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  • Main Title
    • MODS mapping: titleInfo/title
    • Not repeatable
    • 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).
    • Editable after ingest in "Title" field of Resource Description form.
    • If title is not available or missing, use the value "Unknown".
  • 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. 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(s)" field of Resource Description form.
    • If creator is not available or missing, use the value "Unknown".
  • Contributor
    • MODS mapping: name/namePart (role/roleTerm set to "Contributor")
    • Repeatable
    • 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.
    • Editable after ingest in "Contributor(s)" field of Resource Description form.
  • Genre
    • MODS mapping: genre
    • 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.
    • Editable after ingest in "Genre(s)" field of Resource Description form.
  • Publisher
    • MODS mapping: originInfo/publisher
    • Repeatable
    • Publisher of the content of the item.
    • Editable after ingest in "Publisher(s)" field of Resource Description form.
  • Date Created
    • MODS mapping: originInfo/dateCreated@encoding=”edtf”
    • Not repeatable
    • Creation date should only be used if Date Issued 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.
    • Editable after ingest in "Creation date" field of Resource Description form.
  • Date Issued
    • MODS mapping: originInfo/dateIssued@encoding=”edtf”
    • Not repeatable
    • 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.
    • Editable after ingest in "Publication date" field of Resource Description form.
    • If date issued is unavailable or unknown, 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.
  • 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 are included in search result listings.
    • Editable after ingest in "Summary" field of Resource Description form.
  • Topical Subject
    • MODS mapping: subject/topic
    • Repeatable
    • 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 (time periods), use Temporal Subject and for geographic subjects (locations), use Geographic Subject. See below.
    • Editable after ingest in "Subject(s)" field of Resource Description form.
  • Geographic Subject
    • MODS mapping: subject/geographic
    • Repeatable
    • Geographic Subject should be used for the location associated with the content.  For consistency and to allow for sorting and aggregating, use terms from the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
    • Editable after ingest in "Location(s)" field of Resource Description form.
  • Temporal Subject
    • MODS mapping: subject/temporal
    • Repeatable
    • Temporal Subject should be used for the time period 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.
    • Editable after ingest in "Time period(s)" field of Resource Description form.

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