StaffGuide: CONTENTdm Cookbook

Recipes for Metadata Entry for the University of Arkansas Libraries

Original Collection

Field Name: Original Collection
Requirement: Mandatory, if available
Repeatable: No
Search: Yes
Hide: No
Vocabulary: Yes (Controlling will make the original collection searchable as a phrase)
Dublin Core (DC) Mapping: dc.relation.isPartOf
MARC Mapping: 773 [0 ] $n or $t
CONTENTdm Data Type: Text
Dublin Core Definition: A related resource in which the described resource is physically or logically included.
UA Definition: The name of the original collection to which the object being digitized belongs.
Usage:

Because this field is used to record the name of the original collection to which the item belongs, it should contain only a single value.  However, it may be appropriate to include other separately named “relation.isPartOf” elements in a collection, as well as the required Digital Exhibit field. 

Omit initial articles if part of the original collection name (unless an acronym or integral part of the title (e.g., Los Angeles)).  When entering the original collection title, use title case.  That is, generally capitalize the first word and each significant word of the title and subtitle that follows, excluding articles, most conjunctions, and prepositions.
Examples:

Alfred E. Smith Papers: Letters and Papers, 1920-1984

Revision Date: 12/5/19