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DCMI Metadata Terms

Creator: DCMI Usage Board
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/documents/2003/03/04/dcmi-terms/
Date Issued: 2003-03-04
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/documents/2003/02/12/dcmi-terms/
Is Replaced By: http://dublincore.org/documents/2003/11/19/dcmi-terms/
Translations: http://dublincore.org/resources/translations/
Document Status: This is a DCMI Recommendation.
Description: This document is an up-to-date specification of all metadata terms maintained by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, including elements, element refinements, encoding schemes, and vocabulary terms (the DCMI Type Vocabulary).
Date Valid: 2003-03-04

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and Definitions
  2. The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set
  3. Other Elements and Element Refinements
  4. Encoding Schemes
  5. The DCMI Type Vocabulary

 

Section 1: Introduction and Definitions

This document is an up-to-date, authoritative specification of all metadata terms maintained by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative -- elements, element refinements, encoding schemes, and vocabulary terms (the DCMI Type Vocabulary). Links to other relevant documentation may be found on the "Overview of Documentation for DCMI Metadata Terms" [OVERVIEW].

Legacy documents covering subsets of this document are publicly available in various forms, including the IETF RFC 2413 [RFC2413], the CEN Workshop Agreement CWA 13874 [CWA13874], NISO Standard Z39.85-2001 [Z3985], and a variety of national standards that include some or all of the Dublin Core Metadata Set.

Each term is specified with the following minimal set of attributes:

Name: The unique token assigned to the term.
URI: The Uniform Resource Identifier used to uniquely identify a term.
Label: The human-readable label assigned to the term.
Definition: A statement that represents the concept and essential nature of the term.
Type of Term: The type of term, such as Element or Encoding Scheme, as described in the DCMI Grammatical Principles.
Status: Status assigned to term by the DCMI Usage Board, as described in the DCMI Usage Board Process.
Date issued: Date on which a term was first declared.

Where applicable, the following attributes provide additional information about a term:

Comment: Additional information about the term or its application.
See: A link to authoritative documentation.
References: A citation or URL of a resource referenced in the Definition or Comment.
Refines: A reference to a term refined by an Element Refinement.
Qualifies: A reference to a term qualified by an Encoding Scheme.


Anchors have been embedded in this document so that users may cite a particular entry with the form "http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#term-name" (e.g., "http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#title"). While this form of citation is supported for documentary convenience, note that the URI assigned to each term in accordance with the DCMI Namespace Policy serves as its unique identifier (e.g., "http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title") [NAMESPACE].

Readers desiring further information about the change history or Usage Board decisions that support these terms should consult the document "DCMI Metadata Terms -- A Complete Historical Record" [HISTORY].

This documentation is maintained by the DCMI Usage Board. Although DCMI is committed to ensuring a high degree of stability of the specifications it maintains, changes may occur as a result of the work of the Usage Board. The policies and processes governing the identification and maintenance of metadata terms are described in "DCMI Namespace Policy" [NAMESPACE], "DCMI Grammatical Principles" [PRINCIPLES], and "DCMI Usage Board Administrative Processes" [PROCESS]. Usage Board decisions with respect to DCMI metadata terms are summarized on the Web page "DCMI Usage Board Decisions" [DECISIONS].

References

 [RFC2413] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2413.txt
 [Z3985] http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/Z39-85.pdf
 [CWA13874] http://www.cenorm.be/isss/cwa_download_area/cwa13874.pdf
 [NAMESPACE] http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-namespace/
 [HISTORY] http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/
 [OVERVIEW] http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/overview/
 [PRINCIPLES] http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/
 [PROCESS] http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/
 [DECISIONS] http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/


 

Section 2: The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set

 

Term Name:  title

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title
  Label: Title
  Definition: A name given to the resource.
  Comment: Typically, a Title will be a name by which the resource is formally known.
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  creator

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator
  Label: Creator
  Definition: An entity primarily responsible for making the content of the resource.
  Comment: Examples of a Creator include a person, an organisation, or a service. Typically, the name of a Creator should be used to indicate the entity.
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  subject

