OpenMIC Metadata Guide

Source Metadata


Last updated: April 24th, 2009
Name
inscription
Group Label
Inscription
Schema
rulib
Definition
Inscription is a parent element for three subelements: location, type, and value. Together these subelements describe any annotation (usually a dedication or caption) written or engraved upon the object.
Repeatable
N
Name
inscriptionLocation
Label
Inscription - Location
Schema
rulib
Definition
The physical location (front or back) of the inscription upon the object.
Controlled Vocabulary
Photographic. front; verso [source: rulib]
Text or graphic (paper). title page; title page verso; frontmatter; backmatter; Other [source: rulib]
Repeatable
N
Name
inscriptionType
Label
Inscription - Type
Schema
rulib
Definition
The particular kind of inscription, such as an autograph, or a dedication.
Controlled Vocabulary
Autograph; Caption; Dedication; Other [source: rulib]
Repeatable
N
Name
inscriptionValue
Label
Inscription - Value
Schema
rulib
Definition
A free-text field to accommodate the actual content of the inscription, or an explanatory note.
Example(s)
There are two inscriptions, one by Osa Johnson, the other illegible. The first reads "For your next African adventure-Osa Johnson."

"To Lucious H. Beers, Esqr. With the compliments of Edward H. Ripley- Sept 1912."
Repeatable
N
Name
inscriptionNote
Label
Inscription - Note
Schema
rulib
Definition
A note to add more specific location information or to capture other information about the inscription.
Controlled Vocabulary
n/a; free-text
Example(s)
Inscription on bottom left corner;
Inscription obscures photograph information;
Inscription illegible
Repeatable
N




 
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