There are four Artstor specific fields that you should consider including in your project: Artstor Classification, Artstor Country, Artstor Earliest Date, and Artstor Latest Date fields. These fields have been made available for your projects to utilize the faceted searching and browsing functionality in Artstor. When configuring your publishing target, these fields are automatically mapped to specific target fields for the faceting option to be applied.
- Earliest Date -> Earliest Date
- Latest Date -> Latest Date
- Artstor Classification -> ArtstorBrowseClass
- Country -> ArtstorBrowseGeography
These fields are meant to work entirely behind the scenes to aid the discovery of content. Once your records are cataloged and published to Artstor, users can access them via browse by Classification or browse by Geography functionality, or apply filters and facets in the advanced search and results pages.
For more information about these and the other community lists that are available at your option, please see Community Lists.
Term used to categorize a work by grouping it together with other works on the basis of similar characteristics, including materials, form, shape, function, etc. The 16 terms accepted by Artstor include:
- Architecture and City Planning
- Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects and Interior Design
- Drawings and Watercolors
- Fashion, Costume and Jewelry
- Film, Audio, Video, and Digital Art
- Garden and Landscape
- Graphic Design and Illustration
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Manuscripts and Manuscript Illuminations
- Maps, Charts and Graphs
- Performing Arts (including Performance Art)
- Science, Technology and Industry
- Sculpture and Installations
A type of “nationality” field, though not in adjectival form; country refers to the modern name of the country, geographic region, or inhabited place from which the artist came. A list of those terms accepted by Artstor can be accessed by downloading the list of terms from Forum.
To download the list of Artstor Country terms:
- Log into the Cataloging Tools and navigate to the Lists tab.
- In the list panel on the left, select the “Artstor Country” list name.
- Click the Options menu in the right corner and select Export All Terms.
- The Excel spreadsheet includes such data as the Term ID, Level (“Community” terms are provided by Artstor, “Local” terms have been added by users at your institution), Name of the term, and additional information, such as Source, Data Date, Description, Notes, and Active status.
Artstor Earliest and Latest Date
Since Artstor needs to determine a single date for chronological placement, it calculates the average between earliest and latest date and uses the result as the sorting or searching value. Below, you will find some best practice guidelines from our metadata staff for generating earliest and latest date values.
- Both of these date fields must be completed in order for your assets to appear in a filtered search in Artstor.
- In the earliest and latest date fields, use the hyphen or negative sign (“-“) to indicate a BCE date. For example, -1000 results in 1000 BCE.
- For a known work date in a single year, eg. 1963: earliest date 1963, latest date 1963.
- For circa dates in a single year, eg. ca 1963: earliest date 1963, latest date 1963.
- If there is a date range, you should provide both dates, eg. 1963-66: earliest date 1963, latest date 1966.