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Dublin Core Collection Description Application Profile Summary

Dublin Core Collections Application Profile Summary

Creator: Dublin Core Collection Description Task Group
Date Issued: 2007-03-09
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/2007-03-09/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/2006-08-24/
Is Replaced By: Not applicable
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/
Status of Document: This is a Dublin Core Application Profile.
Description of Document: This document presents a summary view of the draft application profile for collection-level description developed by the Dublin Core Collection Description Task Group.

Introduction

Note : This document presents a summary view only of the application profile. For full details, including notes on the nature of Dublin Core Application Profiles in general, and on the scope and purpose of this DCAP in particular, see the full description of the Dublin Core Collections Application Profile [DCCAP].

Vocabularies/Namespaces used in this DCAP

All references to properties, classes, vocabulary encoding schemes and syntax encoding schemes in DC metadata descriptions are made using URIs. In this document, Qualified Names of the form prefix ":" local-partare used as abbreviations for URIs which identify metadata terms. Prefixes are assumed to be associated with Namespace Names (URIs) as follows, and the corresponding URI for the term is constructed by concatenating the Namespace Name and the local-part:

Vocabulary Title Namespace Name Prefix
The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, v1.1 http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/ dc
Dublin Core Terms http://purl.org/dc/terms/ dcterms
Dublin Core Type Vocabulary http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ dcmitype
MARC Relator Code Properties http://www.loc.gov/loc.terms/relators/
marcrel
Collection Description Terms http://purl.org/cld/terms/ cld
Collection Description Type Vocabulary Terms http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/ cdtype

How to Read the Tables in this Document

Each main table in this document describes how a set of terms (properties, classes, vocabulary encoding schemes, syntax encoding schemes) is used to construct a DC metadata description of a resource of a specified type (e.g. a Collection).

Each row within the main tables describes how a specified property should be used in a statement within a DC metadata description of a resource of the specified type.

  • Label for Property in this DCAP: A short human-readable label that provides an indication of how the property is to be used in a DC metadata description of a resource of the specified type. The label does not appear in the description. It may be used to provide a descriptor for fields in displays of descriptions to human readers, but there is no requirement for display applications to use this label.
  • Property URI (as Qualified Name): A unique name/identifier for the property. It is presented as a Qualified Name, but is an abbreviation for a URI. This URI is used to refer to the property in DC metadata descriptions.
  • Usage in this DCAP: A description of how the property is to be applied in a description of a resource of the specified type. This information supplements the definition of the property provided by its owner/maintenance agency.
  • Obligation: An indication of whether a statement using this property is required in a description of a resource of the specified type. M = mandatory; a statement using this property is required, OR = a statement using this property is optional but recommended, O = a statement using this property is optional
  • Vocabulary Encoding Scheme URI(s) (as Qualified Name(s)):The unique names/identifiers of vocabulary encoding schemes from which values for the property should be drawn. Names are presented as Qualified Names, but are abbreviations for URIs. The URI is used to refer to the vocabulary encoding scheme in DC metadata descriptions. If no vocabulary encoding scheme is listed, then the DCAP does not specify a vocabulary encoding scheme from which values should be drawn. However the definition and usage of the property may determine that values of only certain types are appropriate. For example, the value of the dc:creator property must be an entity capable of action.
  • Value URI: An indication of whether, if a statement using the property (and vocabulary encoding scheme, where specified) is present, a value URI is to be used. M = mandatory - a value URI is required; MF = mandatory, fixed - a specified value URI is required; O = a value URI is optional (see note); N = a value URI is not permitted
  • Value String: An indication of whether, if a statement using the property (and vocabulary encoding scheme, where specified) is present, a value string is to be used. M = mandatory - a value string is required; MF = mandatory, fixed - a specified value string is required; O = a value string is optional (see note); N = a value string is not permitted
  • Qualified Name(s) for Syntax Encoding Scheme(s):The unique names/identifiers of datatypes from which value strings for the property should be drawn. Names are presented as Qualified Names, but are abbreviations for URIs. The URI is used to refer to the datatype in DC metadata descriptions. If no datatype is listed, then the DCAP does not specify a datatype from which value strings should be drawn.
  • Rich Representation: An indication of whether, if a statement using the property (and vocabulary encoding scheme, where specified) is present, a rich representation is to be used. M = mandatory - a rich representation is required; O = a rich representation is optional (see note); N = a rich representation is not permitted

Note : For each statement, at least one of the following components must be present: a value URI, a rich representation, a value string or a (related) description.

