StaffGuide: CONTENTdm Cookbook

Recipes for Metadata Entry for the University of Arkansas Libraries


Field Name: Identifier (Do not customize the name of this field)
Requirement: Required (mandatory)
Repeatable: No
Search: Yes
Hide: No
Vocabulary: No
Dublin Core (DC) Mapping: dc.identifier
MARC Mapping: None
CONTENTdm Data Type: Text
Dublin Core Definition: An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context. Recommended best practice is to identify the resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
UA Definition: The digital file name.

The Digital Services Department will supply the identifier for each object in the project metadata spreadsheet(s).

For file-naming conventions for Special Collections, each digitized item will have a unique file name that follows established naming conventions. Additionally, the file name may include one or two descriptive words to identify the item (run-on words without spaces).

MC#Series#Box#File#Image#DescriptiveWords (for items from manuscript collections)

Call number#DescriptiveWords (for items scanned from books)

IMG#DescriptiveWords (for items from photograph collections)

Do not customize the CONTENTdm field name; the hasMedia script for audio and video is dependent on finding the field nickname “identi.”




Revision Date: 11/21/19