Metadata Assessment and Remediation
On their way to the DPLA catalog, your institution's collections will first be assessed by the IDHH. We will work with you to make any changes required or recommended by the DPLA.
If you have already contributed collections and want to improve your metadata, you might start by checking with any collection assessments provided by the metadata manager or contacting them directly.
The documentation below will help guide new contributors through the process of preparing collections’ metadata for harvest and can refresh current contributors who want to further improve their metadata.
IDHH Metadata Documentation & Links
- IDHH Metadata Best Practices
- IDHH Introduction to Metadata in the DPLA (Slides and Recording)
- IDHH Metadata Best Practices (Slides and Recording)
- Provider Metadata Guide
- Subject Metadata Guide
- Type Metadata Guide
- Rights Statements Guide
- IDHH Metadata Assessment Rubric
- IDHH Metadata Updates
DPLA Metadata Resources
All of the IDHH’s protocols are in keeping with the DPLA’s requirements and recommendations for their metadata standards, currently the DPLA Metadata Application Profile (DPLA MAP) version 5.0. Here are some key documents outlining the DPLA’s requirements and recommendations.