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Dublin Core Collection Description Application Profile Summary

Creator: Dublin Core Collection Description Working Group
Date Issued: 2003-08-25
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/2003-08-25/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/2003-08-12/
Is Replaced By: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/2003-11-10/
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/
Status of Document: This is a Draft Dublin Core Application Profile.
Description of Document: This document presents a summary view of the draft application profile for collection-level description developed by the Dublin Core Collection Description Working Group.

Changes made in this version


Proposed collection properties

Attribute RDF property Definition
General attributes    
Identifier dc:identifier A globally unique formal identifier for the collection.
Title dc:title The name of the collection.
Alternative Title dcterms:alternative Any form of the name used as a substitute or alternative to the formal name of the collection
Description dc:description A description of the collection.
Strength cld:strength
(sub-property of dc:description)
An indication (free text or formalised) of the strength(s) of the collection.
Physical Characteristics dc:format The physical or digital characteristics of the collection.
Language dc:language The language of the items in the collection.
Type dc:type The type of the collection.
Access Rights dcterms:accessRights
(sub-property of dc:rights)
A statement of any access restrictions placed on the collection, including allowed users, charges, etc.
Accrual Status cld:accrualStatus
(sub-property of dc:description)
A statement of accrual policy (closed, passive, active, partial/selective), accrual method (purchase, deposit)) and accrual periodicity (closed, irregular, periodic).
Legal Status cld:legalStatus
(sub-property of dc:description)
A statement of the legal status of the collection.
Custodial History cld:custodialHistory
(sub-property of dc:description)
A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the collection that are significant for its authenticity, integrity and interpretation.
Audience dcterms:audience A class of entity for whom the collection is intended or useful.
Location cld:hasLocation
(sub-property of dc:relation)
The identifier for the physical or online (digital) location of the collection.
Subject    
Subject dc:subject A concept (keyword) of the items in the collection.
Object cld:objectName
(sub-property of dc:subject)
An object name associated with the items in the collection.
Name cld:agentName
(sub-property of dc:subject)
A personal or corporate name associated with the items in the collection.
Spatial Coverage dcterms:spatial
(sub-property of dc:coverage)
The spatial coverage of the content of the items in the collection.
Temporal Coverage dcterms:temporal
(sub-property of dc:coverage)
The temporal coverage of the content of the items in the collection.
Dates    
Accumulation Date Range cld:accumulationDateRange
(a sub-property of dc:date)
The range of dates over which the collection was accumulated.
Contents Date Range cld:contentsDateRange
(a sub-property of dc:date)
The range of dates of the individual items within the collection.
Associated agents    
Collector dc:creator An entity who gathers (or gathered) the items in a collection together.
Owner cld:owner An entity who has legal possession of the collection.
External relationships    
Sub-collection dcterms:hasPart
(sub-property of dc:relation)
The identifier or name of a second collection contained within the current collection.
Super-collection dcterms:isPartOf
(sub-property of dc:relation)
The identifier or name of a second collection that contains the current collection.
Catalogue or description cld:hasDescription
(sub-property of dc:relation)
The identifier or name of a second collection that describes the current collection (for example, the catalogue for the current collection).
Described collection cld:isDescriptionOf
(sub-property of dc:relation)
The identifier or name of a second collection that is described by the current collection.
Associated collection cld:hasAssociation
(sub-property of dc:relation)
The identifier or name of a second collection that is associated by provenance with the current collection.
Associated publication cld:hasPublication
(sub-property of dc:relation)
The identifier or name of a publication that is based on the use, study, or analysis of the collection.
 

 

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