Title:               DCMI Type Vocabulary
Creator:             DCMI Usage Board
Identifier:          http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/
Identifier:          http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/
Replaces:            http://dublincore.org/documents/2000/07/11/dcmi-type-vocabulary/ 
Is Replaced By:      http://dublincore.org/documents/2003/02/12/dcmi-type-vocabulary/ 
Date modified:       2002-07-13
Document status:     After a final review by the Usage Board, this draft
                     document will replace all other documents as the 
                     definitive expression of the DCMI Type Vocabulary.
                     Its status will be that of a DCMI Recommendation.
Description:         The DCMI Type Vocabulary provides a general, 
                     cross-domain list of approved terms that may be used 
                     as values for the Resource Type element to identify 
                     the genre of a resource.


    URI:             http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
    Namespace:       http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
    Name:            Collection
    Label:           Collection
    Definition:      A collection is an aggregation of items. The term 
                     collection means that the resource is described as a 
                     group; its parts may be separately described and navigated.
    Type of term:    http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term
    Status:          http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended
    Date issued:     2000-07-11
    Decision:        http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02
    This version:    http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Collection-001


    URI:             http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Dataset
    Namespace:       http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
    Name:            Dataset
    Label:           Dataset
    Definition:      A dataset is information encoded in a defined structure 
                     (for example, lists, tables, and databases), intended to 
                     be useful for direct machine processing.
    Type of term:    http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term
    Status:          http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended
    Date issued:     2000-07-11
    Decision:        http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02
    This version:    http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Dataset-001


    URI:             http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Event
    Namespace:       http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
    Name:            Event
    Label:           Event
    Definition:      An event is a non-persistent, time-based occurrence. 
                     Metadata for an event provides descriptive
                     information that is the basis for discovery of the
                     purpose, location, duration, responsible agents, and
                     links to related events and resources.  The resource
                     of type event may not be retrievable if the described
                     instantiation has expired or is yet to occur.
                     Examples - exhibition, web-cast, conference,
                     workshop, open-day, performance, battle, trial,
                     wedding, tea-party, conflagration.
    Type of term:    http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term
    Status:          http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended
    Date issued:     2000-07-11
    Decision:        http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02
    This version:    http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Event-001


    URI:             http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
    Namespace:       http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
    Name:            Image
    Label:           Image
    Definition:      An image is a primarily symbolic visual representation 
                     other than text. For example - images and photographs of 
                     physical objects, paintings, prints, drawings, other 
                     images and graphics, animations and moving pictures, 
                     film, diagrams, maps, musical notation. Note that image 
                     may include both electronic and physical representations.
    Type of term:    http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term
    Status:          http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended
    Date issued:     2000-07-11
    Decision:        http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02
    This version:    http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Image-001


    URI:             http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/InteractiveResource
    Namespace:       http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
    Name:            InteractiveResource
    Label:           Interactive Resource
    Definition:      An interactive resource is a resource which requires 
                     interaction from the user to be understood, executed, 
                     or experienced. For example - forms on web pages, applets, 
                     multimedia learning objects, chat services, virtual 
                     reality.
    Type of term:    http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term
    Status:          http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended
    Date issued:     2000-07-11
    Decision:        http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02
    This version:    http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#InteractiveResource-001


    URI:             http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Service
    Namespace:       http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
    Name:            Service
    Label:           Service
    Definition:      A service is a system that provides one or more 
                     functions of value to the end-user. Examples include: 
                     a photocopying service, a banking service, an 
                     authentication service, interlibrary loans, a Z39.50 
                     or Web server.
    Type of term:    http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term
    Status:          http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended
    Date issued:     2000-07-11
    Decision:        http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02
    This version:    http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Service-001


    URI:             http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Software
    Namespace:       http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
    Name:            Software
    Label:           Software
    Definition:      Software is a computer program in source or 
                     compiled form which may be available for installation 
                     non-transiently on another machine. For software which 
                     exists only to create an interactive environment, use 
                     interactive instead.
    Type of term:    http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term
    Status:          http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended
    Date issued:     2000-07-11
    Decision:        http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02
    This version:    http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Software-001


    URI:             http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Sound
    Namespace:       http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
    Name:            Sound
    Label:           Sound
    Definition:      A sound is a resource whose content is primarily 
                     intended to be rendered as audio. For example - a 
                     music playback file format, an audio compact disc, 
                     and recorded speech or sounds.
    Type of term:    http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term
    Status:          http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended
    Date issued:     2000-07-11
    Decision:        http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02
    This version:    http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Sound-001


    URI:             http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Text
    Namespace:       http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
    Name:            Text
    Label:           Text
    Definition:      A text is a resource whose content is primarily 
                     words for reading. For example - books, letters, 
                     dissertations, poems, newspapers, articles, 
                     archives of mailing lists. Note that facsimiles 
                     or images of texts are still of the genre text.
    Type of term:    http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term
    Status:          http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended
    Date issued:     2000-07-11
    Decision:        http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02
    This version:    http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Text-001


    URI:             http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/PhysicalObject
    Namespace:       http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
    Name:            PhysicalObject
    Label:           Physical Object
    Definition:      An inanimate, three-dimensional object or substance.  
                     For example -- a computer, the great pyramid, a 
                     sculpture.  Note that digital representations 
                     of, or surrogates for, these things should use Image, 
                     Text or one of the other types.
    Type of term:    http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term
    Status:          http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended
    Date issued:     2002-07-13
    Decision:        http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2002-02
    This version:    http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#PhysicalObject-001


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