core 3.0 element sets are linked to form a single record is a local database implementation issue; however, it is assumed that work records will be linked to the relevant image records.  For many collections, the creation of two linked element sets to describe a work (e.g., a painting) and an image (e.g., a slide of that painting) will be sufficient. In other cases a work (e.g., a building) might be linked to multiple images (e.g., digital images showing different aspects of the building). However, it will become increasingly common to associate two or more image records with a given work record to document the existence of different formats—slides, digital files, photographs, etc.  Naturally most people will not want to create more levels than necessary in order to describe the sequence from work to image.  Often only two element sets will be necessary; however, sometimes intermediate sets will be unavoidable.

It is possible to repeat and link together the VRA Core 3.0 element set in order to more fully describe a work for which a “visual document” (i.e., another work) exists.  For instance, one might use an element set to describe a building's structure and another linked element set to describe the” visual document” (e.g., a site plan).  The image record(s) will then be linked to the appropriate work record.  This will allow views of the building to be associated with the primary work (the building) and images of the plan with the record for the “visual document.”

How does one Work record relate to another Work record?

Relationships between two works may be either essential or informative. An essential relationship exists where the described work includes the referenced work, either physically or logically within a larger to smaller context. With works that have an essential relationship, it is recommended that the Title.Larger Entity qualifier always accompany the title for the part.

An informative relationship between two works exists when the described and referenced works could stand independently and the relationship is informative but not essential either physically or logically in identifying either of the works. The link between the works should be reciprocal and the data values should include the identity of the related work and a description of the type of relationship. Core 3 Relationship types are consistent with the for the DC Relation element.. Dublin Core Qualifiers (Element Refinements)for the DC Relation element.. A detailed list of types and examples will be included in the Guide to Good Practice: Cataloguing Standards For Describing Cultural Objects and Images (expected publication, early 2003).

Am I required to use every category?
Only those elements which are relevant for a specific record should contain data.  There is no need to place any data value, including "n/a" or "unknown" into these elements to indicate that they are blank. There is no requirement to include a minimum number of elements in order to create a valid record.

May I repeat categories?
All categories and qualifiers are repeatable.  Moreover, identical data values may be used in more than one category. For Example, works with no title may require a description based upon values that define the object type, materials, original location, owenership, etc. Values used in the title may be repeated in other categories used to describe the work.

How do I control the data values for each element?
The Data Standards Committee recommends the use of controlled vocabularies, particularly the Getty vocabularies and other standard authorities for use with many of the categories. No single authority will suffice for the entire set of the VRA Core Categories, Version 3.0 or even in many cases for a single element in the set.  We suggest that collections compile a list of data content vocabularies and authorities which are appropriate for use for each field in their local applications.  We also suggest that each collection limit the number of authorities or vocabularies used in
each field, and, if possible, to indicate which authority has been used.  We recommend that collections develop uniform ways of entering data into the fields of their local applications.  Some of these issues will be addressed and resolved by the Committee when it compiles further guidance and recommendations for the use of controlled vocabularies.

The VRA Core 3.0 is a work in progress
Although the basic categories are set as prescribed in this document, the Data Standards Committee will continue to develop the VRA Core 3.0 in the following areas:
-- mapping to CDWA, MARC and other metadata standards.
-- further guidance on recommendations for the use of controlled vocabularies.
-- additions to the Compendium of Examples.
We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please contact Elisa Lanzi (elanzi@smith.edu) or Ann Whiteside (abw6n@virginia.edu)

Category attributes
In this document, each category is displayed with the following attributes:
Qualifiers = indicates existence of qualifiers and label
Definition =  a narrative statement that defines the concept of the category.
Data Values = recommendations for use of controlled vocabularies or standardized lists.
VRA Core 2.0 = mapping to VRA Core Categories 2.0
CDWA = mapping to the Categories for the Description of Works of Art
Dublin Core = mapping to Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1
Comment = questions and comments for discussion

