Student curators in HISP 389: New Media Workshop will be curating an online exhibit of Cuban Film Posters in Omeka. This manual provides information about preferred language and local standards in the creation of metadata for each poster, based on the Dublin Core metadata standard.


Admin Screen

The first screen after you log in is the Admin Screen. You are going to want to ignore most of the options that are on the screen and proceed directly to "Browse Your Items." Once you are here, you will click on the "Edit" button for the item which you are describing.

Dublin Core Tab


Title

The "Title" field is for the title of the film or most predominant text on the poster if the film title is not immediately identifiable.

Subject

Subjects have been assigned by staff using Library of Congress Subject Headings.

Use supplied headings and click "Add Input" to add a separate text box for each subject heading.
  • Film posters--Cuba.
  • Motion pictures--Cuba.
  • Cuba--History--20th century.
  • Cuba--History--21st century.

Description

Write a one sentence summary of the poster.
  • Example: Film poster for Fredrika Bremer, a film by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, designed by Edel "el Mola" Rodríguez Molano.

Click "Add Input" and write a brief summary of the poster described, including visual elements, colors, and graphic style. One sentence is sufficient; 2-3 sentences is acceptable if more description is necessary.
  • Example: Woman wearing a brown dress and white bonnet holds an empty birdcage against a green and yellow striped wallpaper background. Includes decorative elements such as butterflies, stylized corbels, and Swedish flags.

Creator

Name of the artist, formatted "Paternal last name Maternal last name, First name." If the creator is a corporate body, use their official name in regular order. If artist also uses a different name or pseudonym, place that in quotation marks after the first name. If birth and death dates of director are known, add the years in parentheses after the name.
  • Example: Rodríguez Molano, Edel "el Mola" (1982- )

Publisher

This is the boilerplate text that should be used:
  • Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William & Mary

Date

The date of the item in question. For an item with a single date, it should be formatted as YYYY-MM-DD. If the item covers a span of time within one year, simply put that year. If the item spans multiple years, it should be formatted as YYYY-YYYY. If the date is approximate, use "circa YYYY."

Rights

The following boilerplate text should be used:
  • Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Language

The language of the item. For posters in English, use "en" (without the quotation marks). For posters in Spanish, use "es" (without the quotation marks). Click "Add Input" to add a separate text box for each language if the poster has text in multiple languages.

Type

For posters, the Type is "still image" (without the quotation marks). The full list of types can be found here. (DCMITYPE)

Extent

The extent refers to the physical dimensions of the poster. Posters are all printed on (non-U.S.) standard size poster paper.
  • For Portrait Orientation, use: 70 cm (h) x 50 cm (w)
  • For Landscape Orientation, use: 50 cm (h) x 70 cm (w)

Medium

The medium refers to the materials used to create the poster. Use "ink on paper" (without the quotation marks) for all posters.

Spatial Coverage

The medium refers to the place to which the poster refers or the location in which it was made if either is known.

If the poster references a specific location, or the studio location of the artist is known, enter the city, province, and country. If a specific location is unknown, use "Cuba."
  • Example: Havana, Cuba
  • Example: Martí, Matanzas, Cuba

Save Changes

Save often! And now click on (in the left hand sidebar):

Item Type Metadata Tab

Item Type

For all of the posters, choose "Poster" from the Item Type drop-down option list.

Transcription

Enter a transcription of the printed text exactly as it appears on the poster. Enter separate sections of text as a new line within the same text box.

Translation

Enter an English translation of Spanish text as appropriate.

Inscription

Enter a transcription of any handwritten text on the poster, including edition numbers and signatures.
  • Example: 11/35
  • Example: Signature of Edel "el Mola" Rodríguez Molano

Film Title

Enter the film title advertised by the poster.

Director

Enter the name or names of directors, formatted "Paternal last name Maternal last name, First name." If the creator is a corporate body, use their official name in regular order. If birth and death dates of director are known, add the years in parentheses after the name.
  • Example: Gutiérrez Alea, Tomás (1928-1996)

Map tab


Map

If the poster references a specific location, or the studio location of the artist is known, type in the information in the box labeled "Find a Location by Address." If a specific location is unknown, use "Cuba."