Describing a Collection

A Collection is an aggregation of items.

It is recommended that a description of a Collection should include a resource URI.

The description of a Collection includes statements using the terms described in the following table:

Label for Property in this DCAP Property URI
(as Qualified Name)
Usage in this DCAP Obligation Vocabulary
Encoding
Scheme URI(s)
(as Qualified Name(s))
Value
URI
Value
String
Qualified Name(s)
for Syntax
Encoding
Scheme(s)
Rich
Represent
Type dc:type The nature or genre of the resource, i.e. dcmitype:Collection. M dcterms:
DCMIType
MF
dcmitype:
Collection
MF
Collection
  N
Collection Identifier dc:identifier A URI for the collection. OR   N M dcterms:
URI
N
Title dc:title The name of the collection. M   N M   N
Alternative Title dcterms:alternative
(sub-property of dc:title)
Any form of name used as a substitute or alternative to the formal name of the collection O   N M   N
Description dcterms:abstract
(sub-property of dc:description)
A free text summary description of the collection. M   N M   N
Size dcterms:extent
(sub-property of dc:format)
The size of the collection. O   N M   N
Language dc:language A language of the items in the collection. O dcterms:
ISO639-2
O M   N
Item Type cld:itemType The nature or genre of one or more items within the collection. O dcterms:
DCMIType
O M   N
Item Format cld:itemFormat A media type, physical or digital, of one or more items within the collection. O   O M   N
Rights dc:rights A statement of any rights held in/over the collection. O   O O   N
Access Rights dcterms:accessRights
(sub-property of dc:rights)
A statement of any access restrictions placed on the collection, including allowed users, charges, etc. O   O O   N
Accrual Method dcterms:accrualMethod A method by which items are added to the collection. O cld:
AccrualMethod
O M   N
Accrual Periodicity dcterms:accrualPeriodicity A frequency with which items are added to the collection. O cld:
Frequency
O M   N
Accrual Policy dcterms:accrualPolicy A policy governing the addition of items to the collection. O cld:
AccrualPolicy
O M   N
Custodial History dcterms:provenance A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the collection that are significant for its authenticity, integrity and interpretation. O   O O   N
Audience dcterms:audience A class of entity for whom the collection is intended or useful. O   O M   N
Subject dc:subject A subject or topic of the collection. O dcterms:
DDC
O M   N
dcterms:
LCC
O M   N
dcterms:
LCSH
O M   N
dcterms:
MESH
O M   N
dcterms:
UDC
O M   N
Spatial Coverage dcterms:spatial
(sub-property of dc:coverage)
An indicator of the spatial scope of the collection. O   O M   N
Temporal Coverage dcterms:temporal
(sub-property of dc:coverage)
An indicator of the temporal scope of the collection. O   O M   N
Dates Collection Accumulated dcterms:created
(sub-property of dc:date)
A range of dates over which the collection was accumulated. O   O M cld:
RKMS-ISO8601
N
Dates Items Created cld:dateItemsCreated
(sub-property of dc:date)
A range of dates over which the individual items within the collection were created. O   O M cld:
RKMS-ISO8601
N
Relationships between the Collection and Agents
Collector dc:creator An entity who gathers (or gathered) the items in a collection together. O   O M   N
Owner marcrel:OWN An entity who has legal possession of the collection. O   O M   N
Relationships between the Collection and Location, Collection and Service
Is Located At cld:isLocatedAt
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A location where the collection is held. O   O O   N
Is Accessed Via cld:isAccessedVia
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A service that provides access to the items within the collection. O   O O   N
Relationships between Collections (and between Collections and Catalogues or Indices)
Sub-Collection dcterms:hasPart
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A second collection contained within the current collection. O   O O   N
Super-Collection dcterms:isPartOf
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A second collection that contains the current collection. O   O O   N
Collection-Description cld:catalogueOrIndex
(sub-property of dc:description)
A catalogue for, of index of, the current collection. O   O O   N
Associated collection cld:associatedCollection
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A second collection that is associated with the current collection. O   O O   N
Relationships between the Collection and other resources
Associated publication dcterms:isReferencedBy
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A publication that is based on the use, study, or analysis of the collection. O   O O   N

Describing a Catalogue or Index

A Catalogue or Index is a resource which describes a Collection. This profile supports the description of Catalogues or Indices which are themselves also Collections, i.e. in the terms of the typology of the Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues [AMCC], Analytic Finding Aids, Hierarchic Finding Aids and Indexing Finding Aids.

