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DCMI Metadata Terms

Title: DCMI Metadata Terms
Creator: DCMI Usage Board
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/documents/2010/10/11/dcmi-terms/
Date Issued: 2010-10-11
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/documents/2008/01/14/dcmi-terms/
Translations: Norwegian
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 properties, vocabulary encoding schemes, syntax encoding schemes, and classes.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and Definitions
  2. Properties in the /terms/ namespace
  3. Properties in the legacy /elements/1.1/ namespace
  4. Vocabulary Encoding Schemes
  5. Syntax Encoding Schemes
  6. Classes
  7. DCMI Type Vocabulary
  8. Terms related to the DCMI Abstract Model

Index of Terms

Properties in the /terms/ namespace abstract, accessRights, accrualMethod, accrualPeriodicity, accrualPolicy, alternative, audience, available, bibliographicCitation, conformsTo, contributor, coverage, created, creator, date, dateAccepted, dateCopyrighted, dateSubmitted, description, educationLevel, extent, format, hasFormat, hasPart, hasVersion, identifier, instructionalMethod, isFormatOf, isPartOf, isReferencedBy, isReplacedBy, isRequiredBy, issued, isVersionOf, language, license, mediator, medium, modified, provenance, publisher, references, relation, replaces, requires, rights, rightsHolder, source, spatial, subject, tableOfContents, temporal, title, type, valid
Properties in the legacy /elements/1.1/ namespace contributor, coverage, creator, date, description, format, identifier, language, publisher, relation, rights, source, subject, title, type
Vocabulary Encoding Schemes DCMIType, DDC, IMT, LCC, LCSH, MESH, NLM, TGN, UDC
Syntax Encoding Schemes Box, ISO3166, ISO639-2, ISO639-3, Period, Point, RFC1766, RFC3066, RFC4646, RFC5646, URI, W3CDTF
Classes Agent, AgentClass, BibliographicResource, FileFormat, Frequency, Jurisdiction, LicenseDocument, LinguisticSystem, Location, LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction, MediaType, MediaTypeOrExtent, MethodOfAccrual, MethodOfInstruction, PeriodOfTime, PhysicalMedium, PhysicalResource, Policy, ProvenanceStatement, RightsStatement, SizeOrDuration, Standard

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. Included are the fifteen terms of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, which have also been published as IETF RFC 5013 [RFC5013], ANSI/NISO Standard Z39.85-2007 [NISOZ3985], and ISO Standard 15836:2009 [ISO15836].

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

Name: A token appended to the URI of a DCMI namespace to create the URI of the term.
Label: The human-readable label assigned to the term.
URI: The Uniform Resource Identifier used to uniquely identify a term.
Definition: A statement that represents the concept and essential nature of the term.
Type of Term: The type of term as described in the DCMI Abstract Model [DCAM].

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

Comment: Additional information about the term or its application.
See: Authoritative documentation related to the term.
References: A resource referenced in the Definition or Comment.
Refines: A Property of which the described term is a Sub-Property.
Broader Than: A Class of which the described term is a Super-Class.
Narrower Than: A Class of which the described term is a Sub-Class.
Has Domain: A Class of which a resource described by the term is an Instance.
Has Range: A Class of which a value described by the term is an Instance.
Member Of: An enumerated set of resources (Vocabulary Encoding Scheme) of which the term is a Member.
Instance Of: A Class of which the described term is an instance.
Version: A specific historical description of a term.
Equivalent Property: A Property to which the described term is equivalent.

The current release of "DCMI Metadata Terms" reflects editorial changes approved since January 2008, notably:

These changes are described more fully in the document "Maintenance changes to DCMI Metadata Terms" [REVISIONS].

