Item Type Elements enables you to manage all the metadata fields associated with each item type available in your site, e.g. Still Image, Oral History, Document.

You can add new item type elements or change the description of existing elements

Add New Item Type Elements

You can create a new Item Type Element when editing or creating Item Types, through the Item Types tab on the left-hand navigation of the Admin dashboard.

Add Item Type basic view

When editing or adding an Item Type, you can create new elements by selecting the “new element” radio button in the “add element” block.

Add element block

To add a new item type: 1. In the Add Element block, select the New radio button. 1. Click the green Add Element button. 1. In the element block which is created, enter an Element Name in the first field (toward the top of the block). Enter an Element Description in the larger text field. Note that this description will show up when editing items, so make sure that it is clear. New element block with no input

Edit Item Type Element Descriptions

From the Item Type Elements sub-tab of Settings page, you can add information about the content, the use, or the style of these fields. Please note that this is only accessible for Super Users.

Admin dashboard top navigation, with arrows pointing to Settings and Item Type Elements.

To manage Item Type Elements, select Settings in the top navigation bar (marked with a 1 in the image above). Once the General Settings page loads, click the Item Type Elements sub-tab (marked 2 in the image above)

The Item Type Elements sub-tab should load with blocks for every Item Type Element in your site. Each block shows the label for the element (in the top of the block) followed by a description field which you can edit.

Item Type Elements sub tab with Description field of Text element highlighted

Enter any information about the Item Type Element here. This description will accompany any Item Type utilizing the metadata field you have just edited. Don't forget to Save Changes when you have finished.

To view your changes, select Item Types in the left hand nav and select any Item Type containing the element you have just edited by. You can also see these changes by editing or creating a new item and using the Item Type containing that element (see image below for an example).

Example