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FIU Digital Project Guidelines and Help Materials

The internal standard operating procedures for FIU Libraries' digital collections

dPanther Web form

Creating Metadata directly in dPanther:

  1. Go to
    1. In the upper right hand corner, click on mydPanther Home 
    2. Then click on  Sign on with mydPanther authentication here
      1. ​​Enter your username and password
  2. In the upper right hand corner, click on [Your Name]'s mydPanther
  3. Choose Start a New Item
    1. Check your Template and Default Metadata options
      1. You can leave both these fields as DCC, unless you have a created template
    2. Accept the license agreement
  4. On the new page, fill in the Metadata fields using RDA standards
  5. Identifier:
    1. If you do not already have an identifier, simply leave this blank, dPanther will automatically create an identifier
  6. Date:
    1. All dates need to be entered as: YYYY-MM-DD
    2. Entering just the year will also work, but not entering just a month or day
  7. Subject Keywords:
    1. Enter keywords as LC subject headings
  8. Aggregation:
    1. Keep the IFIU aggregation and click on the + sign to the right to add further aggregations
  9. Click NEXT
  10. On the new page, select the file you want to upload
    1. Once it uploads, enter the title for this document and click SUBMIT