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Illustration 4 shows the XML metadata file for the image in illustration 2. Once the metadata
is exported in XML format, a number of XML files are created, one for each record in the data-
base. It is apparent from reading the XML file that each record has been harvested with only its
Dublin Core field names as were mapped in the original database set-up.The database-specific
field names are no longer visible or even apparent. In fact, the metadata within identical Dublin
Core field names have been concatenated, rendering it now less than helpful. For emblem books
specifically, this will cause a lot of problems as the information as to whether a term or phrase is,
for example, a "topos" or "theme" is now completely lost.
Descriptors:
angel
cherub
harp
man
woman
lion
net
bridge
cityscape
Topos:
Satan as a devouring beast
Theme:
God as protector
Place of Publication:
Frankfurt and Leipzig
Date of Publication:
1704
Bibliographic Identifi er:
UI-M33
Book Memo:
39
Technical details:
Images were captured using a Nikon D-1 digital camera and Nikon
Capture 2.0.0 imaging software. Master images were captured in
TIFF format, 24-bit color, using a 28-70 mm Nikkor lens. Image
size on average was 2000x1312 pixels (roughly equivalent to 300
DPI). Master image size averaged 6.0 MB. Images were optimized
using Photoshop 6.0. For this project image modifi cation was kept
to a minimum. Images were rotated, cropped, and light levels were
adjusted to refl ect the look of the original piece. Access images were
created as JPEGS with minimum compression and sized to 1024x768
pixels.
Rights:
Contact the owner of the material for copyright information.
If you have comments relating to this record, please email Nuala
Koetter, nabennet@uiuc.edu.
Location:
Rare Book and Special Collections Library, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign
Illustration 3: CONTENTdm metadata for image in
illustration 2.
<rdf:Description
about="http://images.library.uiuc.edu:8081/emblems/image/1096182492002_X231_6M91H_1
704_39.jpg>
<dc:title>pp. 39
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