Map Collection

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Scope

The Map Collection includes insurance maps of Cairo and Alexandria and maps of Islamic monuments in Cairo.

Provenance

Metadata

Description

Field Name Scope Note Example Required
Title
  • Enter a brief but descriptive title in English.
  • Capitalize the first word of the title, and enter in lowercase all other words except proper nouns.
  • Do not include initial articles, unless an integral part of the title and/or provided by the creator as the true title. This allows the system to index by title alphabetically.
Cairo Muhammadan monuments
Alternative Title
  • Use for other titles the resource may be known by, alternate spellings, transliterations, MARC title statement, etc.
  • Capitalize the first word of the title, and enter in lowercase all other words except proper nouns.
  • Do not move initial articles to the end.
Cartographer
  • Enter a name from the Library of Congress Name Authority File[1].
  • If an authorized name is not found in the Library of Congress Name Authority File[1], create one based on AACR2 rules.
Publisher
  • Use to record the publisher.
  • Enter a name from the Library of Congress Name Authority File[1].
  • If an authorized name is not found in the Library of Congress Name Authority File[1], create one based on AACR2 rules.
Egypt. Maṣlaḥat al-Misāḥah
Description
  • Enter supplemental descriptive information such as a free text summary.
  • End field with a period.
  • Avoid simply restating the title.
  • Paraphrase this information from the original records.
Scale of 1:5,000.
Topic
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings [1] should be used to record specific topical information about the image and its context to the collection. Additionally, when describing items that are graphic in nature, such as photographs, use Subjects.
  • Include terms for places such as in this field if the object being described relates directly to the location.
  • Refer to the list of approved Topics below.
Islamic architecture
Location
  • Look up terms in the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names[2].
  • List multiple entries separated by a semicolon in order of decreasing specificity.
  • Refer to the list of approved Locations below.
Cairo; Al-Qāhirah governorate; Egypt; Africa
Date Created
  • Format the date according ISO 8601 standard:
    • YYYY-MM-DD
    • YYYY-MM
    • YYYY
    • YYYY-YYYY
  • If the date is entirely unknown, do not enter text like “undated.” Instead, narrow the date to a date range, e.g. 1900-1999.
  • List multiple entries separated by a semicolon in chronological order.
1948
Type
  • Enter the characteristic and general type of content of the resource.
  • Look up terms using the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Type Vocabulary[3].
  • Refer to the list of approved Types below.
Still Image
Format
  • Enter Internet Media Type[4].
image/jp2
Extent
  • Enter dimensions of original in W x H unit or measurement, using the metric system (e.g. mm. or cm.) or digital image measurement (e.g. px.).
  • Abbreviate units, such as px. or mm. End each unit of measurement with a period.
  • Include the number of pages when applicable, in ### p. format. End p with a period.
  • List multiple entries separated by a semicolon. Enter measurements before number of pages.
106 x 82 cm.; 2 p.
Medium
  • Enter original format or medium information in this field.
  • Look up terms in the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus[5].
maps (documents)
Language
  • Enter the ISO 639-1 Language Code[1] for items with linguistic content.
  • Leave this field blank if there is no linguistic content.
en
Identifier
  • Enter a unique identifier.
  • The identifier should be the same as the directory and correspond with the physical collection.
Collection
  • Enter the title of the digital collection to which the resource belongs.
Map Collection
Is Part Of
  • Enter the physical container.
Cabinet 1, Drawer 1
Source
  • Enter the series, collection, repository, and institution.
  • Separate multiple entries with a semicolon and a space.
Map Collection; Rare Books and Special Collections Library; American University in Cairo
License
  • Enter copyright information.
Copyright 2013, American University in Cairo. All rights reserved.
Access Rights
  • Enter permission and reproduction request information.
To inquire about permissions or reproductions, contact the Rare Books and Special Collections Library, The American University in Cairo at +20.2.2615.3676 or rbscl-ref@aucegypt.edu.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Library of Congress Authorities
  2. Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
  3. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Type Vocabulary
  4. Internet Media Types
  5. Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus
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