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Title: DCMI Type Vocabulary
Creator: DCMI Usage Board
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/documents/2000/07/11/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Is Replaced By: http://dublincore.org/documents/2003/02/12/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Date modified: 2002-07-13
Document status: After a final review by the Usage Board, this draft
                     document will replace all other documents as the
                     definitive expression of the DCMI Type Vocabulary.
                     Its status will be that of 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.

URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection Namespace: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ Name: Collection Label: Collection Definition: A collection is an aggregation of items. The term collection means that the resource is described as a group; its parts may be separately described and navigated. Type of term: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term Status: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended Date issued: 2000-07-11 Decision: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02 This version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Collection-001

URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Dataset Namespace: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ Name: Dataset Label: Dataset Definition: A dataset is information encoded in a defined structure (for example, lists, tables, and databases), intended to be useful for direct machine processing. Type of term: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term Status: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended Date issued: 2000-07-11 Decision: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02 This version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Dataset-001

URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Event Namespace: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ Name: Event Label: Event Definition: An event is a non-persistent, time-based occurrence. 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: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term Status: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended Date issued: 2000-07-11 Decision: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02 This version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Event-001

URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image Namespace: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ Name: Image Label: Image Definition: An image is a primarily symbolic visual representation other than text. 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: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term Status: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended Date issued: 2000-07-11 Decision: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02 This version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Image-001

URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/InteractiveResource Namespace: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ Name: InteractiveResource Label: Interactive Resource Definition: An interactive resource is a resource which requires interaction from the user to be understood, executed, or experienced. For example - forms on web pages, applets, multimedia learning objects, chat services, virtual reality. Type of term: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term Status: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended Date issued: 2000-07-11 Decision: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02 This version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#InteractiveResource-001

URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Service Namespace: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ Name: Service Label: Service Definition: A service is a system that provides one or more functions of value to the end-user. Examples include: a photocopying service, a banking service, an authentication service, interlibrary loans, a Z39.50 or Web server. Type of term: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term Status: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended Date issued: 2000-07-11 Decision: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02 This version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Service-001

URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Software Namespace: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ Name: Software Label: Software Definition: Software is a computer program in source or compiled form which may be available for installation non-transiently on another machine. For software which exists only to create an interactive environment, use interactive instead. Type of term: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term Status: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended Date issued: 2000-07-11 Decision: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02 This version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Software-001

URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Sound Namespace: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ Name: Sound Label: Sound Definition: A sound is a resource whose content is primarily intended to be rendered as audio. For example - a music playback file format, an audio compact disc, and recorded speech or sounds. Type of term: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term Status: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended Date issued: 2000-07-11 Decision: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02 This version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Sound-001

URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Text Namespace: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ Name: Text Label: Text Definition: A text is a resource whose content is primarily words for reading. 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: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term Status: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended Date issued: 2000-07-11 Decision: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2000-02 This version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#Text-001

URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/PhysicalObject Namespace: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ Name: PhysicalObject Label: Physical Object Definition: An inanimate, three-dimensional object or substance.
For example -- a computer, the great pyramid, a sculpture. Note that digital representations of, or surrogates for, these things should use Image, Text or one of the other types. Type of term: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#controlled-vocabulary-term Status: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended Date issued: 2002-07-13 Decision: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2002-02 This version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dcmitype/#PhysicalObject-001


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