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Library Application Profile

Creator: DCMI-Libraries Working Group
Contributors: Robina Clayphan, The British Library, UK
Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress, USA
Date Issued: 2004-09-10
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/documents/2004/09/10/library-application-profile/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/documents/2002/09/24/library-application-profile/
Is Replaced By: Not applicable
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/documents/2004/09/10/library-application-profile/
Status of Document: This is a DCMI Working Draft.
Description of Document: This document proposes a possible application profile that clarifies the use of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set in libraries and library-related applications and projects. It was originally prepared by the DCMI-Libraries Application Profile drafting committee, a subset of the DCMI-Libraries Working Group.
This revision was prepared in August 2004 and incorporates decisions made by the DCMI Usage Board at its meetings in 2003 and issues discussed in the WG meeting in Seattle in September 2003. It has been reformatted in conformance with the Dublin Core Application Profile Guidelines produced by the CEN MMI-DC Workshop.

DC-Library Application Profile (DC-Lib)

I. Introduction

The concept of application profiles (see Application profiles: mixing and matching metadata schemas) has emerged within the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative as a way to declare which elements from which namespaces are used in a particular application or project. Application profiles are defined as schemas which consist of data elements drawn from one or more namespaces, combined together by implementors, and optimised for a particular local application.

The DCMI-Libraries Working Group has explored various uses of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set in library and related applications and has envisioned the following possible uses:

A library application profile will be a specification that defines the following:

This document proposes a possible application profile that clarifies the use of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set in libraries and library-related applications and projects. It was originally prepared by the DCMI-Libraries Application Profile drafting committee, a subset of the DCMI-Libraries WorkingGroup. This revision was prepared in August 2004 and incorporates decisions made by the DCMI Usage Board at its meetings in 2003 and issues discussed in the WG meeting in Seattle in September 2003. It has been reformatted in conformance with the Dublin Core Application Profile Guidelines produced by the CEN MMI-DC Workshop.

2. Namespaces and Format of entries

The DC-Library Application Profile uses terms from two namespaces:

Format of entries:

This Application Profile is presented following the "Dublin Core Application Profiles Guidelines" produced by the CEN MMI-DC Workshop.

Name of Term A unique token assigned to the term
Term URI A Uniform Resource Identifier used to identify the term.
Label A human-readable label assigned to the term.
Defined By An identifier of a namespace, pointer to a schema, or bibliographic reference for a document within which the term is defined.
Source Definition The definition of the term in the namespace in which the term was orginated.
DC-Lib Definition The DC-Lib definition of the term.
Source Comments Comments on the term from the namespace in which the term orginated.
DC-Lib Comments DC-Lib comments about the term.
Type of term The grammatical category of the term (e.g. "Element", "Element Refinement", or "Encoding Scheme").
Refines The described term semantically refines the referenced term. A refinement makes the meaning of the element narrower or more specific. It will share the meaning of the unrefined element but with a more restricted scope.
Refined By The described term is semantically refined by the referenced term.
Encoding Scheme For

The described term, an encoding scheme, qualifies the referenced term. Using an encoding scheme will aid in the interpretation of an element value. These schemes include controlled vocabularies and formal notations or parsing rules. A value expressed using an encoding scheme will thus be a token selected from a controlled vocabulary (e.g., a term from a classification system or set of subject headings) or a string formatted in accordance with a formal notation (e.g., "2000-01-01" as the standard expression of a date). If an encoding scheme is not understood by a client or agent, the value may still be useful to a human reader.

In some cases, encoding schemes not yet registered are indicated. These will be registered and/or approved by the DCMI Usage Board as DC Encoding Schemes in the future.

Has Encoding Scheme The described term is qualified by the referenced encoding scheme.
Obligation Indicates whether the element is required to always or sometimes be present. In this application profile the obligation can be: mandatory (M), mandatory if applicable (MA), strongly recommended (R) or optional (O). Mandatory ensures that some of the elements are always supported and mandatory if applicable means that this element must be supported if the information is available. An element with a mandatory obligation must have a value. The strongly recommended and the optional elements should be filled with a value if the information is appropriate to the given resource but if not, they may be omitted.
Occurence Indicates any limit to the repeatability of the element.

3. Table of Contents

General notes, open questions regarding all/some elements, ...

