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Dublin Core Collection Description Application Profile

Creator: Dublin Core Collection Description Working Group
Date Issued: 2004-02-01
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-application-profile/2004-02-01/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-application-profile/2003-11-10/
Is Replaced By: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-application-profile/2004-08-20/
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-application-profile/
Status of Document: This is a Draft Dublin Core Application Profile.
Description of Document: This document describes the draft application profile for collection-level description developed by the Dublin Core Collection Description Working Group.

Contents

Introduction

Collections and collection-level description

The term "collection" can be applied to any aggregation of physical or digital items. Those items may be of any type, so examples might include aggregations of natural objects, created objects, "born-digital" items, digital surrogates of physical items, and the catalogues of such collections (as aggregations of metadata records). The criteria for aggregation may vary: e.g. by location, by type or form of the items, by provenance of the items, by source or ownership, and so on. Collections may contain any number of items and may have varying levels of permanence.

A "collection-level description" provides a description of the collection as a unit: the resource described by a collection-level description is the collection, rather than the individual items within that collection.

Collection-level description enables a collection provider to

It enables a user to

Increasingly, many of these functions - notably the discovery, location, selection and comparison of collections - are being carried out by software acting on behalf of a human user, perhaps in accordance with user preferences or with parameters describing the scope of a particular service.

The Dublin Core Collection Description Application Profile (DC CD AP)

A DC application profile specifies which properties are used within a metadata application, and how those properties have been constrained or adapted for the purposes of that application. The DC CD AP specifies how properties from the Dublin Core metadata vocabularies (in association with properties from some other standard vocabularies) may be used for the creation of a collection-level description.

The DC CD AP is intended to provide a means of creating simple collection-level descriptions suitable for a broad range of collections. It is designed primarily to support the discovery and selection of collections, though it may be used to support other functions such as collection management too. It is not intended to describe every possible characteristic of every type of collection.

Also, it provides properties to describe the relationships between a collection and a number of other resources, notably the service that provides access to a collection, and some agents related to the collection. It is quite likely that an application will use metadata descriptions of those related resources as well as the collection, but the description of those resources is outside the scope of this document.

The DC CD AP is independent of any particular syntax for representing descriptions. Separate guidelines will describe how descriptions conforming to the DC CD AP may be represented using the conventions recommended by DCMI for expressing DC metadata using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and using the Extensible Markup Language (XML).


Vocabularies/Namespaces used

Vocabulary Name URI Prefix
The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/ dc
Dublin Core Terms http://purl.org/dc/terms/ dcterms
MARC Relator Codes http://www.loc.gov/marc.relators/
[temporary URI, final URI to be confirmed]
marcrel
Collection Description Terms http://example.org/cld/terms#
[temporary URI, final URI to be confirmed]
cld
General Description Terms http://example.org/gen/terms#
[temporary URI, final URI to be confirmed]
gen
Collection Type Vocabulary Terms http://example.org/cld/type#
[temporary URI, final URI to be confirmed]
cldtype


Collection Properties

Shaded entries in the tables below indicate that either the semantics or the usage (e.g. optionality, cardinality, use of Encoding Schemes) of a metadata element have been optimised/localised by this Application Profile.

Identifier [dc:identifier]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier
Name identifier
Label Identifier
Defined By The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
Definition

A globally unique formal identifier for the collection.

Comments

A URI or other globally unique identifier for the collection.

Note that this identifier should not be the URL for the location of the resource.

Type of Term Element
Refines [n/a]
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), Dublin Core Terms [dcterms:URI]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Mandatory
Condition [n/a]
Datatype
Occurrence Minimum: 1, Maximum: unbounded


Title [dc:title]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title
Name title
Label Title
Defined By The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
Definition

The name of the collection.

Comments

Enter the name of the collection preserving the original wording, order and spelling. Punctuation need not reflect the usage of the original. Subtitles should be separated from the title by a colon, for example:

Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection

Where a collection has a well known acronym it should be provided in parentheses after the name, for example:

The Wilfred Owen Multimedia Digital Archive (WOMDA)
Type of Term Element
Refines [n/a]
Refined by Alternative, Dublin Core Terms, [dcterms:alternative]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/alternative
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Mandatory
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String, with optional language identifier
Occurrence Minimum: 1, Maximum: unbounded


Alternative Title [dcterms:alternative]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/alternative
Name alternative
Label Alternative Title
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

Any form of the name used as a substitute or alternative to the formal name of the collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Title, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:title]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String, with optional language identifier
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Description [dcterms:abstract]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/abstract
Name abstract
Label Description
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

A summary of the content of the collection.

