Dublin Core and Tags


Is it good practice to duplicate the Dublin Core fields as tags? In other words if I am using the Dublin Core fields of Title, Subject, Date, Format etc, should I then use those same keywords as tags for that item?

If the answer is no, and a person happens to conduct a tag only search, won’t the item be unfindable?


Generally speaking that’s not how groups and projects tend to implement tags. They’re often used to capture thematic concepts. For an example, look at the tags used on the exhibits in Goin’ North.

In order for someone to search only by tags, they would have to decide to go into the advanced search and ignore everything else. It’s certainly possible, but seems unlikely.

Ok, thanks for your help.

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