OpenWMS Metadata Guide

Descriptive Metadata


Section: Subject (topic)

Last updated: December 19th, 2008
Name
subjectTopic
Schema
MODS
Definition
This section describes any subject of the resource that is not appropriate in one of the other Subject subelements.

subjectTopic has the following components:
  • A value (the topic)
  • Attributes:
    • authority
    • xlink
    • ID
Label
Subject (topic) - Topic
Example(s)
Art, photography, and architecture [MIC]; Knitting--Florida--Palm Beach--1910-1920; Portrait photographs--1910-1920.
Repeatable
Y
Name
subjectTopicAuthority
Label
Subject (topic) - Term source
Controlled Vocabulary
Moving Image Collection (MIC) [http://gondolin.rutgers.edu/MIC/text/how/unioncat_registry_table_01_05.htm]

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) [http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/]

Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (lctgm) [http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm1/]

Art & architecture thesaurus (AAT) [http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/aat/]

U.S. National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary (MeSH) [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=mesh]

Getty thesaurus of geographic name (TGN) [http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/tgn/]

Local (terms provided by local institution)
Name
subjectTopicXlink
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Definition
This attribute is used for an external link to authority records
Name
subjectTopicID
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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