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DCMI Title Working Group

Dublin Core Qualifiers: Title and Identifier

report from DC Title WG

1999-08-30

(compiled by Hans H√łgh, Royal Library (Denmark), Leif Andresen, Danish National Library Authority and Diann Rusch-Feja, Max Planck Institute for Human Development)

Summary DC.Title:

Subelements qualifiers:
DC.Title.Abbreviated or Title.Short
DC.Title.Abbreviation
DC.Title.Alternate or DC.Title.Alternative
DC.Title.Main
DC.Title.Release
DC.Title.Series
DC.Title.Subtitle

Summary DC.Identifier:

SCHEME qualifiers: DOI, ISBN, ISMN, ISRC, ISRN, ISSN, SICI, URL and URN

DC.Title

The Arts & Humanities Data Service (AHDS):

main - The title most commonly associated with the resource. Where no TYPE is specified, main is assumed. A main title is required for every resource.

subtitle - Ancillary title information for the resource. A main title is required before subtitle(s) may be used.

alternate - Where a resource is known by more than one name, or where it has a formal name and a vernacular name, the alternate or vernacular name may be recorded here. A main title recording the full and formal name is required before an alternate title may be given.

series - Where the resource is part of a series (CBA Research Reports, Star Trek, or whatever), the series name may be given here."

Cliff Morgan/Wiley:

use Title.Abbreviated (or Title.Short)

Bibliographic Citations and Versions Working Group :

DC.Title.Release for editions, releases and versions

See also the draft of Bibliographic Citations and Versions Working Group for recommendations for journal articles in DC.Relation.

ROADS:

short
alternative

The BIBLINK project:

DC.Title.Alternate

And use their own 'BIBLINK.Edition'

Danish Dublin Core:

DC.Title.Release for edition/version/release.

Diann Rusch-Feja, Max Planck Institute:

DC.Title.Abbreviation (especially for journal titles)
DC.Title.Alternative (this would be for other alternatives such as short title etc. Others than abbreviations.

Abbreviation may have schemes - such as Ulrichs or other Authority Files.

DC. Identifier

BIBLINK project:

uses the URI, DOI, ISBN, ISSN and SICI (and possibly other) value qualifiers for DC.Identifier.

Danish Dublin Core:

SCHEME qualifiers:

ISBN International Standard Book Numbers [http://www.iso.ch/cate/d6898.html]
ISSN International Standard Serial Numbers [http://www.issn.org/]
ISRC International Standard Recording Code [http://www.disctronics.co.uk/cdref/isrc.htm]
ISRN International Standard Technical Report Number
[http://www.iso.ch/cate/d18506.html]
ISMN International Standard Music Number
[http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/services/e1-ismn.htm]
DOI Digital Object Identifier [http://www.doi.org/]
URN Uniform Resource Names
[http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/urn-charter.html]
URL Uniform Resource Locator [http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/demoweb/url-primer.html]