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Hyacinth is CUL's digital library metadata management and editing system. It was developed by the Libraries Digital Program Division, working with partners in other divisions of the Libraries. Hyacinth supports custom metadata element sets for different projects, based on each project's needs. It supports MODS creation as well as other metadata elements and schemas.
Hyacinth functionality includes
receipt and ingest of digitized and born-digital content
digital preservation workflow
digital asset management
metadata creation and editing
rights metadata assignment
creation of linkages to Voyager MARC records
correlation with Omeka exhibition content
interlinking with finding aids
batch editing and ingest
History and Development
Hyacinth 3.x: 2021 (anticipated)
Hyacinth 2.x: 2016
Hyacinth 1.x: 2014
Users of Hyacinth
In mid-2017, Hyacinth's use was extended to Academic Commons, Avery Library Customer Orders, and a variety of other digital library projects.
Beginning 2016, Hyacinth was made available for use in the Preservation Reformatting Division and in the Original and Special Materials Cataloging.
View Documentation for Current and Previous Versions of Hyacinth