34 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
If you selected “Other unit(s)” above, please specify the unit and briefly describe their
responsibility. N=41
Academic departments and faculty create descriptive metadata for images, and in some cases secure use permissions.
All units in the university contribute to the digital collections with digital images related to their units and research,
including digitized images and born-digital curated images. The online repository or digital asset management system
tools allow for easy ingest of existing data and ease of creating new metadata/catalog records. The Libraries also have
a well-developed permissions process with full documentation that is regularly done by all partners at the university and
An information technology services unit within a college.
Art history department (3 responses)
Art History Department Visual Resources Centre
Campus Information Technology Services
Central IT provides storage space. Institutional repository is hosted by commercial vendor. Metadata for licensed
resources may be purchased or provided by vendor metadata for institutional repository may be supplied by author.
Centre for Scholarly Communications (part of Libraries and Cultural Resources as is the Library, the Art Galleries, and the
University Press) creates, hosts, disseminates and preserves digital image collections in a variety of platforms.
Department of Art: MDID.
Departmental image collections (School of Art and College of Built Environments) also host image collections, catalogue
images, and create metadata.
History of Art Department Visual Resources Collections College of LS&A Museums.
Host image collections: in negotiations with vendors and campus IT. Catalogue images: crowdsourcing scholars familiar
with content contained/captured by image. Create metadata: crowdsourcing scholars familiar with content contained/
captured by image search engine optimization consultant helps with aggregating information for potential metadata
Humanities Division’s Visual Resource Center, which serves the Art History and other departments.
In some cases faculty from the School of Architecture and Planning have donated their image collections to the Libraries
and have provided the associated metadata.
Institute Communications and Marketing (creates born-digital images &metadata and manages them until transferred
to Archives). Institute Facilities Design and Construction (creates born-digital images &metadata and manages them
until transferred to Archives).
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications hosts the Profiles in Science collections, including the
associated digital images.
Media Services group of Computing &Information Services (CIS) supports instructional needs of faculty.
Nautical Archeology and Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections work with the Metadata librarians to establish
metadata requirements, but are responsible for the creation of the actual metadata for the project. College of Veterinary
Medicine project will follow this practice as well.
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