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The following list describes the recommended metadata for digital images. Please note that not all fields may be used for each item. Please see the Appendix for field definitions.

  • Number
  • LC Call Number
  • Dewey Call Number
  • RGNumber/MSNumber
  • Location
  • Containers
  • Collection Name
  • Original Item Number
  • Optional Number
  • Creator
  • Keyword(s)/Subject(s)
  • Keyword(s) Location
  • Description
  • Date/Date Range
  • Copyright Ownership
  • Physical Ownership
  • Original Size
  • Original Photo Type
  • Original Manuscript Type
  • Original Multimedia Type
  • Scan File Name
  • Master Scan
  • Thumbnail
  • Grayscale or RGB
  • Resolution
  • File Format
  • Scanning Notes
  • Capture Mechanism
  • Operator
  • Scanner/Colorbar
  • Scan Date
  • Refreshment Date
  • Refreshment Cycle
  • Master File Location
  • Print File Location
  • Manipulation Notes
  • Redo