Our digital collections contain multi-page works of scanned imagery, single documents, and sometimes a combination of both. Below is an example of a letter containing both scanned images and document transcriptions.
The descriptive of the metadata is applied to the parent work, but each accompanying binary file includes technical metadata.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Laura Buchholz
> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 4:44 PM
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> Subject: [CODE4LIB] examples of displays for compound objects and
> We're migrating from CONTENTdm and trying to figure out how to display
> compound objects (or the things formerly known as compound objects) and
> metadata for the end user. Can anyone point me to really good examples
> of displaying items like this, especially where the user can see
> metadata for parts of the whole? I'm looking more for examples of the
> layout of all the different components on the page (or pages) rather
> than specific image viewers. Our new system is homegrown, so we have a
> lot of flexibility in deciding where things go.
> We essentially have:
> -the physical item (multiple files per item of images of text, plain
> text, pdf) -metadata about the item -possibly metadata about a part of
> the item (think title/author/subjects for a newspaper article within
> the whole newspaper issue), of which the titles might be used for
> navigation through the whole item.
> I think Hathi Trust has a good example of all these components coming
> together (except viewing non-title metadata for parts), and I'm curious
> if there are others. Or do most places just skip creating/displaying
> any kind of metadata for the parts of the whole?
> Thanks for any help!
> Laura Buchholz
> Digital Assets Specialist
> Reed College
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