What Is CCO?
Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images (CCO) is a published manual for describing, documenting, and cataloging cultural works and their visual surrogates. The primary focus of CCO is art and architecture, including but not limited to paintings, sculpture, prints, manuscripts, photographs, built works, installations, and other visual media. CCO also covers many other types of cultural works, including archaeological sites, artifacts, and functional objects from the realm of material culture.
CCO is currently available as a print publication from the American Library Association. Excerpts from the print publication are freely available online. The complete CCO publication will be available online in July 2011.
CCO is included as a data content standard in the NISO A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections.
The CCO Commons is a web site featuring dynamic content to accompany the Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images (CCO) publication.
Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images (CCO) publication and the CCO Commons are the product of a diverse group of professionals from the cultural heritage community. View a complete list of people involved with CCO.
The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) has appointed a task force to research and explore options for the continued, sustained, and future development, maintenance, web presence, and administrative structure of Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO).
The Visual Resources Association Foundation is pleased to announce that a Russian translation of Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images is available online. The translation is a project of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
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