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syntax  TGN allows ampersands in subject terms Silvia Southwick  
field mapping  mapping genre to description (or source) instead of "none" - in general allow mapping fo some local fields to less specific fields like :description and :source Silvia Southwick  
practices extent Can extent contain dimensions? Does size pertain to file size only? Silvia Southwick Make Application Profile more specific 
practices title Title fields being non distinct or non descriptive. Duplicate titles in digital collections Anna Neatrour  
practices type, format, extent Confusion between type, format, and extent fields. • Use of Extent field to describe physical object characteristics, as opposed to extent of digital object Anna Neatrour  
syntax type Proper syntax for this entry. Should it be Still Image or StillImage. Are these the names of the elements as opposed to the values. Silvia Southwick  
practices identifier additional local identifier mapped in collections Anna Neatrour  
practices date consistency issues with date original being mapped and date digital being unmapped Anna Neatrour  
practices date Need for better or recommended conventions for circa or approximate dates Anna Neatrour  
practices rights Should discuss options for more standardized rights statements that would allow for users to facet searches based on rights. Note that rights field is repeatable, and standardized field for faceting could be added in addition to locally defined rights field.  Anna Neatrour, DPLA Suggest future metadata review board examine Europeana rights model: http://pro.europeana.eu/available-rights-statements; consider creating a separate field for usage rights, mapped to dcterms:accessRights 
practices  Additional best practices and examples for EAD finding aids MWDL metadata group: https://sites.google.com/site/mwdlmetagroup/assignments add to best practices page or include in revision of application profile? 
practices  create additional examples and guidelines for oral histories MWDL Metadata group  
practices rights Issue of assigning "All rights reserved" or similar statements to scans of objects that could be considered to be in the public domain Anna Neatrour Further education on rights managment issues. Here's a good report as a possible starting point: http://crl.acrl.org/content/70/4/371.full.pdf 
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