Standards Recommended
AACR
AAT
CDWA
LCSH
LCTGM
TGN
ULAN

VRA CORE CATEGORIES, Version 3.0
Record Type  I  TypeTitle I Measurements  I  Material  I Technique I Creator I Date I Location I ID Number I Style/PeriodCulture I Subject Relation  I Description I Source  I  Rights

COMPENDIUM OF EXAMPLES



RECORD TYPE
Qualifiers: None
Definition: Identifies the record as being either a WORK record, for the physical or created object, or an IMAGE record, for the visual surrogates of such objects.
Data Values (controlled):  work, image
VRA Core 2.0: None
CDWA: None
Dublin Core:  TYPE


TYPE
Qualifiers: None
Definition: Identifies the specific type of Work or Image being described in the record.
Data Values (controlled): recommend AAT
VRA Core 2.0:  W1 Work Type; V1 Visual Document Type
CDWA: Object/Work - Type; Related Visual Documentation-Image Type
Dublin Core:  TYPE


TITLE
Qualifiers:
    Title.Variant
    Title.Translation
    Title.Series
    Title.Larger Entity
Definition: The title or identifying phrase given to a Work or an Image. For complex works or series the title may refer to a discrete unit within the larger entity (a print from a series, a panel from a fresco cycle, a building within a temple complex) or may identify only the larger entity itself. A record for a part of a larger unit should include both the title for the part and the title for the larger entity. For an Image record this category describes the specific view of the depicted Work.
Data Values: formulated according to data content rules for titles of works of art
VRA Core 2.0:  W2 Title; V7 Visual Document View Description
CDWA: Titles or Names-Text; Related Visual Documentation-View; Related Visual Documentation-View- Indexing Terms
Dublin Core:  TITLE


MEASUREMENTS
Qualifiers:
    Measurements.Dimensions
    Measurements.Format
    Measurements.Resolution
Description:  The size, shape, scale, dimensions, format, or storage configuration of the Work or Image. Dimensions may include such measurements as volume, weight, area or running time. The unit used in the measurement must be specified.
Data Values: formulated according to standards for data content (e.g., AACR, etc.)
VRA Core 2.0:  W3 Measurements; V2 Visual Document Format; V3 Visual Document Measurements
CDWA: Measurements-Dimensions; Measurements-Shape; Measurements-Format; Related Visual Documentation-Image Measurements
Dublin Core:  FORMAT


MATERIAL
Qualifiers:
  Material.Medium
  Material.Support
Description: .The substance of which a work or an image is composed.
Data Values (controlled): AAT
VRA Core 2.0: W4 Material
CDWA: Materials and Techniques-Materials-Name,Materials and Techniques-Materials-Role
Dublin Core:  FORMAT


TECHNIQUE
Qualifiers: None
Description: The production or manufacturing processes, techniques, and methods incorporated in the fabrication or alteration of the work or image.
Data Values (controlled): AAT
VRA Core 2.0: W5 Technique
CDWA: Materials and Techniques-Processes or Techniques- Name
Dublin Core:  FORMAT

CREATOR
Qualifiers
    Creator.Role
    Creator.Attribution
    Creator.Personal name
    Creator.Corporate name
Description: The names, appellations, or other identifiers assigned to an individual, group, corporate body, or other entity that has contributed to the design, creation, production, manufacture, or alteration of the work or image.
Data Values (controlled): recommend ULAN and AAAF (LC authority files).
Comment: Controlled list for role (e.g., artist, engraver, architect, etc.) and attribution (e.g., school of, workshop of, circle of, style of, follower of, attributed to, etc.) in development.
VRA Core 2.0: W6 Creator; W7 Role
CDWA: Creation-Creator-Identity-Names, Creation-Creator-Identity-Qualifier, Creation-Creator-Identity-Roles
Dublin Core: CREATOR, CONTRIBUTOR


