T e c h n i c a l ..... S p e c i f i c a t i o n s

This Web site acts as a gateway to a relational database that contains metadata records and pointers to images. The web pages and database are housed on a Windows NT server in the Grainger Engineering Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The site was developed using Allaire's Cold Fusion Application Server which allows searching interaction with the database.

M e t a d a t a ..... S t r u c t u r e

The indexing record was created using guidelines such as the Dublin Core, the MESL data dictionary, and the Getty Art Information Task Force's Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA). Images were indexed using a combination of controlled vocabularies: The Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials, The Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus, and the Library of Congress Subject Headings.
In addition to the indexing fields, each record also contains a field for related full text.