General fields overview
The purpose is to describe general characteristics of resources. This includes the following:
Because the description field is one of the most read/used fields by library users, it should be complete sentences and not repeat information that is found in other parts of the framework. For the keywords controlled vocabulary field, any vocabulary can be used but there is a process in order to become an approved and vested vocabulary. The keywords controlled vocabulary field is also not required and therefore only keyword search will be provided over it, no targeted search.
To see more detailed information about individual metadata fields, the allowed number of field occurrences, controlled vocabularies or XML structures, please refer to the desired version number of the framework on the left-side navigation menu and then go to the See in XML section.
Last updated: 8 -25-03