Metadata Documentation

Person Metadata Event Metadata Place Metadata Source Metadata Metadata Overview Metadata Documentation describes four types of records commonly used in historical slave trade data projects: Person, Event, Place, and Source. There are 44 metadata fields: 19 Person fields; 9 Event fields; 9 Place fields; and 7 Source fields. There is one document for each type of record that labels and defines all fields for that record. The Metadata Overview document explains how contributors to can map their data to the records and fields in or can use our documentation to structure new datasets.

We would like to acknowledge the following people who contributed to the development of the Metadata Documentation:

Ryan Carty (Michigan State University), Luísa Cruz (York University), David Eltis (Emory University), Ina Fandrich (New Orleans African American Museum), Jessica Fletcher (Vanderbilt), Catherine Foley (Michigan State University), Henry Louis Gates (Harvard University), Daniel Genkins (Vanderbilt University), Seila Gonzalez Estrecha (Michigan State University), Gwendolyn Midlo Hall (Rutgers University), Kathe Hambrick (River Road African American Museum), Walter Hawthorne (Michigan State University), Paul LaChance (University of Ottawa), Jane Landers, (Vanderbilt University), Sharon M. Leon (Michigan State University), Paul Lovejoy (York University), Henry Lovejoy (University of Colorado), Keith McClelland (University College London), Érika Melek Delgado (York University), Jeff Mixter (OCLC), Steven J. Niven (Harvard University), Dean Rehberger (Michigan State University), Jim Schindling (West Virginia University), Kara Schultz (Vanderbilt University), Alicia M. Sheill (Michigan State University), Angela Sutton (Vanderbilt University), Duncan Tarr (Michigan State University), Bruna Tine (York University), Daryle Williams (University of Maryland), and Ethan Watrall (Michigan State University)