Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL)

WGBH Teachers Domain Metadata Fields

Developed by Tom Cutshall, Robin Fay, Suzanne Graham

In consultation with the CRDL Metadata Committee

2006

DC Title:

[title from website, do not include Teacher’s Domain in title]

Examples (title):

African American daily conditions

Civil Rights Movement in America, 1945-1975

Concerned White Citizens of Alabama scrapbook

Documenting Brown: collected excerpts

Joe Dickson

DC Creator:

[creator]

Not used

DC Description:

[summary, from stated summary on record in Teacher’s Domain]

[grant information]

Example 1 (summary; African American daily conditions):

These photographs depict typical daily activities of African Americans before the Civil Rights movement gained force. From the segregated schools of the Deep South to the bustling cities of the North, the backdrop of different communities reveals a range of experiences.

Example 2 (summary; The Civil Rights Movement in America, 1945-1975):

This interactive timeline provides a chronological view of the events of the Civil Rights movement and its immediate aftermath. It also shows other significant events of the era. Entries include a brief description of the event, map locations of civil rights events that impacted a particular place, and links to relevant Teachers' Domain civil rights collection resources.

Example 3 (summary; Concerned White Citizens of Alabama scrapbook):

In response to the strict segregation and racial violence that dogged Alabama's black community in the 1960s, 72 whites formed the Concerned White Citizens of Alabama. They promoted equality and marched in support of voting rights for African Americans. This scrapbook contains the group's constitution, a flyer from 1965, membership cards, and a statement of purpose that was used in a voting rights demonstration.

[grant information]

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

DC Publisher:

[Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation

DC Identifier:

[url by home institution]

Example (identifier): http://www.teachersdomain.org/9-12/soc/ush/civil/cond912/index.html

DC Date:

[Date range as stated on website 2002-2006]

2002/2006

DC Coverage (Temporal):

[date of item(s) in ISO8601b; optional, if cataloger can determine dates or date ranges]

Example 1 (temporal; African American Daily Conditions):

1868/195-

Example 2 (temporal; The Civil Rights Movement in America, 1945-1975):

1945/1975

Example 3 (temporal: Documenting Brown: collected essays)

1868/1964

DC Coverage (Spatial):

[include geographical areas as stated to the smallest geographical level: state, county, and/or city, when feasible]

Example (spatial; Concerned White Citizens of Alabama scrapbook):

Birmingham (Ala.)

Selma, (Ala)

DC Format [Medium and Extent]:

[manifestation of the resource; include the webpage and the media within using the guidelines from Dublin Core Metadata Set utilizing MIME; include file size, when feasible]

Example 1 (format; African American daily conditions):

text/html

application/x-shockwave-flash

26.1Kb

Example 2 (format; Documenting Brown: collect excerpts)

text/html

text/pdf

11.6Kb

Example 3 (format; Joe Dickson):

text/html

video/quicktime

9.7Mb

ca. 7 mins.

DC Contributor:

[holding organization]

[online collection authorized name]

[secondary contributors, e.g., interviewees in video clips, photographers, editors, narrators, etc.]

Holding organization (example; Joe Dickson):

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

[online collection authorized name]

Teacher’s Domain Civil Rights Special Collection

WGBH Educational Foundation

Secondary contributor (example; Joe Dickson):

Joe Dickson

DC Relation:

[system requirements]

[digital collection that item is part of]

[digital collection that item is part of]

Forms part of: Teacher’s Domain Civil Rights Special Collection.

DC Language:

[three letter code for languages other than English]

DC Type:

[genre/type terms]

[carrier (the webpage genre)]

[individual resource featured]

Genre/Type terms (example; Concerned White Citizens of Alabama scrapbook):

Fliers (printed matter) (AAT)

Documents (AAT)

Teaching Guides (ERIC)

Resource Units (ERIC)

Genre/Type terms (example; Joe Dickson):

Interviews (AAT)

Oral histories (CRDL)

Videorecordings (AAT)

Teaching Guides (ERIC)

Resource Units (ERIC)

Genre/Type terms (example; Documenting Brown : collected excerpts):

Legal files (AAT)

Documents (AAT)

Teaching Guides (ERIC)

Resource Units (ERIC)

Genre/Type terms (example; Civil Rights Movement in America, 1945-)

Timeline (chronologies) (AAT)

Maps (AAT)

Teaching Guides (ERIC)

Resource Units (ERIC)

DC Subject:

[Topic of subject using LCSH]

Examples (subject):

(Example: African American Daily Conditions:

Blacks--Social conditions

Blacks--Segregation 

African Americans--Civil rights  

African Americans

African American women

African American men 

African American children

Minorities--Employment  

Minorities--Education  

Discrimination in education  

Discrimination in employment  

DC Rights

[rights statement]

The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Educational Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.