CONTENTdm has a number of potential advantages for presenting Minhwa for our project, and its use in academic settings makes it strong in the following areas:
- What you enter in a field once, e.g., collection, source, cataloger, can be used to populate all items in the collection with these recurring fields (Higgins, 2012). This is particularly advantageous for large collections. In our case, this would be extremely beneficial for cataloging Minhwa, as most of the paintings have anonymous creators, so that filed could be populated quickly.
- Another advantage that likely makes it popular in academia is the ease of extracting the metadata from the collection. The information can be sent as XML to another collection to be interpreted for its own use (Higgins, 2012).