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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Descriptive Metadata for Digitization Projects

This guide outlines metadata considerations for projects digitized in the Digitization Services unit.

Type Vocabulary for the Medusa Digital Library

Collection Level Item Level
Data  
  Dataset
Still image  
  Cartographic material
  Drawing
  Print
  Negative
  Painting
  Photograph
  Postcard
  Poster
Interactive resource  
  Software
  Website
Moving image  
Physical object  
  Architecture
  Sculpture
Audio  
Text  
  Book
  Correspondence
  Journal article
  Manuscript
  Musical notation
  Newspaper
  Patent
  Report
  Thesis or dissertation
Presentation materials  
  Presentation slides
  Conference poster
  Presentation notes