[Archivesspace_Users_Group] digital object identifier/use of 'digital object'

Elizabeth England eengland at jhu.edu
Mon Nov 27 10:42:45 EST 2017

Hi everyone (and apologies for cross-posting):

We're working on digital object best practices at JHU, namely deciding what fields will be required and any rules governing the use of those fields. It's raised a few questions for us, and I am wondering what other institutions are doing:

-Identifier field: what do you populate this with? We have yet to decide, but options tossed around have included DOIs, duplicating what's in the title field, or using the related accession/collection number.

-For those using the PUI v 2.1 or later, have you left the red text denoting a digital object as 'digital object' or have you changed it to something else, such as 'digital content,' or 'digital copy'? Our consideration for this is what will be most user friendly.

Thank you!

Elizabeth England
Digital Processing Archivist
Special Collections
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218
eengland at jhu.edu<mailto:eengland at jhu.edu>

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