Egyptian Society, Arts, and Politics

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Contents

Scope

The Egyptian Society, Arts, and Politics collection provides access to local and regional web content relating to Egyptian culture, religion, economics, government, and arts. It contains web documents such as blog posts, Twitter feeds, videos, and news articles relating to social, economic, and political topics in Egypt.

Provenance

The American University in Cairo Rare Books and Special Collections Library began archiving web content for this collection in February 2013.

Metadata

The descriptive metadata scheme used for describing cultural heritage materials is derived from the fifteen terms of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1 and their refining properties defined in DCMI Metadata Terms. Best Practices for CONTENTdm and other OAI-PMH compliant Repositories: Creating Shareable Metadata, authored by the CONTENTdm Metadata Working Group was also consulted. [1] [2] [3]

Seed Metadata

Field Scope Note Example Required
Title
  • 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.
  • Add alternate spellings, transliterations,and translations in a second entry.
Boycott the Muslim Brotherhood; قاطعوا الإخوان المسلمين
Creator
  • Enter the name(s) of entities responsible for the creation of the item.
  • Look up names in the Library of Congress Name Authority File or the Getty Union List of Artist Names. [4] [5]
  • If an authorized name is not found in the Library of Congress Name Authority File or the Getty Union List of Artist Names, create one based on RDA rules. [6]
  • Add multiple entries on separate lines in alphabetical order.
Boycott the Muslim Brotherhood
Subject
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings 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. [4]
  • Include terms for places such as in this field only if the object being described relates directly to the location.
  • Add multiple entries on separate lines in alphabetical order.
Boycotts; Ikhwān al-Muslimūn
Description
  • Enter supplemental descriptive information such as a free text summary.
  • End field with a period.
  • Avoid simply restating the title.
Boycott the Muslim Brotherhood lists companies and shops owned or managed by the Muslim Brotherhood or the organization's supporters. The site advocates a consumer boycott of the listed companies.
Publisher
  • Use to record the publisher
  • Look up names in the Library of Congress Name Authority File. [4]
  • If an authorized name is not found in the Library of Congress Name Authority File, create one based on RDA rules. [6]
  • Add multiple entries on separate lines in alphabetical order.
Boycott the Muslim Brotherhood
Contributor
  • Enter the name(s) of entities that made significant contributions to the item.
  • Look up names in the Library of Congress Name Authority File or the Getty Union List of Artist Names. [4] [5]
  • If an authorized name is not found in the Library of Congress Name Authority File or the Getty Union List of Artist Names, create one based on RDA rules. [6]
  • Add multiple entries on separate lines in alphabetical order.
Date
  • Enter the YYYY you began capturing content from the seed URL. Leave the date open ended if you are continuing to capture the content.
  • Format the date according ISO 8601 standard:
    • YYYY-MM-DD
    • YYYY-MM
    • YYYY
    • YYYY-YYYY
2013-
Type
  • Enter the characteristic and general type of content of the resource.
  • Look up terms using the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Type Vocabulary. [7]
Interactive Resource
Format
  • Enter original format or medium information in this field.
  • Look up terms in the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus. [8]
  • Add multiple entries on separate lines in alphabetical order.
Web sites
Identifier
  • Enter a unique identifier.
  • The identifier should be the same as the Wayback Machine URL.
http://wayback.archive-it.org/3536/*/http://boycottikhwan.org/
Source
  • Enter the source of the website, generally the seed URL without http:// or wwww preceding the domain.
boycottikhwan.org
Relation
  • Enter the collection and archive.
Egyptian Society, Arts, and Politics; American University in Cairo Web Archive
Coverage
  • Enter each place as its own term, in order from specific to general.
  • Look up terms in the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names. [9]
  • Do not include “World” unless it specifically is world-related, like world maps.
  • Only include names of geographic places like cities, counties, countries, etc., and omit named places such as Tahrir Square or Matḥaf al-Miṣrī. Record named places in the Topic element instead.
  • List multiple entries on separate lines in order of decreasing specificity.
Egypt
Rights
Collector
  • Enter the name of the person or organization responsible for collecting the content.
  • Look up names in the Library of Congress Name Authority File or the Getty Union List of Artist Names. [4] [5]
  • If an authorized name is not found in the Library of Congress Name Authority File or the Getty Union List of Artist Names, create one based on RDA rules. [6]
  • Add multiple entries on separate lines in alphabetical order.
Rare Books and Special Collections Library; American University in Cairo
Language
  • Enter the ISO 639-1 Language Code for items with linguistic content. [4]
  • Add multiple entries on separate lines in alphabetical order.
ar

Workflow Metadata

Field Scope Note Example Required
Date Entered
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the metadata record is created.
2013-02-04
Date Reviewed
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the metadata record is reviewed.
2013-02-05
Date Activated
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the seed URL is activated.
2013-02-06
Date Deactivated
  • Enter the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format, that the seed URL is deactivated.
  • When seed URL is deactivated, you must note that in the Date field.
2015-02-04

Collection Metadata

Field Contents Required
Title Egyptian Society, Arts, and Politics
Creator Rare Books and Special Collections Library; American University in Cairo
Subject Arts and society; Culture; Economics; Egypt; Politics and government; Religion
Description The Egyptian Society, Arts, and Politics collection provides access to local and regional web content relating to Egyptian culture, religion, economics, government, and arts. It contains web documents such as blog posts, Twitter feeds, videos, and news articles relating to social, economic, and political topics in Egypt. The American University in Cairo Rare Books and Special Collections Library began archiving web content for this collection in February 2013.
Publisher Internet Archive
Contributor
Date 2013
Type Collection; Interactive Resource
Format blogs; magazines (periodicals); newspapers; Web sites
Identifier
Source
Relation American University in Cairo Web Archive
Coverage Egypt; Middle East
Collector Rare Books and Special Collections Library; American University in Cairo
Language ar; en

Controlled Vocabularies

Subject

  • Boycotts
  • Ikhwān al-Muslimūn

Type

  • Collection
  • Interactive Resource

Format

  • blogs
  • Web sites
  • wikis

Coverage

  • Egypt

Host Constraints

Field Scope Note Example Required
Host
  • Enter the name of the host.
  • Do not include http:// at the beginning of your host.
  • Do not include a / at the end of your host
boycottikhwan.org
Doc Limit
  • Use this to limit the the number of documents from a specific domain to be archived per crawl.
500
Ignore Robots.txt
  • The robots exclusion standard, is a way for a webmaster to direct a web crawler (aka robot or spider) not to crawl all or specified parts of their website. The webmaster places their request in the form of a specific text file that is easily found on their website.
  • Always check this box.

References

  1. Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1
  2. DCMI Metadata Terms
  3. Best Practices for CONTENTdm and other OAI-PMH compliant Repositories: Creating Shareable Metadata
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Library of Congress Authorities
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Getty Union List of Artist Names
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Resource Description & Access
  7. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Type Vocabulary
  8. Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus
  9. Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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