Last week we posted this image and asked how you would tag it.

Magazine – L’actualite (Issue: Dec 15/2012)
Photographer – Colin Rowe

Ask yourself what words or terms a new user would use if they were looking for this image in a collection?

What is this image about? What is the key focus? Particularly, how might a user ask for it?

More than likely they would say:

I’m looking for a picture of some guys looking at some images of the sun.

Based on this type of description by the user, here is a hierarchical presentation of the terms we would assign to it when we catalogued it:

 

Broad Term Narrower Term 1 Narrower Term 2
DEMOGRAPHICS
GROUPS OF PEOPLE
SMALL GROUP (3-5)
GENDER
MEN
ELECTRONICS
TELEVISIONS
COMPUTERS
DESK TOP COMPUTERS
DOCUMENTS
SCIENTIFIC DIAGRAMS
NATURE
WEATHER
SUN EFFECTS
ACTIONS
SITTING
STANDING
POINTING

 

  • Identify what the image is about, chief focus of the photographer or centre of attention (tractor plowing a field in Spring, a waterfall in summertime; We keep the following in mind, when we are tagging images: cooked steak on a plate with potatoes) and add the most appropriate terms
  • Identify if there are people, objects or animals in the image (add the appropriate number from one to a large group of up to 7 or a crowd)
  • If there are people identify what you are able to discern about them (gender, demographic (Caucasian, South Asian, etc.) occupation, clothing)
  • Identify if there are actions occurring (like: running, plowing, cooking)
  • Identify any machines or tools or equipment featured