Draft version, March 2009
Prepared by Molly Beisler
Dates are very important for photographs and other images. If you do not know the exact date for an image, always make an educated guess whenever you can.
Image Date field [displayed in web view]
Enter a date as specifically as possible.
If you do not know the date, make an educated guess, recording the date as a "circa" date. If you can only get as close as a specific decade or date range, you may use those ranges.
Do not use question marks; the "ca." indicates that the date is approximate.
If you cannot even guess at a date range, at a minimum enter a portion of a century.
Searchable Date field [suppressed from display in web view]
Enter dates in the form "YYYY-MM-DD"
Based on what dates are entered in the "Image Date" field, enter "Searchable Date" dates as follows:
Note: 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.
|Image Date||Searchable Date|
|ca. single year||Enter a 10-year range (5 years earlier and 5 years later) around the
|ca. date range||Enter the range listed
|ca. decade||Enter the beginning and ending years of the decade
|ca. range of decades (up to 2)||Enter the beginning and ending years of those decades
|Only century date available||Enter date ranges:
Leave blank if all that's present is a complete century range: