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CONTENTdm Cookbook: Location Depicted

7. Location Depicted

This field is mandatory if available. If the location is not known and cannot be estimated, leave it blank.

sample of elements that show on each field page

Yes. Enter each place name in the same field, separated by a semicolon and a space.

You may also create a separate field mapped to Coverage.spatial or Coverage.temporal if such information is applicable.
Field Name Location Depicted
DC Mapping Coverage.spatial
Search Yes
Hide No
Vocabulary Yes. Choose “Use a controlled vocabulary from another field or collection” and select “Places.”
Definition The spatial characteristics of the intellectual content of the resource (more general than the content of the item).

Use for geographical headings more general than the content of the item, e.g. to name of the political and physical/spatial settings of the content of the resource (e.g. street, neighborhood, city, county, state, country), as well as any geographic features (lakes, mountains, rivers, etc.) seen in the image. Entities such as named buildings and institutions belong in the Subject field rather than here.

Use the correct form of the place name when available in Library of Congress Authorities. Refer to the lists of locations already used at CONTENTdm pages for Browse Streets, Browse by Neighborhood, and Browse Kentucky. 

If an authoritative version of a name is not available, create an AACR2-compliant heading:

  • Street (City, St.)
  • Neighborhood (City, St.)
  • City (St.)
  • [Name] County
  • Add these new names to the shared “Places” file, interspersed in alphabetical order.

For renamed places, enter the new place name in this field. (The Title and/or Description should contain the name used when the photo was taken.)

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


Boyd County (Ky.)

Fayette County (Ky.); Lexington (Ky.)
Template No
Nickname covera

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