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Dublin Core Metadata Type Vocabulary

DCMI Type Vocabulary

Creator: DCMI Usage Board
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/documents/2003/11/19/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Date Issued: 2003-11-19
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/documents/2003/02/12/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Replaced By: Not applicable
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: 2003-11-19
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
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
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
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
Broader Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage
Broader Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/MovingImage
Status: recommended
Date Issued: 2000-07-11
Version: Image-002
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
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
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
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
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
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
StillImage
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage
Label: Still Image
Definition: A static visual representation. Examples of still images are: paintings, drawings, graphic designs, plans and maps.
Comment: Recommended best practice is to assign the type "text" to images of textual materials. Instances of the type "Still Image" must also be describable as instances of the broader type "Image".
Type of Term: vocabulary-term
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
Status: recommended
Date Issued: 2003-11-18
Version: StillImage-001
MovingImage
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/MovingImage
Label: Moving Image
Definition: A series of visual representations that, when shown in succession, impart an impression of motion. Examples of moving images are: animations, movies, television programs, videos, zoetropes, or visual output from a simulation.
Comment: Instances of the type "Moving Image" must also be describable as instances of the broader type "Image".
Type of Term: vocabulary-term
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
Status: recommended
Date Issued: 2003-11-18
Version: MovingImage-001