Encoding Schemes:

General notes regarding all elements:

4. DC-Library Application Profile

Name of Term title
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title
Label Title
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition A name given to the resource
DC-Lib Definition -
Source Comments

Typically, a title will be a name by which the resource is formally known.

DC-Lib Comments A parallel/transliterated title is considered a main title, i.e. the Title element is repeated.

Either a title or identifier is mandatory. If no title is available, best practice is to give a constructed title, derive a title from the resource or supply [no title]. If using qualified Dublin Core, an element refinement for titles other than the main title(s) should be included.

Retain initial articles and use local sorting algorithms based on language. A language qualifier may be used to indicate language of title if appropriate. (For example, see: Initial Definite and Indefinite Articles for a list of articles in various languages).

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By alternative
Has Encoding Scheme

 

Obligation M
Occurence  

Name of Term alternative
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/alternative
Label Alternative
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition Any form of the title used as a substitute or alternative to the formal title of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition -
Source Comments

This qualifier can include Title abbreviations as well as translations.

DC-Lib Comments

Assigned title such as uniform or key title is Alternative.

Best practice is to use this element refinement for titles other than the main title.

Retain initial articles and use local sorting algorithms based on language. A language qualifier may be used to indicate language of title if appropriate. (For example, see: Initial Definite and Indefinite Articles for a list of articles in various languages)

Type of term element refinement
Refines title
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

 

Obligation R
Occurence  

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Name of Term creator
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator
Label Creator
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition An entity primarily responsible for making the content of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition An entity with a primary role in the creation of the intellectual or artistic content of the resource.
Source Comments

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.

DC-Lib Comments

This term should not be refined with a role. A subset of terms taken from the Library of Congress list of Relators have been approved as role refinements for Contributor (http://www.loc.gov/marc/sourcecode/relator/relatorlist.html). URIs will be provided when available. The DCMI Usage Board has disapproved the idea of structured values to provide more information about the creator - it should be in a description for another resource.

Creator and Contributor may be conflated with Creator being used as a refinement of Contributor.

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

 

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term contributor
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/contributor
Label Contributor
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition An entity responsible for making contributions to the content of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition -
Source Comments 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.
DC-Lib Comments

A subset of terms taken from the Library of Congress list of Relators have been approved as role refinements for Contributor (http://www.loc.gov/marc/sourcecode/relator/relatorlist.html). URIs will be provided when available. The DCMI Usage Board has disapproved the idea of structured values to provide more information about a contributor - it should be in a description for another resource.

Creator and Contributor may be conflated with Creator being used as a refinement of Contributor.

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

Role list (http://www.loc.gov/...)

Obligation MA
Occurence  

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Name of Term publisher
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/publisher
Label Publisher
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition An entity responsible for making the resource available.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments 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.
DC-Lib Comments

A subset of terms taken from the Library of Congress list of Relators has been approved for use as role refinements of Publisher if applicable (http://www.loc.gov/marc/sourcecode/relator/relatorlist.html). URIs will be provided when available. The DCMI Usage Board has disapproved the idea of structured values to provide more information about the publisher - it should be in a description for another resource.

Although some applications may wish to conflate Creator, Contributor and Publisher, DC-Lib maintains the distinction between Creator and Contributor (which may be conflated) and Publisher. If the elements are conflated and Publisher used as an element refinement for Contributor, the resulting element would be mapped to DC.Publisher.

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

Role list (http://www.loc.gov/...)

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term subject
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
Label Subject
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The topic of the content of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments 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.
DC-Lib Comments

If a geographic or temporal aspect is recorded use the element Coverage. It may also be repeated in Subject if desired. If there is a subject string with elements in addition to a geographic, include the entire string in Subject with geographic element also in Coverage.

It is highly recommended that either freetext or controlled vocabulary be supplied as element Subject in the metadata where appropriate and feasible. It is also recommended that a controlled vocabulary be used with encoding scheme specified. If no encoding scheme is specified, it is treated as keyword.

If using qualified DC, always use the encoding scheme(s) for terms from a controlled vocabulary.

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

Library of Congress Subject Headings - http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCSH

Medical Subject Headings - http://purl.org/dc/terms/MESH

Dewey Decimal Classification
- http://purl.org/dc/terms/DDC

Library of Congress Classification
- http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCC

Universal Dewey Classification
- http://purl.org/dc/terms/UDC

These are encoding schemes currently defined by DCMI. As additional schemes are registered, they will be included.

