At the beginning of the semester I was unsure how I felt about metadata and working with digital repositories. However I have enjoyed all the work we have done, especially creating our learning networks with twitter/blogs, listening to all the presentations of great repositories out there, and working with Omeka. I probably had the most fun working with Omeka and analyzing the images. I love that it is a free software and almost want to download it to just play around with more. So I think it is safe to say that I would enjoy a job working in this particular subfield. I hope everyone has a nice summer and I will see everyone on Twitter! :)
Hard to believe that we just finished out last class. The semester has gone by so fast! I really enjoyed listening to everyone’s presentations, both tonight and the other nights. I liked going over the schemas one more time as a recap and having the handouts as a quick reference.
The Depol images I have do not have titles or much else information available in the spreadsheet. I feel pretty confident with my other images, however I am unsure if I chose the best subject for this image below.
I am a bit unsure of how to describe this image. I believe that the Alabama quarterback #14 handed the ball off to # 33 (a fullback). However, I could see where it might have been handed off to #22 (a running back) as well. I cannot see the ball itself so I am not sure if my assumption is correct. I am not sure how else to describe the image if neither player (#22 or #33) had the football.
Any football experts have any suggestions? Or see something I am missing?
I have listed all of the player names for those who have visible numbers, however I feel like we should add to that element. In the indexing guidelines the examples only list their first and last name. I think it might be more helpful if we listed their number and team as well. For example like: Ingram, Mark (22, Alabama). I am familiar with Alabama football so I can reference a player by name alone, however if I was not familiar with Alabama football it might be confusing that only the player names are listed. Anyone else have this thought?
Well, I am feeling pretty good with the Football and Depol images for tonight. I have laid the foundation and put information in for almost all the elements. However, there are still things I need to go have an recheck for typos and anything incorrect.
For instance I feel like I need to go over the Depol Title and Description elements. The images I have did not have very much information on the spreadsheet available in the guidelines, so it was a bit hard. Then with the football images I think I need to revisit the Subject, Title and Description elements.
Okay, just to recap the peer reviews. Are we just supposed to write a quick one or two lines on each of the 10 we choose to review? Or is more needed? I took notes on the presentations, but honestly they were all so good I dont feel like I have much to say besides compliments. :)
I was in charge of the Subject Element guidelines for the football images and I find this confusing too. I think it may be best to avoid the “Football-Offense” and “Football-Defense” subjects for the football database. I am instead focusing on teams, player positions, and plays that are available in the LC authorities file.
Okay, so I’ve saved the hard parts for last: Subject & Description. In looking at subject, I wondered why we had selected such general terms. The subject heading Football would describe every image. Why bother with a term that applies to all images? I keep forgetting about harvesting. Clicking on the subject term Football in this Bryant Museum repository would return results for all images, but in a larger repository that term actually has value.
I am a bit confused about “Football—Offense” and “Football—Defense.” I mean, it’s all about perspective, right? If I have a picture of the Alabama quarterback throwing a pass that includes the other team’s defensive players in the picture, it could be labeled both Football—Offense and Football—Defense. Should I be looking at this from an Alabama home team perspective? Probably not. I should be objective. As a result, all images with players from both teams are…
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I got a chance to really start indexing the images today. It turned out to be more fun than I thought. I liked investigating the images for the information that I needed. However I did run into something interesting. I cannot find a player name for #61 on the 1975 roster for this image (http://omeka.slis.ua.edu/ls566-spring2014/Bama-football-images/items/show/240). I can’t see how the number would be anything other than 61, so I was wondering if anyone else has run across a similar issue.
I have updated the Subject Heading Guideline for the Football Images. Posting it below to see if anyone has any comments, questions, or suggestions. :)
- Topic of the content of the resource.
- Yes, this element is required.
- Yes, this element is repeatable.
Guidelines for Creation of Content
- To assist users navigating, browsing, and collocating the collection use controlled vocabulary and choose from the Library of Congress Subject Heading list.
- When using specific names or places, people, etc. check for an Authorized Subject Heading with the Library of Congress Authority File.
- Choosing Subject Headings:
- Step 1: Analyze the content of the image and determine what needs to be represented in the metadata record.
- Step 2: Locate specific controlled vocabulary (LCSH) terms that best represent the analyzed image content.
- Football — Alabama — Tuscaloosa
- Football — Offense — History
- University of Alabama — Athletics
- The Library of Congress Authorities File can be found at: http://authorities.loc.gov
- Feel free to use these Library of Congress Subject Headings where appropriate:
- Football coaches–Alabama
- Football players
- Football teams
- Football fans
- Football injuries
- Quarterbacks (Football)
- Running backs (Football)
- Backfield play (Football)
- Linebackers (Football)
- Wide receivers (Football)
- College football players
- Alabama Crimson Tide (Football team)
- College football teams usually have their own Library of Congress subject Heading, as exemplified above with the “Alabama Crimson Tide (Football team)” subject heading.