Grupo de Información y Documentación sobre Arte Latinoamericano / Information and Documentation on Latin American Art Group
It with great satisfaction that we present the Controlled Vocabulary of Arts, with over 1,400 specific entries, result of the project “Development and dissemination of supporting tools for art documentation”. The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) supported this project under their public policy program. The project has being developed by the School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA / USP) – a public institution of research – and the São Paulo Art Museum Assis Chateaubriand -MASP as a partner institution.
The project aimed to identify, develop and explain a methodology for building, updating and managing a terminological control instrument for representation and retrieval of art information, and as the specific objective is to disseminate this methodology in the context of public policies for institutions with the most diverse art collections in the country.
The project does not end in itself because a controlled vocabulary needs constant updating and validation. So, while we have continued to search for new terms to extend the vocabulary, we are asking to librarian colleagues and researchers in art to test its functionality and inform us about the doubts, errors, system bug among other relevant information by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the future, we intend to discuss with the other Brazilian art libraries, and to we would like to establish of a working group to align the Controlled Vocabulary of the Sao Paulo Museum of Art with other national and international controlled vocabularies in the field of Arts.
So, everyone who will collaborate in the evaluation of Controlled Vocabulary Arts may do so through the website:
Thank you very much,
Vânia Mara Alves Lima – Prof. Dra. Da Escola de Comunicação e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo ECA/USP
Ivani Di Grazia Costa –Coordenadora da Biblioteca e Centro de Documentação do MASP
Magda de Oliveira Guimarães – Bibliotecária da Biblioteca e Centro de Documentação do MASP