Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies, vol.3, no.4, pp.303-319, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Ottoman records are distinct from contemporary records both in terms of diplomatic
characteristics and content. It is for this reason that Ottoman records should not be
described by metadata elements developed for contemporary records. In addition, no
publications or standards aimed at the description of Ottoman documents have been
encountered. This study has researched which metadata are used to describe Ottoman
records found in collections in Turkey and Europe.