1. Enter the Title of the artwork, properly spelled and using the capitalization that the artist used.

2. Select the Decade by year of the work.  In the case of works that span multiple decades, use the decade in which it was initiated.

3. Select the Thematic Stream(s) from Art and Electronic Media that you think best fits the work or leave blank.  Multiple streams may be selected by holding down the Command key (Mac) while clicking the stream.

4. Select the type of Media that your entry will include in it (not the media that the artwork consists of). Multiple media may be selected by holding down the Command key (Mac) while clicking the type of media.

5. Select Keywords that will help other users of the site find the artwork in question.  Keywords should be as consistent as possible throughout the database and should convey core concepts of the work that it shares with other artworks.  Suggestions will pop up automatically when you start typing.  Unfortunately, some of these are not very good.

6. Type in Name of artist(s) using this convention: Firstname1 Lastname1, Firstname2 Lastname2, Firstname3, Lastname3.  In other words, each artist’s name should be separated by commas.  Do not put last name first.  Make sure names are properly spelled!

7. Enter Year of creation.  For works that span multiple years, eg. Moholy-Nagy, Light Space Modulator, 1923-1930, please use the first year, 1923, and clarify the span in the body of the text you will write.

8. Page Reference:  If you can, please enter the page numbers from Art and Electronic Media that contain references to the artwork you are creating content about or of artworks or ideas that are related to the work you are creating content about.  If you don’t have a copy of the book handy, you can look it up using the searchable .pdf

9.  More Info:  If you can, please enter additional info about how this work relates to material in either Art and Electronic Media or the Online Companion.  For example, “This work can be compared with work a, work b, work c due to their shared concern with issue x”  

When possible, include links to related works in the AEM Companion.  This adds great value to the site.

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