technology categories for Artbase

Posted by Paul Slocum | Thu May 26th 2005 12:19 p.m.

I was just submitting some newer work to the AB, and it seems like that technology list either needs an "other" box or it needs to be a broader list (my preference). Since you have to check one of them, I was forced to check something that was vaguely related to what I used, but not something that I did actually use.

Most of my stuff's written in C, C++, assembly, and CAD software, which aren't there. And for audio formats it only lists MP3 (no OGG Vorbis, FLAC, etc). I actually just used WAV files in my most recent thing.

-paul
  • Francis Hwang | Mon Jun 6th 2005 9:37 a.m.
    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the note. We're aware that our metadata, both for text and
    artworks, is far from perfect, and looking into ways to improve it
    (without us having to all run out and get library science degrees). So
    improvements are definitely on our list, though it's hard to say when
    in the next year we can get to it.

    Francis Hwang
    Director of Technology
    Rhizome.org
    phone: 212-219-1288x202
    AIM: francisrhizome
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    On May 26, 2005, at 2:19 PM, Paul Slocum wrote:

    > I was just submitting some newer work to the AB, and it seems like
    > that technology list either needs an "other" box or it needs to be a
    > broader list (my preference). Since you have to check one of them, I
    > was forced to check something that was vaguely related to what I used,
    > but not something that I did actually use.
    >
    > Most of my stuff's written in C, C++, assembly, and CAD software,
    > which aren't there. And for audio formats it only lists MP3 (no OGG
    > Vorbis, FLAC, etc). I actually just used WAV files in my most recent
    > thing.
    >
    > -paul
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