User manual to the EHRI Document database (Omeka)
It is necessary to create a catalogue record in Omeka for each document described in the EHRI Blog using the simple metadata schema known as Dublin Core: http://dublincore.org/
Examples from previous blog posts:
Below are definitions and examples of the most commonly used Dublin Core metadata elements (fields) used for describing documents presented in the EHRI Document Blog. You will need to complete these descriptive metadata fields for each document. Examples from the blog article Death Certificate of Gabriel Frankl from the Terezín (Theresienstadt) Ghetto are provided in italics below the definitions of each field. Detailed descriptions of all Dublin Core metadata fields are available here: http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/
It is possible to include links in your descriptions that point to authoritative descriptions of the digital resources outside of the blog (the EHRI Portal, online catalogues for holding institutions, etc.). You will need to enable editing in HTML format in order to do so.
A name given to the resource. Typically, a Title will be a name by which the resource is formally known.
Death Certificate of Gabriel Frankl from the Terezín (Theresienstadt) Ghetto
The topic of the resource. Typically, the subject will be represented using keywords, key phrases, or classification codes. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary – please use the EHRI keywords, which can be found at: https://portal.ehri-project.eu/keywords
health; death; Holocaust; mortality in ghettos; death certificates
An account of the resource
Death Certificate of Gabriel Frankl, father of neurologist and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, from the Ghetto Terezín (Theresienstadt). The Death Certificates offers personal information of the deceased including information on his relatives in the Ghetto as well as the cause of death.
An entity primarily responsible for making the resource. Examples of a Creator include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Creator should be used to indicate the entity.
A related resource from which the described resource is derived. The described resource may be derived from the related resource in whole or in part. Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
Národní archiv (National Archives), Prague, Židovské matriky (Jewish Register), Ohledací listy (Examination sheets), vol. 78
An entity responsible for making the resource available. Examples of a Publisher include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Publisher should be used to indicate the entity.
Terezín Initiative Institute, Prague
A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource. Date may be used to express temporal information at any level of granularity.
An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource. Examples of a Contributor include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Contributor should be used to indicate the entity.
Information about rights held in and over the resource. Typically, rights information includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights.
National Archives, Prague
Terezín Initiative Institute, Prague
A related resource. Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
EHRI collection description: Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Jewish Communities in the Czech Lands
The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource. Examples of dimensions include size and duration.
A language of the resource.
The nature or genre of the resource. Examples include letter, official document, testimony, etc.
The spatial or temporal topic of the resource, the spatial applicability of the resource, or the jurisdiction under which the resource is relevant. Spatial topic and spatial applicability may be a named place or a location specified by its geographic coordinates. Temporal topic may be a named period, date, or date range. A jurisdiction may be a named administrative entity or a geographic place to which the resource applies. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary – please use the EHRI places.