This document reflects the terminology used in the DCMI Abstract Model [DCAM]. Further information about change history is documented in "DCMI Metadata Terms: A complete historical record" [HISTORY]. DCMI maintains a Web page with pointers to known translations of semantic specifications and related DCMI documents [TRANSLATIONS]

References

[DCAM] http://dublincore.org/documents/2007/06/04/abstract-model/
[HISTORY] http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/
[ISO15836] http://www.iso.org/iso/search.htm?qt=15836&searchSubmit=Search&sort=rel&type=simple&published=on
[NAMESPACE] http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-namespace/
[NISOZ3985] http://www.niso.org/standards/z39-85-2007/
[REVISIONS] http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/2010/dcterms-changes/
[RFC5013] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5013.txt
[TRANSLATIONS] http://dublincore.org/resources/translations/

Section 2: Properties in the /terms/ namespace

Term Name: abstract
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/abstract
Label: Abstract
Definition: A summary of the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#abstract-003
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 policies.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/rights
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RightsStatement
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#accessRights-002
Term Name: accrualMethod
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/accrualMethod
Label: Accrual Method
Definition: The method by which items are added to a collection.
Type of Term: Property
Has Domain: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MethodOfAccrual
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#accrualMethod-003
Term Name: accrualPeriodicity
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/accrualPeriodicity
Label: Accrual Periodicity
Definition: The frequency with which items are added to a collection.
Type of Term: Property
Has Domain: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Frequency
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#accrualPeriodicity-003
Term Name: accrualPolicy
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/accrualPolicy
Label: Accrual Policy
Definition: The policy governing the addition of items to a collection.
Type of Term: Property
Has Domain: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Policy
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#accrualPolicy-003
Term Name: alternative
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/alternative
Label: Alternative Title
Definition: An alternative name for the resource.
Comment: The distinction between titles and alternative titles is application-specific.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#alternative-003
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
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.
Type of Term: Property
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/AgentClass
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#audience-003
Term Name: available
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/available
Label: Date Available
Definition: Date (often a range) that the resource became or will become available.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#available-003
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.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/identifier
Has Domain: http://purl.org/dc/terms/BibliographicResource
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#bibliographicCitation-002
Term Name: conformsTo
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/conformsTo
Label: Conforms To
Definition: An established standard to which the described resource conforms.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Standard
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#conformsTo-003
Term Name: contributor
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/contributor
Label: Contributor
Definition: An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource.
Comment: Examples of a Contributor include a person, an organization, or a service.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/contributor
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#contributorT-001
Term Name: coverage
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/coverage
Label: Coverage
Definition: The spatial or temporal topic of the resource, the spatial applicability of the resource, or the jurisdiction under which the resource is relevant.
Comment: Spatial topic and spatial applicability may be a named place or a location specified by its geographic coordinates. Temporal topic may be a named period, date, or date range. A jurisdiction may be a named administrative entity or a geographic place to which the resource applies. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Thesaurus of Geographic Names [TGN]. Where appropriate, named places or time periods can 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: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#coverageT-001
Term Name: created
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/created
Label: Date Created
Definition: Date of creation of the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#created-003
Term Name: creator
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Label: Creator
Definition: An entity primarily responsible for making the resource.
Comment: Examples of a Creator include a person, an organization, or a service.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/contributor
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#creatorT-002
EquivalentProperty: http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/maker
Term Name: date
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
Label: Date
Definition: A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource.
Comment: Date may be used to express temporal information at any level of granularity. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as the W3CDTF profile of ISO 8601 [W3CDTF].
References: [W3CDTF] http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#dateT-001
Term Name: dateAccepted
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateAccepted
Label: Date Accepted
Definition: Date of acceptance of the resource.
Comment: Examples of resources to which a Date Accepted may be relevant are a thesis (accepted by a university department) or an article (accepted by a journal).
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#dateAccepted-002
Term Name: dateCopyrighted
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateCopyrighted
Label: Date Copyrighted
Definition: Date of copyright.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#dateCopyrighted-002
Term Name: dateSubmitted
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateSubmitted
Label: Date Submitted
Definition: Date of submission of the resource.
Comment: Examples of resources to which a Date Submitted may be relevant are a thesis (submitted to a university department) or an article (submitted to a journal).
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#dateSubmitted-002
Term Name: description
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Label: Description
Definition: An account of the resource.
Comment: Description may include but is not limited to: an abstract, a table of contents, a graphical representation, or a free-text account of the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#descriptionT-001
Term Name: educationLevel
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/educationLevel
Label: Audience Education Level
Definition: A class of entity, defined in terms of progression through an educational or training context, for which the described resource is intended.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/AgentClass
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#educationLevel-002
Term Name: extent
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/extent
Label: Extent
Definition: The size or duration of the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/format
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/SizeOrDuration
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#extent-003
Term Name: format
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/format
Label: Format
Definition: The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource.
Comment: Examples of dimensions include size and duration. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the list of Internet Media Types [MIME].
References: [MIME] http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaTypeOrExtent
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#formatT-001
Term Name: hasFormat
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasFormat
Label: Has Format
Definition: A related resource that is substantially the same as the pre-existing described resource, but in another format.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#hasFormat-003
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: hasPart
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasPart
Label: Has Part
Definition: A related resource that is included either physically or logically in the described resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#hasPart-003
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: hasVersion
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasVersion
Label: Has Version
Definition: A related resource that is a version, edition, or adaptation of the described resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#hasVersion-003
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: identifier
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/identifier
Label: 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 conforming to a formal identification system.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#identifierT-001
Term Name: instructionalMethod
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/instructionalMethod
Label: Instructional Method
