OpenMIC Metadata Guide

Source Metadata


Last updated: April 24th, 2009
Name
outerContainer
Group Label
Outer Container
Schema
rulib
Definition
Outer Container is a parent element for three subelements describing the container(s) housing the resource: value, unit, and dimensions. The outer container is defined as a non-integral, easily removable enclosure such as a 35mm can, a cardboard box, or a jewel case, in contrast with a shell, defined as an integral, non-removable enclosure such as a cartridge or cassette. Outer container is described in terms of the number and type of containers, and their dimensions. It is recorded for its shelving implications. If there are multiple nested containers (for example, a cardboard box holding several film cans), describe both if you consider it important. Otherwise, describe the outermost container.
Repeatable
Y
Name
outerContainerValue
Label
Outer Container - Value
Schema
rulib
Definition
The number of outer (non-integral) containers holding the resource being described.
Usage Note
The integer recorded here is designed to precede the Outer Container type and (optionally) dimensions in public displays, resulting in a statement such as:
3 cartons (14 x 14 x 8 in.)
1 jewel case
Format
An Arabic numeral, positive integer.
Example(s)
2
Repeatable
Y
Name
outerContainerUnit
Label
Outer Container - Unit
Schema
rulib
Definition
The type of outer (non-integral) container holding the resource being described, e.g., 35mm film can; cardboard carton.
Controlled Vocabulary
Photographic. Album; Carousel; Cased; Framed; Matted; Mounted; Mylar; Roll; Rolled; Sheet; None; Other [source: rulib]
Videotape; Videodisc; Audiotape; Optical disc; Analog disc; Wire recording. Box (cardboard); box (metal); box (plastic); case; Other; sleeve [source: rulib]
Cylinder. Paperboard box (unlined); Paperboard box (integral cotton lining); Wooden spindle box; Rectangular spindle pasteboard box; Edison spindle box; Library of Congress cylinder paperboard carton; Gaylord Bros. archival box; ENHS archival cylinder box; Perforated tin box; Metal Edge WCB1 acid-free paperboard box; ARSC archival cylinder box [source: Klinger]
Text or graphic (paper). Album; Bound volume; Binder; Box; Case; Envelope; Folder; Mylar [source: rulib]
Three-dimensional object. Album or scrapbook; Box; Shadow box; Frame; Installation case; Matte; Mount; Pedestal; Other [source: rulib]
Repeatable
Y
Name
outerContainerDimensions
Label
Outer Container - Dimensions
Schema
rulib
Definition
The measurements of the outer (non-integral) container holding the resource being described.
Format
Format as H x W x D, followed by an abbreviated unit of measure, e.g., in., cm. Use positive integers, rounding up. Height is the longest dimension of the object; width is the second longest; depth is the shortest.
Example(s)
12 x 12 x 8 in. Repeatable: Y




 
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