Additional encoding schemes will be registered for those used in the library domain based on the MARC list of subject and classification schemes. Including an identifier to link to a registry where all encoding schemes are defined (e.g. based on RSLP schema) needs to be explored.

Obligation MA
Occurence  

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Name of Term description
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
Label Description
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition An account of the content of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments 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.
DC-Lib Comments It is permitted to link one or more external descriptions using a URI, but to facilitate keyword indexing of the content of the description, it is recommended that a text description also be included.
Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By Abstract, tableOfContents
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

Obligation R
Occurence  

Name of Term abstract
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/abstract
Label Abstract
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition An account of the content of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments Use text (and not only a URL) to describe the resource.
Type of term element refinement
Refines Description
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

Obligation R
Occurence  

Name of Term tableOfContents
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/tableOfContents
Label Table Of Contents
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition A list of subunits of the content of the resource
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments Use text (and not only a URL) to describe the resource.
Type of term element refinement
Refines Description
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

Obligation R
Occurence  

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Name of Term date
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Label Date
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition A date associated with an event in the life cycle of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments 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.
DC-Lib Comments

Recommend use of an element refinement for type of Date. Recommend that dates be encoded:
1) using W3C-DTF (a profile of ISO 8601 structured with hyphens),
2) using ISO 8601 (structured without hyphens), or
3) supplied as free text that does not take the form of a string of numerals (with or without hyphens).
The second option, ISO 8601 (without hyphens), is preferred.

It is acceptable to use widely-recognised practice such as day-month-year where the day and year are represented with numerals and month with a name or standard abbreviation (e.g., "1 January 2002" or "1 Jan 2002"). Avoid the use of potentially ambiguous date representations such as DD/MM/YY or MM/DD/YY (e.g., "04/05/05")

It may be desirable to establish a DC-Lib encoding scheme or profile of ISO 8601 to cover B.C.E. dates, questionable and approximate dates. A date working group has been established to progress these issues.

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By Created, Valid, Available, Issued, Modified
Has Encoding Scheme

ISO 8601(without hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO8601

W3C-DTF (with hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF

Obligation MA
Occurence  

Name of Term created
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/created
Label Created
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition Date of creation of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments Use for the creation of the intellectual content.
Type of term element refinement
Refines Date
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

ISO 8601(without hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO8601

W3C-DTF (with hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF

Obligation MA
Occurence This qualified element should not be repeated except when giving date created using more than one encoding scheme.

Name of Term valid
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/valid
Label Valid
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition Date (often a range) of validity of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments  
Type of term element refinement
Refines Date
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

ISO 8601(without hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO8601

W3C-DTF (with hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term available
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/available
Label Available
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition Date (often a range) that the resource will become or did become available.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments  
Type of term element refinement
Refines Date
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

ISO 8601(without hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO8601

W3C-DTF (with hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term issued
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
Label Issued
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition Date of formal issurance (e.g. publication) of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments Use for the instantiation.
Type of term element refinement
Refines Date
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

ISO 8601(without hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO8601

W3C-DTF (with hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF

Obligation MA
Occurence  

Name of Term modified
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
Label Modified
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition Date on which resource was changed.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments  
Type of term element refinement
Refines Date
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

ISO 8601(without hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO8601

W3C-DTF (with hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term dateCopyrighted
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateCopyrighted
Label Date Copyrighted
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition Date of copyright statement.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

Decision by DCMI Usage Board May 2002.

Recommend use if: 1) the value is different from Issued or Created, or 2) the copyright date is known but no value is supplied for Issued or Created. If same date is used for issued and copyright date, use only Issued.

Type of term element refinement
Refines Date
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

ISO 8601(without hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO8601

W3C-DTF (with hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term dateSubmitted
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateSubmitted
Label Date Submitted
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition Date of submission of the resource (e.g. thesis, articles, etc.).
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

Decision by DCMI Usage Board in May 2002.

Recommended for theses and dissertations.

