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Subject (Recommended)

Topic of described resource(e.g. Dogs; Airplanes; Rhodes, James A. (James Allen), 1909-2001)

Subject Example
Property Value
Label Subject
DPLA Propertydcterms:subject
DescriptionTopic of described resource
ExampleDogs; Airplanes; Rhodes, James A. (James Allen), 1909-2001
Controlled Vocab / SyntaxLCSH ; AAT
DC 1.1 Mappingdc:subject
MARC Mapping650, 600, 610, 653
NotesRecommended best practice is to select a value from a controlled vocabulary or formal classification scheme. Select subject keywords from the Title or Description information, or from within a text resource. If the subject of the item is a person or an organization, use the same form of the name as you would if the person or organization were a Creator or Contributor. Use uncoordinated values if possible (or attempt to for new collections), for example: Subject: Soldiers Subject: Ohio Subject: Correspondence instead of Subject: Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence
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.