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Hyku Cookbook: Contributor

Recipes for metadata entry for UofL Digital Collections


This is field is mandatory when available.

sample of elements that show on each field page

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

Hyku term contributor
Search Yes
Hide No
Vocabulary Yes
Definition The person(s) or organization(s) that made significant intellectual contributions to the resource but whose contribution is secondary to any entity already specified in a creator element.

Use for photographic studios (the photographer, if known, would be considered the creator).

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

Use the correct form of the name when available in Library of Congress Authorities.

If an authoritative version of a name is not available, create one:

  • Invert personal names (as much as is known of Last name, First name, Middle name or initial, Birth and/or death date(s)).
  • Do not use honorifics, titles, or nicknames unless it is necessary to disambiguate (e.g., the first name of the person is unknown). Otherwise, these alternate forms of names (such as “Buddy” Jones; Reverend Murrell; Dr. Reed) may be used in the description field but not as the authoritative version in this or the creator or people_represented fields.
  • Enter corporate names in full, direct form.

Caufield & Shook

Joseph & Joseph 

Standard Oil Company of New Jersey

Allen R. Hite Art Institute

University of Louisville

Black Dog Publishing Co.