VADS (the Visual Arts Data Service) CollectionsUniversity for the Creative Arts, Farnham, United Kingdom
Description A descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.
Collection Type Broad terms that define the type of digital collection
Subject Broad terms or phrases that describe, identify, or interpret the digital image collection and what it depicts or expresses. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute.
Style Period Terms that define the styles, art periods, movements, etc. whose characteristics are represented in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute
Work Types Terms that identify the kinds of works in the digital collection being described. It typically refers to a work’s physical form, function, or medium in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Thesaurus For Graphic Materials (TGM) by Library of Congress.
Openness Openness of the digital collection determined using the 4R activities by Wiley (2010).
Contents on VADS “may be duplicated by you for your research use or educational purposes in electronic or print form“. Permission is required for other uses. Citation is required with no format is mentioned in their terms. Image can be cited by including creator name, title of image, year of creation (if unknown, indicate n.d.), collection, source and url of image.
e.g. Brookes, Ronald E. Fiesta, ca. 1961. Range of melamine tableware, varied dimensions. Design Council Slide Collection. Farnham, VADS. http://www.vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=61882.
For more information on acknowledging images with other citation styles, refer here.