Hi everyone,


I am looking for some guidance related to the <typeOfResource> element. I have a collection of digitized letters that I am working on and am wavering between the use of “text” vs. “still image.” The letters are clearly text and if I was actually describing the letters themselves, then it would seem an easy decision. However, I am working with TIFF files of pictures of the letters, for which “still image” seems more appropriate to the file type.


My question is which version of the material I should have in mind when using this field: the original versions or the digitized? And what kind of repercussions might it have in my digital asset management system?





Marcy A. Strong

Head of Metadata Services

River Campus Libraries

University of Rochester

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