Librarians and catalogers, particularly at small repositories, often do not have the training or access to experts to fully describe a medieval manuscript for cataloging, much less digital access. But some descriptions must be available to attract researchers to work with the materials, which are often considered institutional treasures. Approaching manuscripts can be daunting for metadata specialists and catalogers. The Dublin Core Premodern Manuscripts Application Profile (PMAP), currently under development, is designed to be an educational and simple tool for medievalists with little knowledge of metadata and librarians with little knowledge of manuscript studies to facilitate discovery of manuscripts in little known collections.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Bair, Sheila A. and Steuer, Susan M.B., "Developing a Premodern Manuscript Application Profile Using Dublin Core" (2013). University Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications. 26.
Sheila A. Bair & Susan M. B. Steuer (2013): Developing a Premodern Manuscript Application Profile Using Dublin Core, Journal of Library Metadata, 13:1, 1-16