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Contributor (Optional)

Entity responsible for making contributions to described resource(e.g. Editor: Charles W. Seward; Photographer: Herb Topy)

Contributor Example
Property Value
Label Contributor
DPLA Propertydcterms:contributor
DescriptionEntity responsible for making contributions to described resource
ExampleEditor: Charles W. Seward; Photographer: Herb Topy
Controlled Vocab / SyntaxLCNAF
DC 1.1 Mappingdc:contributor
MARC Mapping700, 710, 711, 720 (Added Entry – Personal name, Corporate name, Conference name, Uncontrolled Name); sometimes 100, 110, 111, but only if subfield e is not “author” or “creator.”
NotesExamples of a Contributor include a person, an organization, or a service. Does not refer to institution contributing object to DPLA; use Data Provider for that.
Property Glossary
Index of Properties
Label The unique name used in the Metadata Application Profile.
Status Status labels for elements can include Required, Recommended, and Optional.
Description Brief description of the element.
Refines The Dublin Core metadata field of which the described term is a sub-property.
Repeatable ‘YES’ means that a field may be used multiple times in an item record.
‘NO’ means that a field can onlt be used once in an item record.
Controlled Vocab/Syntax Recommended vocabulary for element, if available.
(For data quality and consistency)
DC 1.1 Mapping The Dublin Core element to which the metadata field name maps.
MARC Mapping The MARC field to which the Dublin Core metadata is crosswalked.
Notes Applicable notes for the element.
Example Examples of best practices for the described field.