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Thursday, February 18

  1. page Omeka Cuban Film Poster Metadata Entry edited The Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, began using Omeka as a platform …
    The Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, began using Omeka as a platformStudent curators in February 2011.HISP 389: New Media Workshop will be curating an online exhibit of Cuban Film Posters in Omeka. This manual
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    about preferred language, local standards,language and implementation oflocal standards in the databasecreation of metadata for staff and student workers.
    Headers in grey should be ignored.
    Headers in green should be edited.
    each poster, based on the Dublin Core metadata standard.
    Admin Screen
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    you are transcribing.describing.
    Dublin Core
    Title
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    for the nametitle of the collection,film or most predominant text on the poster if it is a single item collection. If the itemfilm title is a part of a collection, use the item or folder title here. If none of those options seem to fit, consult the supervising staff member. (DACS 2.3)not immediately identifiable.
    Subject
    Subjects will behave been assigned by archivistsstaff using Library
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    Subject Headings. If you have any suggestions, please notify the archivists supervising the project. When an item has been taken
    Use supplied headings
    and click "Add Input" to add a transcription is in progress, theseparate text box for each subject heading "Transcription in progress" should be used.heading.
    Film posters--Cuba.
    Motion pictures--Cuba.
    Cuba--History--20th century.
    Cuba--History--21st century.

    Description
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    of the item transcribed. This will (hopefully) be done by the transcribers, but if not, use this as a place to summarize the main subjects, events,poster described, including visual elements, colors, and people contained in the item. For single items or letters, onegraphic style. One sentence is sufficient.sufficient; 2-3 sentences is acceptable if more description is necessary. (DACS 3.1)
    Creator
    The person primarily responsible for the creation of the item. In most cases, this will be the person who wrote the letter or diary. The format for this should be "Lastname, Firstname." If the creator is a corporate body, use their official name in regular order. (DACS 9)
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  2. page Guides edited ... Omeka Document and Transcription Uploading Guide Omeka User Manual Cuban Film Posters Metad…
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    Omeka Document and Transcription Uploading Guide
    Omeka User Manual
    Cuban Film Posters Metadata Entry in Omeka
    QR Codes
    SCRC MediaWiki Guide
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  3. page Omeka Cuban Film Poster Metadata Entry edited The Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, began using Omeka as a platform …
    The Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, began using Omeka as a platform in February 2011. This manual provides information about preferred language, local standards, and implementation of the database for staff and student workers.
    Headers in grey should be ignored.
    Headers in green should be edited.
    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 transcribing.
    Dublin Core
    Title
    The "Title" field is for the name of the collection, if it is a single item collection. If the item is a part of a collection, use the item or folder title here. If none of those options seem to fit, consult the supervising staff member. (DACS 2.3)
    Subject
    Subjects will be assigned by archivists using Library of Congress Subject Headings. If you have any suggestions, please notify the archivists supervising the project. When an item has been taken and a transcription is in progress, the subject heading "Transcription in progress" should be used.
    Description
    A brief summary of the item transcribed. This will (hopefully) be done by the transcribers, but if not, use this as a place to summarize the main subjects, events, and people contained in the item. For single items or letters, one sentence is sufficient. (DACS 3.1)
    Creator
    The person primarily responsible for the creation of the item. In most cases, this will be the person who wrote the letter or diary. The format for this should be "Lastname, Firstname." If the creator is a corporate body, use their official name in regular order. (DACS 9)
    Source
    The citation for the collection in which the individual item resides. It should be formatted as "Name of Collection, Call Number, Box Number, Folder Number." (DACS 7.1.5)
    Publisher
    This is the boilerplate text that should be used:
    Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and 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."
    Contributor
    This field will record the name of the person who completed the transcription. If they are uncomfortable with their name being used, please put "SCRC Civil War Transcription Project Volunteer."
    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.
    Relation
    A link to the finding aid for the collection in which this object resides. Format should take the form of "The finding aid for the (collection) can be found at (url)."
    Format
    The SCRC is currently not using this field.
    Language
    The language of the item. For most items this will be English, and so you should put "en" (without the quotation marks) into the field. If there is another language contained in your item, please consult your supervising archivist. (DACS 4.5)
    Type
    For any letters, diaries, or other written materials, the Type would be "Text" (without the quotation marks). If you do not think your item is primarily a text document, please consult with your supervising archivist. The full list of types can be found here. (DCMITYPE)
    Identifier
    For items that are uploaded only into Omeka, we will be using the same style of identifiers as are used for the Collections Database and the Digital Archive. For more information on those numbers, see the Archon Digital Library page. For items that are entered into the ScanLog, use the that number.
    Coverage
    The SCRC is currently not using this field.
    Save Changes
    Save often! And now click on (in the left hand sidebar):
    Item Type Metadata
    Item Type
    For all of the materials currently being added to Omeka, choose "Document." If you believe that you item has a different Item Type, consult with your supervising archivist.
    Text
    This is where the transcription of the document is entered. Each page of the document should be entered into its own text box. To add more text boxes, if you have multiple pages, click on the "Add Input" button.
    Original Format
    The SCRC is currently not using this field.
    Save Changes
    Save often!
    And now click on (in the left hand sidebar):
    Collection
    The collection in which this item will reside. Currently, the only collection is "Civil War Transcription Project," so choose that.
    Files
    Upload the file, with the proper file name, here.
    Tags
    We are currently not using the tags, but may use them in the future.
    Map
    If the item was written at a clearly defined location, enter it into the text box in order to mark the location on the map.
    Link to Archon
    After you have published the file on Omeka, make sure to link the Omeka record into Archon. For more information on how to do that, please see the Archon Digital Library page.

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Tuesday, January 19

  1. page Special Collections Staff Photos edited ... {IMG_3736[1].JPG} Patty Van Aalsburg, 2013-2014 {Patty Van Aalsburg.jpg} Danny Vivas, 2…
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    {IMG_3736[1].JPG}
    Patty Van Aalsburg, 2013-2014
    {Patty Van Aalsburg.jpg}
    Danny Vivas, 2008-2009
    {Danny_Vivas.JPG}
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Monday, August 10

  1. page Tumblr Guidelines edited ... If you are using a photo of something from the collection, include information about that item…
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    If you are using a photo of something from the collection, include information about that item so that people can find it if they are interested in it (same as for the blog).
    Use at least 2 tags, but not more than 5.
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    are lowercase (#university archives #special collections(#universityarchives #specialcollections #rehousing #amazing dogs).#amazingdogs).
    Always tag your posts with #specialcollections since we are now a "whole library" Tumblr.
    Although Tumblr posts should be very short and these style guidelines probably won't come into play as much, here are the style guidelines from the blog document:
    Style
    Please go by the Chicago Manual of Style: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/16/contents.html.
    Use the serial or Oxford comma:
    For example: A sentence with one thing, another thing, and another thing.
    The serial comma goes between the ultimate and penultimate items in the list, and before the conjunction.
    Punctuation and quoting:
    The punctuation goes inside the quotation marks. There are only two exceptions:
    The ! goes outside quotations unless it is part of the quote itself.
    The ? also goes outside quotations unless it is part of the quote.
    Do not capitalize internet, net, web, or e-mail.
    Do please use e-mail and not email.
    Spacing after sentence punctuation: please use only one space after a period or other final punctuation mark.

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