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This libguide was prepared by an ad-hoc working group within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. The purpose of the working group was to draft a metadata application profile (MAP) identifying all current data structures (e.g., MODS, MARC 21, Dublin Core, VRA Core), content or value standards (DACS, RDA, LCSH, TGN), and locally-defined rules for describing resources that are curated and preserved by the University Libraries. While additional metadata creation may be necessary in some scenarios, this guideline identifies the baseline standard for descriptive metadata in the University Libraries' four repositories -- Archives & Special Collections, DigitalCommons@UNL, UNL Data Repository, and UNL Image & Multimedia Collections. The first version of this MAP was completed in September 2018. 



Explanation of Table Components


Commonly assigned display name for the field.


Yes: Field must be included.

If applicable: If the data is known, field must be included.

No: Inclusion of field is up to the discretion of the collection manager or depositor.


No: A field may occur just once in a single record.

Yes: A field may appear multiple times in a single record.



Data Repository

Digital Commons

Image & Multimedia


Definition of field as provided by the repository.


Provide information regarding when and how to use the field.


Identify controlled vocabulary or format convention used to structure the data contained in the field.


Examples of how to use the field.


(Schema mapping)

Provide the matching element(s) from other schemas. Helpful for migrating or harvesting purposes.

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