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
What to input
Title given to the artifact
Yorkshire Deed by William Bron, Collector of the King’s Rents
deed, rents, yorkshire, legal, judicial, chirograph
Free-text description of the item. All additional research should go here.
Envelope and Deed
Ottawa, Carleton University, Carleton University Archives and Research Collections, Charter 2
Do we know which larger work this artifact came from?
Missing duplicate of the chirograph, whereabouts unknown.
Who made this piece?
Who made this content available?
Carleton University Archives and Research Collections (CUARC)
People who have contributed research for this item
[Your Name Here]
Who owns this? Are there restrictions?
CUARC, creative commons
The likely date for this item
May 24, 1405
The file format, physical medium, and/or dimensions of a resource.
IIIF Image Parchment, Ink.
Unique DOI for this item
Languages used in the artifact
Information about previous owners of this artefact.