Documentation

IDHH Metadata Best Practices
The Illinois Digital Heritage Hub Best Practices document which outlines the recommended guidelines and best practices for developing shareable metadata.

Introduction to Metadata in the IDHH and DPLA (Approx. 20 minutes)
Updated webinar introducing to the DPLA, IDHH and shareable metadata, presented at the Illinois State Library’s Digital Initiative Grant Training Sessions, August 2018.

IDHH Metadata Best Practices (Approx. 20 minutes)
Updated Best Practices webinar, presented at the Illinois State Library’s Digital Initiative Grant Training Sessions, August 2018.

Developing Shareable Metadata for DPLA (Approx. 55 minutes)
Webinar with RAILS, originally broadcast 31 May 2017. This webinar is an overview of how to utilize the IDHH Metadata Best Practices to effectively develop shareable metadata.

Copyright and Standardized Rights Statements in Digital Collections (Approx. 1 hr. 20 minutes)
Webinar with RAILS, originally broadcast 17 July 2018. This webinar shares how copyright can be described in digital collections, and how collection owners can use standardized rights statements in their collection

Provider Metadata Guide
Guide for the Provider field, a required field that should include the name of the institution contributing the collection and should appear in each record provided.

Standardized Rights Implementation Guide
Guide on why and how to implement standardized rights URIs for contributed collections.

Subject Metadata Guide
Guide for creating and refining subject metadata, including controlled vocabulary recommendations, instructions on providing uncoordinated metadata, and the benefits of quality data.

Type Metadata Guide
Guide for contributing Type Metadata, including an overview of the DPLA’s Type standard, the DCMI Type format, Type values that the IDHH can transform into DCMI, and tips for providers.