DATE
Qualifiers:
    Date.Creation
    Date.Design
    Date.Beginning
    Date.Completion
    Date.Alteration
    Date.Restoration
Description:  Date or range of dates associated with the creation, design, production, presentation, performance, construction, or alteration, etc. of the work or image.  Dates may be expressed as free text or numerical.
Data Values:  formulated according to standards for data content (e.g., AACR, DC dates, etc.)
VRA Core 2.0  W8 Date; V4 Visual Document Date
CDWA: Creation-Date
Dublin Core:  DATE, COVERAGE


LOCATION
Qualifiers:
    Location.Current Site
    Location.Former Site
    Location.Creation Site
    Location.Discovery Site
    Location.Current Repository
    Location.Former Repository
Description: The geographic location and/or name of the repository, building, or site-specific work or other entity whose boundaries include the Work or Image.
Data Values (controlled): BHA index, AAAF (LC), Grove's Dictionary of Art Location Appendix
VRA Core 2.0 W9 Repository Name; W10 Repository Place;  V5 Visual Document Owner
CDWA: Current Location-Repository Name, Current Location-Geographic Location, Context-Architectural-Building/Site, Context-Architectural-Building/Site-Place, Context-Archaeological-Excavation Place; Related Visual Documentation-Image Ownership-Owner's Name
Dublin Core:  CONTRIBUTOR, COVERAGE


ID NUMBER
Qualifiers:
    ID Number.Current Repository
    ID Number.Former Repository
    ID Number.Current Accession
    ID Number.Former Accession
Description:  The unique identifiers assigned to a Work or an Image.
Data Values:
VRA Core 2.0 W11 Repository Number; V6 Visual Document Owner Number
CDWA: Current Location-Repository Numbers; Related Visual Documentation-Image Ownership-Owner's Number
Dublin Core:  IDENTIFIER


STYLE/ PERIOD
Qualifiers:
        Style/Period.Style
        Style/Period.Period
        Style/Period.Group
        Style/Period.School
        Style/Period.Dynasty
        Style/Period.Movement
Description:  A defined style, historical period, group, school, dynasty, movement, etc. whose characteristics are represented in the Work or Image.
Data Values (controlled):  recommend AAT
VRA Core 2.0:  W14 Style/Period/Group/Movement
CDWA: Styles/Periods/Groups/Movements-Indexing Terms
Dublin Core:  COVERAGE, SUBJECT


CULTURE
Qualifiers: None
Description: The name of the culture, people (ethnonym), or adjectival form of a country name from which a Work or Image originates or with which the Work or Image has been associated.
Data Values recommend AAT, LCSH
VRA Core 2.0:  W15 Nationality/Culture
CDWA: Creation-Creator-Identity-Nationality/Culture/Race-Citizenship; Creation-Creator-Identity-Nationality/Culture/Race-Culture
Dublin Core:  COVERAGE


SUBJECT
Qualifiers: None
Description: Terms or phrases that describe, identify, or interpret the Work or Image and what it depicts or expresses.  These may include proper names (e.g., people or events), geographic designations (places), generic terms describing the material world, or topics (e.g., iconography, concepts, themes, or issues).
Data Values: recommend AAT, TGM, ICONCLASS, Sears Subject Headings
VRA Core 2.0 W16 Subject; V8 Visual Document Subject
CDWA: Subject Matter-Description-Indexing Terms; Subject Matter-Identification-Indexing Terms; Subject Matter-Interpretation-Indexing Terms, Related Visual Documentation-View-Indexing Terms
Dublin Core: SUBJECT


RELATION
Qualifiers:
        Relation.Identity
        Relation.Type
Description:  Terms or phrases describing the identity of the related work and the relationship between the Work being cataloged and the related work. Note: If the relationship is essential (i.e. when the described work includes the referenced works, either physically or logically within a larger or smaller context), use the Title.Larger Entity element.
Data Values:
VRA Core 2.0: W17 Related Work; W18 Relationship Type
CDWA: Related Works-Relationship Type; Related Works-Identification
Dublin Core: RELATION


