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Dublin Core (DC) metadata in LibGuides

Based on feedback and ideas from our clients we are pleased to announce the availability of Dublin Core metadata in individual guides. This will help your catalog and search products index the guides more effectively. So far we’ve included the standard set of DC meta tags (see example below), but if you think we need to include more of these meta tags, please let us know.

For example, if you check out a sample LibGuide on our demo site – the DC meta tags for it are:

<meta name="DC.Title" content="LibGuides. Finding Newspapers. Home.">
<meta name="DC.Creator" content="Kenneth Liss">
<meta name="DC.Subject" content="newspapers news media journalism history">
<meta name="DC.Description" content="This guide describes sources of current, contemporary (recent past), and historical newspapers available in print or electronically via the Boston College Libraries and/or on the Web. ">
<meta name="DC.Publisher" content="Springshare University">
<meta name="DC.Unused" content="Contributor, Date, Type, Format, Identifier, Source, Language, Relation, Coverage, Rights">

As we always point out, LibGuides is a community-led effort so please keep sending us your ideas, feedback, and suggestions to make LibGuides better for the benefit of everybody involved.

 Muchas Gracias!

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