Information about an item
Structured information that makes it easier to understand, retrieve, use or manage an information resource.
Standardized metadata allows different computer systems to share information across a network.
Examples of familiar metadata usage:
|Title||Name of the resource.|
|Subject||Use Library of Congress Subject Headings (The LC Suggests plugin is located here or you can use the LC Authorities Subject search here.)|
|Description||Description of the item. Be as descriptive as possible, because this is the main text searchable field that users can look to in searching. What is it? What does it depict?|
|Creator||The person, organization, or service that made the object. Add these as last name, first name. If there are multiple creators, add a second field for the second one, do not put two names in one field.|
|Source||Describes the resource from which this item was taken.|
|Publisher||Person or source responsible for making the resource available|
|Date||If the object has a specific date, add it in the YYYY-MM-DD format. If you know only a partial date, add what you know.|
|Contributor||Who made contributions to the resource. (Examples, illustrator or translator)|
|Rights||Indicate the copyright status of the item, provide links to the archive or other repository that owns the original. (Example, Creative Commons or UMW).|
|Relation||Is the item part of or related to another item?|
|Format||Describe the digital item in general terms (Examples, jpg or mp3)|
|Language||The language of the item.|
|Type||Select from the list of item types. See Omeka's Guide to Managing Types|
|Identifier||Unique way to identify the item. If none, leave this field blank.|
|Coverage||Spatial or time covered by the item.|
Text Transcription Tips
Tips adapted from the Smithsonian Institution's Transcription Center and the University of Iowa Libraries' DIY History initiative.