The Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue combines many of my favorite things: a good digital collection, Scotland, and one of my all-time favorite artists: Andy Goldsworthy.
Technical support was provided by my friends at HATII at the University of Glasgow; this included digital repository, metadata schema, and interaction development.
This collection covers the first 10 years of Goldsworthy's career (1976 - 1986), with a second volume (and possibly third) to come.
Browsing the catalogue is simple, and there are numerous different organizational schemes to access the collection - by year, form, material, and place. I believe that the naming convention is taken from Goldsworthy himself, with what looks like
- File Name (this one, for example, is 1986_110)
- The "title" (Yellow and dark elm leaf work; Penpont, Dumfriesshire, 8 November 1986);
- related diary entries, if any ("Diary: 8th Nov Scaur – Penpont | cold hands – | went further along scaur – beautiful- [...] |worked with Elm leaves – yellow & |dark ")
- Related images (in this case there's a context shot)
- Keywords (colour, leaves, lines, torn, yellow)
- Date (Work completed and recorded 8th November 1986.)
- Places (Scaur, Penpont, Dumfriesshire, UK.)
- Bibliography (AGA: S/Bk_015, col. illus., text)
- Source (Colour 2 1/4 inch square transparency; Film: Fujichrome; AGA location: 86/2; No. of images: 1/4 [Others: S/C; 86/Nov/E; 86/2]; Archival Disk: 1986_005)
The only thing that's missing is a detailed overview of the project documentation. But maybe they're too busy for that right now. The project is still active; and they're developing DVDs for the collection. I'm hoping that Tina Fiske will publish some of her work eventually.