Contextual Information

Collection finding aid, if any N/A
Catalog record(s), if any N/A
Collection site, if any https://digital.lib.niu.edu/islandora/object/latino:oralhistory
Other pertinent reference information N/A

Project Files

Digital image files

N:/Staging/oralhistory

Metadata form definition, if any N/A
MARC transformation, if any N/A
Controlled vocabulary for project Library of Congress Name Authority File and Library of Congress Subject Headings
Standards used for project Resource Description and Access
Level of quality control High

MODS Metadata Guidelines

Field

mods:titleInfo

Value The title proper should be derived from the title frame and include the name of the interviewee and the date of the interview, with the date given in the following format: YYYY Month D. If no title frame exists, construct a title based on the transcript. If the name and date that appear in the video/audio file or transcript vary, include these alternative titles in a note.
Examples

    <mods:titleInfo>
        <mods:title>Interview with Dick Durbin, 2017 September 28</mods:title>
    </mods:titleInfo>

 

Field

mods:name

Value

There will always be at least two names associated with an interview: the interviewee (required) and the interviewer (required, if available). Trace other names as appropriate.

Are we likely to have any anonymous interviewees?

Whenever possible, names should be taken from the Library of Congress Name Authority File and given the authority attribute “naf.” URI’s from id.loc.gov must always be included as attributes for names that have a corresponding record in the LCNAF. However, few names for this project are likely to be found in the LCNAF. When no match can be found, use the name as it appears on the title frame. If there are conflicts, use the fullest form of the name available or the name by which the person is most commonly known.

Always include a textual role to identity how the name has contributed to the resource, using MARC relator terms for values.

Examples

    <mods:name type="personal" authority="naf" authorityURI="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names" valueURI="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2002041999">
        <mods:namePart>Durbin, Richard J. (Richard Joseph)</mods:namePart>
        <mods:namePart type="date">1944-</mods:namePart>
        <mods:role>
            <mods:roleTerm type="text" authority="marcrealtor">interviewee</mods:roleTerm>
        </mods:role>
    </mods:name>

    <mods:name type="personal" authority="local">
        <mods:namePart>Cholula, Laura Vivaldo</mods:namePart>
        <mods:role>
            <mods:roleTerm type="text" authority="marcrelator">interviewer</mods:roleTerm>
        </mods:role>
    </mods:name>

 

Field

mods:genre

Value

Always assign the Art & Architecture Thesaraus genre term: oral histories (literary works) 

Examples

    <mods:genre authority="aat" valueURI="http://vocab.getty.edu/aat" authorityURI="http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300202595">oral histories (literary works)</mods:genre>

 

Field

mods:originInfo

Value The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies should always be given as the publisher. Use the date of interview in mods:dateCreated as it appears in the title frame and using the format YYYY-MM-DD. 
Examples

    <mods:originInfo>
        <mods:place>
            <mods:placeTerm type="code" authority="marccountry">ilu</mods:placeTerm>
            <mods:placeTerm type="text">DeKalb, IL</mods:placeTerm>
        </mods:place>
        <mods:publisher>Center for Latino and Latin American Studies</mods:publisher>
        <mods:dateCreated encoding="w3cdtf" keyDate="yes">2017-09-28</mods:dateCreated>
    </mods:originInfo>

 

Field

mods:physicalDescription

Value

Supply the time in minutes using mods:extent with the attribute @unit="minutes." If the interview is reformatted from analog, provide details about the original format in a seperate textual mods:extent. Minimally, this should include the recording medium.

Examples

    <mods:physicalDescription>
        <mods:form authority="rdacontent" type="content">two-dimensional moving image</mods:form>
        <mods:form authority="rdamedia" type="media">computer</mods:form>
        <mods:form authority="rdacarrier" type="carrier">online resource</mods:form>
        <mods:internetMediaType>video/mp4</mods:internetMediaType>
        <mods:internetMediaType>text/vtt</mods:internetMediaType>
        <mods:internetMediaType>application/xml</mods:internetMediaType>
        <mods:digitalOrigin>born digital</mods:digitalOrigin>
        <mods:extent unit="minutes">00:19:20</mods:extent>
    </mods:physicalDescription>

 

Field

mods:note

Value

Include a note with a summary of the interview that briefly touches on the topics addressed, which should be no more than two or three sentences. A biographical note can also be supplied. These summaries serve as a textual description that supplements other types of indexing.

Notes may also be used to describe imperfections in the video or audio recording, such as split tracks with spill over, unexpected noises and other interruptions, and recording device malfunctions.

Examples

 

 

Field

mods:subject

Value

Although keywords from the transcript will be indexed for searching, they will not be included in the metadata when it is harvested by aggregators. Consider adding 2-5 of the most relevant keywords to the record.

Below is a list of the most common Library of Congress Subject Headings with a brief scope note for each. Select one or more of these subject headings as appropriate to assist with collocation.

Emigration and immigration

Hispanic Americans -- Economic conditions

Hispanic Americans -- Education

Hispanic Americans -- Ethnic identity

Hispanic Americans -- Family relationships

Hispanic Americans -- Politics and government

Hispanic Americans -- Social conditions

Hispanic Americans -- Socialization

Hispanic American families

Immigrants -- Civil rights -- United States

Immigrants -- Political activitiy -- United States

Immigrants -- Social conditions

United States -- Immigration and emigration -- Government policy

Examples

    <mods:subject authority="local">
        <mods:topic>naturalization</mods:topic>
    </mods:subject>
    <mods:subject authority="local">
        <mods:topic>bilingual education</mods:topic>
    </mods:subject>
    <mods:subject authority="local">
        <mods:topic>ethnic self-identity</mods:topic>
    </mods:subject>
    <mods:subject authority="local">
        <mods:topic>racism</mods:topic>
    </mods:subject>
    <mods:subject authority="lcsh" authorityURI="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects" valueURI="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061055">
        <mods:topic authority="lcsh" authorityURI="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects" valueURI="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061051">Hispanic Americans</mods:topic>
        <mods:topic authority="lcsh" authorityURI="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects" valueURI="http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh00005645">Ethnic identity</mods:topic>
    </mods:subject>

 

Field

mods:location

Value

Add “JNA” as a physical location with the authority “oclcorg” and a separate physical location for the collection: "Latinx Oral History Collection. Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, Northern Illinois University."

Examples

    <mods:location>
        <mods:physicalLocation authority="oclcorg">JNA</mods:physicalLocation>
        <mods:physicalLocation>Latinx Oral History Collection. Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, Northern Illinois University.</mods:physicalLocation>
        <mods:url access="object in context" usage="primary display">https://digital.lib.niu.edu/islandora/object/latino:7</mods:url>
    </mods:location>

 

Field

mods:accessCondition

Value

 

Examples