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Dublin Core Collection Description Application Profile Summary

Creator: Dublin Core Collection Description Working Group
Date Issued: 2004-02-01
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/2004-02-01/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/2003-11-10/
Is Replaced By: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/2004-08-20/
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.

Note

Where names are listed below as XML QNames, prefixes are assumed to be associated with Namespace Names as follows:

Proposed collection properties

Property label Property name
(Qualified)
Definition
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 name used as a substitute or alternative to the formal name of the collection
Description dcterms:abstract A summary of the content of the collection.
Physical Characteristics dc:format The physical or digital characteristics of the collection.
Size dcterms:extent The size of the collection.
Language dc:language The language of the items in the collection.
Type dc:type The type of the collection.
Rights dc:rights A statement of any rights held in/over 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).
Custodial History gen:provenance
(sub-property of dc:description)
A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the collection since its creation that are significant for its authenticity, integrity and interpretation.
Audience dcterms:audience A class of entity for whom the collection is intended or useful.
Logo cld:logo An image or logo associated with the collection.
Subject dc:subject A subject or topic 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.
Accumulation Date Range cld:accumulationDateRange
(sub-property of dc:date)
The range of dates over which the collection was accumulated.
Contents Date Range cld:contentsDateRange
(sub-property of dc:date)
The range of dates of creation of the individual items within the collection.
Relationships between the Collection and Agents    
Collector dc:creator An entity who gathers (or gathered) the items in a collection together.
Owner marcrel:own An entity who has legal possession of the collection.
Relationships between the Collection and Location/Service    
Is Available At gen:isAvailableAt
(sub-property of dc:relation)
The physical location or digital service that provides access to the collection.
Relationships between Collections    
Sub-collection dcterms:hasPart
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A second collection contained within the current collection.
Super-collection dcterms:isPartOf
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A second collection that contains the current collection.
Catalogue or description dc:description A second collection that describes the current collection (for example, the catalogue for the current collection).
Associated collection dc:relation A second collection that is associated with the current collection.
Relationships between the Collection and other resources    
Associated publication dcterms:isReferencedBy
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A publication that is based on the use, study, or analysis of the collection.

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