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Guide to Dublin Core Terms:

 

Tags:

To search tags, click on a tag. To search for multiple tags at once please enter http://glencairnmuseum.omeka.net/items/browse/tag/[name of tag #1]/tag/[name of tag #2] etc. into your browsers web address bar. Tags that consist of multiple words should be entered [word#1+word#2] etc.

Example: http://glencairnmuseum.omeka.net/items/browse/tag/Ezekiel+Tower/tag/Stonework

 

Dublin Core:

A standardized series of categories by which an item can be described

 

Title:

The Title of an individual resource.

Examples: “South Side Ambulatory” “Edging of the Ezekiel Tower Roof 01” “Edging of the Ezekiel Tower Roof 02”

 

Subject:

The general topic of a resource.

Example: Bryn Athyn Cathedral Construction

 

Description:

A detailed description of a resource or its contents

 

Creator:

Who made it?

 

Source:

Where the object is stored, how to find it

Example: Archive Series x, Subsection y, Folder z

 

Publisher:

Who is the Publisher?

 

Date:

When was the object created? In the case of a photograph, when did the depicted events occur?

Examples: yyyy mm dd, circa yyyy

 

Contributor:

An entity responsible for making contributions to the source Rights: Information about who owns the rights to the resource, and what rights they own.

 

Relation:

Related resources. Resources that pertain to the resource being catalogued.

 

Format:

The format of the file which has been uploaded to Omeka.

Examples: “Jpeg, 600 dpi, medium compression,” “mp4, 6 GB” etc.

 

Type:

What kind of item was the original source

Examples: Collection, Image, Sound, Text

 

Identifier:

A unique series of letters and numbers that identifies the object.

Examples: “CATH_0028”

 

Coverage:

The spatial or temporal topic of the resource.

Examples: “Bryn Athyn, PA”

 

Item Type Metadata:

Data that describes the original resource rather than the uploaded file

 

Original Format:

Describes the specifications of the resource, is it a painting? A color photograph? A statue? Written on monogrammed stationary? Written with a fountain pen?

Examples: Black & White Photograph, Letter written in blue ink on Academy stationary, etc. 

 

Physical Dimensions:

What are the dimensions of the resource?

Example: 4”x6”, 2’x3’x4’, etc. If no unit is noted, assume the dimensions are given in inches.