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
  Label: Subject and Keywords
  Definition: The topic of the content of the resource.
  Comment: Typically, a Subject will be expressed as keywords, key phrases or classification codes that describe a topic of the resource. Recommended best practice is to select a value from a controlled vocabulary or formal classification scheme.
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  description

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
  Label: Description
  Definition: An account of the content of the resource.
  Comment: Description may include but is not limited to: an abstract, table of contents, reference to a graphical representation of content or a free-text account of the content.
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  publisher

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/publisher
  Label: Publisher
  Definition: An entity responsible for making the resource available
  Comment: Examples of a Publisher include a person, an organisation, or a service. Typically, the name of a Publisher should be used to indicate the entity.
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  contributor

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/contributor
  Label: Contributor
  Definition: An entity responsible for making contributions to the content of the resource.
  Comment: Examples of a Contributor include a person, an organisation, or a service. Typically, the name of a Contributor should be used to indicate the entity.
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  date

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
  Label: Date
  Definition: A date associated with an event in the life cycle of the resource.
  Comment: Typically, Date will be associated with the creation or availability of the resource. Recommended best practice for encoding the date value is defined in a profile of ISO 8601 [W3CDTF] and follows the YYYY-MM-DD format.
  References: [W3CDTF] http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  type

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type
  Label: Resource Type
  Definition: The nature or genre of the content of the resource.
  Comment: Type includes terms describing general categories, functions, genres, or aggregation levels for content. Recommended best practice is to select a value from a controlled vocabulary (for example, the DCMI Type Vocabulary [DCMITYPE]). To describe the physical or digital manifestation of the resource, use the Format element.
  References: [DCMITYPE] http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  format

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
  Label: Format
  Definition: The physical or digital manifestation of the resource.
  Comment: Typically, Format may include the media-type or dimensions of the resource. Format may be used to determine the software, hardware or other equipment needed to display or operate the resource. Examples of dimensions include size and duration. Recommended best practice is to select a value from a controlled vocabulary (for example, the list of Internet Media Types [MIME] defining computer media formats).
  References: [MIME] http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/media-types
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  identifier

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier
  Label: Resource Identifier
  Definition: An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context.
  Comment: Recommended best practice is to identify the resource by means of a string or number conforming to a formal identification system. Example formal identification systems include the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) (including the Uniform Resource Locator (URL)), the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and the International Standard Book Number (ISBN).
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  source

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/source
  Label: Source
  Definition: A reference to a resource from which the present resource is derived.
  Comment: The present resource may be derived from the Source resource in whole or in part. Recommended best practice is to reference the resource by means of a string or number conforming to a formal identification system.
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  language

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language
  Label: Language
  Definition: A language of the intellectual content of the resource.
  Comment: Recommended best practice is to use RFC 3066 [RFC3066], which, in conjunction with ISO 639 [ISO639], defines two- and three-letter primary language tags with optional subtags. Examples include "en" or "eng" for English, "akk" for Akkadian, and "en-GB" for English used in the United Kingdom.
  References: [RFC3066] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3066.txt
  References: [ISO639] http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  relation

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Label: Relation
  Definition: A reference to a related resource.
  Comment: Recommended best practice is to reference the resource by means of a string or number conforming to a formal identification system.
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  coverage

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
  Label: Coverage
  Definition: The extent or scope of the content of the resource.
  Comment: Coverage will typically include spatial location (a place name or geographic coordinates), temporal period (a period label, date, or date range) or jurisdiction (such as a named administrative entity). Recommended best practice is to select a value from a controlled vocabulary (for example, the Thesaurus of Geographic Names [TGN]) and that, where appropriate, named places or time periods be used in preference to numeric identifiers such as sets of coordinates or date ranges.
  References: [TGN] http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02
 

Term Name:  rights

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
  Label: Rights Management
  Definition: Information about rights held in and over the resource.
  Comment: Typically, a Rights element will contain a rights management statement for the resource, or reference a service providing such information. Rights information often encompasses Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Copyright, and various Property Rights. If the Rights element is absent, no assumptions can be made about the status of these and other rights with respect to the resource.
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 1999-07-02


 

Section 3: Other Elements and Element Refinements

 

