|Dublin Core (DC) Mapping:||dc.description|
|MARC Mapping:||500 $a|
|CONTENTdm Data Type:||Text|
|Dublin Core Definition:||An account of the resource. Description may include but is not limited to: an abstract, a table of contents, a graphical representation, or a free-text account of the resource.|
|UA Definition:||Supplemental information useful for the public that is not appropriate for the Description or other fields.|
Generally, use the Notes element for additional information not appropriate for describing the physical object but that provides context for the item. Such information may be drawn from the resource itself or taken from external sources such as reference works, finding aids, etc.
Specific uses of Notes would include:
Offensive Content (including Titles)
The Notes element should be be included whenever the content of an item could be considered offensive. Consult the collection curator to determine if a custom note is appropriate, or if the following standard text should be used:
This material depicts ethnic, racial, and gender insensitivity that was once commonplace in American society. Such portrayals were wrong then and are wrong today. While not representing the views of the University of Arkansas today, the item is being presented as it was originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed.
When the Notes element is generally not needed for a collection, such information may instead be included in the Description field.