Things are in high gear behind the scenes here at the ADR. We’re currently configuring the latest release of
Those templates are what I’m working on right now, with my brand-new “super administrator” privileges in
If anyone is curious about the ADR minimum metadata elements, these come from the Digital Library Federation / Aquifer Implementation Guidelines for Shareable MODS Records. The DLF guidelines break out several levels of adoption for MODS elements, and the ADR uses the second level, which is called the “minimum for doing anything useful.”
This is an underwhelming name for a pretty exciting idea: by meeting this level of adoption, the ADR can
- offer useful search and discovery for all repository users
- ensure that records will retain meaningful context even when they’re aggregated/harvested from afar
Pretty super, huh?