- Interpretation: A textual, narrative description of the resource, including abstracts for documents or content characterizations in the case of visual resources
- Use this element whenever possible, as it is a rich source of indexable vocabulary. Emphasize the contextual information and popular associations (people, places, and events) of the resource
- If a single “description” field does not exist in your current database, values from other fields or wall label copy, exhibition catalogs, didactic copy, etc. may be concatenated to populate DESCRIPTION
- DESCRIPTION is likely a display field with the resource in the search result set, we recommend brevity but not so as to sacrifice richness.