Type of term element refinement
Refines Date
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

ISO 8601(without hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO8601

W3C-DTF (with hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term dateAccepted
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateAccepted
Label Date Accepted
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition Date of acceptance of the resource (e.g. of thesis by university department/institution, of article by journal, etc.).
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

Decision by DCMI Usage Board in May 2002.

Recommended for theses and dissertations.

Type of term element refinement
Refines Date
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

ISO 8601(without hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO8601

W3C-DTF (with hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term dateCaptured
Term URI http://www.loc.gov/mods/
Label Date Captured
Defined By  
Source Definition  
DC-Lib Definition Date that the resource was captured.
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

This includes the date that a snapshot of the resource was taken (particularly for dynamic resources) if different from Date.Created.

Use existing element <dateCaptured> under <publicationInfo> in the Metadata Object Description Schema.

Decision by DCMI Usage Board in May 2002.

Best practice is to use as a machine-processible date (ISO 8601 without hyphens or W3CDTF with hyphens).

Type of term element refinement
Refines Date
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

ISO 8601(without hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO8601

W3C-DTF (with hyphens) - http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF

Obligation O
Occurence  

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Name of Term type
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type
Label Resource Type
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The nature or genre of the content of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments 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 list of DCMI Types). To describe the physical or digital manifestation of the resource, use the Format element.
DC-Lib Comments

Use a controlled list and identify the source with encoding scheme.

Recommended that at least one value from DCMI-Type be supplied for a high level category.

Use a controlled list and identify the source with encoding scheme.

Consider registering values defined in the MARC list of sources as encoding schemes as well as any others that are identified as useful.

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

DCMIType - http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
The DCMI Type Vocabulary is a list of types used to categorize the nature or genre of the content of the resource. See also http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/

Values from MARC list of sources to be registered as encoding schemes

Art & Architecture thesaurus - http://www.loc.gov/marc/source/aat
Thesaurus for graphic materials - http://www.loc.gov/marc/source/gmgpc
(Note: These URIs established by LOC are subject to confirmation).

Obligation O
Occurence Type may be repeated for each encoding scheme used.

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Name of Term format
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
Label Format
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The physical or digital manifestation of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments 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).
DC-Lib Comments Use this element primarily for IMT. Recommended for electronic resources.
Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By Extent, Medium
Has Encoding Scheme

IMT - http://purl.org/dc/terms/IMT
The Internet media type of the resource.
See also: http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/media-types

Obligation R
Occurence  

Name of Term extent
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/extent
Label Extent
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The size or duration of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments  
Type of term element refinement
Refines Format
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

 

Similar to  
Obligation O
Datatype  
Occurence  

Name of Term medium
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/medium
Label Medium
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The material or physical carrier of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments Used to specify the medium of the physical carrier of a resource. Format without an element refinement qualifier should be used to specify the electronic format of the resource, using the encoding scheme IMT. Format should be repeated if both are applicable (e.g. a PDF file on CD).
Type of term element refinement
Refines Format
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

IMT - http://purl.org/dc/terms/IMT
The Internet media type of the resource.
See also: http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/media-types

Obligation O
Occurence  

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Name of Term identifier
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier
Label Identifier
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments Recommended best practice is to identify the resource by means of a string or number conforming to a formal identification system. Example of 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).
DC-Lib Comments

Standard identifier: Provide at least one standard identifier from a standard scheme (e.g., URL, ISBN, etc.) if one or more standard identifiers have been assigned to the resource and are known to the metadata agency.

Unique-resource identifier: Provide applicable identifiers assigned to one-of-a-kind resources (such as accession numbers assigned to items in a museum collection) if one or more of this class of identifiers have been assigned to the resource and are known to the metadata agency. If the structure of the identifier (e.g., all numerals) is potentially ambiguous it is recommended that the associated agencies' name be included as part of the identifier element.

Citation: Provide a citation if no standard identifier is assigned and a formal citation is a common means of identifying the resource being described (e.g., a journal article).

Use the element Identifier on a more abstract level; identifier for local library holdings like call number could be put into the DC-Lib element Location.

(OpenURL may be registered as an encoding scheme).

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By bibliographicCitation
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

If not expressed by URI - SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes, URIs will be provided when available.

Note: SICI and DOI may be registered as "info" URI schemes.

