Each institution should download a copy of their metadata at least once a month. To do this, log in at the CONTENTdm server <https://server16237.contentdm.oclc.org using your institution’s credentials.
- Go to Collections/export. Check to make sure that your institution’s name is the current collection.
- Your options for export include tab-delimited, XML and OCLC Site Search.
|Mode||Description||Exported Metadata Fields||Page Level Metadata is Exported|
|Tab-delimited||Text file containing metadata fields delimited by tab characters
This standard file format is used with spreadsheets and databases
|Standard Dublin Core||An XML schema that exports according to the Dublin Core standard||Only fields mapped to Simple Dublin Core||Yes|
|CONTENTdm Standard XML||An XML schema developed for CONTENTdm
Fields mapped to Qualified Dublin Core have XML tag names based on Dublin Core
If fields are unmapped, they are tagged as unmapped
|Yes (full text field only or all page-level metadata)|
|Custom XML||A simple XML schema that allows for user-specified XML names
|Selected fields; you specify XML tag names||Optionally can include page-level metadata for pages of compound objects (no structural information is included in this export so compound object pages are exported as individual items)|
3. Using tab-delimited as our example, choose return field names in first record and click on next.
4. At the Export Successful screen, right click on the export.txt file and save it to your computer.