Comments

A free text summary of the collection.

Although a description might contain detailed subject-specific information, at least part of the description should be understandable by an end-user with no specialist knowledge of the subject area.

Type of Term Element refinement
Refines Description, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:description]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Mandatory
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String, with optional language identifier
Occurrence Minimum: 1, Maximum: unbounded


Physical Characteristics [dc:format]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
Name format
Label Physical Characteristics
Defined By The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
Definition

The physical or digital characteristics of the collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element
Refines [n/a]
Refined by Extent, Dublin Core Terms, [dcterms:extent]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/extent
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String, with optional language identifier
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Size [dcterms:extent]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/extent
Name extent
Label Size
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

The size of the collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Format, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:format]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String, with optional language identifier
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Language [dc:language]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language
Name language
Label Language
Defined By The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
Definition

The language of the items in the collection.

Comments

Enter language names in the format defined by by RFC-3066 or ISO 639-2.

RFC-3066 includes a two-letter language code 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 the ISO 3166 standard). For example, 'en' for English, 'fr' for French, or 'en-GB' for English used in the United Kingdom. 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.

ISO 639-2 provides a list of three-letter language codes. For example, 'eng' for English.

Where more than one language is provided, a repeated attribute should be used for each.

Type of Term Element
Refines [n/a]
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme ISO639-2, Dublin Core Terms [dcterms:ISO639-2]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO639-2
Uses Encoding Scheme RFC3066, Dublin Core Terms [dcterms:RFC3066]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC3066
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Type [dc:type]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type
Name type
Label Type
Defined By The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
Definition

The type of the collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element
Refines [n/a]
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme Collection Type Vocabulary, Collection Type Vocabulary [cld:CLDT]
http://example.org/cld/terms/CLDT
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Rights [dc:rights]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
Name rights
Label Rights
Defined By The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
Definition

A statement of any rights held in/over the collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element
Refines [n/a]
Refined by Access Rights, Dublin Core Terms, [dcterms:accessRights]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/accessRights
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String, with optional language identifier
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Access Rights [dcterms:accessRights]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/accessRights
Name accessRights
Label Access Rights
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

A statement of any access restrictions placed on the collection, including allowed users, charges, etc.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Rights, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:rights]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String, with optional language identifier
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Accrual Status [cld:accrualStatus]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/terms#accrualStatus
Name accrualStatus
Label Accrual Status
Defined By Collection Description Terms
http://example.org/cld/terms#
Definition

A statement of accrual policy (closed, passive, active, partial/selective), accrual method (purchase, deposit)) and accrual periodicity (closed, irregular, periodic).

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Description, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:description]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String, with optional language identifier
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Custodial History [gen:provenance]

Identifier http://example.org/gen/terms#custodialHistory
Name custodialHistory
Label Custodial History
Defined By General Description Terms
http://example.org/gen/terms#
Definition

A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the collection that are significant for its authenticity, integrity and interpretation.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Description, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:description]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String, with optional language identifier
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Audience [dcterms:audience]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
Name audience
Label Audience
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

A class of entity for whom the collection is intended or useful.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element
Refines [n/a]
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String, with optional language identifier
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Logo [cld:logo]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/terms#logo
Name logo
Label Logo
Defined By Collection Description Terms
http://example.org/cld/terms#
Definition

An image or logo associated with the collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Description, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:description]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Subject [dc:subject]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
Name subject
Label Subject
Defined By The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
Definition

A subject or topic associated with the items in the collection.

Comments

Keywords or subject descriptors associated with items in the collection.

The terms used indicate the subject matter of the collection.

The encoding schemes below are those recommended by DCMI. Other appropriate encoding schemes may be used, and the use of a scheme should be indicated.

