The Bulletin of Japan Art Documentation Society No. 9 (July. 2001)


Public Collecting and Private Collecting: Dynamics of Continuity against Discontinuity between Hobby and Work

INOUE Hitoshi - No.9,p.3-11. 2001

RESUME: Curator's acquisition and documentation work in museums tends to be, erroneously, bipolarized against private collector's arbitrary collecting and practical display in the current museology and collection studies. The present paper tries to multipolarize the dichotomy by crossbreeding with hobby and work continuum so that the newly-acquired categories may be described in detail in concrete manner, and applied to the cases effectively. Five attributes are selected to characterize each category: 1) what to collect/ have collected, 2) technical processes (collecting, classification, display), 3) documentation/ catalog, 4) purpose/ motivation of collecting, and 5) priority between the original and the copy. A few examples, though not sufficient, are introduced for each category to illustrate the verbal description.

The retrieval Items for Costume Image Database (2): The Relation between 'Costume' and 'Scene' in Image.

TAKAHASHI Haruko - No.9,p.12-27. 2001

RESUME: In the previous paper, I proposed the twelve retrieval items which focused on 'costume in the scene' for costume image database. I am now proposing the additional thirteenth retrieval item-<specified subject> representing approximately eighty affairs. Because the materials of historical culture including costume, item and affair can not be understood and discussed separately from each other Due to the establishment of the retrieval item-<specified subject>, the new relation between 'costume' and 'scene' could be found. In the former discussion on costume in the scene, I focused mainly on the aspect concerning 'costume'. This time I introduce a new which the aspect of 'scene' itself shall be focused and the aspect of 'costume' will be derived as part of the scene. On the basis of this idea, the costume image database will more glow up, which will result in the further creation of digital teaching materials.

Digitizing Projects in France

ISOGAI Yuki - No.9,p.28-37. 2001

RESUME: Nowadays French government is dealing with new kinds of problems induced by the recent technological revolution. Their policies are precise: first to secure the worldwide accessibility of the documents, second to make rules concerning the on-line copyright. Along these lines, well-organized databases are available on-line and besides many surveys are still being undertaken to improve them. In this paper I report on the situation of digitizing projects in France on the basis of interviews I made at the French Ministry of Culture in September 2000.

What is the Purpose of Computer Literacy in Art Universities?

KUSAKI Takateru - No.9,p.38-. 2001

RESUME: Computer is just a tool. Then, we have to find a purpose to use the computer. Nowadays, even in art universities we use computers as tool. So, teaching staffs in art universities have to show the possibility and the convenience of the computer to their students. I think, the computer is the most suitable tool to educate students in art universities. Because the computer promotes visual (and physical) experiments of students. And through the operating of data, files and folders, students can learn the documentation literacy too. I propose here a tentative curriculum for the computer literacy in art universities.

List of Articles on Art Documentation in Japan 1999

Comp. by JADS Clearinghouse (OHE Chojiro and TAKAHASHI Haruko) - No.9, p.45-50. 2003.