The Bulletin of Japan Art Documentation Society No. 10 (Mar. 2003)


Activities of the Kyoto Digital Archive Program for the Cinema "Makino Project"

TOMITA Mika - No.10,p.3-11. 2003.

RESUME: The Kyoto Cinema Digital Archive Program for the Cinema, "Makino Project" organized in 2000 has achieved a series of researches on the history of the Makino Film Studio. Our major results consist in collecting and cataloguing of all kinds of documentation about Makino's activities, and in constracting their databases, classtified in different categories such as image's, filmography, text's, etc. This paper describes our archival policy and the substance of our databases.

Establishing a database for The Japan Institute of Folk House

SUGIMOTO Bunji - No.10,p.12-19. 2003.

RESUME: Lots and lots of age-old streets, villages, and houses, together with the lifestyles of their inhabitants are rapidly vanishing all across this country.
Therefore the importance of preserving photographs, sketches, diagrams, and documents that have recorded these treasures and the people's way of living there is compelling ----urgent, in terms of folklore studies.
As we all know, this country is abundant in such invaluable records.
The best method so far for the preservation is of these digitalization of relevant materials storing digitally on hard disc or CD ROM, such as that of utilizing photo-disc digital images, because once digitalized, images deteriorate much less and slower than ever.
This report focuses on digitalized archive that has been established on the database of The Japan Institute of Folk House, and technically compares analog data with digitalized data, which is highly suitable for the particular purpose in such a warm and humid country as Japan.

CIDOC CRM: An Introduction and Some Controversial Points

TAKUBO Naoki - No.10,p.20-36. 2003.

RESUME: Studies concerning standardization of structural description of media have rapidly progressed since the middle of 90's in the world of museums, libraries, archives and network resources. In this paper, among such studies, CRM (Conceptual Reference Model) of CIDOC (International Committee for DOCumentation), which is a standard of the world of museums, is focused. It is regarded as a semantic 'glue' for heterogeneous cultural heritage documentation systems and as a domain ontology. It analyzes and defines entities which are needed for collection documentation in detail by using a object oriented model. Its scope is very wide; from the world of museums, of course including art museums, to the world of libraries, archives and network resources. It is questionable whether CRM will practically work as a semantic 'glue' or not. But the author believes it will make some advances in collection documentation studies.

An introduction to International Guidelines for Museums Object Information: Compared with the International Standards for Bibliographic and Archival Description

TAKUBO Naoki - No.10,p.37-49. 2003.

RESUME: In this article, "International Guidelines for Museums Object Information: The CIDOC Information Categories", it is called IGMOI in the followings for convenience, is introduced and is compared with "General International Standard Bibliographic Description" (ISBD(G)) and "General International Standard Archival Description" (ISAD(G)). IGMOI is a reference model which is used for designing a collection documentation or description system. Its descriptive items are not used directly but used as a basis for description and effective information retrieval. In this sense, the character of IGMOI is very different form that of ISBD(G) and ISAD(G).

The Development of Dictionaries of Art in Nineteenth Century France

OTA Mizuho - No.10,p.50-68. 2003.

RESUME: The nineteenth century in France, which starts with the advent of Napoleon, was "le siecle des dictionnaires". Moreover, dictionaries of art by countries were published by editors, such as GABET, BERRIER, and AUVRAY. This was also the last era in which the dictionaries were created through compiling the work of individual editors. This is a comparative and analytical study, using as an example one editor and his dictionary, specifically the treatment of neoclassicist pictures.

Civil Society and Art Documentation Activities

Part1: Lecture by IWABUCHI Junko
Part2: Discussion by IWABUCHI Junko, HATANO Hiroyuki and FUKAGAWA Masafumi (chairperson: NAKAMURA Setsuko)
- No.10,p.69-91. 2003.

Report from Ms. IWABUCHI Junko'a lecture and discussion with Mr. HATANO Hiroyuki and Mr. FUKAGAWA Masafumi (Chairperson: Ms. NAKAMURA Setsuko) held at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music on June 8th, 2002.

List of Articles on Art Documentation in Japan 2001

Comp. by JADS Clearinghouse (TAKAHASHI Haruko and OHE Chojiro and HIRAI Noriko) - No.10, p.92-98. 2003.