How Would You Tag It?

So, once again we ask, how would you go about tagging this image?

Check back next week for how we would do it.

By |February 26th, 2013|Archives, blog post|Comments Off on How Would You Tag It?

Why You Need A Controlled Vocabulary:

Why do you need a controlled vocabulary for your DAM system?

Here are some good reasons:

1) Browsing

2) Identification of assets for unfamiliar users

3) Retrieval and inventory

4) Explain the relationship between assets in the collection

Examples:

Browsing: I want to see all the images of Poodles. What I’m looking for isn’t there. Can I see all the images of dogs? I wanted a […]

By |February 12th, 2013|Archives, blog post, Questions|Comments Off on Why You Need A Controlled Vocabulary:

Balanced Precision and Recall In Searching

Balancing precision and recall in search results with a good controlled vocabulary is key for an excellent user experience.

Why is this important?

You want to be able to find, within your collection, not only exactly what you are looking for, but also what is similar so you can browse a well rounded collection of search results. […]

By |February 5th, 2013|Archives, blog post, Tips|Comments Off on Balanced Precision and Recall In Searching

Questions for Tagging Image Assets

Using the following tips what subjects would you use to describe the following image of rice terraces from Bali, Indonesia?

We will post our keyword tags next week.

Keep analysis of the subject of an asset to what it is about factually.
DON”T try to describe a mood or feeling.

WHAT

Is this a landscape? Are there specific names for […]

By |January 24th, 2013|Archives, blog post, Questions, Tips|Comments Off on Questions for Tagging Image Assets

A Taxonomy of Christmas Trees

Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season from Archimedia.

Taxonomy of Christmas Trees:

Balsam Fir:  As a Christmas tree, balsam fir has several desirable properties. It has a dark-green appearance, long-lasting needles, and attractive form. It also retains its pleasing fragrance.

Blue Ice Cypress: A cultivar of the Arizona cypress, this silvery-blue tree has a citrus aroma and a […]

By |December 24th, 2012|Archives, blog post|Comments Off on A Taxonomy of Christmas Trees

How Would You Tag It? – How We Would Do It

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

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 […]

By |December 18th, 2012|Archives, blog post, Tips|Comments Off on How Would You Tag It? – How We Would Do It