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DCMI Type Vocabulary

Title:

DCMI Type Vocabulary - draft 2005-05-11

Creator: DCMI Usage Board
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/documents/2003/11/19/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Date Issued: 2003-11-19
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/documents/2003/02/12/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/.
Date Valid: 2003-11-19
 

Term Name:  Collection

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
  Label: Collection
  Definition: An aggregation of items.
  Comment: The term collection means that the resource is described as a group; its parts may be separately described and navigated.
  Type of Term: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Collection-001
 

Term Name:  Dataset

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Dataset
  Label: Dataset
  Definition: Information encoded in a defined structure (for example, lists, tables, and databases).
  Comment: A dataset is intended to be useful for direct machine processing.
  Type of Term: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Dataset-001
 

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, responsible agents, and links to related events and resources. The resource of type event may not be retrievable if the described instantiation has expired or is yet to occur. Examples - exhibition, web-cast, conference, workshop, open-day, performance, battle, trial, wedding, tea-party, conflagration.
  Type of Term: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Event-001
 

Term Name:  Image

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
  Label: Image
  Definition: A primarily symbolic visual representation other than text.
  Comment: For example - 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: vocabulary-term
  Broader Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage
  Broader Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/MovingImage
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Image-002
 

Term Name:  InteractiveResource

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/InteractiveResource
  Label: Interactive Resource
  Definition: A resource which requires interaction from the user to be understood, executed, or experienced.
  Comment: For example - forms on web pages, applets, multimedia learning objects, chat services, virtual reality.
  Type of Term: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: InteractiveResource-001
 

Term Name:  Service

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Service
  Label: Service
  Definition: A system that provides one or more functions of value to the end-user.
  Comment: Examples include: a photocopying service, a banking service, an authentication service, interlibrary loans, a Z39.50 or Web server.
  Type of Term: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Service-001
 

Term Name:  Software

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Software
  Label: Software
  Definition: A computer program in source or compiled form which may be available for installation non-transiently on another machine.
  Comment: For software which exists only to create an interactive environment, use interactive instead.
  Type of Term: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Software-001
 

Term Name:  Sound

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Sound
  Label: Sound
  Definition: A resource whose content is primarily intended to be rendered as audio.
  Comment: For example - a music playback file format, an audio compact disc, and recorded speech or sounds.
  Type of Term: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Sound-001
 

Term Name:  Text

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Text
  Label: Text
  Definition: A resource whose content is primarily words for reading.
  Comment: For example - 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: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2000-07-11
  Version: Text-001
 

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 things should use Image, Text or one of the other types.
  Type of Term: vocabulary-term
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2002-07-13
  Version: PhysicalObject-001
 

Term Name:  StillImage

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage
  Label: Still Image
  Definition: A static visual representation.
  Comment: Examples of still images are: 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: vocabulary-term
  Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2003-11-18
  Version: StillImage-001
 

Term Name:  MovingImage

  URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/MovingImage
  Label: Moving Image
  Definition: A series of visual representations that, when shown in succession, impart an impression of motion.
  Comment: Examples of moving images are: 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: vocabulary-term
  Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
  Status: recommended
  Date Issued: 2003-11-18
  Version: MovingImage-001