Definition: A process, used to engender knowledge, attitudes and skills, that the described resource is designed to support.
Comment: Instructional Method will typically include ways of presenting instructional materials or conducting instructional activities, patterns of learner-to-learner and learner-to-instructor interactions, and mechanisms by which group and individual levels of learning are measured. Instructional methods include all aspects of the instruction and learning processes from planning and implementation through evaluation and feedback.
Type of Term: Property
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MethodOfInstruction
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#instructionalMethod-002
Term Name: isFormatOf
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isFormatOf
Label: Is Format Of
Definition: A related resource that is substantially the same as the described resource, but in another format.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#isFormatOf-003
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: isPartOf
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isPartOf
Label: Is Part Of
Definition: A related resource in which the described resource is physically or logically included.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#isPartOf-003
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: isReferencedBy
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isReferencedBy
Label: Is Referenced By
Definition: A related resource that references, cites, or otherwise points to the described resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#isReferencedBy-003
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: isReplacedBy
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isReplacedBy
Label: Is Replaced By
Definition: A related resource that supplants, displaces, or supersedes the described resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#isReplacedBy-003
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: isRequiredBy
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isRequiredBy
Label: Is Required By
Definition: A related resource that requires the described resource to support its function, delivery, or coherence.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#isRequiredBy-003
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: issued
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
Label: Date Issued
Definition: Date of formal issuance (e.g., publication) of the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#issued-003
Term Name: isVersionOf
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isVersionOf
Label: Is Version Of
Definition: A related resource of which the described resource is a version, edition, or adaptation.
Comment: Changes in version imply substantive changes in content rather than differences in format.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#isVersionOf-003
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: language
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/language
Label: Language
Definition: A language of the resource.
Comment: Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as RFC 4646 [RFC4646].
References: [RFC4646] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4646.txt
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LinguisticSystem
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#languageT-001
Term Name: license
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
Label: License
Definition: A legal document giving official permission to do something with the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/rights
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LicenseDocument
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#license-002
Term Name: mediator
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/mediator
Label: Mediator
Definition: An entity that mediates access to the resource and for whom the resource is intended or useful.
Comment: In an educational context, a mediator might be a parent, teacher, teaching assistant, or care-giver.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/AgentClass
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#mediator-003
Term Name: medium
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/medium
Label: Medium
Definition: The material or physical carrier of the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/format
Has Domain: http://purl.org/dc/terms/PhysicalResource
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/PhysicalMedium
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#medium-003
Term Name: modified
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
Label: Date Modified
Definition: Date on which the resource was changed.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#modified-003
Term Name: provenance
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/provenance
Label: Provenance
Definition: A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the resource since its creation that are significant for its authenticity, integrity, and interpretation.
Comment: The statement may include a description of any changes successive custodians made to the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ProvenanceStatement
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#provenance-002
Term Name: publisher
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Label: Publisher
Definition: An entity responsible for making the resource available.
Comment: Examples of a Publisher include a person, an organization, or a service.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/publisher
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#publisherT-001
Term Name: references
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
Label: References
Definition: A related resource that is referenced, cited, or otherwise pointed to by the described resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#references-003
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: relation
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Label: Relation
Definition: A related resource.
Comment: Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#relationT-001
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: replaces
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/replaces
Label: Replaces
Definition: A related resource that is supplanted, displaced, or superseded by the described resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#replaces-003
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: requires
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/requires
Label: Requires
Definition: A related resource that is required by the described resource to support its function, delivery, or coherence.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#requires-003
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: rights
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/rights
Label: Rights
Definition: Information about rights held in and over the resource.
Comment: Typically, rights information includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RightsStatement
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#rightsT-001
Term Name: rightsHolder
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/rightsHolder
Label: Rights Holder
Definition: A person or organization owning or managing rights over the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#rightsHolder-002
Term Name: source
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/source
Label: Source
Definition: A related resource from which the described resource is derived.
Comment: The described resource may be derived from the related resource in whole or in part. Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/source
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#sourceT-001
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: spatial
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/spatial
Label: Spatial Coverage
Definition: Spatial characteristics of the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/coverage
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#spatial-003
Term Name: subject
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/subject
Label: Subject
Definition: The topic of the resource.
Comment: Typically, the subject will be represented using keywords, key phrases, or classification codes. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary. To describe the spatial or temporal topic of the resource, use the Coverage element.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#subjectT-001
Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
Term Name: tableOfContents
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/tableOfContents
Label: Table Of Contents
Definition: A list of subunits of the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#tableOfContents-003
Term Name: temporal
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/temporal
Label: Temporal Coverage
Definition: Temporal characteristics of the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/coverage
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/PeriodOfTime
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#temporal-003
Term Name: title
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Label: Title
Definition: A name given to the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#titleT-002
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
Term Name: type
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/type
Label: Type
Definition: The nature or genre of the resource.
Comment: Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the DCMI Type Vocabulary [DCMITYPE]. To describe the file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource, use the Format element.
References: [DCMITYPE] http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#typeT-001
Term Name: valid
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/valid
Label: Date Valid
Definition: Date (often a range) of validity of a resource.
Type of Term: Property
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#valid-003

