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Dublin Core Collection Description Type (CDType) Vocabulary

Creator: Dublin Core Collection Description Working Group
Date Issued: 2006-08-01
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/colldesc-type/2006-08-01/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-type/2005-03-19/
Is Replaced By: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-type/2006-08-24/
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/colldesc-type/
Description of Document: This document describes the collection description type vocabulary used by the application profile for collection-level description developed by the Dublin Core Collection Description Working Group.

Introduction

The Collection Description Type (CDType) Vocabulary provides a set of classes that can be used as values of the dc:type property in descriptions of collection descriptions. It has been developed in association with the Dublin Core Collection Description Application Profile (DC CD AP) but this vocabulary is independent of that profile and the classes defined here may be referenced in other metadata descriptions

The Collection Description Type (CDType) Vocabulary is based on the typology of collection descriptions in Michael Heaney's An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues

Note

Where the names are listed below as Qualified Names, prefixes are assumed to be associated with Namespace Names as follows:

Please note that where terms have Qualified Names with the prefixes cld and cdtype, this indicates that those terms have not yet been assigned persistent URIs. Until such persistent URIs are assigned, by DCMI or by some other naming authority, these terms should be considered to be unstable and should not be referenced in metadata descriptions, except as part of the evaluation/testing of this vocabulary.

Collection Description Type Vocabulary [cld:CDType]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/terms#CDType
Name CDType
Label Collection Description Type Vocabulary
Defined By Collection Description Terms
http://example.org/cld/terms#
Definition

A list of types that categorize a collection description.

Comments
See Also An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/model/
Type of Term Vocabulary Encoding Scheme
Encoding Scheme for Type, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 [dc:type]
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type

Vocabulary Terms

Collection Description [cdtype:CollectionDescription]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/cdtype#CollectionDescription
Name Collection Description
Label Collection Description
Defined By Collection Description Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/cdtype#
Definition

A description of a collection.

Comments
See Also An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/model/
Type of Term Class
Type of Term Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of [n/a]

Catalogue [cdtype:Catalogue]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/cdtype#Catalogue
Name Catalogue
Label Catalogue
Defined By Collection Description Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/cdtype#
Definition

A description of a collection.

Comments
See Also An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/model/
Type of Term Class
Type of Term Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
SubClass Of Collection Description, Collection Description Type Vocabulary [cdtype:CollectionDescription]
http://example.org/cld/cdtype#CollectionDescription

Hierarchic Finding Aid [cdtype:HierarchicFindingAid]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/cdtype#HierarchicFindingAid
Name HierarchicFindingAid
Label Hierarchic Finding Aid
Defined By Collection Description Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/cdtype#
Definition

A collection of records describing the individual items, and the intellectual content of thos items, of a second collection. The records are firmly grounded within the overall arrangement of the collection, e.g. grouping together all the letters, account books etc. in an ordered sequence or sequences. Items are often not uniquely identifiable when considered in isolation, so the context of the collection is an essential element in compiling the hierarchic finding-aid. Hierarchic finding-aids are typically created with significant human input.

Comments
See Also An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/model/
Type of Term Class
Type of Term Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
SubClass Of Collection Description, Collection Description Type Vocabulary [cdtype:CollectionDescription]
http://example.org/cld/cdtype#CollectionDescription

Index [cdtype:Index]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/cdtype#Index
Name Index
Label Index
Defined By Collection Description Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/cdtype#
Definition

A collection of records consisting of information derived from items in a second collection, regardless of the content of those items. By this is meant that an index - for example a robotic search engine - will index the words in a document (or catalogue record) regardless of their context and without trying to identify the discrete elements of intellectual content contained therein. Indexes are typically generated automatically by a software robot or other harvesting technology.

Comments
See Also An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/model/
Type of Term Class
Type of Term Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
SubClass Of Collection Description, Collection Description Type Vocabulary [cdtype:CollectionDescription]
http://example.org/cld/cdtype#CollectionDescription

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