Requirement Level: Required if Applicable
Core Element: Yes
Describes: Digital Surrogate
The name of the digital or virtual collection of related items, which the described resource is a part of. An item may be part of a digital collection, a physical source collection, or both. A digital object may also be part of multiple digital collections. See also Source Collection.
Digital Atlanta: Atlanta maps
Emory Digital Library Publications Program
|Digitized object in an online exhibit||
William Levi Dawson: the Collection at Emory University
|Collection of related surveys’ data||Annual Library Surveys, Emory University Dataverse|
Mappings and Encoding
See recommended mappings for additional standards.
Recommended Data Entry Type:
Digital collection names are free-text entries, but the metadata creator should strive for consistency. It is strongly recommended that metadata creators use collection names already in use if applicable.
Existing online collections in Emory systems should already have established Digital Collection names in place, which should be re-used consistently. Some systems have restrictions on the length of collection names. For instance, the LUNA Digital Gallery system limits collection names to 50 characters.
What is the difference between Source Collection and Digital Collection?
The Source Collection refers to the original collection - often an archival source collection, where the materials are physically related, or related by other provenance.
A Digital Collection is a virtual collection of purely digital objects, where digital items may be presented together from one or more Source Collections.
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