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Metadata Movement/Dublin Core

CONTENT
Dublin Core Elements
Additional Information
 


DUBLIN CORE ELEMENTS
 
 
 

"The Dublin Core is a 15-element metadata element set intended to facilitate discovery of electronic resources. Originally conceived for author-generated description of web resources, it has also attracted the attention of formal resource description communities such as museums and libraries."

Metadata: data on data

ELEMENT DESCRIPTION
 

TITLE: the name of the work

AUTHOR/CREATOR: the person[s] primarily responsible for the intellectual content

PUBLISHER: the agent or agency responsible for making the work available

OTHER AGENT/CONTRIBUTOR: person[s], such as editors, who have made other significant intellectual contributions to the work

DATE: date of publication (Enter as: yearmoday 19980324)

DESCRIPTION: contents or brief summary

SUBJECT/KEYWORD: topic addressed by the work

RESOURCE TYPE: genre of the work, such as novel, poem, dictionary

FORMAT: data representation of the work, such as html/text, Windows

executable file

RESOURCE IDENTIFIER: string or number used to uniquely identify the object

(URL)

RELATION: relationship to other works

SOURCE: works, either print or electronic, from which is work is derived, if applicable

LANGUAGE: language of the intellectual content

COVERAGE: spatial locations and temporal durations characteristic of the work

RIGHTS MANAGEMENT: source for acquisitions/access authorization

All elements are optional and repeatable.
 
 
 
 
 
EXAMPLES OF FIELD AND ELEMENT RELATIONSHIPS
 
 
 

MARC FIELD DESCRIPTION DUBLIN CORE

100,110,111 Name Main Entry Author/Creator

245 Title Title

256 File Characteristics Resource Type

260 $b Publisher Publisher

260 $c Date Date

500 General Note Coverage

506 Restrictions on use Rights Management

530 Other Formats Source, Relation

538 System requirements Format

650, 651 LC Subject Headings Subject

700, 710, 711 Name Added Entry Other Contributor

856 Electronic Location Resource Identifier
 
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ALCTS Taskforce on Meta Access

Dublin Core/MARC/GILS Crosswalk

Dublin Core Metadata

Monticello Project: Meta Database Record Descriptions (SOLINET)

RDF Working Group Home Page

W3C Metadata Home Page 

ARTICLES

Lynch, Clifford. "The Dublin Core Description Metadata Program: Strategic Implications for Libraries and Networked Information Access." ARL Newsletter

http://arl.cni.org/newsltr/196/dublin.html

(4/13/98)

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