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Hyku Cookbook: Location

Recipes for metadata entry for UofL Digital Collections


This field is recommended 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.

Hyku term location
Search Yes
Hide No
Vocabulary Yes
Definition The spatial characteristics of the intellectual content of the image.

Use location for any geographic features (lakes, mountains, rivers, etc.) seen in the image, as well as locations that don’t fit into the more specific fields. The Image Work Type uses more specific fields for infrastructure and political entities (streets, neighborhoods, cities, counties, and regions). 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.

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.


Ohio River
Salt River (Boyle County-Bullitt County, Ky.)
Cumberland Gap (Ky. and Va.)
Java (Indonesia)
Ocracoke Island (N.C)

University of Louisville; Louisville (Ky.); Jefferson County (Ky.) [for Text Work Type]