Term Name:  audience

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
  Label: Audience
  Definition: A class of entity for whom the resource is intended or useful.
  Comment: A class of entity may be determined by the creator or the publisher or by a third party.
  Type of Term: element
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2001-05-21
 

Term Name:  alternative

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/alternative
  Label: Alternative
  Definition: Any form of the title used as a substitute or alternative to the formal title of the resource.
  Comment: This qualifier can include Title abbreviations as well as translations.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  tableOfContents

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/tableOfContents
  Label: Table Of Contents
  Definition: A list of subunits of the content of the resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  abstract

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/abstract
  Label: Abstract
  Definition: A summary of the content of the resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  created

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/created
  Label: Created
  Definition: Date of creation of the resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  valid

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/valid
  Label: Valid
  Definition: Date (often a range) of validity of a resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  available

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/available
  Label: Available
  Definition: Date (often a range) that the resource will become or did become available.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  issued

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
  Label: Issued
  Definition: Date of formal issuance (e.g., publication) of the resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  modified

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
  Label: Modified
  Definition: Date on which the resource was changed.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  extent

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/extent
  Label: Extent
  Definition: The size or duration of the resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  medium

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/medium
  Label: Medium
  Definition: The material or physical carrier of the resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  isVersionOf

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isVersionOf
  Label: Is Version Of
  Definition: The described resource is a version, edition, or adaptation of the referenced resource. Changes in version imply substantive changes in content rather than differences in format.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  hasVersion

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasVersion
  Label: Has Version
  Definition: The described resource has a version, edition, or adaptation, namely, the referenced resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  isReplacedBy

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isReplacedBy
  Label: Is Replaced By
  Definition: The described resource is supplanted, displaced, or superseded by the referenced resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  replaces

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/replaces
  Label: Replaces
  Definition: The described resource supplants, displaces, or supersedes the referenced resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  isRequiredBy

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isRequiredBy
  Label: Is Required By
  Definition: The described resource is required by the referenced resource, either physically or logically.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  requires

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/requires
  Label: Requires
  Definition: The described resource requires the referenced resource to support its function, delivery, or coherence of content.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  isPartOf

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isPartOf
  Label: Is Part Of
  Definition: The described resource is a physical or logical part of the referenced resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  hasPart

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasPart
  Label: Has Part
  Definition: The described resource includes the referenced resource either physically or logically.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  isReferencedBy

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isReferencedBy
  Label: Is Referenced By
  Definition: The described resource is referenced, cited, or otherwise pointed to by the referenced resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  references

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
  Label: References
  Definition: The described resource references, cites, or otherwise points to the referenced resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  isFormatOf

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isFormatOf
  Label: Is Format Of
  Definition: The described resource is the same intellectual content of the referenced resource, but presented in another format.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  hasFormat

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasFormat
  Label: Has Format
  Definition: The described resource pre-existed the referenced resource, which is essentially the same intellectual content presented in another format.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  conformsTo

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/conformsTo
  Label: Conforms To
  Definition: A reference to an established standard to which the resource conforms.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2001-05-21
 

Term Name:  spatial

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/spatial
  Label: Spatial
  Definition: Spatial characteristics of the intellectual content of the resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  temporal

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/temporal
  Label: Temporal
  Definition: Temporal characteristics of the intellectual content of the resource.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  mediator

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/mediator
  Label: Mediator
  Definition: A class of entity that mediates access to the resource and for whom the resource is intended or useful.
  Comment: The audiences for a resource are of two basic classes: (1) an ultimate beneficiary of the resource, and (2) frequently, an entity that mediates access to the resource. The mediator element refinement represents the second of these two classes.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2001-05-21
 

Term Name:  dateAccepted

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateAccepted
  Label: Date Accepted
  Definition: Date of acceptance of the resource (e.g. of thesis by university department, of article by journal, etc.).
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
  Status: conforming
  Date Issued: 2002-07-13
 

Term Name:  dateCopyrighted

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateCopyrighted
  Label: Date Copyrighted
  Definition: Date of a statement of copyright.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
  Status: conforming
  Date Issued: 2002-07-13
 

Term Name:  dateSubmitted

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateSubmitted
  Label: Date Submitted
  Definition: Date of submission of the resource (e.g. thesis, articles, etc.).
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
  Status: conforming
  Date Issued: 2002-07-13
 

