Recommended best practice is to identify the resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system. 2008-01-14 Identifier 2008-01-14 An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context. Contributor An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 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. 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. Type 2008-01-14 The nature or genre of the resource. 2008-01-14 A related resource that is required by the described resource to support its function, delivery, or coherence. 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. 2008-01-14 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. 2000-07-11 The frequency with which items are added to a collection. Accrual Periodicity 2008-01-14 2005-06-13 2008-01-14 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]. Date A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource. 2008-01-14 2005-06-13 NLM The set of conceptual resources specified by the National Library of Medicine Classification. A related resource that is included either physically or logically in 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. 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 Has Part 2008-01-14 The set of labeled concepts specified by the Medical Subject Headings. 2000-07-11 MeSH 2000-07-11 Date (often a range) of validity of a resource. Date Valid 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 2004-06-14 A legal document giving official permission to do something with the resource. License 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 2001-05-21 An entity that mediates access to the resource and for whom the resource is intended or useful. Mediator 2008-01-14 In an educational context, a mediator might be a parent, teacher, teaching assistant, or care-giver. 2000-07-11 The set of identifiers constructed according to the generic syntax for Uniform Resource Identifiers as specified by the Internet Engineering Task Force. URI 2008-01-14 Conforms To An established standard to which the described resource conforms. 2008-01-14 2001-05-21 2008-01-14 Recommended practice is to include sufficient bibliographic detail to identify the resource as unambiguously as possible. 2003-02-15 A bibliographic reference for the resource. Bibliographic Citation A resource that acts or has the power to act. Examples of Agent include person, organization, and software agent. Agent 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 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. Rights Statement Accrual Policy 2008-01-14 2005-06-13 The policy governing the addition of items to a collection. 2008-01-14 Coverage 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. 2008-01-14 The spatial or temporal topic of the resource, the spatial applicability of the resource, or the jurisdiction under which the resource is relevant. 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. 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. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 Date Created 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 Date of creation of the resource. Is Version Of Changes in version imply substantive changes in content rather than differences in format. 2008-01-14 2000-07-11 A related resource of which the described resource is a version, edition, or adaptation. 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. Abstract 2008-01-14 2000-07-11 A summary of the resource. LCSH 2008-01-14 The set of labeled concepts specified by the Library of Congress Subject Headings. 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 Date Submitted 2002-07-13 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). Date of submission of the 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. Is Required By 2000-07-11 A related resource that requires the described resource to support its function, delivery, or coherence. 2008-01-14 2000-07-11 LCC 2008-01-14 The set of conceptual resources specified by the Library of Congress Classification. 2008-01-14 DCMI Period 2000-07-11 The set of time intervals defined by their limits according to the DCMI Period Encoding Scheme. ISO 639-2 2008-01-14 The three-letter alphabetic codes listed in ISO639-2 for the representation of names of languages. 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. 2000-07-11 Replaces 2008-01-14 A related resource that is supplanted, displaced, or superseded by 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. A related resource that is substantially the same as the pre-existing described resource, but in another format. 2000-07-11 Has Format 2008-01-14 Format The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource. 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 2008-01-14 A digital resource format. File Format Examples include the formats defined by the list of Internet Media Types. 2008-01-14 A related resource that supplants, displaces, or supersedes the described resource. Is Replaced By 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 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 The set of media types specified by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. IMT Information about rights held in and over the resource. Typically, rights information includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 Rights 2008-01-14 Date Modified 2000-07-11 Date on which the resource was changed. 2008-01-14 A related resource that is referenced, cited, or otherwise pointed to by 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. References 2000-07-11 Date of formal issuance (e.g., publication) of the resource. 2000-07-11 Date Issued 2008-01-14 Location, Period, or Jurisdiction 2008-01-14 A location, period of time, or jurisdiction. A file format or physical medium. 2008-01-14 Media Type Method of Accrual 2008-01-14 A method by which resources are added to a collection. A related resource. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system. 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. Relation 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. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 Creator An entity primarily responsible for making the resource. 