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How has the data that describes each object been arranged?

All digital objects produced are supported by information data and conform to the Dublin Core metadata standard, facilitating searching of individual sites and across all three sites. All records include technical metadata to aid future digital preservation.

The Metadata elements used in the project are divided into three categories: Content, Intellectual Property and Instantiation.

Content Data Structure

ELEMENT QUALIFIERS DUBLIN CORE EQUIVALENT
REFNUM None None
QUICK KEYWORD None None
TITLE Title Alternative DC.TITLE
THEME Technology, Environment, Community, Economy None
DESCRIPTION None DC.DESCRIPTION
SUBJECT Subject Detail DC.SUBJECT
TYPE Detail Qualifier NONE
SOURCE None DC.SOURCE
RELATION Based on
Cartoon for
Copy after
Copy of
Derived from
Document for
Document of
Facimile of
Relation
Format
Larger context for
Larger entity
Model for
Part of
Plan for
Prototype for
Referenced by
References
Sketch for
Source for
Study for
Version of
DC.RELATION
COVERAGE ISO 3166
Location
Creation site location
Current repository location
Current site location
Discovery site location
Former repository location
Former site
Period point
Spatial
Temporal
W3CDTF
DC.COVERAGE
IDENTIFIER None DC.IDENTIFIER
CREATOR Attribution
Corporate name
Personal name
Role
DC.CREATOR
DC.AUTHOR
PUBLISHER None DC:PUBLISHER
CONTRIBUTOR None DC:CONTRIBUTOR

Intellectual Property Data Structure

ELEMENT QUALIFIERS DUBLIN CORE EQUIVALENT
RIGHTS None DC: RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
DATE Alteration
Beginning
Completion
Creation
Design
Restoration
DC: DATE
FORMAT Dimension D
Dimension W
Dimension H
Format
Image Format
Original
Material
Resolution
Support
DC: FORMAT
LANGUAGE None DC: LANGUAGE

Technical Metadata

DATA DESCRIPTION
CAPTURE_DEVICE Equipment used
CAPTURE_DETAILS Methodology used - i.e. batch scanning
CHANGE_HISTORY Record of changes made to Master and Web Delivery files
COMPRESSION Level or type of compression used, if any
RESOLUTION PPI or number of pixels on each side
COLOUR Colour depth ofthe image, i.e. 24 bit
COLOUR_MANAGEMENT Details of embedded colour profiles