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Dublin Core Metadata Type Vocabulary

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Title:

DCMI Type Vocabulary

Creator: DCMI Usage Board
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/documents/2003/02/12/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Date Issued: 2003-02-12
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/documents/2002/07/13/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Replaced By: http://dublincore.org/documents/2003/11/19/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Translations: http://dublincore.org/resources/translations/
Document Status: This is 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. The terms documented here are also included in the more comprehensive document "DCMI Metadata Terms" at http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/.
Date Valid: 2003-03-03
 

Term Name:  Collection

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/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: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Collection-001
 

Term Name:  Dataset

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/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: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Dataset-001
 

Term Name:  Event

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/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: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Event-001
 

Term Name:  Image

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/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: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Image-001
 

Term Name:  InteractiveResource

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/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: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: InteractiveResource-001
 

Term Name:  Service

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/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: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Service-001
 

Term Name:  Software

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/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: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Software-001
 

Term Name:  Sound

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/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: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Sound-001
 

Term Name:  Text

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/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: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Text-001
 

Term Name:  PhysicalObject

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/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: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2002-07-13
  Version: PhysicalObject-001

Errata 2010-09-12: added missing "Replaces" link.