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Label: Title
Mandatory/Recommended: Mandatory
Controlled Vocab: n/a
Repeatable: No


Name of the resource


Transcribe the title, if there is one, from the resource itself. Include any initial articles. For resources lacking a title, e.g., images, or manuscripts, devise a descriptive title that is succinct and distinctive. Titles should convey meaning to those searching the repository.

Do not enter image captions as titles. Record captions in the element Description.

Enter variant titles (other titles by which users may search) in the element Alternative title.


The dot and the line
Monarch butterfly
Danaus plexippus