Section 3: Properties in the legacy /elements/1.1/ namespace

Term Name: contributor
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/contributor
Label: Contributor
Definition: An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource.
Comment: Examples of a Contributor include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Contributor should be used to indicate the entity.
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#contributor-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: coverage
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
Label: Coverage
Definition: The spatial or temporal topic of the resource, the spatial applicability of the resource, or the jurisdiction under which the resource is relevant.
Comment: Spatial topic and spatial applicability may be a named place or a location specified by its geographic coordinates. Temporal topic may be a named period, date, or date range. A jurisdiction may be a named administrative entity or a geographic place to which the resource applies. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Thesaurus of Geographic Names [TGN]. Where appropriate, named places or time periods can 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: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#coverage-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: creator
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator
Label: Creator
Definition: An entity primarily responsible for making the resource.
Comment: Examples of a Creator include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Creator should be used to indicate the entity.
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#creator-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: date
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Label: Date
Definition: A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource.
Comment: Date may be used to express temporal information at any level of granularity. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as the W3CDTF profile of ISO 8601 [W3CDTF].
References: [W3CDTF] http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#date-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: description
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
Label: Description
Definition: An account of the resource.
Comment: Description may include but is not limited to: an abstract, a table of contents, a graphical representation, or a free-text account of the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#description-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: format
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
Label: Format
Definition: The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource.
Comment: Examples of dimensions include size and duration. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the list of Internet Media Types [MIME].
References: [MIME] http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#format-007
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: identifier
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier
Label: 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 conforming to a formal identification system.
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#identifier-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: language
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language
Label: Language
Definition: A language of the resource.
Comment: Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as RFC 4646 [RFC4646].
References: [RFC4646] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4646.txt
See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4646.txt
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#language-007
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
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 organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Publisher should be used to indicate the entity.
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#publisher-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: relation
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Label: Relation
Definition: A related resource.
Comment: Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#relation-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: rights
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
Label: Rights
Definition: Information about rights held in and over the resource.
Comment: Typically, rights information includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights.
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#rights-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: source
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/source
Label: Source
Definition: A related resource from which the described resource is derived.
Comment: The described resource may be derived from the related resource in whole or in part. Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#source-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: subject
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
Label: Subject
Definition: The topic of the resource.
Comment: Typically, the subject will be represented using keywords, key phrases, or classification codes. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary. To describe the spatial or temporal topic of the resource, use the Coverage element.
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#subject-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: title
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title
Label: Title
Definition: A name given to the resource.
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#title-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
Term Name: type
URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type
Label: Type
Definition: The nature or genre of the resource.
Comment: Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the DCMI Type Vocabulary [DCMITYPE]. To describe the file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource, use the Format element.
References: [DCMITYPE] http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Type of Term: Property
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#type-006
Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.