Term Name:  educationLevel

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/educationLevel
  Label: Audience Education Level
  Definition: A general statement describing the education or training context. Alternatively, a more specific statement of the location of the audience in terms of its progression through an education or training context.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
  Status: conforming
  Date Issued: 2002-07-13
 

Term Name:  accessRights

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/accessRights
  Label: Access Rights
  Definition: Information about who can access the resource or an indication of its security status.
  Comment: Access Rights may include information regarding access or restrictions based on privacy, security or other regulations.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
  Status: conforming
  Date Issued: 2003-02-15
 

Term Name:  bibliographicCitation

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/bibliographicCitation
  Label: Bibliographic Citation
  Definition: A bibliographic reference for the resource.
  Comment: Recommended practice is to include sufficient bibliographic detail to identify the resource as unambiguously as possible, whether or not the citation is in a standard form.
  Type of Term: element-refinement
  Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier
  Status: conforming
  Date Issued: 2003-02-15


 

Section 4: Encoding Schemes

 

Term Name:  LCSH

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCSH
  Label: LCSH
  Definition: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  MESH

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MESH
  Label: MeSH
  Definition: Medical Subject Headings
  See: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  DDC

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DDC
  Label: DDC
  Definition: Dewey Decimal Classification
  See: http://www.oclc.org/dewey/index.htm
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  LCC

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCC
  Label: LCC
  Definition: Library of Congress Classification
  See: http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  UDC

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/UDC
  Label: UDC
  Definition: Universal Decimal Classification
  See: http://www.udcc.org/
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  DCMIType

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
  Label: DCMI Type Vocabulary
  Definition: A list of types used to categorize the nature or genre of the content of the resource.
  See: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  IMT

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/IMT
  Label: IMT
  Definition: The Internet media type of the resource.
  See: http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/media-types
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  ISO639-2

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO639-2
  Label: ISO 639-2
  Definition: ISO 639-2: Codes for the representation of names of languages.
  See: http://lcweb.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/langhome.html
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  RFC1766

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC1766
  Label: RFC 1766
  Definition: Internet RFC 1766 'Tags for the identification of Language' specifies a two letter code taken from ISO 639, followed optionally by a two letter country code taken from ISO 3166.
  See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1766.txt
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  URI

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
  Label: URI
  Definition: A URI Uniform Resource Identifier
  See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/source
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  Point

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Point
  Label: DCMI Point
  Definition: The DCMI Point identifies a point in space using its geographic coordinates.
  See: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-point/
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/terms/spatial
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  ISO3166

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO3166
  Label: ISO 3166
  Definition: ISO 3166 Codes for the representation of names of countries
  See: http://www.din.de/gremien/nas/nabd/iso3166ma/codlstp1/index.html
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/terms/spatial
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  Box

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Box
  Label: DCMI Box
  Definition: The DCMI Box identifies a region of space using its geographic limits.
  See: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-box/
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/terms/spatial
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  TGN

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/TGN
  Label: TGN
  Definition: The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
  See: http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/terms/spatial
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  Period

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Period
  Label: DCMI Period
  Definition: A specification of the limits of a time interval.
  See: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-period/
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/terms/temporal
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  W3CDTF

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF
  Label: W3C-DTF
  Definition: W3C Encoding rules for dates and times - a profile based on ISO 8601
  See: http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/terms/temporal
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
 

Term Name:  RFC3066

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC3066
  Label: RFC 3066
  Definition: Internet RFC 3066 'Tags for the Identification of Languages' specifies a primary subtag which is a two-letter code taken from ISO 639 part 1 or a three-letter code taken from ISO 639 part 2, followed optionally by a two-letter country code taken from ISO 3166. When a language in ISO 639 has both a two-letter and three-letter code, use the two-letter code; when it has only a three-letter code, use the three-letter code. This RFC replaces RFC 1766.
  References: [RFC3066] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3066.txt
  Type of Term: encoding-scheme
  Qualifies: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language
  Status: registered
  Date Issued: 2002-07-13


 

Section 5: The DCMI Type Vocabulary

 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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

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