[Clipart] clipart Digest, Vol 42, Issue 25
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Sun Sep 23 20:25:02 PDT 2007
Here's how I've been dealing with OCAL and other sources when I add
clipart to my database for FunDraw.com.
There's a categories table with about 150 categories. They're listed in
a listbox with multiple selection enabled. I can pick up to 5 or add a
new one if I see a need. Below that is a box where I add one tag per line.
Styles tend to be a tag while categories/folders are based on themes.
For example, woodcut style art is a tag...
Princesses are a category...
John Olsen wrote:
> Nice start. For usefulness and increased participation i would think
> that styles should appear as a set of clickable links in the upload
> page similar to POPULAR TAGS that is currently there. Realize most
> people uploading files just pick a word or two without looking at the
> existing tags and in many cases the tags field is entirely empty. So
> if this is going to be used then it needs to brain-dead easy for the
> submitter. And obviously a lot of librarians will need to tag all
> the old files.
> With our limited people resources, I guess it is really a matter of
> priorities. Is it more important to move the 7000+ pieces of old
> clipart over and QC and update all of that? Is it making a
> hierarchical folder system like the old site had (could the old site
> be the skeleton for that? Is it really a good idea or just a way to
> have lots of misfiled images). Or is it tagging the current stuff
> with style tags?
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 12:37:31 +0200
>> From: Frederik Elwert <frederik.elwert at web.de>
>> Subject: Re: [Clipart] what is clipart?
>> To: clipart at lists.freedesktop.org
>> Message-ID: <1190543851.6463.5.camel at FredDesk>
>> Content-Type: text/plain
>> Am Samstag, den 22.09.2007, 15:39 -0700 schrieb Jon Phillips:
>>> On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 12:14 +0200, Frederik Elwert wrote:
>>>> Am Montag, den 17.09.2007, 11:29 -0700 schrieb Jon Phillips:
>>>>> This is great idea Frederik...maybe you can recommend some
>>>>> style tags
>>>>> to use...and lead the pack...there could be season tags,
>>>>> etc...too...good simple and easy to do :)
>>>> I think it would be a bit odd for me to define styles that artists
>>>> should stick to. The best way IMO would be, if artists that
>>>> already do
>>>> stick to a somewhat coherent style for several pieces would take a
>>>> minute and define this style, so others can work with it.
>>>> But the first step would be to set up a place for styles and some
>>>> guidelines for styling. Maybe a wiki page would be a good start?
>>> Yes, please do this...need to think about a bit...There might also
>>> be a
>>> feature in this in the idea of collections, but honestly, the tag
>>> approach does this, so best to go with easiest path...
>> Here is the wiki page:
>> It could be linked in the "Clip Art Information" box on the main page
>> once it is in a usable state.
>> Please note that I did not already actually tag the images, since I
>> first wanted to hear your thoughts on this. Is the "stye_" prefix for
>> tags a good idea? Should we use less descriptive and shorter names?
>> Feel free to edit the page and improve it!
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