Adding Metadata for Bookmarks

When you bookmark a resource for the Resource Library you are asked to fill in a number of fields. Here is some information on how you should format your entries.

Should be in the format of Resource title | Source
e.g. Albert Ball | Flickr

The source may have a number of levels, e.g.
A newspaper | The site that makes the newspaper available
A lecture series | Course | University site that delivers the course

Five Miles East of Arras | Wanganui Chronicle | Papers Past
Mutinies and Strikes: Popular Revolt on the Front and at Home | Lecture 15 | France Since 1871| Open Yale Courses

Try to capture this as best as possible.

Add a description that summarises the resource. If the resource requests a particular credit is given for using it, include it here. For example the Canadian Library and Archives request that images are referenced in the following way:
Credit: Capt. H.E. Knobel/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-001020
You can add HTML tags to the description, but you do not need it.

The bookmarking tool will grab the url from your browser. However some pages have a ‘Link to this page’ button, or similar. If that is the case, use the url that this button provides as it is more permanent than the URL in your browser window.

All items that are bookmarked for inclusion in our Resource Library must be under a license that allows others to: reuse, repurpose, remix and redistribute (non-commercial is fine). Make sure that you check the usage restrictions for content you are bookmarking. If not explicitly stated on the resource page, it may be under the ‘Copyright’ or ‘Terms and Conditions’ sections of the web site. If you cant find any usage information, err on the side of caution and do not bookmark the resource.

We cannot include items that say they are for ‘personal educational use’ or ‘private research’. Some items say they are in the public domain with no copyright restrictions, whilst this is not specifically a licence you can add this info in the licence name fields.

Add the name of the licence e.g.
Public Domain
No copyright restrictions

Add the URL that links to the licence information

Enter the author/creator of a resource. First Name/Initials Surname

There may be more than one type of author for a resource if it is a primary document that has been digitized. The original author/creator and the person/organization who has digitized it. In this case add both, e.g.

If the author is unknown, just add the organization the resource has been made available by e.g. Canada Library and Archives.

Media Type

Select from the drop down list.

Category (Box top-right)
Select one or more themes that the resource covers. If it doesn’t cover any, do not select any.

You can either Save the bookmark as a Draft or Publish it to the Resource Library.

Cite : Adding Metadata for Bookmarks ( by Kate Lindsay ( licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales (

Reuse : Web link

About Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.
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