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Title:

Using Dublin Core

Creator:
Diane Hillmann
Date Issued:
2000-07-16
Identifier:
http://dublincore.org/documents/2000/07/16/usageguide/simple-html.shtml
Replaces:
Not applicable
Is Replaced By:
Not applicable
Is Part Of: http://dublincore.org/documents/2000/07/16/usageguide/
Latest Version:
http://dublincore.org/documents/usageguide/
Status of Document:
This is a DCMI Working Draft.
Description of Document: This document is intended as an entry point for users of Dublin Core. For non-specialists, it will assist them in creating simple descriptive records for information resources (for example, electronic documents). Specialists may find the document a useful point of reference to the documentation of Dublin Core, as it changes and grows.

6.2 Simple HTML Examples

General examples [1]

    <meta name    = "DC.Creator"
          content = "Simpson, Homer">

    <meta name    = "DC.Title"
          content = "The Communist Manifesto">

    <meta name    = "DC.Creator"
          content = "Marx, K.">

    <meta name    = "DC.Creator"
          content = "Engels, F.">

    <meta name    = "DC.Title"
          content = "Capital">

Example: Special character encoding [1]

    <meta name    = "DC.Creator"
          content = "Da Costa, JosÉ">

    <meta name    = "DC.Title"
          content = "Jesse "The Body" Ventura--A Biography">

These examples show how some special characters may be encoded. The author name in the first element contains a diacritic encoded as an HTML character entity reference -- in this case an accented letter E. Similarly, the second contains two double-quote characters encoded so as to avoid being interpreted as element content delimiters.

Link tags [1]

    <link rel     = "schema.DC"
          href    = "http://purl.org/DC/elements/1.0/">

    <link rel     = "schema.ADMIN"
          href    = "http://metadata.net/admin">

Embedded HTML in poem [1]

    <html>

    <head>

    <title> A Dirge </title>

    <link rel     = "schema.DC"
          href    = "http://purl.org/DC/elements/1.0/">

    <meta name    = "DC.Title"
          content = "A Dirge">

    <meta name    = "DC.Creator"
          content = "Shelley, Percy Bysshe">
 
    <meta name    = "DC.Type"
          content = "poem">

    <meta name    = "DC.Date"
          content = "1820">

    <meta name    = "DC.Format"
          content = "text/html">

    <meta name    = "DC.Language"
          content = "en">

    </head>

    <body><pre>

            Rough wind, that moanest loud
              Grief too sad for song;
            Wild wind, when sullen cloud
              Knells all the night long;
            Sad storm, whose tears are vain,
            Bare woods, whose branches strain,
            Deep caves and dreary main, -
              Wail, for the world's wrong!

    </pre></body>

    </html>

Different encoding practices [1]

    <META NAME="DC.Format"
          CONTENT="text/html; 12 Kbytes">

    <meta
            Content = "text/html; 12 Kbytes"
            Name = "DC.Format">

    <meta name = "DC.Format" content = "text/html; 12 Kbytes">
Encoding languages and schemes [1]
    <meta lang    = "LANGUAGE_OF_METADATA_CONTENT" ... >

    <meta scheme  = "CONTROLLED_FORMAT_OR_VOCABULARY_OF_METADATA" ... >

    <meta name    = "PREFIX.ELEMENT_NAME.SUBELEMENT_NAME" ... >

Accordingly, a work in Spanish with an additional English title might be described with:

    <meta name    = "DC.Language"
          scheme  = "rfc1766"
          content = "es">

    <meta name    = "DC.Title"
          lang    = "es"
          content = "La Mesa Verde y la Silla Roja">

    <meta name    = "DC.Title"
          lang    = "en"
          content = "The Green Table and the Red Chair">

    <meta name    = "DC.Date"
          content = "1935">


Encoding Dublin Core Elements [1]

This section consists of very simple Dublin Core encoding examples, arranged by element.

Title

    <meta name    = "DC.Title"
          content = "Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contamination">

    <meta name    = "DC.Title"
          content = "Crime and Punishment">

    <meta name    = "DC.Title"
          content = "Methods of Information in Medicine, Vol 32, No 4">

    <meta name    = "DC.Title"
          content = "Still life #4 with flowers">

    <meta name    = "DC.Title"
          lang    = "de"
          content = "Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Teil I">

Creator (entity that created the intellectual content)

    <meta name    = "DC.Creator"
          content = "Gogh, Vincent van">

    <meta name    = "DC.Creator"
          content = "van Gogh, Vincent">

    <meta name    = "DC.Creator"
          content = "Mao Tse Tung">

    <meta name    = "DC.Creator"
          content = "Mao, Tse Tung">

    <meta name    = "DC.Creator"
          content = "Plato">

    <meta name    = "DC.Creator"
          lang    = "fr"
          content = "Platon">

