Dublin Core
Here is a basic example of what decription of a medieval document in Dublin Core looks like, using the example of Ottawa, CU ARC charter 2.
For more exhaustive explanation of Dublin Core, see: http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/.
For the application of Dublin Core to medieval manuscripts/ folios, see Sheila A. Bair & Susan M. B. Steuer, "Developing a Premodern Manuscript Application Profile Using Dublin Core," Journal of Library Metadata, 13:1 (2013): 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19386389.2013.778725
Element
What to input
Example
Title
Title given to the artifact
Yorkshire Deed by William Bron, Collector of the King’s Rents
Subject
Keywords
deed, rents, yorkshire, legal, judicial, chirograph
Description
Free-text description of the item. All additional research should go here.
Type
Resource type
Envelope and Deed
Source
Call Number
Ottawa, Carleton University, Carleton University Archives and Research Collections, Charter 2
Relation
Do we know which larger work this artifact came from?
Missing duplicate of the chirograph, whereabouts unknown.
Coverage
Spatial location
Yorkshire, England
Creator
Who made this piece?
William Bron
Publisher
Who made this content available?
Carleton University Archives and Research Collections (CUARC)
Contributor
People who have contributed research for this item
[Your Name Here]
Rights
Who owns this? Are there restrictions?
CUARC, creative commons
Date
The likely date for this item
May 24, 1405
Format
The file format, physical medium, and/or dimensions of a resource.
IIIF Image Parchment, Ink.
Identifier
Unique DOI for this item
doi:10.1037/rmh0000008
Language
Languages used in the artifact
Latin
Provenience
Information about previous owners of this artefact.
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