Archivists who are professionals are aware that the more precise metadata is, the more accurate. Museum metadata is rich in details about the work.
Publishing history, provenance, official caption information and references (reproductions in catalogs and books), and many other details.
Artwork Archive was not available to Austin Community College before they joined. "We've used Artwork Archive for years."
metadata to track the location of our collection's permanent pieces, as well as the length of time the piece has been displayed at a specific location. This is due to the metadata used to track our permanent collection pieces wasn't precise.
"We have not had an external management system to manage this," says TJ Hilton (Austin Community College Exhibitions Coordinator). Spreadsheets are very useful.
However, if the data is embedded in the image it's less likely to be missed or overlooked," he adds.
Before you begin the process of adding metadata to your images, it's recommended to make notes of the details you will include in order to be able to
standardize your data. "Some information we include in metadata include artist information and contact details. Dimensions, condition, faculty.