Obligation MA
Occurence  

Name of Term bibliographicCitation
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/bibliographicCitation
Label Bibliographic Citation
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition A bibliographic reference for the resource.
DC-Lib Definition Bibliographic citation information for a journal article, or similar bibliographic resource
Source Comments 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.
DC-Lib Comments A draft version of "Guidelines for encoding bibliographic citations in DC metadata" can be found at http://epub.mimas.ac.uk/DC/dc-citation-guidelines/.
Type of term element refinement
Refines identifier
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

 

Obligation O
Occurence  

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Name of Term source
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/source
Label Source
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition A Reference to a resource from which the present resource is derived.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments The present resource may be derived from the Source resource in whole or in part. Recommended best practice is to reference the Source resource by means of a string or number conforming to a formal identification system.
DC-Lib Comments

A constructed or derived ID of a local nature may be supplied, including a specification of the supplying organisation, in the absence of a globally unique one.

Use only when the described resource is the result of digitization of non-digital originals. Otherwise, use Relation.

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes (these may also be expressed as URIs). URI will be provided when available.

In the absence of a globally unique Identifier, a constructed or derived one of a local nature can be supplied, including a specification of the supplying organisation.

(Consider registering OpenURL as an encoding scheme).

Obligation O
Occurence  

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Name of Term language
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language
Label Language
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition A language of the intellectual content of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments 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
DC-Lib Comments

Language code may be used as a value for the Language qualifier to any DCMES element.

Recommend codes rather than text, taken from ISO 639-2 bibliographic codes. Mandatory if applicable means if there is any spoken or written text, supply.

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

ISO639-2 - DCMI approved encoding scheme. Use of the ISO 639-2 bibliographic code is preferred. A mapping is available at http://lcweb.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/englangn.html.

RFC 1766 - This scheme has been replaced by RFC 3066, which allows for a code from ISO 639-2 when there is no corresponding ISO 639-1 code. RFC 3066 is being registered as a DCMI approved scheme.

RFC 3066 - 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.

Obligation MA (ISO 639-2), O (RFC 1766, RFC 3066)
Occurence  

Name of Term relation
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Label Relation
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition A reference to a related resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments Recommended best practice is to reference the resource by means of a string or number conforming to a formal identification system.
DC-Lib Comments

Relation without qualifier is optional; where it is qualified the recommendation for the qualifier should be followed.

If using qualifiers, use the most specific one that is applicable.

When no Identifier is available, a bibliographic description may be constructed. Future work will involve developing guidelines.

Recommended use with qualifiers in certain situations:
- When documents in hand are parts of "host documents" (e.g. journal, monographic series) and when there is no citation information in DC identifier.
- When documents in hand are revisions or reformatted issues of earlier publications and information on these are readily available.

OpenURL may be registered as an encoding scheme.

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By isVersionOf, isFormatOf, hasFormat, isReplacedBy, Replaces, isPartOf, hasPart, Requires, isReferencedBy, References
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

If not expressed by URI - SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes (these may also be expressed as URIs).
http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/current-schemes/

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term isVersionOf
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/isVersionOf
Label Is Version Of
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The described resource is a version, edition, or adaptation of the referenced resource. Changes in version implies substantive changes in content rather than differences in format.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

Do not include qualifier HasVersion, since this implies that it is clear which came first.

Future work includes possibly identifying a need for HasVersion.

Type of term element refinement
Refines Relation
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

If not expressed by URI - SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes (these may also be expressed as URIs).
http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/current-schemes/

Obligation R
Occurence  

Name of Term isFormatOf
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/isFormatOf
Label Is Format Of
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The described resource is the same intellectual content of the referenced resource, but presented in another format.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

Use when there are alternative formats and it is not clear which preceded the other.

Type of term element refinement
Refines Relation
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

If not expressed by URI - SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes (these may also be expressed as URIs).
http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/current-schemes/

Obligation R
Occurence  

Name of Term hasFormat
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasFormat
Label Has Format
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The described resource pre-existed the referenced resource, which is essentially the same intellectual content presented in another format.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

Use only when the described resource references alternative physical formats. Example is the metadata for a home page for a dissertation that references that dissertation in various alternative formats (e.g. PDF, Postscript, etc.)

Type of term element refinement
Refines Relation
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

If not expressed by URI - SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes (these may also be expressed as URIs).
http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/current-schemes/

Obligation R
Occurence  

Name of Term isReplacedBy
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/isReplacedBy
Label Is Replaced By
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The described resource is supplanted, displaced, or superceded by the referenced resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

Used for succeeding version.

