Overview of Metadata Help
Last updated: March 2nd, 2009
OpenMIC is an open source, web-based cataloging tool that can be used as a standalone application or integrated with other repository architectures by a wide range of organizations. It is a core application for the Moving Image Collections (MIC) initiative developed at the Rutgers University Libraries with funding from the Library of Congress.
Metadata records can be created, edited and deleted in the Cataloging Utility. When you open a new or existing record in the Cataloging Utility, you will see several tabs on the form. A different type of metadata will be displayed on each tab: Descriptive, Source, Technical and Rights. The first element on the Source tab is "Source Type." Depending on the value you give in that element (selectable from a drop down list), the elements that are listed on the Source tab may be different. The first element on the Descriptive tab is "Type of Item." Depending on the value in this element (selectable from a drop down list), the elements that are listed on the Technical tab may be different.
Brief descriptions of the types of data that can be entered on each tab are as follows: