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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How Would You Tag It?

In the comment section provide the key words you would use to find this image again in your collection.

Check back next Tuesday, December 18, 2012, to see how we would do it.

 

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Tips For Creating A Controlled Vocabulary Part 3

Are there resources I can use that can make creating CV and tagging list easier?

Look to see if  you already have a list used for tagging other files or assets
Check with your records management department or library or archive to see if they have a list of subject headings  that they use
Search to see if […]

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Tips for Creating A Controlled Vocabulary Part 2

Link to Part 1    Link to Part 3

How do I start to put together a list of words to describe my assets?

Look through your untagged assets and create a list of words that directly relate to what you are seeing or reading
Try to think of what your image or asset is about, stay away from […]

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Tips for Creating A Controlled Vocabulary Part 1

What are some tips for creating a vocabulary list that can be used to tag and describe your digital assets?

It does not use natural language because it is ambiguous
It uses a group of words that are specifically selected (called the Authorized Terms)
All words are unambiguous in their use and meaning by qualifying their meaningExample: POOLS  […]

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