52 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
If you selected “Other content standard” above, please specify the standard. N=18
Encyclopaedia of Islam, GeoNames (2 responses)
Library of Congress Name Authorities
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) (5 responses)
Library of Congress Subject Headings/LC Authorities
Local guidelines
Locally digitized content to date follows guidelines for Dublin Core elements but has not reflected a specific descriptive
None, free text keywords
Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
RDA: Resource Description &Access has replaced AACR2 for most LC original cataloging including still images.
Resource Description and Access (RDA).
Standards developed at the Fogg Art Museum (Harvard)
Various international standards
20. Please indicate which metadata standards you use to describe your digital images. Check all that
apply. N=80
Dublin Core 65 81%
Encoded Archival Description (EAD) 40 50%
VRA Core 37 46%
MARC 34 43%
Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA) 5 6%
No metadata standard used 2 3%
Other metadata standard 21 26%
If you selected “Other metadata standard” above, please specify the standard. N=21
Darwin Core
In-house metadata schema
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