2008-01-14 An account of the resource. Description 2008-01-14 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. Provenance Statement 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 Medium 2008-01-14 2000-07-11 The material or physical carrier of the resource. Date Accepted 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 Date of acceptance of the resource. 2002-07-13 A list of subunits of the resource. 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 Table Of Contents Examples include written, spoken, sign, and computer languages. Linguistic System A system of signs, symbols, sounds, gestures, or rules used in communication. 2008-01-14 Bibliographic Resource A book, article, or other documentary resource. 2008-01-14 Method of Instruction 2008-01-14 A process that is used to engender knowledge, attitudes, and skills. 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 UDC The set of conceptual resources specified by the Universal Decimal Classification. DDC 2000-07-11 The set of conceptual resources specified by the Dewey Decimal Classification. 2008-01-14 Location 2008-01-14 A spatial region or named place. Access Rights 2008-01-14 Information about who can access the resource or an indication of its security status. 2003-02-15 Access Rights may include information regarding access or restrictions based on privacy, security, or other policies. 2008-01-14 The extent or range of judicial, law enforcement, or other authority. Jurisdiction Audience A class of entity for whom the resource is intended or useful. 2008-01-14 2001-05-21 Is Part Of 2008-01-14 A related resource in which the described resource is physically or logically included. 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 A name given to the resource. 2008-01-14 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. 2008-01-14 Title Has Version 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 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 ISO 639-3 The set of three-letter codes listed in ISO 639-3 for the representation of names of languages. A legal document giving official permission to do something with a Resource. 2008-01-14 License Document W3C-DTF 2008-01-14 The set of dates and times constructed according to the W3C Date and Time Formats Specification. 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 A related resource that references, cites, or otherwise points to the described resource. Is Referenced By 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 2000-07-11 Date (often a range) that the resource became or will become available. Date Available 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 Media Type or Extent A media type or extent. Date Copyrighted Date of copyright. 2002-07-13 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 A language of the resource. Language Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as RFC 4646 [RFC4646]. 2008-01-14 The method by which items are added to a collection. 2005-06-13 Accrual Method Physical Resource A material thing. 2008-01-14 The set of regions in space defined by their geographic coordinates according to the DCMI Box Encoding Scheme. 2008-01-14 DCMI Box 2000-07-11 A plan or course of action by an authority, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters. 2008-01-14 Policy Period of Time An interval of time that is named or defined by its start and end dates. 2008-01-14 A physical material or carrier. Examples include paper, canvas, or DVD. 2008-01-14 Physical Medium The distinction between titles and alternative titles is application-specific. Alternative Title An alternative name for 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. 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 Source 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. 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 from which the described resource is derived. 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 A person or organization owning or managing rights over the resource. Rights Holder 2004-06-14 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 The set of places specified by the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names. 2000-07-11 TGN A rate at which something recurs. Frequency 2008-01-14 Temporal characteristics of the resource. 2000-07-11 Temporal Coverage 2008-01-14 2008-01-14 The set of tags constructed according to RFC 3066 for the identification of languages. RFC 3066 has been obsoleted by RFC 4646. 2002-07-13 RFC 3066 2008-01-14 2002-07-13 A class of entity, defined in terms of progression through an educational or training context, for which the described resource is intended. Audience Education Level 2008-01-14 2000-07-11 DCMI Point The set of points in space defined by their geographic coordinates according to the DCMI Point Encoding Scheme. 2008-01-14 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. Publisher An entity responsible for making the resource available. ISO 3166 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 The set of codes listed in ISO 3166-1 for the representation of names of countries. A group of agents. Examples of Agent Class include groups seen as classes, such as students, women, charities, lecturers. 2008-01-14 Agent Class 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. 2000-07-11 A related resource that is substantially the same as the described resource, but in another format. 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. The statement may include a description of any changes successive custodians made to the resource. Provenance 2008-01-14 2004-09-20 2008-01-14 Spatial characteristics of the resource. Spatial Coverage 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 Standard A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated. RFC 4646 2008-01-14 RFC 4646 obsoletes RFC 3066. The set of tags constructed according to RFC 4646 for the identification of languages. Extent 2000-07-11 2008-01-14 The size or duration of the resource. 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. 2005-06-13 A process, used to engender knowledge, attitudes and skills, that the described resource is designed to support. 2008-01-14 DCMI Namespace for metadata terms in the http://purl.org/dc/terms/ namespace To comment on this schema, please contact dcmifb@dublincore.org. The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative 2008-01-14 The set of tags, constructed according to RFC 1766, for the identification of languages. RFC 1766 2000-07-11 2008-01-14