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Dublin Core in Archivematica

General description

The use of Dublin Core descriptive metadata is supported in Archivematica through both import and manual entry.

For instructions on importing metadata with a transfer, please see Import metadata.

For instructions on adding descriptive metadata through the user interface during ingest, please see Add metadata.

Artefactual’s archival description software, AtoM (Access to Memory) provides a field-by-field description of the Dublin Core metatadata template here.

Metadata handling

When descriptive metadata is added through either of the methods described above, Archivematica handles this metadata by parsing it to the METS file. For example:

<dmdSec ID="dmdSec_1">
 <mdWrap MDTYPE="DC">
    <xmlData>
       <dublincore xsi:schemaLocation="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1 http://dublincore.org/schemas/xmls/qdc/dc.xsd http://purl.org/dc/terms/ http://dublincore.org/schemas/xmls/qdc/2008/2/11/dcterms.xsd">
         <title>Stanley Park in December</title>
         <issued>1996-01-17</issued>
         <subject>Vancouver (B.C.)--Parks</subject>
         <subject>Landscapes</subject>
         <description>Image shows Brockton Oval after light snowfall</description>
         <publisher>Riley Studios, Vancouver B.C.</publisher>
         <contributor>Don Langfield, photographer</contributor>
         <date>1992-12-04</date>
         <isPartOf>Riley Studios collection</isPartOf>
         <rights>Copyright held by Riley Studios</rights>
         <format>image/jp2</format>
        </dublincore>
    </xmlData>
   </mdWrap>
</dmdSec>

When a DIP is sent to AtoM, Dublin Core metadata is parsed into the appropriate fields in the AtoM descriptive template. Descriptive metadata is also indexed in the Archival Storage tab in Archivematica; search results will show the AIP, not individual files.

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