Subject Element Instructions for Art
Element Description: The topic of the content of the resource.
Guidelines for Creation of Content:
This element describes what is depicted in an image or what the image is about.
Subjects may include topics, objects, events, places, people, genres. Refer to supplied title or notes for information if possible.
Subject is typically represented by key words or key phrases. It is recommended that a value from a controlled vocabulary be used.
LCSH Library of Congress Subject Headings
TGM Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials
AAT Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus
Subject-LCSH Landscape; Ireland-Dublin; Rivers *
Subject-TGM Architecture; Towers
Subject-AAT Portrait; John Smith
Subject-LCSH Book illustration; Letterforms
*I’m still a little uncertain about the process of adapting CVs for metadata value entry.
Include both general and specific terms if possible.
Multiple subject terms are to be separated by a semicolon and a space.
Specify the controlled vocabulary used as a qualifier.