- Element Name
- Where Can the Relation Information be Found?
- How Relation Works in the Metadata Form
- How Should the Relation Information be Filled in?
- Other Examples
Information about another resource that is related to the current resource.
- Relation information provides a reference to a related resource which may be found on:
- a title page
- accompanying or supplementary information
- 1. Relation type -- drop-down menu
- 2. Relation -- text field
- Yes - to include multiple relationships, click 'Add' to repeat all field parts
- Enter information about known relationships in the records for both items
- It is not necessary to do research to find related resources
- If the relationship is unclear, uncertain, or otherwise questionable, the information may be entered into a display note or non-display note instead
||Experiment Station Record Volume 61|
81-01796a-20_02 and 81-01796b-20_02
- Choose the appropriate relation qualifier from the controlled vocabulary
- Generally both halves of the reciprocal relation should be represented so that each record references the other
- In some cases, if there are a large number of related items on one side (usually has part/is part of), the child items should all reference the parent, but the reciprocal may be eliminated
- The direction of the relationship should reflect which of the items was created first or is a more original version
- If you cannot determine which is the more original/first created item, default to the one uploaded first (lower ARK)
- If more than one qualifier applies (e.g., transcription and translation), choose one and explain as needed in a display note
- If none of the qualifiers applies to the items, the qualifier can be left blank, but consider whether the information might be more appropriate in another field such as:
|Is based on / Is basis for||
|Is format of / Has format||
|Is part of / Has part||
|Is version of / Has version||
|References / Is referenced by||
|Replaces / Is replaced by||
|Requires / Is required by||
|Has transcription / Is transcription of||
|Has translation / Is translation of||
** The "Conforms to" relationship is not currently used within the system. For more information, see the note below in the Comments section.
- Detailed volumes with a separate summary
- Summary report:
- Each complete report:
- Is basis for: Summary of Texas House Legislative Budget Board Estimates: 2016-17 Biennium, ark:/67531/metapth839391
- Map with copies in multiple formats
- Map of North Park Addition to Abilene, Texas [#1]:
- Map of North Park Addition to Abilene, Texas [#2]:
- Map of North Park Addition to Abilene, Texas [#3]:
- Application materials with photos duplicated as separate items
- For complete application document:
- For each individual photo:
- Is part of: [Historic Marker Application: Alexander Lowe House], ark:/67531/metapth477613
- City Ordinances repeated in multiple volumes
- For Ordinances 1-20 record:
- Has version: [City of Clarendon Ledger: Ordinances 1-103], ark:/67531/metapth38109
- For Ordinances 1-103 record:
- Is version of: [City of Clarendon Ledger: Ordinances 1-20], ark:/67531/metapth38130
- A series of volumes with a cumulative index
- For General Index record:
- References: Experiment Station Record Volume 61, ark:/67531/metadc5095
- For Volume 61 record:
- Is referenced by: Experiment Station Record General Index to Volumes 61-70, ark:/67531/metadc5055
- A handwritten letter with a typed transcription
- Original letter:
- Has transcription: [Transcript of letter from Josephus Moore to Charles Moore, February 16, 1865], CBM_2079-019-004, ark:/67531/metapth203126
- Is transcription of: [Letter from Josephus Moore to Charles Moore, February 16, 1865], CBM_2079-019-004, ark:/67531/metapth203348
- A Texas document published in both English and Spanish
- For English version:
- Has translation: Boletín de Noticias, Primavera 2013, ark:/67531/metapth640173
- For Spanish version:
- Is translation of: Texas Talking Book News, Spring 2013, ark:/67531/metapth653584
- To make observations about related subject matter in the intellectual content of another resource (for example, photographs of the same storm-damaged building taken from different viewpoints), use the Note element.
- Items may also have other content-based connections that are not represented best by a formal "Relation." For example, materials may have topical, geographic, or temporal relationships represented in the Date, Coverage, Subject, or other appropriate fields.
- Relationships are drawn primarily from Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) standards (a full list of fields and controlled vocabulary terms can be accessed here).
- The relationships for transcription and translation are locally added
- We include "Conforms To" within our controlled vocabulary as a DCMI relationship, but it is not currently used within the system.
- Local practice is to use the Relation field specifically to have reciprocal references between items in the Digital Collections, rather than describing relationships between an item in the Digital Collections and an external resource.