Preliminary Findings: A Comparative Study of Subject Metadata in an Images for Teaching Collection
In this study, art history and classics students were asked to perform descriptive tasks for art images from an Images for Teaching Collection. The descriptive terms that the participants assigned to the images were recorded and compared to the existing descriptive metadata for these images. Correspondence between the existing metadata and the participant-assigned subject terms was analyzed and characterized. Through this comparison, the researcher was able to determine approximate retrieval rates for subject based searching, analyze the types of subject analysis being done by each group, and test, through the use of a variable group, a potential framework for providing visual literacy outreach.
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