HR: 1340h
AN: ED23A-1255    [Abstracts]
TI: Metadata Exporter for Scientific Photography Management
AU: * Staudigel, D
ED23A-1255 AF: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093 United States
AU: English, B
ED23A-1255 AF: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093 United States
AU: Delaney, R
ED23A-1255 AF: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093 United States
AU: Staudigel, H
ED23A-1255 AF: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093 United States
AU: Koppers, A
ED23A-1255 AF: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093 United States
AU: Hart, S
ED23A-1255 AF: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543 United States
AB: Photographs have become an increasingly important medium, especially with the advent of digital cameras. It has become inexpensive to take photographs and quickly post them on a website. However informative photos may be, they still need to be displayed in a convenient way, and be cataloged in such a manner that makes them easily locatable. Managing the great number of photographs that digital cameras allow and creating a format for efficient dissemination of the information related to the photos is a tedious task. Products such as Apple's iPhoto have greatly eased the task of managing photographs, However, they often have limitations. Un-customizable metadata fields and poor metadata extraction tools limit their scientific usefulness. A solution to this persistent problem is a customizable metadata exporter. On the ALIA expedition, we successfully managed the thousands of digital photos we took. We did this with iPhoto and a version of the exporter that is now available to the public under the name "CustomHTMLExport" (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/27777), currently undergoing formal beta testing This software allows the use of customized metadata fields (including description, time, date, GPS data, etc.), which is exported along with the photo. It can also produce webpages with this data straight from iPhoto, in a much more flexible way than is already allowed. With this tool it becomes very easy to manage and distribute scientific photos.
UR: http://earthref.org/ERESE/projects/ALIA/
DE: 0800 EDUCATION
DE: 0805 Elementary and secondary education
DE: 0820 Curriculum and laboratory design
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: Fall Meeting 2005