Draft Guidelines for Subject Element (Art)

Here’s an initial rough draft of subject guidelines. More to come; feedback welcome.

Subject Element Instructions for Art

Label: Subject

Element Description: The topic of the content of the resource.

Required: Yes

Repeatable: Yes

Guidelines for Creation of Content: This element describes what is depicted in an image or what the image is about. It is recommended that a value from a controlled vocabulary be used.

Recommended Thesauri:
LCS Library of Congress Subject Headings
LCTGM Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials
AAT Art and Architecture Thesaurus

Examples: to come

Notes: Include both general and specific terms.