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Controlled Vocabulary for San Fernando Valley History Digital Library and Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives

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In order to support efficient retrieval of material, certain indexed fields in the metadata records are under authority control, that is, there is standard way to express a subject or topic, personal or corporate name, or location. Use the left button of your mouse to highlight the term you wish to search and copy it into the appropriate box on the search screen.

Below is a summary of which fields are under vocabulary control followed by a copy of the headings from Contentdm. Although the lists linked to this page in the right-hand column are updated at regular intervals, they will not necessarily contain all the terms that have been included in the database.

Field Name Controlled Vocabulary SFVH Terms LCH Terms
Title No N/A N/A
Description No N/A N/A
Subject Yes, Library of Congress Subject Headings SFVH Subjects LCH Subjects
Topic Yes Fixed List N/A
Keywords No N/A N/A
Neighborhood Yes, Library of Congress Subject Headings or Thesaurus of Geographic Names SFVH Neighborhoods LCH Neighborhoods
Date No, ISO standard N/A N/A
Alternative Dates Yes, Library of Congress Subject Headings SFVH Alt Dates LCH Alt Dates
Photographer/Author/
Interviewee
Yes, Name Authority File SFVH Authors LCH Authors
Donors & Others Yes, Name Authority File SFVH Donors LCH Donors
Media Yes, AAT SFVH Media LCH Media
Media Measurement No N/A N/A
Type Yes, Dublin Core Types SFVH Types LCH Types
Format Yes, Internet Media Types    
Identifier No N/A N/A
Language No N/A N/A
Repository Name Yes, see in house list SFVH Repositories LCH Repositories
Collection Yes SFVH Collections LCH Collections
Repository Number No N/A N/A
Call Number No, Library of Congress Classification N/A N/A
Finding Aid No N/A N/A
Rights Template URL: http://digital-library.csun.edu/SFV/copyright.html  
Project Name Template values:
San Fernando Valley History Digital Library. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives
Date Digitized No, ISO standard N/A N/A
Publisher Template value: California State University, Northridge. University Library. N/A N/A
Detailed View GIF files will be placed in this web server folder: http://digital-library.csun.edu/details/ N/A
Larger View GIF files will be placed in this web server folder: http://digital-library.csun.edu/details/ N/A

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