Section 4: Vocabulary Encoding Schemes

Term Name: DCMIType
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Label: DCMI Type Vocabulary
Definition: The set of classes specified by the DCMI Type Vocabulary, used to categorize the nature or genre of the resource.
See: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
See: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#DCMIType-003
Term Name: DDC
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DDC
Label: DDC
Definition: The set of conceptual resources specified by the Dewey Decimal Classification.
See: http://www.oclc.org/dewey/
Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#DDC-003
Term Name: IMT
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/IMT
Label: IMT
Definition: The set of media types specified by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.
See: http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/
Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#IMT-004
Term Name: LCC
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCC
Label: LCC
Definition: The set of conceptual resources specified by the Library of Congress Classification.
See: http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html
Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#LCC-003
Term Name: LCSH
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCSH
Label: LCSH
Definition: The set of labeled concepts specified by the Library of Congress Subject Headings.
Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#LCSH-003
Term Name: MESH
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MESH
Label: MeSH
Definition: The set of labeled concepts specified by the Medical Subject Headings.
See: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html
Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#MESH-003
Term Name: NLM
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/NLM
Label: NLM
Definition: The set of conceptual resources specified by the National Library of Medicine Classification.
See: http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/class/
Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#NLM-002
Term Name: TGN
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/TGN
Label: TGN
Definition: The set of places specified by the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
See: http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html
Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#TGN-003
Term Name: UDC
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/UDC
Label: UDC
Definition: The set of conceptual resources specified by the Universal Decimal Classification.
See: http://www.udcc.org/
Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#UDC-003

Section 5: Syntax Encoding Schemes

Term Name: Box
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Box
Label: DCMI Box
Definition: The set of regions in space defined by their geographic coordinates according to the DCMI Box Encoding Scheme.
See: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-box/
Type of Term: Datatype
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Box-003
Term Name: ISO3166
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO3166
Label: ISO 3166
Definition: The set of codes listed in ISO 3166-1 for the representation of names of countries.
See: http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/iso3166ma/02iso-3166-code-lists/list-en1.html
Type of Term: Datatype
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#ISO3166-004
Term Name: ISO639-2
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO639-2
Label: ISO 639-2
Definition: The three-letter alphabetic codes listed in ISO639-2 for the representation of names of languages.
See: http://lcweb.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/langhome.html
Type of Term: Datatype
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#ISO639-2-003
Term Name: ISO639-3
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO639-3
Label: ISO 639-3
Definition: The set of three-letter codes listed in ISO 639-3 for the representation of names of languages.
See: http://www.sil.org/iso639-3/
Type of Term: Datatype
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#ISO639-3-001
Term Name: Period
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Period
Label: DCMI Period
Definition: The set of time intervals defined by their limits according to the DCMI Period Encoding Scheme.
See: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-period/
Type of Term: Datatype
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Period-003
Term Name: Point
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Point
Label: DCMI Point
Definition: The set of points in space defined by their geographic coordinates according to the DCMI Point Encoding Scheme.
See: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-point/
Type of Term: Datatype
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Point-003
Term Name: RFC1766
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC1766
Label: RFC 1766
Definition: The set of tags, constructed according to RFC 1766, for the identification of languages.
See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1766.txt
Type of Term: Datatype
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#RFC1766-003
Term Name: RFC3066
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC3066
Label: RFC 3066
Definition: The set of tags constructed according to RFC 3066 for the identification of languages.
Comment: RFC 3066 has been obsoleted by RFC 4646.
See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3066.txt
Type of Term: Datatype
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#RFC3066-002
Term Name: RFC4646
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC4646
Label: RFC 4646
Definition: The set of tags constructed according to RFC 4646 for the identification of languages.
Comment: RFC 4646 obsoletes RFC 3066.
See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4646.txt
Type of Term: Datatype
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#RFC4646-001
Term Name: RFC5646
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC5646
Label: RFC 5646
Definition: The set of tags constructed according to RFC 5646 for the identification of languages.
Comment: RFC 5646 obsoletes RFC 4646.
See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5646.txt
Type of Term: Datatype
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#RFC5646-001
Term Name: URI
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
Label: URI
Definition: The set of identifiers constructed according to the generic syntax for Uniform Resource Identifiers as specified by the Internet Engineering Task Force.
See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt
Type of Term: Datatype
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#URI-003
Term Name: W3CDTF
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF
Label: W3C-DTF
Definition: The set of dates and times constructed according to the W3C Date and Time Formats Specification.
See: http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
Type of Term: Datatype
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#W3CDTF-003