Type of Term Element
Refines [n/a]
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dublin Core Terms [dcterms:LCSH]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCSH
Uses Encoding Scheme Library of Congress Classification, Dublin Core Terms [dcterms:LCC]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCC
Uses Encoding Scheme Medical Subject Headings, Dublin Core Terms [dcterms:MESH]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/MESH
Uses Encoding Scheme Dewey Decimal Classification, Dublin Core Terms [dcterms:DDC]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/DDC
Uses Encoding Scheme Universal Decimal Classification, Dublin Core Terms [dcterms:UDC]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/UDC
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Spatial Coverage [dcterms:spatial]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/spatial
Name spatial
Label Spatial Coverage
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

The spatial coverage of the content of the items in the collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Coverage, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:coverage]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Temporal Coverage [dcterms:temporal]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/temporal
Name temporal
Label Temporal Coverage
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

The temporal coverage of the content of the items in the collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Coverage, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:coverage]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Accumulation Date Range [cld:accumulationDateRange]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/terms#accumulationDateRange
Name accumulationDateRange
Label Accumulation Date Range
Defined By Collection Description Terms
http://example.org/cld/terms#
Definition

The range of dates over which the collection was accumulated.

Comments

Enter a date range - two dates separated by a forward-slash (/). Each date should be entered according to the W3C note on 'Date and Time Formats', <http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime>. Null dates may be used to indicate open-ended date ranges.

All the following are examples of valid date ranges:

1888/1894
1960/
2000-02/2000-06

indicating, '1888 to 1894 inclusive', '1960 onwards' and 'February 2000 to June 2000 inclusive' respectively.

Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Date, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:date]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme Date Range, General Description Terms [gen:DateRange]
http://example.org/gen/terms#DateRange
Note: Encoding Schemes for date ranges are currently being investigated by the DCMI Date WG.
Uses Encoding Scheme W3C Date-Time Format, Dublin Core Terms [dcterms:W3CDTF]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Contents Date Range [cld:contentsDateRange]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/terms#contentsDateRange
Name contentsDateRange
Label Contents Date Range
Defined By Collection Description Terms
http://example.org/cld/terms#
Definition

The range of dates of creation of the individual items within the collection.

Comments

Enter a date range - two dates separated by a forward-slash (/). Each date should be entered according to the W3C note on 'Date and Time Formats', <http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime>. Null dates may be used to indicate open-ended date ranges.

All the following are examples of valid date ranges:

1888/1894
1960/
2000-02/2000-06

indicating, '1888 to 1894 inclusive', '1960 onwards' and 'February 2000 to June 2000 inclusive' respectively.

Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Date, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:date]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme Date Range, Collection Description Terms [gen:DateRange]
http://example.org/gen/terms#DateRange
Note: Encoding Schemes for date ranges are currently being investigated by the DCMI Date WG.
Uses Encoding Scheme W3C Date-Time Format, Dublin Core Terms [dcterms:W3CDTF]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Collector [dc:creator]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator
Name creator
Label Collector
Defined By The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
Definition

An entity who gathers (or gathered) the items in a collection together.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element
Refines [n/a]
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Owner [marcrel:own]

Identifier http://www.loc.gov/marc.relators/own
Name own
Label Owner
Defined By MARC Relator Codes
http://www.loc.gov/marc.relators/
Definition

An entity who has legal possession of the collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element
Refines [n/a]
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Is Available At [gen:isAvailableAt]

Identifier http://example.org/gen/terms#isAvailableAt
Name isAvailableAt
Label Is Available At
Defined By General Description Terms
http://example.org/gen/terms#
Definition

The physical location or digital service that provides access to the collection.

Comments
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Relation, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:relation]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype String
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Sub-collection [dcterms:hasPart]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasPart
Name hasPart
Label Sub-collection
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

A second collection contained within the current collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Relation, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:relation]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Super-collection [dcterms:isPartOf]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/isPartOf
Name isPartOf
Label Super-collection
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

A second collection that contains the current collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Relation, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:relation]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Catalogue or description [dc:description]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
Name description
Label Catalogue or description
Defined By The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
Definition

A second collection that describes the current collection (for example, the catalogue for the current collection).

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element
Refines [n/a]
Refined by Description, Dublin Core Terms, [dcterms:abstract]
http://purl.org/dc/terms/abstract
Refined by Accrual Status, Collection Description Terms, [cld:accrualStatus]
http://example.org/cld/terms#accrualStatus
Refined by Custodial History, General Description Terms, [gen:provenance]
http://example.org/gen/terms#provenance
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Associated collection [dc:relation]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Name relation
Label Associated collection
Defined By The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
Definition

A second collection that is associated with the current collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines [n/a]
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded


Associated publication [dcterms:isReferencedBy]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/isReferencedBy
Name isReferencedBy
Label Associated publication
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

A publication that is based on the use, study, or analysis of the collection.

