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CONTENTdm Cookbook: Image Number

20. Image Number

This is a mandatory field. Every record must include a unique identifier for the digital object.

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Repeatable No
Field Name Image Number [replace “Image” as applicable]
DC Mapping Identifier
Search Yes
Hide No
Vocabulary No
Definition A character string or record number that clearly and uniquely identifies a digital object or resource. The Identifier element ensures that individual digital objects can be accessed, managed, stored, recalled, and used reliably.
Usage

Preface numbers with the 4-digit code identifying the UL unit.

  • ULUA = University Archives and Records Center
  • ULPA = Photographic Archives
  • ULRB = Rare Books
Examples

ULUA.008.008

ULPA 1977.33.0017

Template Yes. Use the Template Creator to input the parts of the Image Number string that are true for all records, then go in and add the specific item number for each record.
Nickname identi

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