3 thoughts on “Describing the Content of a Digital Resource

  1. At this point, you should start thinking of the specific needs of our repository images rather than indexing issues in general. For example, we’re not dealing with multiple genres, rather we’re dealing with images of engravings only … and engravings are a part of the title of the project, so why even mention them in the metadata records? (even if harvested, the “engravings” info will be somewhere in the record). Plus, we’re using the simple Dublin Core, in which genre isn’t an element option, but it is in MODS because MODS is deployed in a more complex environment (i.e., by library catalogers). So, simplify simply simplify ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Reblogged this on The Lib and commented:
    This review of describing content through different elements in this blog post was particularly helpful. After discussing the different elements in class I felt that I had a solid grasp on them all. However, when sitting down to work on the Subject Element for the Football images the lines between elements became a bit more blurry. Glad to see I am not the only on who needed a review to get a clearer picture for the indexing guidelines. ๐Ÿ™‚

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