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  • Bibliographic ID
    • Bibliographic ID is used to identify the original catalog record from which metadata was generated.
  • Bibliographic ID Label
    • Bibliographic ID Label identifies the type of bibliographic ID supplied in the Bibliographic ID column. Valid types include "local", "oclc", lccn", and "other". If no bibliographic ID type is included, the type “Other” will be used as default. The value of "local" maps to "Catalog Key" in the Resource Description Form.

  • Title
    • Required field.  Title is used for display in search results and single item views.  Only the first 32 characters of a title are included in search results listings.  Recommended use is to reflect the content captured in digitized media files (such as the title of the piece performed or a short description of the content of a home movie).
  • Main contributor(s)
    • Required field.  Main contributors are the primary persons or bodies associated with the creation of the content.  Main contributors will be included in search results display and aggregated for browsing access.  At this time there is no ability to specify a main contributor as a corporate body.  When possible, use the Library of Congress Name Authority File.
  • Publication date
    • Required field.  Date should be the main publication date associated with the item to be used for sorting browse and search results.  Enter date information in a format consistent with the options shown in Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) 1.0.
  • Date created
    • Date created should only be used if Date is a re-issue date.  Then Creation date would contain the original publication date.  Enter date information in a format consistent with the options shown in Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) 1.0.
  • Date Issued
    • Required field. Date should be the main publication date associated with the item to be used for sorting browse and search results. Enter date information in a format consistent with the options shown in Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) 1.0. If date issued is not available or missing, enter a date that is narrowed down as much as possible (by range of years) or enter a date for century (18uu, 19uu, 20uu), in accordance with EDTF specifications.
  • Summary
    • Summary provides a space for describing the contents of the item.  Examples include liner notes, contents list, or an opera scene abstract.  This field is not meant for cataloger's descriptions but for descriptions that accompany the item.  The first 15-20 words are included in search result listings.
  • Language
    • Language should describe the language of the content. Use terms or codes from the http://www.loc.gov/marc/languages/.
    • Editable after ingest in "Language(s)" field of Resource Description form.
  • Contributor(s)
    • Contributors are persons or bodies associated with the item but not considered primary to the creation of its content.  Examples of this would be performers in a band or opera, conductor, arranger, cinematographer, and choreographer.  At this time this is no ability to specify a contributor as a corporate body.  When possible, use the Library of Congress Name Authority File.
  • Publisher(s)
    • Publisher of the content of the item.
  • Genre(s)
  • Physical Description
    • Physical Description provides a description of the original carrier for content that has been digitized from analog content.
  • Related Item URL
    • Related Item URL provides a URL to related content, such as an adaptation or original version.
  • Related Item Label
    • Related Item Label provides a descriptive label for the Related Item URL field.
  • Subject(s)
    • Subject should be used for the topical subject of the content.  For consistency and to allow for sorting and aggregating, use terms from the Library of Congress Subject Headings.  For temporal subjects, use the Time period(s) field and for geographic subjects, use the Location(s) field in this form.  See below.  
  • Time period(s)
    • Time period should be used for the temporal subject of the content (for example, years or year ranges).  Enter date information in a format consistent with the options shown in Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) 1.0.
  • Location(s)
    • Location should be used for the geographic subject of the content.  For consistency and to allow for sorting and aggregating, use terms from the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
  • Collection(s)
    • Collection defines the source or host of the item (for example, the source of the original record or the collection responsible for entering information about the item).  Collections will be aggregated for browsing access.  Examples: Variations, Indiana University Libraries Film Archive, IUCAT, NUcat.
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