Basque Posters Data Dictionary

Draft version, March 2006
Compiled by Kathryn Etcheverria

Basque Posters Field Name Comments
Poster title Use a brief descriptive phrase describing poster. Prefer text from the poster, if there is any. If not, compose a title that describes the piece [Whether or not to bracket a cataloger-composed title--I think it hasn't been decided]

Capitalize the first letter of the first word, all proper nouns, and other words in accordance with capitalization practices in the language of the piece.

  • Zazpiak bat
  • Fiestas euskaras
  • Euskaltzaindia, Real Academia de la Lengua Vasca
Creator Use for the person who was primarily responsible for making the content of the resource.  Put organizations in Contributor field.  Use the LC Name Authority file, or use the LC format to construct a comparable heading.  Birth and death dates, when available, follow the name, separated by comma, space:
  • Chillida, Eduardo, 1924-
Caption Text from poster that may serve as an alternative title; use it with a qualifier in brackets, if necessary [we have not used this correctly; what should we do now; I could probably fix the few]:
  • Title: Fiestas euskaras
  • Caption: Title [parallel]: Irailako jaiak
Use to supply a description of the poster. Give the source of the poster title, followed by a brief summary (1 - 3 sentences) describing the visual contents of the poster. 

Example:  Title from poster.  Contains the shields of six of the seven provinces of the Basque Country: Alava, Guipuzcoa, Laburdi, Navarra, Vizcaya, and Zuberoa.

Publisher Supply the entity responsible for making the resource available.  In all cases, the publisher will be: Basque Studies Library, University of Nevada, Reno.
Subject Use headings, keywords, phrases, or names or other terms for significant people, places, events, etc. to express what the poster is about.  Use as many headings as needed, separated by a semicolon, space. Separate heading from subheading with a double dash: Basques--Clothing; Costume--France--Pays Basque.

Controlled vocabulary is LC Subject Headings, or when needed, University of Nevada, Reno local headings (690 field in OPAC).

Place of Publication Use place of publication for the original piece.  If place is not available, leave field blank.

Examples:  Bilbao, Spain.
                 Boise, Idaho.

Use for a a person or organization that made a significant intellectual contribution beyond that of the creator, such as an editor, translator, or someone who colorized the poster. Contributor may be a person, organization or service.  Use the LC Name Authority file, or use the LC format to construct a comparable heading.
Date Original
Enter dates in the form "YYYY-MM-DD"       [Demo didn't use this format, but it's recommended in best practices; shall I fix them to conform?]

a. Year: YYYY ("1897" for the year 1897)
b. Year and month: YYYY-MM ("1897-07" for July 1897)
c. Complete date: YYYY-MM-DD ("1897-07-16" for July 16, 1897)
d. Circa date (ca. 1995)

Date Digital Date that the poster was digitized by the University of Nevada.  Follow the same format as used for Date Original.
Searchable Date Enter the 4 digit year from the "Date Original" field.  When a "circa" date has been used in the "Date Original" field, enter a 10-year range (5 years earlier and 5 years later) around your guessed date. For "ca. 1934" (in the "Date Original" field), enter "1929-1939".  (CONTENTdm will translate that range into "1929 1930 1931 ... etc." so a user will find the image if they search for any of the included dates.)
Resource Type Use the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Type Vocabulary.  In posters, the type is Image.
Format Use: "image/jpeg" for jpeg images.
Digitization Specifications Use the following phrase:

This image is derived from a high resolution (300 dpi, 24-bit) uncompressed TIFF image that was scanned from the original painting using a 54" VIDAR TruScan TitanIV color scanner, default color configuration.

Image Number Accession number assigned to the poster in the Basque Library, starting with a P.  Take number directly from the physical piece.
Source Usually will not be used with posters in this collection.

When used, create a free text phrase showing the piece's relationship to an original source:

  • Originally published as:
  • Reproduction of:
Language Supply the three-letter abbreviation for language. When using multiple languages, enter additional codes preceded by a semicolon space (Example: eng; fre). Commonly used abbreviations:
  • eng - English
  • spa - Spanish
  • fre - French
  • baq - Basque

Obtain other abbreviations from the MARC Code List for Languages

Relation Use to make reference to another resource.  This is rarely used for the Basque posters.
Coverage Use to show extent or scope of the content of the piece. Do not use for the Basque posters.
Rights Use to give information about rights held in and over the resource.  For the posters, use the following phrase: "This image is provided for educational purposes only. Any reproduction of this image for profit is prohibited."
Contributing Institution Use: "University of Nevada, Reno"
Audience Do not use for the Basque posters.