Will this site offer more features, or is this it?
We are currently in the process of building the collection, and then will put more focus on rolling out collection features. Thanks for your patience!
Where are all the images and metadata stored?
The images 'live' on Flickr, and we store the metadata in a local database. We also describe the images on Flickr with machine tags, but currently do not use them.
How is the collection juried?
The collection is juried by a five member curatorial board.
What about the long term preservation of the collection?
We are currently working out a strategy for long term preservation of the collection as well as strategies for migration of the collection to platforms beyond Flickr. Our first step in this process has been to integrate the Creative Commons license into the submissions process for images, thus assuring our ability to repurpose the images outside of Flickr. Some ideas for long term preservation include a dark archive of the collection, and incrementally moving the collection into other larger online collections of art images.
Who is supporting the project?
The project is currently supported by the efforts of a group of employees at Lewis & Clark College and hosted on Watzek Library's web site. To expand and sustain the project, we are seeking funds from external sources. We also recently received a grants from NITLE and NEA that will help us build and promote the collection. Not to grovel, but if you're interested in supporting the collection, let us know!
Can anyone contribute images?
Artists must be approved by our curatorial board. If you want to be considered for an invitation, please visit our contribute page.
What are the image quality standards?
All images in the collection should be sufficient for classroom use. Images should have a minimum DPI (dots per inch)of 72, a short end of at least 768px, or a long end of at least 1024px.
Can I just send you a CD with my images?
At this point we are not accepting CDs with images, though we are more than happy to help you through the process of submitting your images on Flickr. Just email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will help you get started.
I submitted an image. Why isn't it appearing?
Once submitted, an image waits in a queue for review. We try to review the images in a timely manner, but there may be an occasional delay.
What metadata schema do you use?
The metadata fields are a mix of Dublin Core and VRA Core. This route was chosen to simplify the image cataloging process. Most field values in cataloging menus were selected from the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus.
How do you deal with copyright issues for the images?
Contributors to the Collection must own the copyright on images submitted. During the cataloging process, each image is assigned a Creative Commons license.
What technologies are used in the site?
Pathway, by Nan Smith