Hassan Fathy Photographs

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Scope

Provenance

The photographs were digitized and described by the Rare Books and Special Collections Library in June 2012. The collection will be publicly accessible in the Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library. [1]

Capture Specifications

The Hassan Fathy Photographs were captured with an Epson GT-20000 scanner and edited using Adobe Photoshop CS4 software.

File Type Resolution Compression Dimensions Bit Depth Mode Format Edits Notes
Preservation master 1200 ppi None Sized to match original, no magnification or reduction. 24 RGB image/tiff None Original scans.
Delivery master 1200 ppi None Sized to match original, no magnification or reduction. 24 RGB image/tiff Cropping, color correction, image rotation. Images derived from original scans.

Follow the Epson Scan software settings below.

Mode Document Type Document Source Image Type Resolution Scale
Professional Mode Reflective Document Table 24-bit Color 1200 dpi 100%

Handling Photographs

  • Wear gloves when handling the photos.
  • Keep scanning area neat. No food. No drinks.
  • Capture the entire image, including the photographic border.
  • A border around the entire image must be visible. See the example below.
    SC-1956-01-PA-1882-01-003 1.gif
  • Scans should be saved to one of the following locations:
    • H$:\Hassan Fathy Photographs\Preservation Master\Box ##

File Names

Use the following formula to create file names:

SC-1994-01 - 02 - 2-1 - b## - ###
  • SC-1994-01 refers to the Hassan Fathy Architectural Records, Papers, and Photograph Collection call number.
  • 02 refers to the Photographs series.
  • 2-1 refers to the Prints subseries.
  • b## refers to the box number.
  • ### refers to the album sheet number.

Examples

SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-001.tif
SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-002.tif

If an album sheet has more than one image, differentiate between images assigning lowercase letters to the end of the album sheet number.

Examples

SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-001a.tif
SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-001b.tif 
SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-001c.tif
SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-001d.tif

Assign letters from left to right.

Examples

1 Photo/Sheet 2 Photos/Sheet 3 Photos/Sheet 4 Photos/Sheet
Hassan-Fathy-Photographs-File-Names-1-Image-Sheet.gif Hassan-Fathy-Photographs-File-Names-2-Images-Sheet.gif Hassan-Fathy-Photographs-File-Names-3-Images-Sheet.gif Hassan-Fathy-Photographs-File-Names-4-Images-Sheet.gif
  • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b23-011
  • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b23-001a
  • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b23-001b
  • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b23-073a
  • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b23-073b
  • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b23-073c
  • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b23-038a
  • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b23-038b
  • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b23-038c
  • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b23-038d

Directory Structure

Use the following hierarchy template to organize images:

  • Collection Title
    • File Type
      • Box ##
        • Image

Examples

  • Hassan Fathy Photographs
    • Preservation Master
      • Box 01
        • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-001.tif
        • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-002a.tif
        • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-002b.tif
    • Delivery Master
      • Box 01
        • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-001.tif
        • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-002a.tif
        • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-002b.tif
    • Delivery
      • Box 01
        • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-001.jpg
        • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-002a.jpg
        • SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b01-002b.jpg

Metadata

Description

Field Name Scope Note Example Required
Title
  • Enter a brief but descriptive title in English.
  • Capitalize the first word of the title, and enter in lowercase all other words except proper nouns.
  • Do not include initial articles, unless an integral part of the title and/or provided by the creator as the true title. This allows the system to index by title alphabetically.
Mashrabiyas
Photographer
  • Enter a name from the Library of Congress Name Authority File[2].
  • If an authorized name is not found in the Library of Congress Name Authority File[2], create one based on AACR2 rules.
Fathy, Hassan
Description
  • Enter supplemental descriptive information such as a free text summary.
  • End field with a period.
  • Avoid simply restating the title.
  • When transcribed, enter source of information using:
    • Photographer's description: ____.
    • Translation of photographer's description: _____.
    • Text in image: _____.
    • Translation of text in image: _____.
Name
  • Use to record a person, family or corporate body that is the subject of the item being described. For example, enter the names of people pictured in a photograph in this field. Do not include the name of the creator unless he/she is also the subject of the item.
  • Refer to the list of approved Names below.
Topic
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings [2] should be used to record specific topical information about the image and its context to the collection. Additionally, when describing items that are graphic in nature, such as photographs, use Subjects.
  • Include terms for places such as in this field if the object being described relates directly to the location. For example, an aerial photograph of Luxor should include Luxor (Egypt) in the Subject-LCSH field.
  • Refer to the list of approved Topics below.
Islamic architecture
Subject
  • Use this field to inventory the items depicted in an image, e.g. Apartment houses, Donkeys, etc.
  • Look up terms in the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials[3]. Be sure to use subject terms, not genre/format terms.
  • Refer to the list of approved Subjects below.
Apartment houses
Architectural Detail
  • Use this field to inventory the architectural details depicted in an image, e.g. meshrebeeyehs.
  • Look up terms in the Getty Research Institute Art and Architecture Thesaurus. [4]
  • Refer to the list of approved Details below.
meshrebeeyehs
Location
  • Look up terms in the Getty Research Institute Thesaurus of Geographic Names[5].
  • List multiple entries separated by a semicolon in order of decreasing specificity.
  • Refer to the list of approved Locations below.
Mecca; Makkah administrative region; al-Garbīyah region; Saudi Arabia; Asia
Date Created
  • Format the date according ISO 8601 standard:
    • YYYY-MM-DD
    • YYYY-MM
    • YYYY
    • YYYY-YYYY
  • If the date is entirely unknown, do not enter text like “undated.” Instead, narrow the date to a date range, e.g. 1900-1999.
  • List multiple entries separated by a semicolon in chronological order.
Type
  • Enter the characteristic and general type of content of the resource.
  • Look up terms using the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Type Vocabulary[6].
  • Refer to the list of approved Types below.
Still Image
Format
  • Enter Internet Media Type[7].
image/jp2
Extent
  • Enter dimensions of original in W x H unit or measurement, using the metric system (e.g. mm. or cm.) or digital image measurement (e.g. px.).
  • Abbreviate units, such as px. or mm. End each unit of measurement with a period.
  • Include moving image and sound recording run times in HH:MM:SS format, using leading zeros when necessary.
  • Include the number of pages when applicable, in ### p. format. End p with a period.
18.8 x 25.3 cm.
Medium
  • Enter original format or medium information in this field.
  • Look up terms in the Getty Research Institute Art and Architecture Thesaurus[4].
photographic prints
Language
  • Enter the ISO 639-1 Language Code[2] for items with linguistic content.
  • Leave this field blank if there is no linguistic content.
Identifier
  • Enter a unique identifier.
  • The identifier should be the same as the digital file name.
SC-1994-01-02-2-1-b22-001
Original Identifier
  • Enter the original file name if different from identifier.
b22/001
Collection
  • Enter the title of the digital collection to which the resource belongs.
Hassan Fathy Photographs
Source
  • Enter the subseries, series, collection, repository, and institution.
  • Separate multiple entries with a semicolon and a space.
Saudi Arabia Photographs; Hassan Fathy Photographs; Hassan Fathy Collection; Rare Books and Special Collections Library; American University in Cairo
License
  • Enter copyright information.
Copyright 2012, American University in Cairo. All rights reserved.
Access Rights
  • Enter permission and reproduction request information.
To inquire about permissions or reproductions, contact the Rare Books and Special Collections Library, The American University in Cairo at +20.2.2615.3676 or rbscl-ref@aucegypt.edu.
Acknowledgements
  • Include granting and funding agencies, donors, etc.

