OpenWMS Metadata Guide

Descriptive Metadata


Section: Descriptive Event

Last updated: May 4th, 2009
Name
descriptiveEvent
Schema
rulib
Definition
This section is the parent element for all elements comprising the Descriptive Event. The Descriptive Event elements, taken together, describe a content-related event in the lifecycle of the resource.

descriptiveEvent is a parent element which has the following components:
  • Subelements:
    • identifier
    • type
    • label
    • place
    • dateTime
    • detail
    • associatedEntity
    • associatedObject
Usage Note
When there are multiple events of a single type, input each as a separate event.
Repeatable
Y
Name
descriptiveEventIdentifier
Label
not applicable; does not appear on form
Schema
rulib
Definition
A system-assigned unique character string that identifies this particular event and distinguishes it from others.

descriptiveEventIdentifier has the following components:
  • A value (the unique character string)
  • Attributes:
    • authority
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventIdentifierAuthority
Label
not applicable; does not appear on form
Schema
local
Definition
The authoritative source for the Descriptive Event Identifier.
Usage Note
The descriptiveEventIdentifierAuthority is an attribute of the Descriptive Event Identifier; it is supplied by the system.
Controlled Vocabulary
[source: rulib]
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventType
Label
Descriptive Event - Type
Schema
rulib
Definition
The kind of descriptive event in the resource's lifecycle, such as acquisition.
Controlled Vocabulary
Award receipt; Cataloging; Exhibition or festival; Finding aid creation; Other
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventLabel
Label
Descriptive Event - Label
Schema
rulib
Definition
A specific name for an event in the resource's lifecycle, such as the name of a festival or award. Allows the organization to use its own local terminology in labeling an event.
Usage Note
Optional within the element.
Example(s)
Annual Spring Strawberry Festival
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventPlace
Label
Descriptive Event - Place
Schema
rulib
Definition
The location where the specified event occurred. Can include building, address, city, state, country.
Example(s)
Flemington (N.J.); Brazil; Library of Congress Madison Building, Washington, D.C.
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventDateTime
Label
Descriptive Event - Date & Time
Schema
rulib
Definition
The date (year, month, date) and/or time (in timecode format) when the specified event occurred.

dateTime has the following components:
  • A value (the date or date/time)
  • Attributes:
    • keyDate
Usage Note
Formatting is ISO 8601-W3C, i.e.: YYYY-MM-DD or YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD

Use the components as indicated below, with exactly this punctuation. Note that the "T" appears literally in the string, to indicate the beginning of the time element, as specified in ISO 8601.
   Year:
      YYYY (e.g., 1997)
   Year and month:
      YYYY-MM (e.g., 1997-07)
   Complete date:
      YYYY-MM-DD (e.g., 1997-07-16)
   Complete date plus hours and minutes:
      YYYY-MM-DDThh:mmTZD (e.g., 1997-07-16T19:20+01:00)
   Complete date plus hours, minutes and seconds:
      YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD (e.g., 1997-07-16T19:20:30+01:00)
   Complete date plus hours, minutes, seconds and a decimal fraction of a second:
      YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sTZD (e.g., 1997-07-16T19:20:30.45+01:00)

where:

   YYYY = four-digit year
   MM = two-digit month (01=January, etc.)
   DD = two-digit day of month (01 through 31)
   hh = two digits of hour (00 through 23) (am/pm NOT allowed)
   mm = two digits of minute (00 through 59)
   ss = two digits of second (00 through 59)
   s = one or more digits representing a decimal fraction of a second
   TZD = time zone designator (Z or +hh:mm or -hh:mm)

Time zone offsets may be handled in either of two ways:

1. Times are expressed in local time, together with a time zone offset in hours and minutes. A time zone offset of "+hh:mm" indicates that the date/time uses a local time zone which is "hh" hours and "mm" minutes ahead of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). A time zone offset of "-hh:mm" indicates that the date/time uses a local time zone which is "hh" hours and "mm" minutes behind UTC.

