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Using Dublin Core

Use the following template to properly use Dublin Core entry.

Title - Title of item.

Subject - Event/context. Often autofills

Description - A brief explanation/summary of the item

Creator - Author etc.

Source - The source/database/collection from which you got the item. You can hyperlink this to the url of the homepage from the site you retrieved the item.

Publisher - The item’s original publisher Date - As precise a date as possibly for the item’s creation. If no date is known put “Unknown”

Contributor - Any one else who contributed to the material primarily. (Often there is none. Do not leave any sections blank. Instead, simply enter “None”)

Rights - A description of the rights / terms of use of the item. This can be found usually under terms of service or copyright on the website from which the item was taken. Copy and paste this and hyperlink to the page if necessary.

Relation - If the item belongs to a series or collection of related items list here. Format - The physical details of the item (i.e. size, shape, materials etc.)

Language - What languages are used

Type - What category the item is. Because items are already generically classified within their collection (oral, manuscript and print culture), this can be more specific. ex: Commonplace Book, Print Pamphlet, Print Book, Print Image, Private Letter, Business Letter etc.

Identifier - Code used to identify the item. This is usually found on the catalogue entry for the item. Hyperlink the identifier with a fixed URL to the item.

Coverage - Temporal or spatial coverage included in the item. For example, the work might be published in the 18th century in America, but its subject matter might be 17th century Scotland. In this case, the coverage would include “Seventeenth Century” and “Scotland”