San Fernando Valley History Digital Library
California State University, Northridge

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

SEE ALSO: METADATA ELEMENTS SUMMARY  |  CONTENT GUIDELINES

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
Title No
Description No
Subject Yes, Library of Congress Subject Headings VHistory VIssues
Topic Yes Fixed List
Keywords No
Neighborhood Yes, Library of Congress Subject Headings or Thesaurus of Geographic Names VHistory VIssues
Date No, ISO standard
Alternative Dates Yes, Library of Congress Subject Headings VHistory VIssues
Photographer/Author/
Interviewee
Yes, Name Authority File VHistory VIssues
Donor & Others Yes, Name Authority File VHistory VIssues
Media Yes, AAT VHistory VIssues
Media Measurement No
Type Yes, Dublin Core Types VHistory VIssues
Format Yes, Internet Media Types
Identifier No
Language No
Repository Name Yes, see in house list VHistory VIssues
Collection Yes VHistory VIssues
Repository Number No
Call Number No, Library of Congress Classification
Finding Aid No
Rights Template URL:
http://digital-library.csun.edu/copyright.html
Project Name Template values:
San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
San Fernando Valley Issues Digital Library.
Date Digitized No, ISO standard
Publisher Template value: California State University, Northridge. University Library.
Detailed View GIF files will be placed in this web server folder:
http://digital-library.csun.edu/details/
Larger View GIF files will be placed in this web server folder:
http://digital-library.csun.edu/details/


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