University of Washington Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project in DSpace

Kathleen Forsythe, Alan Grosenheider, Eileen Llona, Jennifer Ward


Preliminary findings on the deployment of metadata for a project using DSpace at the University of Washington Libraries are presented. Problems encountered include mapping user-provided metadata for a domain-specific image collection to Dublin Core. Creating collectionspecific qualifiers and adding value prefixes were tested in the DSpace configuration. Data inconsistency caused some technical problems, as well as bringing to light other issues involved in deploying a system with user-supplied content.

Full Text: