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  • Main Title
    • MODS mapping: titleInfo/title
    • Not repeatable
    • Required field – This should be the title .  Title is used for display in browsing and search resultssearch 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).
    • Editable after ingest in "Title" field of Resource Description form.
  • Alternative Title
    • MODS mapping: titleInfo@type=”alternative”
    • Repeatable
  • Translated Title
    • MODS mapping: titleInfo@type=”translated”
    • Repeatable
  • Uniform Title
    • MODS mapping: titleInfo@type=”uniform”
    • Repeatable
  • Creator
    • MODS mapping: name@usage="primary"/namePart (role/roleTerm set to "Creator")
    • Repeatable
    • No ability to specify Corporate Body in batch at this time
    • Required field – This should be the main person or body associated with the itemEditable after ingest.  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.
    • Editable after ingest in "Main contributor" field of Resource Description form.
  • Contributor
    • MODS mapping: name/namePart (role/roleTerm set to "Contributor")
    • Repeatable
    • No ability to specify Corporate Body in batch at this time
    • Editable after ingestContributors 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.
    • Editable after ingest in "Contributor" field of Resource Description form.
  • Statement of Responsibility
    • MODS mapping: note@type=”statement of responsibility”
    • Not repeatable
  • Genre
    • MODS mapping: genre
    • Select from one of the following:
    • LOC Moving Image Genre-form Guide
    • Repeatable
    • Genre can be used to categorize an item by form, style, or subject matter.  For consistency and to allow for sorting and aggregating, use terms from the Open Metadata Registry labels for PBCore: pbcoreGenre 
    • ATTN: Do we need to decide which list and which labels are acceptable?
    • Repeatable
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    • Editable after ingest in "Genre" field of Resource Description form.
  • Publisher
    • MODS mapping: originInfo/publisher
    • Repeatable
    • Publisher of the content of the item.
    • Editable after ingest in "Publisher" field of Resource Description form.
  • Place of Origin
    • MODS mapping: originInfo/place/placeTerm
    • Not repeatable
  • Date Created
    • MODS mapping: originInfo/dateCreated@encoding=”edtf”
    • Not repeatable
    • Date Created Creation date should only be used if Date Issued is a re-issue date.   Then Date Created  Then Creation date would contain the original publication date. Enter  Enter date information in a format consistent with the options shown in in Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) 1.0 .
    • Editable after ingest in "Date created" field of Resource Description form.
  • Date Issued
    • MODS mapping: originInfo/dateIssued@encoding=”edtf”
    • Not repeatable
    • Required field – This .  Date should be the main issue date associated with the item to be used for sorting browse and search results. Enter  Enter date information in a format consistent with the options shown in in Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) 1.0 .
    • Editable after ingest in "Date issued" field of Resource Description form.
  • Copyright Date
    • MODS mapping: originInfo/dateIssued
    • Repeatable
    • This field does not need to be formatted to any certain encoding standard.
  • Language Code
    • MODS mapping: language/languageTerm@type=”code”
    • Repeatable
    • Select terms from the LOC MARC Code List for Languages 
    • If this is available, no need to include Language Text
  • Language Text
    • MODS mapping: language/languageTerm@type=”text”
    • Repeatable
    • Select terms from the LOC MARC Code List for Languages 
    • If this is available, no need to include Language Code
  • Abstract
    • MODS mapping: abstract
    • Not repeatable
    • Abstract 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 of the description are included in search result listings.
    • Editable after ingest in "Description" field of Resource Description form.
  • Note
    • MODS mapping: note
    • Repeatable
    • No ability to distinguish type of note for batch upload at this time
      • ATTN: Are we using an automatic type for note at this point or not specifying a type?
  • Topical Subject
    • MODS mapping: subject/topic
    • Repeatable
    • Subject should pertain to topical subject.  For consistency and to allow for sorting and aggregating, use terms from the Library of Congress Subject Headings.  For temporal subjects, use Temporal Subject and for geographic subjects, use Geographic Subject.  See below.
    • Editable after ingest in "Subject" field of Resource Description form.
  • Geographic Subject
    • MODS mapping: subject/geographic
    • Repeatable
    • Geographic Subject should pertain to location.  For consistency and to allow for sorting and aggregating, use terms from the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
    • Editable after ingest in "Location" field of Resource Description form.
  • Temporal Subject
    • MODS mapping: subject/temporal
    • Repeatable
    • Temporal Subject should pertain to time period.  Enter date information in a format consistent with the options shown in Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) 1.0.
    • Editable after ingest in "Time period" field of Resource Description form.
  • Occupation Subject
    • MODS mapping: subject/occupation
    • Repeatable
  • Person Subject
    • MODS mapping: subject/name@type=”personal”/namePart
    • Repeatable
  • Corporate Subject
    • MODS mapping: subject/name@type=”corporate”/namePart
    • Repeatable
  • Family Subject
    • MODS mapping: subject/name@type=”family”/namePart
    • Repeatable
  • Title Subject
    • MODS mapping: subject/titleInfo/title
    • Repeatable
  • Related Item
    • MODS mapping: relatedItem@type="host"/titleInfo/title
    • RepeatableNot a URL.  Used for local collection identification to group items for search and discovery
    • Related Item defines the source or host of the item - the collection name (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..
    • Editable after ingest in "Collection" field of Resource Description form.

In addition to the descriptive fields, there is one supported operational field, Publish (default: false) for which a value of "True" will cause the newly ingested media object to be published immediately after ingest.

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