Manage Element Sets

Element Sets are standardized metadata categories that enable you to consistently classify, identify, and sort the digital resources in your database. Element Sets utilize standardized Dublin Core metadata fields enabling you to clasify the items in your database by content, format, and administrative details surrounding stewardship such as rights and preservation.

Showing how to navigate to Element Sets

To manage the Element Sets for your site, select Settings in the top navigation bar. In the Settings screen, choose Element Sets.

To edit a set, for example Dublin Core, under Element Sets, select Edit for that set.

Screencap showing how to access edit Dublin Core metadata

Annotate Elements

You may customize descriptions of Dublin Core metadata through adding comments to metadata fields and you may arrange the order in which the fields appear on your site.

Arranging the order of the Dublin Core metadata

To add comments to the metadata field descriptions, click on the arrow to the right of the name of the Dublin Core metadata element. Add your comment in the field below. Don’t forget to save your changes.

Adding a comment for an element

Reorder Fields

To arrange the order in which metadata fields appear on your site, mouse over the name of each element. Your mouse icon will become a hand. Click on the name of the element and drag and drop it to create an order appropriate for your Omeka database. Don’t forget to save your changes.

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