DCB - DC template, Identity area

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Note

This is historical development documentation that was migrated from a now-defunct wiki. The content was first created on December 12, 2008, and last updated on December 18, 2008. The contents were migrated to the AtoM wiki in July 2015. Some changes have been made to the layout for greater legibility; otherwise the content is unchanged. See the DCB development project landing page for more information: Alouette Toolkit (DCB).

DC template documentation navigation

Identity area | Creator / publisher / contributor / dates area | Description area | Access and use area (Qualified only) | Indexing area | Related resources area


Mock-ups[edit]

Simple DC Identity area
Qualified DC Identity area

Notes[edit]

Collection type

  • Qubit-required field used to differentiate types of information objects or resources described by different communities (archives, libraries, museums, galleries).
  • Use on both Simple and Qualified DC templates.
  • Maps to Qubit information_object::collection_type_id field.
  • Defaults to "Published material" on assumption that this template will be primarily used to describe these types of materials.
  • Drop-down list values cannot be edited because they are accessed by Qubit code to process database requests and operations; values are [is this list correct?]:
    • Archival material
    • Published material
    • Artefact material
    • Exhibition material

Title

  • DC title element.
  • Use on both Simple and Qualified DC templates.
  • Maps to Qubit information_object::title field.

Alternative title

  • DC alternative qualifier (refines DC title element).
  • Use only on Qualified DC template.
  • Maps to Qubit information_object::alternate_title field.

Resource identifier

  • DC identifier element.
  • Use on both Simple and Qualified DC templates.
  • Maps to Qubit information_object::identifier field.
  • Discrepancy between DC authorities for label: "Resource Identifier" (User guide) and "Identifier" (Element Set Version 1.1).

Bibliographic citation

  • Qualified DC bibliographicCitation qualifier (refines DC identifier element).
  • Use only on Qualified DC template.
  • Does not map to any core Qubit field.
  • Handle as Qubit custom field (property::name="bibliographic_citation" value=" ").

Repository

  • Qubit-required field used to link resource to the repository that has custody and control of it.
  • Use on both Simple and Qualified DC templates.
  • Maps to Qubit information_object::repository_id
  • Values in drop-down list drawn from institutions registered as repositories.
  • Users cannot add new repositories directly from this screen.