Workflow

Name/Label Scope Note Example Required
Date Entered
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the metadata record is created.
2012-05-22
Date Reviewed-Curator
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the metadata record is reviewed by the RBSCL Photograph and Cinema Collections Curator.
2012-05-28
Date Reviewed-Archivist
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the metadata record is reviewed by the RBSCL Digital Collections Archivist.
2012-05-31
Date Selected
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the item is selected for inclusion in the digital collection.
2012-05-31

Controlled Vocabularies

Name

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Architecture, Ancient
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Architecture, Industrial
  • Architecture, Islamic
  • Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages

Subject

  • Apartment houses
  • Benches
  • Birds
  • Boys
  • Donkeys
  • Houses
  • Girls
  • Ladders
  • Library buildings
  • Men
  • Mosques
  • Pails
  • Signs (Notices)
  • Street lights
  • Streets
  • Tents
  • Vehicles
  • Women

Architectural Detail

  • dikkas
  • entrances
  • meshrebeeyehs
  • mihrabs
  • minarets
  • windows

Location

  • Jiddah; Makkah administrative region; al-Garbīyah region; Saudi Arabia; Asia
  • Mecca; Makkah administrative region; al-Garbīyah region; Saudi Arabia; Asia
  • Medina; al-Madīnah administrative region; al-Garbīyah region; Saudi Arabia; Asia
  • Riyadh; ar-Riyāḍ administrative region; al-Wūsṭā region; Saudi Arabia; Asia

Language

  • ar
  • en

Properties

Configuration of CONTENTdm collection and administrative fields. [8]

Collection Fields

Field name DC map Data type Large Search Hide Required Vocab
Title Title Text
Photographer Creator Text
Description Description Text
Name Subject Text
Topic Subject Text
Subject Subject Text
Architectural Detail Subject Text
Location Coverage-Spatial Text
Date Created Date-Created Date
Type Type Text
Format Format Text
Extent Format-Extent Text
Medium Format-Medium Text
Language Language Text
Identifier Identifier Text
Original Identifier Identifier Text
Collection Relation Text
Source Source Text
License Rights-License Text
Access Rights Rights-Access Rights Text
Acknowledgements Description Text

Administrative Fields

Field name DC map Data type Search Hide
Archival file None Text
OCLC number None Text
Date issued Date-issued Date
Date modified Date-modified Date
CONTENTdm number None Text
CONTENTdm file name None Text

Archive

Read Me

This directory contains preservation and delivery master files for the Hassan Fathy Photographs digital collection as well as descriptive metadata in Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet and Tab Separated Values files. The metadata is formatted for use in CONTENTdm. The photographs were digitized by the Rare Books and Special Collections Library in Summer and Fall 2012.

More information about the Hassan Fathy Photographs digital collection is available on the AUCWiki at http://wiki.aucegypt.edu/index.php?title=Hassan_Fathy_Photographs.

Files and Directories

  • Delivery Master
  • Preservation Master
  • Hassan Fathy Photographs.tsv
  • Hassan Fathy Photographs.xlsx
  • ReadMe.txt

References

  1. Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Library of Congress Authorities
  3. Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials
  4. 4.0 4.1 Getty Research Institute Art and Architecture Thesaurus
  5. Getty Research Institute Thesaurus of Geographic Names
  6. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Type Vocabulary
  7. Internet Media Types
  8. CONTENTdm
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