Definition: The topic of the resource.

Obligation: Strongly Recommended

Repeatable: True

Range: Agent Concept

Input Guidelines

Access Guidelines

DPLA MAP v4 Usage: Topic of described resource.

Enter topical subjects, personal names, and/or organization names. The entity should be expressed using the preferred form of a Concept, Organization, or Person.

Geographic subjects should be entered into the Place field, not the Subject field.


Type Examples
Topical - Civil rights
- Education
- Women
Personal names - Hughes, Marija Matich
- Randal, Marjorie
Organization names - National Organization for Women
- University of Houston

Preservation Guidelines

This field is not included in the preservation package.