Editor: Ann Apps < email@example.com>
Status of this document: Deprecated
This is previous work by the Type Working Group. It will not be taken forward by DCMI.
This document is a survey of lists of types used within specific domains and by specific implementation projects. It has been assembled from information supplied as a result of requests by the DC-Type Working Group. It is probably not comprehensive because of a limited response from implementors
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Note that some of these lists contain terms which are not within the scope of "type" as defined by the DCMI Type Vocabulary. These terms are effectively excluded - only terms within scope are relevant to this survey.
Note that many of the links originally supplied for these Type Lists are no longer active. Thus some links from this page are to projects' main pages.
Domain: art, architecture
Domain: arts, humanities
In its user guide, AHDS supports the use of a controlled list of types and endorses the earlier list that was the basis for DCMI Type Vocabulary ( http://sunsite.Berkeley.edu/Metadata/types.html. It considers the list of general material descriptors in the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules a potentially useful scheme.
Domain: federal government
Qualifiers: Category, aggregationLevel, documentType, serviceType
AGLS has its own list of values categorized under agls-document or agls-service, but encourages use of other controlled lists.
Domain: health information
CISMeF has developed its own list of types.
Domain: museum information
CIMI determined that the DCMI Type Vocabulary list could be used with 2 additions: Place, Constituent (also called Party). It has used the previous list from the Resource Type and Format Working Group with the additions of: - original or surrogate - item or collection - natural or cultural
The DC-Education Working Group have a proposal for a 'type' vocabulary.
GEM has developed its own list of types.
Domain: mathematical, bibliographic
The Nordic Metadata Project uses the following highest level types from DCMI Type Vocabulary with its own subtypes (e.g. Text.Homepage; Image.Moving): - text - image - sound - software - data - interactive There may be more than one subtype (e.g. Text.Serial.Magazine; Text.Thesis.Masters).
RDN includes: BIOME (bio-medical); EEVL (engineering); SOSIG (social sciences)
This is a revised and expanded edition of: System for Classifying Man-Made Objects by Robert G. Chenhall
The Scout Report has developed its own list of types.
Domain: social science
SOSIG has developed its own list of types.
Domain: bibliographic, engineering
These lists have been used as resources by the DC-Type Working Group.
This was the previous working group investigating "type", proposal October 1998.