DESCRIPTION
Qualifiers: None
Description: A free-text note about the Work or Image, including comments, description, or interpretation, that gives additional information not recorded in other categories.
Data Values:
VRA Core 2.0:  W19 Notes
CDWA: the "Remarks" section for various categories;  Physical Description
Dublin Core: DESCRIPTION


SOURCE
Qualifiers: None
Description: A reference to the source of the information recorded about the work or the image.  For a work record, this may be a citation to the authority for the information provided. For an image, it can be used to provide information about the supplying Agency, Vendor or Individual; or,in the case of copy photography, a bibliographic citation or other description of the image source. In both cases, names, locations, and source identification numbers can be included.
Data Values:
VRA Core 2.0:  V9 Source
CDWA: Related Visual Documentation-Image-Source-Name; Related Visual Documentation-Image-Source
Dublin Core:  SOURCE


RIGHTS
Qualifiers: None
Description: Information about rights management; may include copyright and other intellectual property statements required for use.
Data Values:
VRA Core 2.0:  None
CDWA: Related Visual Documentation-Copyright Restrictions
Dublin Core: RIGHTS


COMPENDIUM OF EXAMPLES
The following examples were created to demonstrate how the VRA Core Categories 3.0 might be implemented. Variations in data content (and the way the data is entered) are
intentional in order to illustrate variation in practice.  Some of the examples include the use of the Core for local administrative metadata (e.g., digital images made from slides).  We include these to illustrate how the Core might be used to describe various derivatives. Please Note:  these examples were created by the Data Standards Committee and do not represent the cataloging work of any institution.

Example 1
The following data sets describe an etching in a museum collection and a digital image of the etching.
Record Type = work
Type = print
Title = This is how it happened
Title.Variant = As Sucedi
Measurements.Dimensions = 24.5 x 35 cm
Material.Medium = ink
Material.Support = paper
Technique = etching
Technique = drypoint
Creator.Personal Name = Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes
Creator.Role = printmaker
Date.Creation = ca. 1810-1814
Location.Current Repository = Ann Arbor (MI,USA), University of Michigan Museum of Art
Location.Creation Site = Madrid (ESP)
ID Number. Current Accession = 1977/2.15
Style/Period = Romanticism
Culture = Spanish
Subject = war
Relation.Part of = Part of Disasters of war
Description = This is how it happened is No. 47 (33) from the series "The Disasters of War", 4th edition, plates for the series ca. 1810-14, 1820, 4th edition was published 1906.
Rights = Weber family trust
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Record Type = image
Type = digital
Title = general view
Measurements.Dimensions = 72 dpi
Measurements.Format = jpeg
Technique = scanning
Creator = Fred Technician
Date.Creation = 1999
Location.Current Repository = Ann Arbor (MI,USA), University of Michigan Museum of Art
ID Number.Current Repository = PCD5010-1611-1037-27
ID Number.Current Repository = 1977_2.15.jpeg
Description = For more information, see http://www.si.umich.edu/Art_History/demoarea/details/1977_2.15.html
Source = University of Michigan Museum of Art
Rights = University of Michigan Museum of Art



Example 2
The following data sets describe a slide of a work of art in a museum.
Record Type = work
Type = sculpture
Title = Standing Buddha
Measurements.Dimensions = 64.5 cm
Material.Medium = bronze
Date.Creation = 5th cent.
Location.Current Repository = New Delhi (IND), National Museum of India
Location.Former Site = Phophnar (IND)
Style/Period.Dynasty = Vakataka dynasty
Style/Period = Gupta
Culture = Indian
Subject = Buddha
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Record Type = image
Type =  slide
Title = detail of head
Creator = Nikon, Bill
Creator.Role = photographer
Date.Creation = 1995
Location.Current Repository = Northampton (MA, USA), Smith College Image Collections
ID Number.Accession = 400061
Source = Indian bronze masterpieces: the great tradition: specially published for the Festival of India
Rights = publisher


