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Hyku Cookbook: Code

Recipes for metadata entry for UofL Digital Collections


This field is mandatory if available for the University of Louisville Images (formerly Building Number), Leonard Brecher Tobacco & Chewing Gum Card Collection (formerly Set Number), and Howard Steamboat Museum (formerly Way Number) collections.

sample of elements that show on each field page

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

Hyku term code
Search Yes
Hide No
Vocabulary No, but maintain internal consistency.
Definition Number assigned by University Planning, Design, and Construction (UPDC) office, or baseball card or steamboat classification publication.

For UofL images:

For baseball cards:

  • Refer to classification system in Burdick, Jefferson R. (ed.) The American Card Catalog: The Standard Guide on all Collected Cards and Their Values. Franklin, NY: Nostalgia Press, 1967.
  • Preface contents of field with “Set number.”

For steamboats:

  • Refer to numbering system used in Way, Frederick. Way’s Packet Directory, 1848-1994: Passenger Steamboats of the Mississippi River System Since the Advent of Photography in Mid-continent America, Athens, Ohio: Ohio University, 1994 and Way, Frederick. Way’s Steam Towboat Directory. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University, c. 1990.
  • Preface contents of field with “Way number”.

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


Building no. 016

Set number T205

Way number 3267