Each exhibition needs to present a carefully considered metadata structure that meets the Library’s minimum metadata standards.
With a proper structure, the metadata facilitates the discovery and access to the exhibition’s research content. Search engines and browsers can crawl the site and index it to make it available for a larger group of audiences.
Online Exhibitions uses built-in Dublin Core metadata standards, one of the simplest and most widely used schemas. Each digital object added to the Online Exhibitions must be accompanied by metadata descriptions. For convenience, the Library supplies a sample metadata spreadsheet. Use one row in the excel sheet to describe one digital object at a time. The metadata fields listed in the table below explain the types of terms and descriptive language needed to fill-in the sample metadata spreadsheet.
|Dublin Core Metadata Element||Element Description||Possible values|
|Title||The resource name||This element holds information regarding the Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright, and Property rights|
|Subject||The resource topic||Will depend on what vocabulary we’ll want to employ: LC, CSH, Creator supplied, etc LC: Cree painting. Monkman, Kent|
|Description||An explanation of the resource||Revision & Resistance reveals the story of Kent Monkman's monumental 2019 diptych commission mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People) for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This book celebrates Monkman's historic achievement with essays and contributions by today's most prominent voices on Indigenous art and Canadian painting.|
|Creator||The person, organization, institution, or service responsible for making the resource||
|Publisher||The person, organization, institution, or service responsible for making the resource available||Art Canada Institute|
|Contributor||A person, organization, institution, or service responsible for contributing to the content of the resource||Faculty advisor: Philippa Gates|
|Date||Indicates the date of creation or availability of the resource||
|Type||The nature or genre of the content||
|Format||Indicates the media-type or dimensions, the software or hardware needed to display the resource||
|Identifier||These could either be DOIs, URIs, ISBNs that offer unambiguous reference to the resource||
UPC : 786936750034
|Source||Identifies the original resource that contained the present resource displayed||Source="N6549.M648A4 2020" [where "6549.M648A4 2020" is the call number of the print version of the resource, from which the present version was scanned]|
|Language||Indicates the language of the resource||Recommended is the use of the two or three letter primary ISO 639 tags|
|Relation||References related resources||This book, created and published by the Art Canada Institute, marks the exhibition mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, December 19, 2019 - April 9, 2020.|
|Coverage||Describes the extent and scope of the content||Typical includes spatial location (geographical co-ordinates), temporal period|
|Rights||This element holds information regarding the Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright, and Property rights||
Access available to all users
Link to fuller rights statement, if available.
|Media source||Enter the media filename including its extension (i.e. .jpeg, .tiff, .mp3, .mp4, ... etc)||Eg: peacock_butterfly.jpg|
If you have any questions, or require additional assistance describing your content using the Dublin Core schema, please contact the Library for further assistance firstname.lastname@example.org.