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CONTENTdm Cookbook: Alt Title

1a. Alternative Title

This field is optional.

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Create a separate field mapped to Title.alternative to enter an additional subtitle, translated title, or other alternate form of a title.

Field Name Alternative Title [or Subtitle, Translated Title, etc. as appropriate]
DC Mapping Title.alternative
Search Yes
Hide No
Vocabulary No
Definition Any form of the title used as a substitute or alternative to the formal title of the resource.

Use for subtitles, titles translated into English, titles with ampersands and numerals spelled out, etc.

Capitalize only the initial first letter and proper names.

Remove leading articles (e.g. A, An, The).


The achievements of the ingenious gentleman, Don Quixote de la Mancha.

Me and Bobby McGee.

One thousand and one Arabian nights.

Template No
Nickname altern

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