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Dublin Core Collection Type (CLDType) Vocabulary

Creator: Dublin Core Collection Description Working Group
Date Issued: 2005-03-19
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-type/2005-03-19/
Replaces: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/collection-type/2003-11-10/
Is Replaced By: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/colldesc-type/2006-08-01/
Latest Version: http://dublincore.org/groups/collections/colldesc-type/
Description of Document: This document describes the collection type vocabulary used by the application profile for collection-level description developed by the Dublin Core Collection Description Working Group.

Introduction

The Collection Type (CLDType) Vocabulary provides a set of classes that can be used as values of the dc:type property in descriptions of collections. 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 Type (CLDType) Vocabulary allows for the categorisation of collections in two different ways:

All of these classes are defined as subclasses of the more general class dcmitype:Collection; i.e. a statement that a resource is an instance of any of the classes below implies also that the resource is an instance of the class dcmitype:Collection.

A metadata description may include multiple statements referencing the dc:type property, so a single collection may be an instance of several of these classes.

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 cldtype, 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 Type Vocabulary [cld:CLDType]

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

A list of types that categorize a collection according to the nature of the content of the items in the collection and/or according to whether the collection is a catalogue, finding-aid or index for a second collection.

Comments
See Also DCMI Type Vocabulary
http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
See Also An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/model/
Type of Term Class/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

By Type of Collection/Catalogue

Catalogue [cldtype:Catalogue]

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

A collection of individual records describing the items, and the intellectual content of those items, of a second collection. There may, in the individual records, be information about collections but that is not the focus of the catalogue. Catalogues 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/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

Hierarchic Finding Aid [cldtype:HierarchicFindingAid]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#HierarchicFindingAid
Name HierarchicFindingAid
Label Hierarchic Finding Aid
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
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/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

Index [cldtype:Index]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#Index
Name Index
Label Index
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
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/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

By Content of Items within Collection

Collection of Collections [cldtype:CollectionCollection]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#CollectionCollection
Name CollectionCollection
Label Collection of Collections
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
Definition

A collection of items that are of type Collection, where a Collection is an aggregation of items; i.e. a collection of collections.

Comments
See Also
Type of Term Class/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

Collection of Datasets [cldtype:CollectionDataset]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#CollectionDataset
Name CollectionDataset
Label Collection of Datasets
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
Definition

A collection of items of type Dataset where a Dataset is information encoded in a defined structure (for example, lists, tables, and databases), intended to be useful for direct machine processing.

Comments
See Also
Type of Term Class/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

Collection of Events [cldtype:CollectionEvent]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#CollectionEvent
Name CollectionEvent
Label Collection of Events
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
Definition

A collection of items of type Event where an Event is is a non-persistent, time-based occurrence.

Comments
See Also
Type of Term Class/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

Collection of Images [cldtype:CollectionImage]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#CollectionImage
Name CollectionImage
Label Collection of Images
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
Definition

A collection of items of type Image, where 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.

Comments
See Also
Type of Term Class/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

Collection of Moving Images [cldtype:CollectionMovingImage]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#CollectionMovingImage
Name CollectionMovingImage
Label Collection of Moving Images
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
Definition

A collection of items of type Moving Image, where a Moving Image is a series of visual representations that, when shown in succession, impart an impression of motion. For example, an animation, movie, television, video, zoetrope, or visual output from a simulation.

Comments
See Also
Type of Term Class/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of CollectionImage, Collection Type Vocabulary [cldtype:CollectionImage]
http://example.org/cldtype/CollectionImage

Collection of Still Images [cldtype:CollectionStillImage]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#CollectionStillImage
Name CollectionStillImage
Label Collection of Still Images
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
Definition

A collection of items of type Still Image, where a Still Image is a a static visual representation other than text. For example, a picture, photograph, painting, drawing, graphic design, plan, map, or musical score. Note that a Still Image may be manifested in physical and electronic forms.

Comments
See Also
Type of Term Class/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of CollectionImage, Collection Type Vocabulary [cldtype:CollectionImage]
http://example.org/cldtype/CollectionImage

Collection of Interactive Resources [cldtype:CollectionInteractiveResource]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#CollectionInteractiveResource
Name CollectionInteractiveResource
Label Collection of Interactive Resources
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
Definition

A collection of items of type Interactive Resource, where an 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.

Comments
See Also
Type of Term Class/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

Collection of Physical Objects [cldtype:CollectionPhysicalObject]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#CollectionPhysicalObject
Name CollectionPhysicalObject
Label Collection of Physical Objects
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
Definition

A collection of items of type Physical Object, where a Physical Object is an inanimate, three-dimensional object or substance. For example, a computer, the great pyramid, a sculpture.

Comments
See Also
Type of Term Class/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

Collection of Services [cldtype:CollectionService]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#CollectionService
Name CollectionService
Label Collection of Services
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
Definition

A collection of items of type Service, where a Service is a system that provides one or more functions of value to the end-user. Examples of Services include: a photocopying service, a banking service, an authentication service, interlibrary loans, a Z39.50 or Web server.

Comments
See Also
Type of Term Class/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

Collection of Software [cldtype:CollectionSoftware]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#CollectionSoftware
Name CollectionSoftware
Label Collection of Software
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
Definition

A collection of items of type Software, where Software is a computer program in source or compiled form which may be available for installation non-transiently on another machine.

Comments
See Also
Type of Term Class/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

Collection of Sounds [cldtype:CollectionSound]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#CollectionSound
Name CollectionSound
Label Collection of Sounds
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
Definition

A collection of items of type Sound, where 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.

Comments
See Also
Type of Term Class/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

Collection of Texts [cldtype:CollectionText]

Identifier http://example.org/cld/type#CollectionText
Name CollectionText
Label Collection of Texts
Defined By Collection Type Vocabulary
http://example.org/cld/type#
Definition

A collection of items of type Text, where 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.

Comments
See Also
Type of Term Class/Vocabulary Term
SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

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