OpenMIC Metadata Guide

Descriptive Metadata


Section: Subject (geographic)

Last updated: December 19th, 2008
Name
subjectGeographic
Schema
MODS
Definition
This section is used for geographic subject terms that are not parsed as hierarchical geographies.

subjectGeographic has the following components:
  • A value (the geographic term)
  • Attributes:
    • authority
    • xlink
    • ID
Label
Subject (geographic) - Geographic
Example(s)
New Jersey; Newark, NJ
Repeatable
Y
Name
subjectGeographicAuthority
Label
Subject (geographic) - Term source
Controlled Vocabulary
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) [http://authorities.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First]

Library of Congress Name Authority File (LCNAF) [http://authorities.loc.gov/]

Local (terms provided by local institution)
Name
subjectGeographicXlink
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Definition
This attribute is used for an external link to authority records
Name
subjectGeographicID
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Definition
This attribute is used to link internally and to reference an element from outside the instance. Will be assigned to all authorized headings.




 
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