Section 6: Classes

Term Name: Agent
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent
Label: Agent
Definition: A resource that acts or has the power to act.
Comment: Examples of Agent include person, organization, and software agent.
Type of Term: Class
Instance Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/AgentClass
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Agent-001
Term Name: AgentClass
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/AgentClass
Label: Agent Class
Definition: A group of agents.
Comment: Examples of Agent Class include groups seen as classes, such as students, women, charities, lecturers.
Type of Term: Class
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/AgentClass
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#AgentClass-001
Term Name: BibliographicResource
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/BibliographicResource
Label: Bibliographic Resource
Definition: A book, article, or other documentary resource.
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#BibliographicResource-001
Term Name: FileFormat
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/FileFormat
Label: File Format
Definition: A digital resource format.
Comment: Examples include the formats defined by the list of Internet Media Types.
Type of Term: Class
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#FileFormat-001
Term Name: Frequency
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Frequency
Label: Frequency
Definition: A rate at which something recurs.
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Frequency-001
Term Name: Jurisdiction
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Jurisdiction
Label: Jurisdiction
Definition: The extent or range of judicial, law enforcement, or other authority.
Type of Term: Class
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Jurisdiction-001
Term Name: LicenseDocument
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LicenseDocument
Label: License Document
Definition: A legal document giving official permission to do something with a Resource.
Type of Term: Class
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RightsStatement
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#LicenseDocument-001
Term Name: LinguisticSystem
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LinguisticSystem
Label: Linguistic System
Comment: Examples include written, spoken, sign, and computer languages.
Definition: A system of signs, symbols, sounds, gestures, or rules used in communication.
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#LinguisticSystem-001
Term Name: Location
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Label: Location
Definition: A spatial region or named place.
Type of Term: Class
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Location-001
Term Name: LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
Label: Location, Period, or Jurisdiction
Definition: A location, period of time, or jurisdiction.
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction-001
Term Name: MediaType
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaType
Label: Media Type
Definition: A file format or physical medium.
Type of Term: Class
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaTypeOrExtent
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#MediaType-001
Term Name: MediaTypeOrExtent
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaTypeOrExtent
Label: Media Type or Extent
Definition: A media type or extent.
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#MediaTypeOrExtent-001
Term Name: MethodOfAccrual
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MethodOfAccrual
Label: Method of Accrual
Definition: A method by which resources are added to a collection.
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#MethodOfAccrual-001
Term Name: MethodOfInstruction
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MethodOfInstruction
Label: Method of Instruction
Definition: A process that is used to engender knowledge, attitudes, and skills.
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#MethodOfInstruction-001
Term Name: PeriodOfTime
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/PeriodOfTime
Label: Period of Time
Definition: An interval of time that is named or defined by its start and end dates.
Type of Term: Class
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#PeriodOfTime-001
Term Name: PhysicalMedium
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/PhysicalMedium
Label: Physical Medium
Definition: A physical material or carrier.
Comment: Examples include paper, canvas, or DVD.
Type of Term: Class
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#PhysicalMedium-001
Term Name: PhysicalResource
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/PhysicalResource
Label: Physical Resource
Definition: A material thing.
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#PhysicalResource-001
Term Name: Policy
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Policy
Label: Policy
Definition: A plan or course of action by an authority, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters.
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Policy-001
Term Name: ProvenanceStatement
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ProvenanceStatement
Label: Provenance Statement
Definition: A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of a resource since its creation that are significant for its authenticity, integrity, and interpretation.
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#ProvenanceStatement-001
Term Name: RightsStatement
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RightsStatement
Label: Rights Statement
Definition: A statement about the intellectual property rights (IPR) held in or over a Resource, a legal document giving official permission to do something with a resource, or a statement about access rights.
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#RightsStatement-001
Term Name: SizeOrDuration
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/SizeOrDuration
Label: Size or Duration
Definition: A dimension or extent, or a time taken to play or execute.
Comment: Examples include a number of pages, a specification of length, width, and breadth, or a period in hours, minutes, and seconds.
Type of Term: Class
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaTypeOrExtent
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#SizeOrDuration-001
Term Name: Standard
URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Standard
Label: Standard
Definition: A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Standard-001

