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DCMI Type Vocabulary

Creators: DCMI Usage Board
Date Issued: 2012-06-14
This Version: http://dublincore.org/documents/2012/06/14/dcmi-terms/
Latest Version: http://www.dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-type-vocabulary/
Replaces:
  • http://www.dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-type-vocabulary/2003-02-12/
  • http://www.dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-type-vocabulary/2003-11-19/
  • http://www.dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-type-vocabulary/2004-06-14/
  • http://www.dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-type-vocabulary/2006-08-28/
  • http://www.dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-type-vocabulary/2008-01-14/
  • http://www.dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-type-vocabulary/2000-07-11/
  • Status: recommendation
    Description: This document provides a snapshot of of the DCMI Type Vocabulary.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and Definitions
    2. Properties in the /terms/ namespace
    3. Properties in the /elements/1.1/ namespace
    4. Vocabulary Encoding Schemes
    5. Syntax Encoding Schemes
    6. Classes
    7. DCMI Type Vocabulary
    8. Terms related to the DCMI Abstract Model

    Index of Terms

    Properties in the /terms/ namespace abstract , accessRights , accrualMethod , accrualPeriodicity , accrualPolicy , alternative , audience , available , bibliographicCitation , conformsTo , contributor , coverage , created , creator , date , dateAccepted , dateCopyrighted , dateSubmitted , description , educationLevel , extent , format , hasFormat , hasPart , hasVersion , identifier , instructionalMethod , isFormatOf , isPartOf , isReferencedBy , isReplacedBy , isRequiredBy , issued , isVersionOf , language , license , mediator , medium , modified , provenance , publisher , references , relation , replaces , requires , rights , rightsHolder , source , spatial , subject , tableOfContents , temporal , title , type , valid
    Properties in the /elements/1.1/ namespace contributor , coverage , creator , date , description , format , identifier , language , publisher , relation , rights , source , subject , title , type
    Vocabulary Encoding Schemes DCMIType , DDC , IMT , LCC , LCSH , MESH , NLM , TGN , UDC
    Syntax Encoding Schemes Box , ISO3166 , ISO639-2 , ISO639-3 , Period , Point , RFC1766 , RFC3066 , RFC4646 , RFC5646 , URI , W3CDTF
    Classes Agent , AgentClass , BibliographicResource , FileFormat , Frequency , Jurisdiction , LicenseDocument , LinguisticSystem , Location , LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction , MediaType , MediaTypeOrExtent , MethodOfAccrual , MethodOfInstruction , PeriodOfTime , PhysicalMedium , PhysicalResource , Policy , ProvenanceStatement , RightsStatement , SizeOrDuration , Standard
    DCMI Type Vocabulary Collection , Dataset , Event , Image , InteractiveResource , MovingImage , PhysicalObject , Service , Software , Sound , StillImage , Text
    Terms related to the DCMI Abstract Model memberOf , VocabularyEncodingScheme

    Section 1: Introduction and Definitions

    This document is an up-to-date, authoritative specification of all metadata terms maintained by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. Included are the fifteen terms of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, which have also been published as IETF RFC 5013 [RFC5013], ANSI/NISO Standard Z39.85-2007 [NISOZ3985], and ISO Standard 15836:2009 [ISO15836].

    Each term is specified with the following minimal set of attributes:

    Name: A token appended to the URI of a DCMI namespace to create the URI of the term.
    Label: The human-readable label assigned to the term.
    URI: The Uniform Resource Identifier used to uniquely identify a term.
    Definition: A statement that represents the concept and essential nature of the term.
    Type of Term: The type of term as described in the DCMI Abstract Model [DCAM].

    Where applicable, the following attributes provide additional information about a term:

    Comment: Additional information about the term or its application.
    See: Authoritative documentation related to the term.
    References: A resource referenced in the Definition or Comment.
    Refines: A Property of which the described term is a Sub-Property.
    Broader Than: A Class of which the described term is a Super-Class.
    Narrower Than: A Class of which the described term is a Sub-Class.
    Has Domain: A Class of which a resource described by the term is an Instance.
    Has Range: A Class of which a value described by the term is an Instance.
    Member Of: An enumerated set of resources (Vocabulary Encoding Scheme) of which the term is a Member.
    Instance Of: A Class of which the described term is an instance.
    Version: A specific historical description of a term.
    Equivalent
    Property:
    A Property to which the described term is equivalent.

    This release of DCMI Metadata Terms reflects changes described more fully in the document "Maintenance changes to DCMI Metadata Terms" [REVISIONS]. Further information about change history is documented in "DCMI Metadata Terms: A complete historical record" [HISTORY]. DCMI maintains a Web page with pointers to known translations of semantic specifications and related DCMI documents [TRANSLATIONS].