2. Times are expressed in UTC, with a special UTC designator ("Z").
Example(s)
1994-11-05T08:15:30-05:00 [method 1] (corresponds to November 5, 1994, 8:15:30 am, US Eastern Standard Time)
1994-11-05T13:15:30Z [method 2] (corresponds to the same instant)
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventDateTimeKeyDate
Label
not applicable; does not appear on form
Definition
This value is used so that a particular date may be distinguished among several dates. For example, when sorting MODS records by date, a date with keyDate="yes" would be the date to sort on.
Name
descriptiveEventDetail
Label
Descriptive Event - Detail
Schema
rulib
Definition
A free-text explanatory note about or describing the descriptive event, such as circumstances surrounding an acquisition.
Example(s)
Digitally restored from analog master file. Awarded best digital collection.
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedEntity
Group Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Entity
Schema
rulib
Definition
The Associated Entity subelement under Descriptive Event is a parent element for all elements pertaining to an entity (person, corporate body, or conference) associated with the descriptive event. For example, a donor might be the agent associated with an acquisition event.

descriptiveEventAssociatedEntity is a parent element which has the following components:
  • Subelements:
    • Identifier
    • role
    • name
    • affiliation
    • reference
    • detail
Repeatable
Y
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedEntityIdentifier
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Entity - Identifier
Schema
rulib
Definition
A unique character string that identifies this particular Associated Entity and distinguishes it from others.

descriptiveEventAssociatedEntityIdentifier has the following components:
  • A value (the unique character string)
  • Attributes:
    • type
    • authority
Usage Note
Use the identifier assigned by the name authority, if there is one. Otherwise, the number is system supplied.
Example(s)
500045890; nr 98021052
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedEntityIdentifierType
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Entity - Identifier Type
Schema
rulib
Definition
The kind of identifier assigned to the Descriptive Event Associated Entity (global or local).
Controlled Vocabulary
global; local [source: rulib]
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedEntityIdentifierAuthority
Label
not applicable; does not appear on form
Schema
rulib
Definition
The authoritative source which assigned the identifier.
Controlled Vocabulary
local; lcnaf; ulan; waand [source: rulib]
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedEntityRole
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Entity - Role
Schema
rulib
Definition
The function performed by the agent, relative to the particular event; indicates the relationship between the agent and the event. For example, the role of a person associated with a 'donation' event would likely be 'donor.'

associatedEntityRole has the following components:
  • A value (the actual role)
  • Attributes:
    • authority
Usage Note
Choose the single most specific role appropriate for the event type. For example, for a donation event, choose the role of 'donor' for the person donating the material, even if that person performs other roles in other events or contexts.
Controlled Vocabulary
Actor; Adapter; Author of afterword, colophon, etc.; Annotator; Bibliographic antecedent; Applicant; Author in quotations or text abstracts; Architect; Arranger; Artist; Assignee; Associated name; Attributed name; Auctioneer; Author of dialog; Author of introduction; Author of screenplay; Author; Binding designer; Bookjacket designer; Book designer; Book producer; Binder; Bookplate designer; Bookseller; Conceptor; Choreographer; Collaborator; Client; Calligrapher; Collotyper; Commentator; Composer; Compositor; Conductor; Censor; Contestant-appellee; Collector; Compiler; Contestant; Contestant-appellant; Copyright claimant; Complainant-appellee; Copyright holder; Complainant; Complainant-appellant; Creator; Correspondent; Corrector; Consultant; Consultant to a project; Costume designer; Contributor; Contestee-appellee; Cartographer; Contractor; Contestee; Contestee-appellant; Curator; Commentator for written text; Defendant; Defendant-appellee; Defendant-appellant; Degree grantor; Dissertant; Delineator; Dancer; Donor; Depositor; Draftsman; Director; Designer; Distributor; Dedicatee; Dedicator; Dubious author; Editor; Engraver; Electrotyper; Engineer; Etcher; Expert; Facsimilist; Film editor; Former owner; Funder; Forger; Graphic technician; Honoree; Host; Illustrator; Illuminator; Inscriber; Inventor; Instrumentalist; Interviewee; Interviewer; Librettist; Libelee-appellee; Libelee; Lender; Libelee-appellant; Libelant-appellee; Libelant; Libelant-appellant; Landscape architect; Licensee; Licensor; Lithographer; Lyricist; Metadata contact; Moderator; Monitor; Metal-engraver; Musician; Narrator; Opponent; Originator; Organizer of meeting; Other; Owner; Patron; Publishing director; Publisher; Proofreader; Photographer; Platemaker; Printer of plates; Papermaker; Process contact; Production personnel; Performer; Programmer; Producer; Printer; Patent applicant; Plaintiff-appellee; Plaintiff; Patent holder; Plaintiff-appellant; Rubricator; Recording engineer; Recipient; Redactor; Renderer; Researcher; Reviewer; Respondent-appellee; Respondent; Respondent-appellant; Research team head; Research team member; Scientific advisor; Scenarist; Scribe; Sculptor; Secretary; Signer; Singer; Speaker; Sponsor; Surveyor; Standards body; Stereotyper; Thesis advisor; Transcriber; Translator; Type designer; Typographer; Vocalist; Writer of accompanying material; Woodcutter; Wood-engraver; Witness [source: MARC Code Lists-Relators]
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedEntityRoleAuthority
Label
not applicable; does not appear on form
Schema
rulib
Definition
The authoritative source for the role term(s) associated with the entity.
Example(s)
marcrelator
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedEntityName
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Entity - Name
Schema
rulib
Definition
The name of a person, corporate body, or conference associated with the descriptive event.
Usage Note
Use the authoritative version of name, as found in an authority file, if possible, e.g. Agnew, Grace or Hunter Museum.