It is recommended that a description of a Catalogue or Index should include a resource URI.

The description of a Catalogue or Index includes statements using the terms described in the following table:

Label for Property in this DCAP Property URI
(as Qualified Name)
Usage in this DCAP Obligation Vocabulary
Encoding
Scheme URI(s)
(as Qualified Name(s))
Value
URI
Value
String
Qualified Name(s)
for Syntax
Encoding
Scheme(s)
Rich
Represent
Type dc:type The nature or genre of the resource, i.e. cdtype:CollectionDescription. M cld:CDType MF
cdtype:
Collection
Description
MF
Collection-
Description
  N
Catalogue or Index Identifier dc:identifier A URI for the catalogue or index. OR   N M dcterms:
URI
N
Title dc:title The name of the catalogue or index. M   N M   N
Description dcterms:abstract
(sub-property of dc:description)
A summary description of the catalogue or index. M   N M   N
Catalogue or Index Type dc:type The type of the catalogue or index. O cld:CDType O M   N
Size dcterms:extent
(sub-property of dc:format)
The size of the catalogue or index. O   N M   N
Language dc:language A language of the items in the catalogue or index. O dcterms:
ISO639-2
O M   N
Item Type cld:itemType The nature or genre of one or more items within the catalogue or index. O dcterms:
DCMIType
O M   N
Item Format cld:itemFormat A media type, physical or digital, of one or more items within the catalogue or index. O   O M   N
Rights dc:rights A statement of any rights held in/over the catalogue or index. O   O O   N
Access Rights dcterms:accessRights
(sub-property of dc:rights)
A statement of any access restrictions placed on the catalogue or index, including allowed users, charges, etc. O   O O   N
Accrual Method dcterms:accrualMethod A method by which items are added to the catalogue or index. O cld:
AccrualMethod
O M   N
Accrual Periodicity dcterms:accrualPeriodicity A frequency with which items are added to the catalogue or index. O cld:
Frequency
O M   N
Accrual Policy dcterms:accrualPolicy A policy governing the addition of items to the catalogue or index. O cld:
AccrualPolicy
O M   N
Custodial History dcterms:provenance A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the catalogue or index that are significant for its authenticity, integrity and interpretation. O   O M   N
Audience dcterms:audience A class of entity for whom the catalogue or index is intended or useful. O   O M   N
Dates Collection-Description Accumulated dcterms:created
(sub-property of dc:date)
A range of dates over which the catalogue or index was accumulated. O   O M cld:
RKMS-ISO8601
N
Dates Items Created cld:dateItemsCreated
(sub-property of dc:date)
A range of dates over which the individual items within the catalogue or index were created. O   O M cld:
RKMS-ISO8601
N
Relationships between the Catalogue or Index and Agents
Collector dc:creator An entity who gathers (or gathered) the items in a catalogue or index together. O   O M   N
Owner marcrel:OWN An entity who has legal possession of the catalogue or index. O   O M   N
Relationships between the Catalogue or Index and Location, Catalogue or Index and Service
Is Located At cld:isLocatedAt
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A location where the catalogue or index is held. O   O O   N
Is Accessed Via cld:isAccessedVia
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A service that provides access to the items within the catalogue or index. O   O O   N
Relationships between Catalogues or Indices(and between Catalogues or Indices and other Collections)
Sub-Collection dcterms:hasPart
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A second catalogue or index contained within the current catalogue or index. O   O O   N
Super-Collection dcterms:isPartOf
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A second catalogue or index that contains the current catalogue or index. O   O O   N
Collection-Description cld:catalogueOrIndex
(sub-property of dc:description)
A second catalogue or index that describes the current catalogue or index. O   O O   N
Described collection cld:describedCollection A second collection that is described by the current catalogue or index. M   O O   N

References

[DCCAP]  Dublin Core Collections Application Profile
http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-application-profile/

[AMCC]  Heaney, Michael. An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/model/

Changes made in this version

  • Changed Collection-Description to Catalogue or Index
  • Aligned dcterms with current definitions
  • Changed title to Dublin Core Collections Application Profile.