Cataloging Practices

EMBTA catalogs each item using Dublin Core Metadata Elements.  For a detailed description of how EMBTA uses each element, see our Cataloging Protocols.

EMBTA's cataloging practices continue to evolve as we add new types of items to the archive. 

Our cataloging goals are threefold:

1) to describe each item accurately and searchably

2) to indicate where further information about the item is available

3) to make pedagogically useful connections among items