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        <b><font size="-1">Dublin Core<br>

        Element Label<br>[VES Attribute]</font></b>

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        <b><font size="2">DC<br>Sub-element<br>[VES Attribute]</font></b>

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        <b><font size="2">Scheme</font></b>

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        <b><font size="2">Description</font></b>

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        <font size="2"><b>Contributor</b></font>

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        <font size="2"><b>Coverage</b></font>

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        <font size="-1"><b>Creator</b><br>[VES: Author;<br>VES Category: Bibliographic]</font>

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        <font size="-1">“Author or creator of the content unit.”</font> <p>

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        <font size="-1">[VES Category: Bibliographic]</font>
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        <font size="-1">Last update</font>
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        <font size="-1"> </font>        
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        <font size="-1">“Date of creation or last update of content unit (this is not the date when the content unit is put or updated on the VES system).”</font> </td>
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        <font size="-1">[VES Category: Technical]</font>
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        <font size="-1">Date update on system</font>
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        <font size="-1"> </font>        
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        <font size="-1">“Date when the content unit was last updated on the VES system.”</font> </td>
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        <font size="-1">[VES Category: Meta-metadata]</font>
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        <font size="-1">Meta-creation date</font>
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        <font size="-1">“Date of creation of metadata.”</font> </td>
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        <font size="-1">[VES Category: Meta-metadata]</font>
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        <font size="-1">Meta-last modified date</font>
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        <font size="-1">“Date of last [metadata] modification.”</font> </td>

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        <font size="-1">[VES Category: Meta-metadata]</font>
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        <font size="-1">Validation date</font>
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        <font size="-1">“Date of release by the supervisor.”</font> </td>
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        <font size="-1">[VES Category: Meta-metadata]</font>
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        <font size="-1">Check date</font>
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        <font size="-1"> </font>        
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        <font size="-1">“Date when next check of indexed content unit is due.”</font> </td>
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        <font size="-1"><b>Description</b><br>[VES: Abstract<br>VES Category: General]</font>

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       <font size="-1">“Short description of the content unit (maximum 1000 characters).”</font> </td>

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       <font size="-1"><b>Format</b><br>[VES: File format<br>VES Category: Technical]</font>

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        <font size="-1">“Ordered list of file extensions and their descriptions, used by the content unit.”</font><br>

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        <font size="-1">[VES Category: Technical]</font>
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        <font size="-1">Size</font>     
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        <font size="-1">“Size of content unit in kiloBytes.”</font> 
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       <font size="-1"><b>Identifier</b><br>[VES Category: Bibliographic]</font>

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        <font size="-1">VES</font>

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        <font size="-1">“Unique identifier for the content unit.” [NOTE: VES has developed a mechanism for constructing unique identifiers that is close to DOI logic.]</font> </td>

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       <font size="-1">[VES Category: Technical]</font>
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        <font size="-1">Document handle</font>

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        <font size="-1">“Depending on the content type, the document handle can either be a reference to file (online, downloadable), an ordering number (external) or a URL (Web-reference).”</font>   
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        <font size="-1"><b>Language</b><br>[VES Category: Bibliographic]</font>

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        <font size="-1">“In which language is the content unit available–the mother tongue of the publisher.”</font> </td>

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        <font size="-1"><b>Publisher</b><br>[VES Category: Bibliographic]</font>

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        <font size="-1">“Publisher under whose responsibility the content unit was released.”</font>

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        <font size="-1"><b>Rights</b><br>[VES: Reserved rights<br>VES Category: Economic]</font>

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        <font size="-1">“Which rights are reserved, and in which extent.”</font>

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        <font size="-1">[VES Category: Economic]</font>
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        <font size="-1">Price</font>        
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        <font size="-1">“Information concerning the price of a not free content unit (in Euro).”</font> 
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        <font size="-1"><b>Source</b><br>[VES: Sources<br>VES Category: Bibliographic]</font>

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       <font size="-1">“Source document on which content unit is based.”

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       <font size="-1"> </font>

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        <font size="-1">[VES Category: General]</font>

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        <font size="-1">Keywords</font>
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       <font size="-1">“Significant words to find content unit.”</font>

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        <font size="-1">[VES Category: Didactic]</font>
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        <font size="-1">Discipline / Subject</font>

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       <font size="-1">“Scholastic or scientific discipline.”</font>
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        <font size="-1"><b>Title</b><br>[VES Category: Bibliographic]</font>

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        <font size="-1">“Meaningful title of content unjit.”</font>

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        <font size="-1"><b>Type</b><br>[VES: Content type<br>VES Category: Technical]</font>

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       <font size="-1">  </font>

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        <font size="-1">“Decides between the different kinds of content.”</font>

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        <b><font size="-1"></font></b><center>VES Attribute</center>

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        <b><font size="-1"></font></b><center>Scheme</center>

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        <b></b><center><font size="2">Description</font></center>

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        <font size="-1"><b>Bibliographic Data</b></font>

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        <font size="-1">[NOTE: Category all included in the qualified DC mapping above.]
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        <font size="2"><b>General Description</b></font>

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       <font size="-1">[NOTE: Category all included in the qualified DC mapping above.]</font>

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        <font size="-1">Didactic Data</font></b>

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Kind of material

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        <font size="-1">“Material type from a didactic viewpoint.”</font>

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        <font size="-1">Pupils age range minimum &amp; maximum</font>

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        <font size="-1">“Age level at which education is to be provided. The publisher enters the minimum and maximum age estimated for the proposed materials (Standard range is 0-99).”</font>

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        <font size="-1">Kind of use</font>  
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        <font size="-1">“Type of use in the scholastic milieu.”</font>
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        <font size="-1">Level</font>

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        <font size="-1">“Difficulty level of content unit.”</font>
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        <font size="-1">School type</font>

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        <font size="-1">“Description of the school type, starting from a national classification.”</font>

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        <font size="-1">Curriculum references</font>

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       <font size="-1">“Free text description of references to the national and/or international curricula.”</font>
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        <font size="-1">Applied use</font>
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       <font size="-1">“Classification of main usage of material in school.”</font>
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        <font size="-1">Target group</font>
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       <font size="-1">“Target group the material is aimed for.”</font>

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        <font size="-1"><b>Technical Information</b></font>
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        <font size="-1">Time of download</font>
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       <font size="-1">“Estimated time of download in minutes for 28.8k models and ISDN.”</font>
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        <font size="-1">Other requirements</font>
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       <font size="-1">“What is required to run the downloadable software, or which plug-ins are necessary to view the content unit on-line.”</font>
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        <font size="-1"><b>Economic Date</b></font>
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       <font size="-1">[NOTE: Category all included in the qualified DC mapping above.]</font>
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        <font size="-1"><b>Meta-metadata</b></font>
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        <font size="-1">Meta–Author name</font>
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       <font size="-1">“Name of creator of metadata.”</font>
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        <font size="-1">Meta–Language</font>
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       <font size="-1">“Language in which metadata is created.”</font>

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        <font size="-1">Meta–Validator name</font>

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       <font size="-1">“Name of supervisor that authorised metadata.”</font>
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        <font size="-1">Automatic expiring data</font>
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       <font size="-1">“Specific content units may be taken from database.”</font>
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