CATALOGUING AND RESEARCH
For the cataloguing of the drawings belonging to
Castelvecchio the ICCD
(Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) standard
has been used. The minimal necessary changes were made to the OA-D
entry format: in particular, lists of vocabulary terms
were defined to describe both the modern materials of the supports
and the specific techniques used in graphic representation and tracing.
The heart of the archive of drawings consists of a database in which
graphic collections, drawings, people, works, and bibliography are
connected by a dense relational interweaving.
The methods of accessing are multiple, leaving the user the possibility
of following predetermined or autonomous search paths.
Simplified access paths allow selections to be made on the basis
of the thematic areas
of the project, and by lists
, instruments, and scale of the drawing, authors,
and inclusion within exhibitions.
consent access to the database at various levels: from
rapid searches for one or more terms, one can move to more advanced
searches using booleani criteria and specific fields.
The list of results shows a series of miniatures with descriptions
of the drawing, using a style similar to search engines, and permits
access to the catalogue entry.
The drawing entry
, organised according to two levels
of description—synthetic and complete—shows the image
in low resolution, highlighting in a frame the link to the verso,
if available, of the same sheet.
For each drawing, three size formats are available for on-line consultation:
the miniature (100 pixel), the low resolution (250 pixel), and the
medium resolution (1000 pixel). It is also possible to consult the
original images in high resolution (300 PPI) using an image web
server that permits the on-line viewing with levels of enlargement
superior to the dimensions of the original.
Access to the database, fully consultable from the Museo di Castelvecchio,
is temporarily reduced for Internet users.
Shortly, the archive will also be available in the on-line network
of the architecture archives promoted by the Archivio Progetti of