You can include as many data fields or elements as you want in your catalog, but there are a few types of information that are most important to make your videos identifiable and findable:
The date recorded, the geographic location of recording, the identity of the creator(s).
|Date of Fixity Check
|MD5 Hash Value
What is happening in the video, who is depicted in the video, background information about the event, and why the video was recorded.
|Bukeni Waruzi interviews an Akhdam woman from Sana’a who has suffered violence due to her ethnicity. Video was recorded in Washington DC as part of project to document ethnic discrimination in Yemen.
What information in the video needs to be restricted and from whom.
|Interviewee does not want her full name used. Face and voice do not need to be obscured.
Who owns the video, who is allowed to use the video and how.
|Available for public use under Creative Commons-Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license.
Whether the video is raw or edited, and the specific types of content in the video (e.g. interview, news report, livestream, etc.)
Keywords, tags, and subject terms
Access points with any terms that help make the video findable.
|United States of America
Technical data about the video file from the file itself.
Video as Evidence TIP
Accurate and truthful cataloging will support the use of your video as evidence. Always be clear about disputed or unverified information, and do not editorialize.