Title

URI: https://vocab.lib.uh.edu/bcdams-map#title

Definition: A name given to the resource.

Obligation: Required

Repeatable: False

Range: String


Input Guidelines

DPLA MAP v4 Usage: Primary name given to the described resource.

Access Guidelines

Preferably this title comes from the item itself or uses some text that appears on the item. Write out the title or text from the item as it appears on the item.

Identical titles may be used for different items when appropriate.

Capitalization:

Resource Type Title Guidelines Example(s)
Letter Letter from [sender] to [recipient], [YYYY Month DD] - Letter from Minnie Fisher Cunningham to Ella Pomeroy

- Letter from J. S. Cullinan to W. T. Sinclair, 1931 February 4
Serials (e.g. newsletters) - [title of newsletter], Vol. [volume number], No. [issue number],[issue date]

- If volume and/or issue numbers are in Roman numerals, Use Arabic numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3…) in titles and repeat title with Roman numerals in Alternative Title field.
- Breakthrough, January 1976

- The Cougar, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 6, 1928

- Southern Conservative, Vol. 1, No. 11-12, November-December 1950
Book Title from the catalog record. If the full title of the resource is very long, enter a shorted version of the title or the title excluding the subtitle and enter the full title according to the Alternate Title input guidelines -La arquitectura en Mexico

-Greater Houston, Texas and the Southwest
Television programs - Use the title that appears on the television program
- For television programs that are part of a series use the construction: [Series Title], Episode [#]: [Title if available] Fill in as many components as available.
-Almanac, Episode 101

-The Capitol Report, Episode 105: Capitol Restoration

-Heartbreak Turtle
Other formats Devise a brief descriptive title that uniquely identifies the resource (e.g. names of persons, corporate bodies, objects, activities, and events). If possible, use title or text from the item as it appears on the item. - Receipt from Annin & Co.

- General Emiliano Zapata and his staff

Preservation Guidelines

A description of the contents of the preservation package.

For archival projects, data in this field is automatically populated from the title field of the associated ArchivesSpace item. For standard projects, data in this field is automatically populated from the item title entered in the Carpenters “Items” tab.

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