Section 7: DCMI Type Vocabulary

Term Name: Collection
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
Label: Collection
Definition: An aggregation of resources.
Comment: A collection is described as a group; its parts may also be separately described.
Type of Term: Class
Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Collection-003
Term Name: Dataset
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Dataset
Label: Dataset
Definition: Data encoded in a defined structure.
Comment: Examples include lists, tables, and databases. A dataset may be useful for direct machine processing.
Type of Term: Class
Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Dataset-003
Term Name: Event
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Event
Label: Event
Definition: A non-persistent, time-based occurrence.
Comment: Metadata for an event provides descriptive information that is the basis for discovery of the purpose, location, duration, and responsible agents associated with an event. Examples include an exhibition, webcast, conference, workshop, open day, performance, battle, trial, wedding, tea party, conflagration.
Type of Term: Class
Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Event-003
Term Name: Image
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
Label: Image
Definition: A visual representation other than text.
Comment: Examples include 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: Class
Broader Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage
Broader Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/MovingImage
Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Image-004
Term Name: InteractiveResource
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/InteractiveResource
Label: Interactive Resource
Definition: A resource requiring interaction from the user to be understood, executed, or experienced.
Comment: Examples include forms on Web pages, applets, multimedia learning objects, chat services, or virtual reality environments.
Type of Term: Class
Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#InteractiveResource-003
Term Name: MovingImage
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/MovingImage
Label: Moving Image
Definition: A series of visual representations imparting an impression of motion when shown in succession.
Comment: Examples include animations, movies, television programs, videos, zoetropes, or visual output from a simulation. Instances of the type Moving Image must also be describable as instances of the broader type Image.
Type of Term: Class
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#MovingImage-003
Term Name: PhysicalObject
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/PhysicalObject
Label: Physical Object
Definition: An inanimate, three-dimensional object or substance.
Comment: Note that digital representations of, or surrogates for, these objects should use Image, Text or one of the other types.
Type of Term: Class
Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#PhysicalObject-003
Term Name: Service
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Service
Label: Service
Definition: A system that provides one or more functions.
Comment: Examples include a photocopying service, a banking service, an authentication service, interlibrary loans, a Z39.50 or Web server.
Type of Term: Class
Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Service-003
Term Name: Software
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Software
Label: Software
Definition: A computer program in source or compiled form.
Comment: Examples include a C source file, MS-Windows .exe executable, or Perl script.
Type of Term: Class
Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Software-003
Term Name: Sound
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Sound
Label: Sound
Definition: A resource primarily intended to be heard.
Comment: Examples include a music playback file format, an audio compact disc, and recorded speech or sounds.
Type of Term: Class
Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Sound-003
Term Name: StillImage
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage
Label: Still Image
Definition: A static visual representation.
Comment: Examples include paintings, drawings, graphic designs, plans and maps. 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: Class
Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#StillImage-003
Term Name: Text
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Text
Label: Text
Definition: A resource consisting primarily of words for reading.
Comment: Examples include 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: Class
Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Text-003

Section 8: Terms related to the DCMI Abstract Model

Term Name: memberOf
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/memberOf
Label: Member Of
Definition: A relationship between a resource and a vocabulary encoding scheme which indicates that the resource is a member of a set.
See: http://dublincore.org/documents/2007/06/04/abstract-model/
Type of Term: Property
Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#memberOf-002
Term Name: VocabularyEncodingScheme
URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
Label: Vocabulary Encoding Scheme
Definition: An enumerated set of resources.
See: http://dublincore.org/documents/2007/06/04/abstract-model/
Type of Term: Class
Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#VocabularyEncodingScheme-001

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