In general, personal names are entered in inverted order, e.g., Agnew, Grace, whereas corporate names are entered in direct order, e.g., Buddy Holly Center. If possible, use the name as established in a national or international authority file, such as Library of Congress Authorities. When establishing a name for the first time, if possible formulate the name according to an established content standard such as the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2).
Example(s)
Einstein, Daniel, 1951- ; Ringling Museum of the Circus
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedEntityAffiliation
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Entity - Affiliation
Schema
rulib
Definition
The name of an organization with which the agent is associated. Affiliation refers to a corporate body with whom an entity is professionally or formally affiliated at the time of the event.
Usage Note
Use only when the affiliation is relevant to the event or used to provide identification or authority to the related agent. Select the most specific term appropriate for the event type.

In general, enter the name in direct order, e.g., Buddy Holly Center. If possible, use the name as established in a national or international authority file, such as Library of Congress Authorities. When establishing a name for the first time, if possible formulate the name according to an established content standard such as the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2).
Example(s)
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedEntityReference
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Entity - Reference
Schema
rulib
Definition
URL or other locator for information about the agent.
Example(s)
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedEntityDetail
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Entity - Detail
Schema
rulib
Definition
A free-text explanatory note about or describing the Associated Entity, often a description of the agent's role and association within the event.
Example(s)
The original owner of the collection.
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedObject
Group Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Object
Schema
rulib
Definition
A parent element for all elements pertaining to an object associated with the descriptive event. Usually the object will be a document. For example, the deed of gift might be an object associated with an acquisition event.

descriptiveEventAssociatedObject is a parent element which has the following components:
  • Subelements:
    • identifier
    • type
    • relationship
    • name
    • reference
    • detail
Repeatable
Y
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedObjectIdentifier
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Object - Identifier
Schema
rulib
Definition
A unique character string that identifies this particular associated object and distinguishes it from others.

The descriptiveEventAssociatedObjectIdentifier has the following components:
  • A value (the unique character string)
  • Attributes:
    • type
    • authority
Usage Note
Use the identifier assigned by the object repository. Otherwise, the number is system supplied.
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedObjectIdentifierType
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Object - Identifier Type
Schema
rulib
Definition
The kind of identifier assigned to the Descriptive Event Associated Object (global or local).
Controlled Vocabulary
global; local [source: rulib]
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedObjectIdentifierAuthority
Label
not applicable; does not appear on form
Schema
rulib
Definition
The authoritative source which assigned the identifier.
Example(s)
local; naf; ulan
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedObjectType
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Object - Type
Schema
rulib
Definition
The kind of object associated with the descriptive event.
Controlled Vocabulary
Catalog record; Correspondence; Document; Exhibition catalog; Finding aid; Press kit; Press release; Report; Research; Other
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedObjectRelationship
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Object - Relationship
Schema
rulib
Definition
Documents the relationship of the associated object to the event. Similar in purpose to the ROLE subelement for Associated Entity.
Controlled Vocabulary
Is part of; Has part; Is format of; Has format; Is referenced by; References; Is basis for; Is based on; Requires
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedObjectName
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Object - Name
Schema
rulib
Definition
Any name or title you wish to assign to the associated object in order to clearly identify it to staff and end users. Where applicable, use the main or authoritative ("uniform") title you would assign if you were cataloging the object in its own right.
Example(s)
Limited License Agreement; Press Release : Civil Rights Digital Library
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedObjectReference
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Object - Reference
Schema
rulib
Definition
Location identifier for the associated object. May be digital object locator (e.g., URL) or physical locator (e.g., call number).

associatedObjectReference has the following components:
  • A value
  • Attributes:
    • type
Example(s)
http://www.myarchive.org/press_releases/20081112
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedObjectReferenceType
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Object - Reference Type
Schema
rulib
Definition
The type of locator (physical or digital)
Controlled Vocabulary
physical; digital
Repeatable
N
Name
descriptiveEventAssociatedObjectDetail
Label
Descriptive Event - Associated Object - Detail
Schema
rulib
Definition
A free-text explanatory note about or describing the associated object, usually describing the role and/or association of the associated object within the event.
Example(s)
Correspondence was initiated by curator Jane Doe and continued by her successor after January 1, 2006.
Repeatable
N




 
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