Subject (topic or keyword)
    <meta name    = "DC.Subject"
          content = "heart attack">

    <meta name    = "DC.Subject"
          scheme  = "MESH"
          content = "Myocardial Infarction; Pericardial Effusion">

    <meta name    = "DC.Subject"
          content = "vietnam war">

    <meta name    = "DC.Subject"
          scheme  = "LCSH"
          content = "Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975">

    <meta name    = "DC.Subject"
          content = "Friendship">

    <meta name    = "DC.Subject"
          scheme  = "ddc"
          content = "158.25">


Description (textual description or abstract)
    <meta name    = "DC.Description"
          lang    = "en"
          content = "The Author gives some Account of Himself and Family
                     -- His First Inducements to Travel -- He is
                     Shipwrecked, and Swims for his Life -- Gets safe on
                     Shore in the Country of Lilliput -- Is made a
                     Prisoner, and carried up the Country">

    <meta name    = "DC.Description"
          content = "A tutorial and reference manual for Java.">


    <meta name    = "DC.Description"
          content = "Seated family of five, coconut trees to the left,
                     sailboats moored off sandy beach to the right,
                     with volcano in the background.">
Publisher (entity that made the resource available)

<meta name = "DC.Publisher" content = "O'Reilly"> <meta name = "DC.Publisher" content = "Digital Equipment Corporation"> <meta name = "DC.Publisher" content = "University of California Press"> <meta name = "DC.Publisher" content = "State of Florida (USA)"> Contributor (other entity that made an intellectual contribution) <meta name = "DC.Contributor" content = "Curie, Marie"> <meta name = "DC.Contributor" content = "Adams, Ansel"> <meta name = "DC.Contributor" content = "Sendak, Maurice"> <meta name = "DC.Contributor" content = "Starr, Kenneth"> Date (of creation or availability of resource; [WTN8601] recommended) <meta name = "DC.Date" content = "1972"> <meta name = "DC.Date" content = "1998-05-14"> <meta name = "DC.Date" scheme = "WTN8601" content = "1998-05-14"> Type (category or genre) <meta name = "DC.Type" content = "poem"> <meta name = "DC.Type" content = "software program source code"> <meta name = "DC.Type" content = "interactive video game"> <meta name = "DC.Type" content = "web home page"> <meta name = "DC.Type" content = "web bibliography"> <meta name = "DC.Type" content = "painting"> <meta name = "DC.Type" content = "image; woodblock"> <meta name = "DC.Type" lang = "en-US" content = "image; advertisement"> <meta name = "DC.Type" content = "event; periodic">
Format (data format, plus optional dimensions)
    <meta name    = "DC.Format"
          content = "text/xml">

    <meta name    = "DC.Format"
          content = "A text file with mono-spaced tables and diagrams.">


    <meta name    = "DC.Format"
          content = "video/mpeg; 14 minutes">


    <meta name    = "DC.Format"
          content = "unix tar archive, gzip compressed; 1.5 Mbytes">


    <meta name    = "DC.Format"
          content = "watercolor; 23 cm x 31 cm">


Identifier (of the resource)
    <meta name    = "DC.Identifier"
          content = "http://foo.bar.org/zaf/">


    <meta name    = "DC.Identifier"
          content = "urn:ietf:rfc:1766">



Source (information about the resource's origin)
    <meta name    = "DC.Source"
          content = "Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet">


    <meta name    = "DC.Source"
          content = "http://a.b.org/manon/">

Language (of the content of the resource; [RFC1766] recommended)
    <meta name    = "DC.Language"
          content = "en">

    <meta name    = "DC.Language"
          content = "zh">

    <meta name    = "DC.Language"
          content = "ja">

    <meta name    = "DC.Language"
          content = "es">

    <meta name    = "DC.Language"
          content = "de">


    <meta name    = "DC.Language"
          content = "german">

Relation (relationship to a second resource plus its identifier)
    <meta name    = "DC.Relation"
          content = "Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet">

Coverage (spatial or temporal features of the intellectual content)

    <meta name    = "DC.Coverage"
          content = "US civil war era; 1861-1865">


    <meta name    = "DC.Coverage"
          content = "Columbus, Ohio, USA; Lat: 39 57 N Long: 082 59 W">

Rights (text or identifier of a rights management statement)
    <meta name    = "DC.Rights"
          content = "Copyright Acme 1999 - All rights reserved.">


    <meta name    = "DC.Rights"
          content = "http://foo.bar.org/cgi-bin/terms">

[1] Examples extracted from John Kunze's Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML

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