Blog post for 9/29

Find a second artifact that you would like to post to your website, following the same procedure as last week’s assignment. Then create a Dublin Core Metadata record for that artifact. Write a blog post with three parts:

Part 1

Fill out this attached spreadsheet. You should have entries for at least nine of the fifteen Dublin Core elements: Title, Creator, Date, Description, Coverage, Language, Format, Type, and Subject. The other six fields are optional. Remember that each element can repeat. So, for instance, if your artifact has two creators, you should have two rows on your spreadsheet with “Creator” in the first column. Values for Creator, Coverage, Language, Format, Type, and Subject should come from controlled vocabularies. Here are the recommended controlled vocabularies (you are free to use another controlled vocabulary if you would like):

Additionally, Values in the “Date” field should conform to W3C Date and Time formats, and date ranges should follow the DCMI Period Encoding Scheme.

In the spreadsheet, enter the Dublin Core field in the first column and the value in the second column. For those fields where you are using a controlled vocabulary, put the controlled vocabulary where you are getting that value in the third column and put the identifier for that value in the fourth column. For the Library of Congress vocabularies, the Identifier will be a number that shows up on the right side of the search result:

The same is true of the Getty:

For the languages, enter the full name of the language in the column for Value and the three letter code in the column for Identifier.

Upload your spreadsheet to your media library, and provide a link to it in your blog post.

Part 2

Go to the Advanced Dublin Core Generator and enter your metadata there. Use the [+] buttons if you have more than one value for a field, and use the drop down menus to provide more details (such as multiple kinds of dates) and to identify your controlled vocabularies (where you can). At the bottom, where it says “Output Options,” select “Display output as: XML” and click “Generate Metadata!” Then copy the Output and paste it into your blog entry underneath the link to your spreadsheet.

Part 3

Write one short paragraph (3-5 sentences) describing an interpretive decision you had to make while creating this metadata record. For example, how did you chose what subject(s) or genre(s) to encode? How might that choice affect how someone coming to your blog would perceive/interpret the artifact?