Comments [n/a]
Type of Term Element Refinement
Refines Relation, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:relation]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
Refined by [n/a]
Uses Encoding Scheme [n/a]
Similar to [n/a]
Obligation Optional
Condition [n/a]
Datatype
Occurrence Minimum: 0, Maximum: unbounded

Encoding Schemes Used

Uniform Resource Identifier [dcterms:URI]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
Name URI
Label Uniform Resource Identifier
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

Uniform Resource Identifier.

Comments [n/a]
See Also http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt
Type of Term Encoding Scheme
Encoding Scheme for Identifier, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:identifier]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier


RFC3066 [dcterms:RFC3066]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC3066
Name RFC3066
Label RFC 3066
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
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 [n/a]
See Also http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3066.txt
Type of Term Encoding Scheme
Encoding Scheme for Language, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:language]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language


ISO639-2 [dcterms:ISO639-2]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO639-2
Name ISO639-2
Label ISO 639-2
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

ISO 639-2: Codes for the representation of names of languages.

Comments [n/a]
See Also http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/
Type of Term Encoding Scheme
Encoding Scheme for Language, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:language]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language


Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) [dcterms:LCSH]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCSH
Name LCSH
Label LCSH
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

Library of Congress Subject Headings.

Comments [n/a]
See Also http://lcweb.loc.gov/cds/lcsh.html
Type of Term Encoding Scheme
Encoding Scheme for Subject, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:subject]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject


Library of Congress Classification (LCC) [dcterms:LCC]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCC
Name LCC
Label LCC
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

Library of Congress Classification.

Comments [n/a]
See Also http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html
Type of Term Encoding Scheme
Encoding Scheme for Subject, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:subject]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject


Medical Subject Headings (MESH) [dcterms:MESH]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/MESH
Name MESH
Label MeSH
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

Medical Subject Headings.

Comments [n/a]
See Also http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html
Type of Term Encoding Scheme
Encoding Scheme for Subject, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:subject]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject


Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) [dcterms:DDC]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/DDC
Name DDC
Label DDC
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

Dewey Decimal Classification.

Comments [n/a]
See Also http://www.oclc.org/dewey/
Type of Term Encoding Scheme
Encoding Scheme for Subject, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:subject]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject


Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) [dcterms:UDC]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/UDC
Name UDC
Label UDC
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

Universal Decimal Classification.

Comments [n/a]
See Also http://www.udcc.org/
Type of Term Encoding Scheme
Encoding Scheme for Subject, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:subject]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject


W3C Date and Time Format (W3CDTF) [dcterms:W3CDTF]

Identifier http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF
Name W3CDTF
Label W3C-DTF
Defined By Dublin Core Terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Definition

W3C Encoding rules for dates and times - a profile based on ISO 8601.

Comments [n/a]
See Also http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
Type of Term Encoding Scheme
Encoding Scheme for


Date Range [gen:DateRange]

Identifier http://example.org/gen/terms#DateRange
Name DateRange
Label Date Range
Defined By General Description Terms
http://example.org/gen/terms#
Definition

A date range - two dates separated by a forward-slash (/). Each date should be entered according to the W3C note on 'Date and Time Formats'. Null dates may be used to indicate open-ended date ranges.

Comments [n/a]
See Also http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/tool/?mode=printGuide
Type of Term Encoding Scheme
Encoding Scheme for Contents Date Range, Collection Description Terms, [cld:contentsDateRange]
http://example.org/cld/terms/contentsDateRange
Encoding Scheme for Accumulation Date Range, Collection Description Terms, [cld:accumulationDateRange]
http://example.org/cld/terms/accumulationDateRange


Collection Type Vocabulary [cld:CLDT]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/terms#CLDT
Name CLDT
Label Collection Type Vocabulary
Defined By Collection Description Terms
http://example.org/cld/terms#
Definition

A list of types that categorize the collection according to the nature of the items in the collection.

Comments [n/a]
See Also http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/dcmi/collection-type/
Type of Term Encoding Scheme
Encoding Scheme for Type, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:type]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type


Administrative Metadata

A collection-level description conforming to this profile should itself be described by an appropriate administrative metadata record. This document does not specify the properties to be used in that administrative metadata record.



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