Using Dublin Core Metadata on Permanent.org
A major part of digital preservation and the access of digital materials online is metadata. Metadata about files and archives provides the context of the photograph, document, video, or other file and tells the story behind the file. It also allows other people to discover new materials by providing information that can be searched for.
There are many different ways to add metadata to your digital materials, but the Dublin Core
metadata standard is a widespread and commonly accepted standard that outlines the different categories of metadata fields that should be used to describe digital materials. It is commonly used among libraries, archives, museums, and other organizations.
Current Dublin Core Support
Permanent.org currently allows for any metadata standard to be used, including Dublin Core, through the key:value tagging system (learn more here
). The following chart shows the crosswalk between Dublin Core elements and Permanent metadata fields, using the key:value tagging system. Other Dublin Core terms can be used through the key:value tag system as well.
Dublin Core Element
Permanent Metadata Field
Upcoming Dublin Core Support
Permanent.org will soon make it easier to use Dublin Core metadata for your materials by adding all Dublin Core elements and select Dublin Core terms as fields in the metadata editor. The following Dublin Core elements and terms will be supported:
Dublin Core Field
Custom Metadata Options
While Permanent.org has a number of metadata fields you can use to describe your files, Permanent.org now has the ability to add additional metadata fields using the Custom Metadata tagging feature. Custom Metadata allows you to use a "field:value" ...
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