Type of term element refinement
Refines Relation
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI

If not expressed by URI - SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes (these may also be expressed as URIs).
http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/current-schemes/

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term replaces
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/replaces
Label Replaces
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The described resource supplants, displaces, or supersedes the referenced resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

Used for preceding version.

Type of term element refinement
Refines Relation
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

If not expressed by URI - SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes (these may also be expressed as URIs).
http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/current-schemes/

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term isPartOf
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/isPartOf
Label Is Part Of
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The described resource is a physical or logical part of the referenced resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

Recommended use when documents in hand are parts of "host documents" (e.g. journal, monographic series) and when there is no citation information in DC identifier (if used by Citation WG).

Type of term element refinement
Refines Relation
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

If not expressed by URI - SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes (these may also be expressed as URIs).
http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/current-schemes/

Obligation R
Occurence  

Name of Term

hasPart

Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasPart
Label Has Part
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The described resource includes the referenced resource either physically or logically.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

 

Type of term element refinement
Refines Relation
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

If not expressed by URI - SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes (these may also be expressed as URIs).
http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/current-schemes/

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term requires
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/requires
Label Requires
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The described resource requires the referenced resource to support its function, delivery, or coherence of content.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

 

Type of term element refinement
Refines Relation
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

If not expressed by URI - SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes (these may also be expressed as URIs).
http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/current-schemes/

Obligation R
Occurence  

Name of Term isReferencedBy
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/isReferencedBy
Label Is Referenced By
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The described resource is referenced, cited, or otherwise pointed to by the referenced resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

May be of limited use in terms of later resources referencing the initial resource, but may be useful to link to a major review or assessing essay.

Type of term element refinement
Refines Relation
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

If not expressed by URI - SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes (these may also be expressed as URIs).
http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/current-schemes/

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term references
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
Label References
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The described resource references, cites, or otherwise points to the referenced resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

May be of limited use except for other resources that are far reaching or thorough criticisms. Not appropriate, for example, to include all references from the bibliography of the described resource in repeated Relation. References tags

Type of term element refinement
Refines Relation
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

If not expressed by URI - SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier), ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), DOI (Digital Object Identifier). To be registered as encoding schemes (these may also be expressed as URIs).
http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/current-schemes/

Obligation O
Occurence  

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Name of Term coverage
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
Label Coverage
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition The extent or scope of the content of the resource
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments 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.
DC-Lib Comments Use Coverage with qualifier Spatial or Temporal; use of unqualified Coverage is discouraged in qualified DC.
Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By Spatial, Temporal
Has Encoding Scheme

See Source Comments above.

Obligation O
Occurence  

Name of Term spatial
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/spatial
Label Spatial
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition Spatial characteristics of the intellectual content of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments

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.

DC-Lib Comments

Use this element for geographic coverage. The value of this element may also be included in Subject if desired.

There is a need to evaluate DCMI Box and DCMI Point as for their usefulness for libraries and how they relate to current library practices for recording cartographic data.

Type of term element refinement
Refines Coverage
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

DCMI Point - http://purl.org/dc/terms/Point
ISO 3166 - http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO3166
DCMI Box - http://purl.org/dc/terms/Box
TGN - http://purl.org/dc/terms/TGN

Use Library of Congress URI for MARC Geographic Area Codes, MARC Country Codes e.g. http://www.loc.gov/MARC.GAC

Obligation MA
Occurence  

Name of Term temporal
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/temporal
Label Temporal
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition Temporal characteristics of the intellectual content of the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments

Coverage will typically include temporal period. Recommended best practice is to select a value from a controlled vocabulary.

DC-Lib Comments

The value of this element may also be included in Subject if desired.

Prefer standard representation of date/time values in both DC.Date and
dc.coverage.temporal, although textual descriptions may also be used.

