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Dublin Core Collection Description Application Profile Summary

Creator: Dublin Core Collection Description Working Group
Date Issued: 2003-11-10
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/2003-11-10/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/2003-08-25/
Is Replaced By: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/2004-02-01/
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-ap-summary/
Status of Document: This is a Draft 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 Working Group.

Note

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

Proposed collection properties

Attribute RDF property Definition
General attributes    
Identifier dc:identifier A globally unique formal identifier for the collection.
Title dc:title The name of the collection.
Alternative Title dcterms:alternative Any form of name used as a substitute or alternative to the formal name of the collection
Description dc:description A description of the collection.
Physical Characteristics dc:format The physical or digital characteristics of the collection.
Size dcterms:extent The size of the collection.
Language dc:language The language of the items in the collection.
Type dc:type The type of the collection.
Rights dc:rights A statement of any rights held in/over the collection.
Access Rights dcterms:accessRights
(sub-property of dc:rights)
A statement of any access restrictions placed on the collection, including allowed users, charges, etc.
Accrual Status cld:accrualStatus
(sub-property of dc:description)
A statement of accrual policy (closed, passive, active, partial/selective), accrual method (purchase, deposit) and accrual periodicity (closed, irregular, periodic).
Custodial History gen:custodialHistory
(sub-property of dc:description)
A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the collection that are significant for its authenticity, integrity and interpretation.
Audience dcterms:audience A class of entity for whom the collection is intended or useful.
Logo cld:logo An image or logo associated with the collection.
Is Available At gen:isAvailableAt
(sub-property of dc:relation)
The physical or online (digital) location of the collection.
Subject    
Subject dc:subject A subject or topic associated with the items in the collection.
Spatial Coverage dcterms:spatial
(sub-property of dc:coverage)
The spatial coverage of the content of the items in the collection.
Temporal Coverage dcterms:temporal
(sub-property of dc:coverage)
The temporal coverage of the content of the items in the collection.
Dates    
Accumulation Date Range cld:accumulationDateRange
(sub-property of dc:date)
The range of dates over which the collection was accumulated.
Contents Date Range cld:contentsDateRange
(sub-property of dc:date)
The range of dates of the individual items within the collection.
Associated agents    
Collector dc:creator An entity who gathers (or gathered) the items in a collection together.
Owner gen:owner An entity who has legal possession of the collection.
Relationships    
Sub-collection dcterms:hasPart
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A second collection contained within the current collection.
Super-collection dcterms:isPartOf
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A second collection that contains the current collection.
Catalogue or description gen:hasDescription
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A second collection that describes the current collection (for example, the catalogue for the current collection).
Described collection gen:isDescriptionOf
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A second collection that is described by the current collection.
Associated collection dc:relation A second collection that is associated with the current collection.
Associated publication cld:hasPublication
(sub-property of dc:relation)
A publication that is based on the use, study, or analysis of the collection.

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