2008-01-14 A group of agents. Agent Class Examples of Agent Class include groups seen as classes, such as students, women, charities, lecturers. 2008-01-14 Is Format Of This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. A related resource that is substantially the same as the described resource, but in another format. 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 Creator An entity primarily responsible for making the resource. Examples of a Creator include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Creator should be used to indicate the entity. Recommended best practice is to identify the resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 Identifier An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context. 2008-01-14 Has Part This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. A related resource that is included either physically or logically in the described resource. 2000-07-11 Date Submitted Date of submission of the resource. Examples of resources to which a Date Submitted may be relevant are a thesis (submitted to a university department) or an article (submitted to a journal). 2008-01-14 2002-07-13 2008-01-14 Accrual Method The method by which items are added to a collection. 2005-06-13 ISO 3166 2000-07-11 The set of codes listed in ISO 3166-1 for the representation of names of countries. 2008-01-14 A language of the resource. Language 2008-01-14 Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as RFC 4646 [RFC4646]. 2008-01-14 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 The three-letter alphabetic codes listed in ISO639-2 for the representation of names of languages. ISO 639-2 RFC 3066 The set of tags constructed according to RFC 3066 for the identification of languages. 2002-07-13 2008-01-14 RFC 3066 has been obsoleted by RFC 4646. The set of conceptual resources specified by the Dewey Decimal Classification. 2000-07-11 DDC 2008-01-14 Date of copyright. 2002-07-13 Date Copyrighted 2008-01-14 2000-07-11 The set of tags, constructed according to RFC 1766, for the identification of languages. 2008-01-14 RFC 1766 2000-07-11 The set of conceptual resources specified by the Library of Congress Classification. 2008-01-14 LCC Examples include a number of pages, a specification of length, width, and breadth, or a period in hours, minutes, and seconds. 2008-01-14 A dimension or extent, or a time taken to play or execute. Size or Duration Instructional Method Instructional Method will typically include ways of presenting instructional materials or conducting instructional activities, patterns of learner-to-learner and learner-to-instructor interactions, and mechanisms by which group and individual levels of learning are measured. Instructional methods include all aspects of the instruction and learning processes from planning and implementation through evaluation and feedback. A process, used to engender knowledge, attitudes and skills, that the described resource is designed to support. 2008-01-14 2005-06-13 2008-01-14 Policy A plan or course of action by an authority, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters. 2003-02-15 Bibliographic Citation A bibliographic reference for the resource. 2008-01-14 Recommended practice is to include sufficient bibliographic detail to identify the resource as unambiguously as possible. 2008-01-14 A process that is used to engender knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Method of Instruction Method of Accrual A method by which resources are added to a collection. 2008-01-14 Contributor 2008-01-14 An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource. Examples of a Contributor include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Contributor should be used to indicate the entity. 2008-01-14 A list of subunits of the resource. 2000-07-11 Table Of Contents 2008-01-14 Medium 2000-07-11 The material or physical carrier of the resource. 2008-01-14 2005-06-13 The policy governing the addition of items to a collection. Accrual Policy 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 Examples include the formats defined by the list of Internet Media Types. A digital resource format. File Format 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 The set of identifiers constructed according to the generic syntax for Uniform Resource Identifiers as specified by the Internet Engineering Task Force. URI 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 Abstract A summary of the resource. 2000-07-11 MeSH 2008-01-14 The set of labeled concepts specified by the Medical Subject Headings. 2000-07-11 DCMI Type Vocabulary 2008-01-14 The set of classes specified by the DCMI Type Vocabulary, used to categorize the nature or genre of the resource. In current practice, this term is used primarily with literal values; however, there are important uses with non-literal values as well. As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is leaving this range unspecified pending an investigation of options. The distinction between titles and alternative titles is application-specific. 2008-01-14 Alternative Title An alternative name for the resource. 2000-07-11 A related resource. Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system. Relation 2008-01-14 This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. 2008-01-14 Spatial topic and spatial applicability may be a named place or a location specified by its geographic coordinates. Temporal topic may be a named period, date, or date range. A jurisdiction may be a named administrative entity or a geographic place to which the resource applies. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Thesaurus of Geographic Names [TGN]. Where appropriate, named places or time periods can be used in preference to numeric identifiers such as sets of coordinates or date ranges. Coverage The spatial or temporal topic of the resource, the spatial applicability of the resource, or the jurisdiction under which the resource is relevant. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 References A related resource that is referenced, cited, or otherwise pointed to by the described resource. 2000-07-11 This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. 2008-01-14 2000-07-11 Date on which the resource was changed. 2008-01-14 Date Modified Conforms To An established standard to which the described resource conforms. 2008-01-14 2001-05-21 2000-07-11 The set of labeled concepts specified by the Library of Congress Subject Headings. LCSH 2008-01-14 The size or duration of the resource. Extent 2008-01-14 2000-07-11 Audience A class of entity for whom the resource is intended or useful. 2001-05-21 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 Title In current practice, this term is used primarily with literal values; however, there are important uses with non-literal values as well. As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is leaving this range unspecified pending an investigation of options. A name given to the resource. Is Version Of A related resource of which the described resource is a version, edition, or adaptation. 2008-01-14 This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. Changes in version imply substantive changes in content rather than differences in format. 2000-07-11 2004-06-14 A legal document giving official permission to do something with the resource. 2008-01-14 License 2008-01-14 Rights Statement A statement about the intellectual property rights (IPR) held in or over a Resource, a legal document giving official permission to do something with a resource, or a statement about access rights. A related resource that is supplanted, displaced, or superseded by the described resource. 2000-07-11 Replaces 2008-01-14 This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. 2005-06-13 Accrual Periodicity 2008-01-14 The frequency with which items are added to a collection. Is Referenced By 2000-07-11 This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. A related resource that references, cites, or otherwise points to the described resource. 