Type of term element refinement
Refines Coverage
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

DCMI Period - http://purl.org/dc/terms/Period
W3C-DTF - http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF

Obligation MA
Occurence  

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Name of Term rights
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
Label Rights
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition Information about rights held in and over the resource.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments 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.
DC-Lib Comments Need to determine how to use for library applications; there is ongoing discussion on rights metadata in various applications.
Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

URI - http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI

Obligation R if applicable (if there are encumbrances)
Occurence  

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Name of Term audience
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
Label Audience
Defined By http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Source Definition A class of entity for whom the resource is intended or useful.
DC-Lib Definition  
Source Comments A class of entity may be determined by the creator or the publisher or by a third party.
DC-Lib Comments

Approved by DCMI Usage Board October 2001.

Need to evaluate whether any refinements or encoding scheme(s) are appropriate for DC-Lib use. MARC target audience codes may be considered.

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

See DC-Lib comment

Obligation O
Occurence  

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Name of Term edition
Term URI http://www.loc.gov/mods
Label Edition
Defined By  
Source Definition  
DC-Lib Definition Information designating the version or edition of a work.
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

Being able to specify the version or edition of a given work is often critical to successful resource discovery and identification to determine whether a resource is the same as another one. This is particularly important for resources that change frequently. This is not to be used for versions in the sense of different physical formats (e.g. the PDF version of a textual resource).
Use existing element <edition> under <publicationInfo> in the Metadata Object Description Schema

Decision by DCMI Usage Board in May 2002.

This element will generally not be repeated. Element should be included if necessary for identification.

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

 

Obligation R
Occurence  

Name of Term location
Term URI http://www.loc.gov/mods
Label Location
Defined By  
Source Definition  
DC-Lib Definition Identifies the organization holding the resource or from which access is obtained.
Source Comments  
DC-Lib Comments

Use for a physical location that allows the user to retrieve the item when a URI is not appropriate (e.g. for physical items not available electronically). This also facilitates access if the URI doesn't retrieve anything or only a poor substitute. Can also contain further identification within a location such as call number, accession number.

Use existing element <location> in the Metadata Object Description Schema

Decision by DCMI Usage Board in May 2002.

Type of term element
Refines  
Refined By  
Has Encoding Scheme

MARC Code list for Organizations - http://www.loc.gov/marc/organizations/

Need to evaluate other encoding schemes, including ISO/DIS 15511.3 (International Standard Identifier for Libraries and Related Organizations (ISIL)). May also want to investigate a URI to an entry in an authority file.

Obligation MA
Occurence  

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Encoding Schemes

Name of Term Box
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/Box
Label DCMI Box
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition The DCMI Box identifies a region of space using its geographic limits.
Comments  
See Also http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-box/
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Spatial

Name of Term DCMIType
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
Label DCMI Type Vocabulary
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition A list of types used to categorize the nature or genre of the content of the resource.
Comments  
See Also http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Type

Name of Term DDC
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/DDC
Label DDC
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition Dewey Decimal Classification
Comments  
See Also http://www.oclc.org/dewey/
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Subject

Name of Term DOI
Term URI URI will be provided when available
Label DOI
Defined By  
Definition Digital Object Identifier
Comments May be registered as "info" URI scheme.
See Also http://www.doi.org/
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Identifier, Source, IsVersionOf, IsFormatOf, HasFormat, IsReplacedBy, Replaces, IsPartOf, HasPart, Requires, IsReferencedBy, References

Name of Term IMT
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/IMT
Label IMT
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition The Internet media type of the resource.
Comments  
See Also http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/media-types
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Format, Medium

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Name of Term ISBN
Term URI URI will be provided when available
Label ISBN
Defined By  
Definition International Standard Book Number
Comments  
See Also http://www.isbn.org/standards/home/isbn/international/index.asp
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Identifier, Source, IsVersionOf, IsFormatOf, HasFormat, IsReplacedBy, Replaces, IsPartOf, HasPart, Requires, IsReferencedBy, References

Name of Term ISO3166
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO3166
Label ISO 3166
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition ISO 3166 Codes for the representation of names of countries.
Comments  
See Also http://www.din.de/gremien/nas/nabd/iso3166ma/codlstp1/index.html
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Spatial

Name of Term ISO639-2
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO639-2
Label ISO 639-2
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition ISO 639-2: Codes for the representation of names of languages
Comments  
See Also http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Language

Name of Term ISO8601
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO8601
Label ISO 8601
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition  
Comments  
See Also  
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Date, Created, Valid, Available, Issued, Modified, DateCopyrighted, DateSubmitted, DateAccepted, DateCaptured

