Cardinal Scholar - CONTENTdm Metadata Plan

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Cardinal Scholar is the institutional repository in development for Ball State University by the University Libraries.

Contents

Metadata

Four main categories of assets--text, still images, video, and audio--will coexist in one CONTENTdm collection. Each category will most likely use a subset of the data fields available to the whole collection.

All Assets

FieldRequiredRepeatableDC MappingNote
TitleYYdc:title
Creator/AuthorNYdc:creator
Other ContributorsNYdc:contributor
Summary/AbstractNNdc:description
Subject/TagsNYdc:subjectProbably easiest to use free-text tags
Related ItemsNYdc:relationThis is where people could enter URLs to earlier versions. It would be nice to have an automated way to make such links reciprocal, especially if the resources have the same creator.
Related CourseNYdc:relationPerhaps useful for students using this for class projects.
Date UploadedSystem SuppliedNdc:date
Asset CategorySystem SuppliedNdc:typeIf someone were to have a piece of sheet music (perhaps a Finale or MusicXML file), what category would it fall under?

Text

FieldRequiredRepeatableDC MappingNote
Literary FormNYdc:typeUse list from http://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/fixedfield/litf.shtm

Images

Video

Audio

FieldRequiredRepeatableDC MappingNote
Type of TextNYdc:typeIf applicable, use list from http://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/fixedfield/ltxt.shtm
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