Example 3
The following data sets describe a chair that was documented by a photograph. The photograph was later copied to a slide format and scanned to create a digital image.
Record Type = work
Type = architectural furniture
Type = seating furniture
Type = dining chair
Type = tall back chair
Type = spindle-back chair
Title = Frederick C. Robie House dining chair
Measurements.Dimensions = 52.5 x 18 x 19.25 cm
Material. Medium = oak
Material.Medium = leather
Technique = cabinet making
Technique = upholstering
Creator.Personal Name = Wright, Frank L. (1867-1959)
Creator.Role = designer
Date.Design = 1906
Date.Completion = 1909
Location.Current Repository = Chicago (IL,USA),University of Chicago,David & Alfred Smart Museum of Art
Location.Former Site = Frederick C. Robie House, Chicago, IL, US
ID Number.Current Repository = 1965.2.14furn
Style/Period = Arts and Crafts
Culture = American
Relation.Part of = Frederic C. Robie House
Description = The dining chair is part of a set of six designed specifically for the dining room of the Frederick C. Robie House.
Rights = David & Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL, US
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Record Type = work
Type = photograph
Type = gelatin silver print
Title = interior view of Frederic C. Robie House dinning room with furnishings
Measurements.Dimensions = 8x10"
Material.Medium = gelatin
Material.Medium = silver
Material.Support = photo paper
Technique = photography
Technique = gelatin silver process
Creator.Personal name = Fuermann, Henry
Creator.Role = photographer
Date.Creation = 1910
Location.Current Repository = Scottsdale (AZ, US), Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West
ID Number.Current Repository = 0908.018
Culture = American
Subject = Frank C. Robie House
Subject = dining room
Subject = dining table
Subject = dining chair
Subject = stained glass window
Rights = Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ, US
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Record Type = image
Type = slide
Title = interior view of Frederick C. Robie House dining room with furnishings
Measurements.Dimensions = 2x2"
Measurements.Format = 35 mm
Measurements.Format = horizontal
Technique = photography
Creator = Mole, Christopher
Creator.Role = copy photographer
Date.Creation = 1985
Location.Current Repository = Albuquerque (NM, US), University of New Mexico, Bainbridge Bunting Slide Library
ID Number.Current Repository = UNM d000614
ID Number.Current Repository = FURN/AMER/Wright/Robie.383787
Source = gift of Christopher Mole
Rights = Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ, US
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Record Type = image
Type = digital
Title = interior view of Frederick C. Robie House dining room with furnishings
Measurements.Dimensions = 72dpi
Measurements.Format = jpeg
Technique = scanning
Creator.Personal Name = Gopher.Mary
Creator.Role = scanner
Date.Creation = 1997
Location.Current Repository =  Albuquerque (NM, US), University of New Mexico, Bainbridge Bunting Slide Library
ID Number.Current Repository = 1977-4.ar302.jpeg
Source = UNM dOOO614
Rights = Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ, US


Example 4
The following data sets describe a temporary piece of architecture erected for the entry of Emperor Charles V into Nuremburg on Feb. 16, 1541. The arch incorporates elements from the Arch of Titus in Rome and from Serlio's Libro d'architecttura. It was removed after the occasion, packed away, and was modified for reuse later for the triumphal entry of Emperor Matthias.  Eventually it disappeared.  Our primary pictorial knowledge about this arch is contained in a broadsheet--a woodcut by Peter Flotner and in a preliminary drawing attributed to Georg Pencz, who was at that time the official city-painter of Nuremberg.