Name of Term ISSN
Term URI URI will be provided when available
Label ISSN
Defined By  
Definition International Standard Serial Number
Comments  
See Also http://www.issn.org:8080/pub/
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Identifier, Source, IsVersionOf, IsFormatOf, HasFormat, IsReplacedBy, Replaces, IsPartOf, HasPart, Requires, IsReferencedBy, References

Name of Term LCC
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCC
Label LCC
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition Library of Congress Classification
Comments  
See Also http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Subject

Name of Term LCSH
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCSH
Label LCSH
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition Library of Congress Subject Headings
Comments  
See Also http://lcweb.loc.gov/cds/lcsh.html
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Subject

Name of Term MESH
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/MESH
Label MESH
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition Medical Subject Headings
Comments  
See Also http://nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Subject

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Name of Term Period
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/Period
Label DCMI Period
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition A specification of the limits of a time interval.
Comments  
See Also http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-period/
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Temporal

Name of Term Point
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/Point
Label DCMI Point
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition The DCMI Point identifies a point in space using its geographic coordinates.
Comments  
See Also http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-point/
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Spatial

Name of Term RFC3066
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC3066
Label RFC3066
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
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.
Comments  
See Also http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3066.txt
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Language

Name of Term SICI
Term URI URI will be provided when available
Label SICI
Defined By  
Definition Serial Item and Contributor Identifier
Comments May be registered as "info" URI scheme.
See Also http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/SICI/
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Identifier, Source, IsVersionOf, IsFormatOf, HasFormat, IsReplacedBy, Replaces, IsPartOf, HasPart, Requires, IsReferencedBy, References

Name of Term TGN
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/TGN
Label TGN
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
Comments  
See Also http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Spatial

Name of Term UDC
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/UDC
Label UDC
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition Universal Decimal Classification
Comments  
See Also http://www.udcc.org/
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Subject

Name of Term URI
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
Label URI
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition A URI uniform resource identifier.
Comments  
See Also http://www.itef.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Description, Identifier, Source, Relation, Rights, Abstract, TableOfContents, IsVersionOf, IsFormatOf, HasFormat, IsReplacedBy, Replaces, IsPartOf, HasPart, Requires, IsReferencedBy, References

Name of Term W3CDTF
Term URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF
Label W3C-DTF
Defined By http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition W3C encoding rules for dates and times - a profile based on ISO 8601.
Comments  
See Also http://www.w3c.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
Type of term encoding scheme
Encoding Scheme For Date, Created, Valid, Available, Issued, Modified, DateCopyrighted, DateSubmitted, DateAccepted, DateCaptured, Temporal

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5. Acknowledgements

Thanks to all members of the DC-Libraries Application Profile drafting committee who participated in the first draft of this application profile. Thanks to Nicki Clegg of Web Services Delivery Unit, the British Library, for her work in re-formatting the profile. This revision is based on decisions made by the Usage Board in 2003 and Working Group discussion.

Members of the working group:

Ann Apps (University of Manchester)
Olga Barysheva (National Library of Russia)
Diane Boehr (National Library of Medicine)
Priscilla Caplan (Florida Center for Library Automation
Warwick Cathro (National Library of Australia)
Ann Chapman (UKOLN)
Hsueh-hua Chen (National Taiwan University)
Eric Childress (OCLC)
Robina Clayphan (British Library)
Monika Cremer (University of Goettingen)
Stina Degerstedt (Koniglige Bibliotek, Sweden)
Ricky Erway (Research Libraries Group)
Carolyn Guinchard (University of Alberta)
Rebecca Guenther (Library of Congress)
Susan Haigh (National Library of Canada)
Sten Hedberg (Uppsala University Library)
Rachel Heery (UKOLN)
Christel Hengel (Deutsch Bibliothek)
Diane Hillmann (Cornell University
Noriko Kando (NII)
Wei Liu (Shanghai Library)
Lynn Marko (University of Michigan)
Heike Neuroth (University of Goettingen)
Trudi Noordermeer (Royal Library of the Netherlands)
Marianne Peereboom (Royal Library of the Netherlands)
Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Library and Information Science, Japan)
Stuart Weibel (DCMI)
Robin Wendler (Harvard University)
Mary Woodley (California State University, Northridge)

6. Major changes since last update

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