2008-01-14 The nature or genre of the resource. Type Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the DCMI Type Vocabulary [DCMITYPE]. To describe the file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource, use the Format element. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 Description Description may include but is not limited to: an abstract, a table of contents, a graphical representation, or a free-text account of the resource. 2008-01-14 An account of the resource. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 NLM The set of conceptual resources specified by the National Library of Medicine Classification. 2005-06-13 Frequency A rate at which something recurs. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 The set of three-letter codes listed in ISO 639-3 for the representation of names of languages. ISO 639-3 2000-07-11 Temporal characteristics of the resource. Temporal Coverage 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 The extent or range of judicial, law enforcement, or other authority. Jurisdiction Physical Resource 2008-01-14 A material thing. Date 2008-01-14 Date may be used to express temporal information at any level of granularity. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as the W3CDTF profile of ISO 8601 [W3CDTF]. 2008-01-14 A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource. The set of points in space defined by their geographic coordinates according to the DCMI Point Encoding Scheme. 2008-01-14 DCMI Point 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. 2000-07-11 Is Replaced By A related resource that supplants, displaces, or supersedes the described resource. 2008-01-14 Spatial Coverage Spatial characteristics of the resource. 2000-07-11 Date (often a range) that the resource became or will become available. 2000-07-11 Date Available 2008-01-14 2003-02-15 Information about who can access the resource or an indication of its security status. 2008-01-14 Access Rights Access Rights may include information regarding access or restrictions based on privacy, security, or other policies. Examples of Agent include person, organization, and software agent. A resource that acts or has the power to act. Agent 2008-01-14 Is Part Of 2000-07-11 A related resource in which the described resource is physically or logically included. 2008-01-14 This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. Standard 2008-01-14 A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated. A person or organization owning or managing rights over the resource. 2004-06-14 Rights Holder 2008-01-14 2001-05-21 2008-01-14 An entity that mediates access to the resource and for whom the resource is intended or useful. Mediator In an educational context, a mediator might be a parent, teacher, teaching assistant, or care-giver. A file format or physical medium. 2008-01-14 Media Type 2000-07-11 TGN The set of places specified by the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names. 2008-01-14 Bibliographic Resource 2008-01-14 A book, article, or other documentary resource. Has Format 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 A related resource that is substantially the same as the pre-existing described resource, but in another format. This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. 2000-07-11 Has Version A related resource that is a version, edition, or adaptation of the described resource. This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. Subject The topic of the resource. Typically, the subject will be represented using keywords, key phrases, or classification codes. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary. To describe the spatial or temporal topic of the resource, use the Coverage element. 2008-01-14 A location, period of time, or jurisdiction. 2008-01-14 Location, Period, or Jurisdiction 2002-07-13 Date Accepted Date of acceptance of the resource. 2008-01-14 Examples of resources to which a Date Accepted may be relevant are a thesis (accepted by a university department) or an article (accepted by a journal). 2008-01-14 IMT 2000-07-11 The set of media types specified by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. A related resource from which the described resource is derived. The described resource may be derived from the related resource in whole or in part. Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system. Source 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. Format Examples of dimensions include size and duration. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the list of Internet Media Types [MIME]. 2008-01-14 The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource. 2008-01-14 Examples of a Publisher include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Publisher should be used to indicate the entity. 2008-01-14 Publisher 2008-01-14 An entity responsible for making the resource available. Is Required By 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 A related resource that requires the described resource to support its function, delivery, or coherence. This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. The set of time intervals defined by their limits according to the DCMI Period Encoding Scheme. 2000-07-11 DCMI Period 2008-01-14 The statement may include a description of any changes successive custodians made to the resource. Provenance 2004-09-20 2008-01-14 A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the resource since its creation that are significant for its authenticity, integrity, and interpretation. A class of entity, defined in terms of progression through an educational or training context, for which the described resource is intended. 2002-07-13 2008-01-14 Audience Education Level Media Type or Extent A media type or extent. 2008-01-14 The set of dates and times constructed according to the W3C Date and Time Formats Specification. W3C-DTF 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 DCMI Box 2000-07-11 The set of regions in space defined by their geographic coordinates according to the DCMI Box Encoding Scheme. 2008-01-14 Examples include written, spoken, sign, and computer languages. A system of signs, symbols, sounds, gestures, or rules used in communication. Linguistic System 2008-01-14 The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative DCMI Namespace for metadata terms in the http://purl.org/dc/terms/ namespace To comment on this schema, please contact dcmifb@dublincore.org. 2008-01-14 UDC The set of conceptual resources specified by the Universal Decimal Classification. 2008-01-14 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 Date Valid Date (often a range) of validity of a resource. 2000-07-11 Examples include paper, canvas, or DVD. 2008-01-14 A physical material or carrier. Physical Medium The set of tags constructed according to RFC 4646 for the identification of languages. RFC 4646 RFC 4646 obsoletes RFC 3066. 2008-01-14 License Document A legal document giving official permission to do something with a Resource. 2008-01-14 A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of a resource since its creation that are significant for its authenticity, integrity, and interpretation. 2008-01-14 Provenance Statement Date Created Date of creation of the resource. 2008-01-14 2000-07-11 Information about rights held in and over the resource. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 Rights Typically, rights information includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights. Requires 2000-07-11 This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/documents/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration. A related resource that is required by the described resource to support its function, delivery, or coherence. 2008-01-14 An interval of time that is named or defined by its start and end dates. 2008-01-14 Period of Time Location A spatial region or named place. 2008-01-14 Date of formal issuance (e.g., publication) of the resource. 2000-07-11 Date Issued 2008-01-14