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CONTENTdm Cookbook: Date Issued

8b. Date Issued

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Repeatable No
Field Name Date Issued
DC Mapping Date.issued
Search No
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Vocabulary No
Definition Date of formal issuance (e.g., publication) of the resource.

This may be used for faculty collections.

Follow W3C-DTF standard (ISO 8601) of YYYY-MM-DD.

Use only as much of the date as is known.

  • If only the month and year is known, use YYYY-MM.
  • If only the year is known, use YYYY.

Use a question mark to show a date is approximate or a circa date.

Use dashes to indicate uncertainty within a decade or a century.

  • YYY-?
  • YY--?

Do not use "Unknown"--just leave the field blank.

For a range of dates, put a dash in between dates.



Template Yes. If all items in a collection were issued on the same date, use the Template Creator to input the data once for all records.
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