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DCMI Type Vocabulary

Title: DCMI Type Vocabulary
Creator: DCMI Usage Board
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/documents/2010/10/11/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Date Issued: 2010-10-11
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/documents/2008/01/14/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Replaced By: Not applicable
Translations: http://dublincore.org/resources/translations/
Document Status: This is a DCMI Recommendation.
Description: The DCMI Type Vocabulary provides a general, cross-domain list of approved terms that may be used as values for the Resource Type element to identify the genre of a resource. The terms documented here are also included in the more comprehensive document "DCMI Metadata Terms" at http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/.
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

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