The Catalogue Record

The Catalogue Record is a documentary product created to record all the metadata, or catalogue-able information, about your digital project. The Catalogue Record is similar to any bibliographic record found in a library catalogue, whether digital or analogue.

Once collected, your project’s metadata will be catalogued in a digital repository. If you are self-archiving, your information will be discoverable via online search engines like google scholar. If entered into an institutional repository, it may then appear in a library or union catalogue, like WorldCat.

Here is an example of a Catalogue Record from Fordham University’s French of Italy TimeMap:

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Continue to the Persistent Identifier page to see how the digital objects that make up computer-enabled projects are stored in their most durable file formats, so that DH research can be cited and retrieved by fellow scholars.