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OSU Library Metadata: A Guideline to Best Practices: Scope and Contents

This site provides guidelines for OSU's local implementation of CDP Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices Version 2.1.1

Scope and Contents

Label: Scope and Contents
Maps to Dublin Core Element Name: description
Maps to MARC field (in World Cat): 520
Mandatory: Yes, if applicable
Repeatable: No
           Refinements: None
           Schemes: None

Dublin Core Definition: Scope and Contents

An account of the content of the resource. Description may include but is not limited to: an abstract, a summary, a table of contents, reference to a graphical representation of content, or a free-text account of the content.

Comment/Context: Scope and Contents

The Scope and Content element will be used to capture a free-text account of the content of the digital collection.

Input Guidelines: Scope and Contents

Enter descriptive text, remarks, and comments about the digital collection. This information will be taken from the contributing institution.


Examples: Scope and Content

Oral History
The Spotlighting Oklahoma Oral History Project was officially launched in 2009 as a
way to document the development of Oklahoma by recording its cultural and intellectual history.

Special Collections and University Archives
Collection contains 78 photographs, 13 handwritten correspondence, Christmas Dinner Menu for
Company "F" 2nd Battalion U.S. Engineers, Vancouver Barracks, Washington, one booklet, " The
Second Division: Syllabi of the histories of regiments and separate organizations, Coblenzer
Volkszeitung, Coblenz, Germany, [G.O 64] Ninth Infantry sheet, pg. 63 (loose sheet of paper).
Most of the photographs feature the 2nd Division Engineers, of which John Hayes White was a
member, and were taken during WWI. The photograph subjects include WWI, the Philippines,
Cuba, and portraits of White as a soldier and later, with his wife.