Record Type =  work
Type =  architecture
Type =  triumphal arches
Type =  arches of honor (Ehrenpforten)
Type =  temporary structures
Title =  Triumphal arch for Charles V
Date =  1541
Location.Former Site =  Nuremberg (DEU), Burgstrasse
Style/Period =  Renaissance
Culture =  German
Subject =  Charles V
Subject =  corinthian columns
Subject =  Imperial eagle
Subject =  bandstands
Relation.derived from = Arch of Titus, Rome (ITA)
Relation.derived from = Sebastiano Serlio, Libro d'architettura, Book III (1537)
Relation.derived from = Sebastiano Serlio, Libro d'architettura, Book IV (1540)
Relation.source for = Triumphal Arch of Maximillian II (1570)
Relation.source for = Triumphal Arch of  Emperor Matthias (1612)
Description =  This was a temporary piece of architecture erected for the Entry of Emperor Charles V into Nuremburg on Feb. 16, 1541.  The arch incorporates elements from the Arch of Titus in Rome and from Serlio's Libro d'architecttura.  It was removed after the occasion, packed away, and was modified for reuse later for the triumphal entries of Maximillian II and of  Emperor Matthias.  Eventually it disappeared.  Our primary pictorial knowledge about this arch is contained in a broadsheet--a woodcut by Peter Flotner and in a preliminary drawing attributed to Georg Pencz, who was at that time the official city-painter of Nuremberg.
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Record Type =  work
Type =  print
Type =  woodcut
Type = broadside
Title =  Triumphal Arch for Charles V
Creator =  Peter Flotner
Creator.Role = artist
Date = 1541
Subject =  triumphal arch of Charles V in Nuremberg
Relation.derived from = Drawing by Georg Pencz in theúÎ7¿@&õ¦Ù3çíNä3“yֺѥl´ò5JZJ°Ïßny
Description =  This broadside of the finished arch was printed in Frankfurt am Main by Christian Egenolph with text of the Latin inscriptions and a German translation by Hans Sachs.
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Record Type = image
Type =  black and white slide
Title =  full view
Measurements.Format =  35 mm
Material.Support =  LPD4 film
Creator = William Staffeld
Creator.Role = staff photographer
Date.Creation =  ca. 1990
Location.Current Repository = Ithaca (NY, USA), Knight Visual Resources Collection, AAP, Cornell University
ID Number.Current Repository =  B-J3 Nur 1.32 Cha 4b-2
Source =  Geisberg, Max.  "German Single-leaf Woodcut:  1500-1550." p. 787
Rights =  © Geisberg, 1974



Example 5
Records for a mural in situ and a slide of a detail of same.

Record Type = Work
Type =  Painting
Type = Mural
Title = Tribute Money
Measurements.Format = Panel
Material.Medium = Buon fresco
Material.Medium = Fresco a secco
Material.Support = Plaster
Technique = Fresco
Creator.Personal name = Tomasso Masaccio
Creator.Role = Painter
Date.Creation = ca. 1427-1428
Location.Current Site =  Florence (ITA), Brancacci Chapel, Church of the Carmine
Style/Period.Period = Renaissance
Culture =  Italian
Subject = Christ
Subject = St. Peter
Relation.Larger entity = Brancacci Chapel
Description = One of the panels in the Brancacci Chapel generally attributed to Masaccio, other panels are attributed to Masolino and others.
Rights =  Public domain
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Record Type =  Image
Type = Color slide
Title = Detail, St. Peter taking money from fish
Measurements.Format = 35 mm
Material = Film
Technique = Photography
Location.Current Repository = Hanover (NH, USA),Visual Resources Coll., Dartmouth College Art History Department
ID Number.Current Accession =  5304.10
Subject = St. Peter
Subject = Fish
Subject = Animals
Source = Scala
Rights = Scala



Example 6
A record for a work of architecture and a slide of it.

Record Type = work
Type = architecture
Type = museums
J. Paul Getty Museum
Title.Variant = Getty Museum
Creator.Personal Name = Meier, Richard
Creator.Role = architect
Creator.Personal Name = Olin, Laurie
Creator.Role = landscape architect
Date.Creation = 1994-1997
Location.Current Site = Los Angeles, CA, US
Culture = American
Subject = art museums
Subject = research centers
Relation.Part of = Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA,US
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Record Type = image
Type = slide
Title = entry level plan
Creator.Personal Name = John Cook
Creator.Role = photographer
Date.Creation = 1998
Location.Current Repository = Cambridge, MA, US, Harvard Design School, Loeb Library, Visual Resources Department
ID Number.Current Accession = 121401
Subject = entrances
Subject = floor plans
Source = Architeture, Dec.,1997, p.92
Rights = publisher

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