    References

     [DCAM] http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/2007-06-04/
     [HISTORY] http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/
     [ISO15836] http://www.iso.org/iso/search.htm?qt=15836&searchSubmit=Search&sort=rel&type=simple&published=on
     [NAMESPACE] http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-namespace/
     [NISOZ3985] http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/10256/Z39-85-2012_dublin_core.pdf
     [REVISIONS] http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/2012/dcterms-changes/
     [RFC5013] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5013.txt
     [TRANSLATIONS] http://dublincore.org/resources/translations/

    Section 2: Properties in the /terms/ namespace

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    Term Name: abstract
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/abstract
    Label: Abstract
    Definition: A summary of the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#abstract-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    accessRights
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/accessRights
    Label: Access Rights
    Definition: Information about who can access the resource or an indication of its security status.
    Comment: Access Rights may include information regarding access or restrictions based on privacy, security, or other policies.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/rights
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RightsStatement
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#accessRights-002
    ​ Term Name: ​    accrualMethod
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/accrualMethod
    Label: Accrual Method
    Definition: The method by which items are added to a collection.
    Type of Term: Property
    Has Domain: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MethodOfAccrual
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#accrualMethod-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    accrualPeriodicity
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/accrualPeriodicity
    Label: Accrual Periodicity
    Definition: The frequency with which items are added to a collection.
    Type of Term: Property
    Has Domain: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Frequency
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#accrualPeriodicity-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    accrualPolicy
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/accrualPolicy
    Label: Accrual Policy
    Definition: The policy governing the addition of items to a collection.
    Type of Term: Property
    Has Domain: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Policy
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#accrualPolicy-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    alternative
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/alternative
    Label: Alternative Title
    Definition: An alternative name for the resource.
    Comment: The distinction between titles and alternative titles is application-specific.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#alternative-003
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    ​ Term Name: ​    audience
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
    Label: Audience
    Definition: A class of entity for whom the resource is intended or useful.
    Type of Term: Property
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/AgentClass
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#audience-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    available
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/available
    Label: Date Available
    Definition: Date (often a range) that the resource became or will become available.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#available-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    bibliographicCitation
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/bibliographicCitation
    Label: Bibliographic Citation
    Definition: A bibliographic reference for the resource.
    Comment: Recommended practice is to include sufficient bibliographic detail to identify the resource as unambiguously as possible.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/identifier
    Has Domain: http://purl.org/dc/terms/BibliographicResource
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#bibliographicCitation-002
    ​ Term Name: ​    conformsTo
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/conformsTo
    Label: Conforms To
    Definition: An established standard to which the described resource conforms.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Standard
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#conformsTo-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    contributor
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/contributor
    Label: Contributor
    Definition: An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource.
    Comment: Examples of a Contributor include a person, an organization, or a service.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/contributor
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#contributorT-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    coverage
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/coverage
    Label: Coverage
    Definition: The spatial or temporal topic of the resource, the spatial applicability of the resource, or the jurisdiction under which the resource is relevant.
    Comment: Spatial topic and spatial applicability may be a named place or a location specified by its geographic coordinates. Temporal topic may be a named period, date, or date range. A jurisdiction may be a named administrative entity or a geographic place to which the resource applies. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Thesaurus of Geographic Names [TGN]. Where appropriate, named places or time periods can be used in preference to numeric identifiers such as sets of coordinates or date ranges.
    References: [TGN] http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#coverageT-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    created
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/created
    Label: Date Created
    Definition: Date of creation of the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#created-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    creator
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
    Label: Creator
    Definition: An entity primarily responsible for making the resource.
    Comment: Examples of a Creator include a person, an organization, or a service.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/contributor
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#creatorT-002
    EquivalentProperty: http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/maker
    ​ Term Name: ​    date
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
    Label: Date
    Definition: A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource.
    Comment: Date may be used to express temporal information at any level of granularity. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as the W3CDTF profile of ISO 8601 [W3CDTF].
    References: [W3CDTF] http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#dateT-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    dateAccepted
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateAccepted
    Label: Date Accepted
    Definition: Date of acceptance of the resource.
    Comment: Examples of resources to which a Date Accepted may be relevant are a thesis (accepted by a university department) or an article (accepted by a journal).
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#dateAccepted-002
    ​ Term Name: ​    dateCopyrighted
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateCopyrighted
    Label: Date Copyrighted
    Definition: Date of copyright.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#dateCopyrighted-002
    ​ Term Name: ​    dateSubmitted
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateSubmitted
    Label: Date Submitted
    Definition: Date of submission of the resource.
    Comment: Examples of resources to which a Date Submitted may be relevant are a thesis (submitted to a university department) or an article (submitted to a journal).
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#dateSubmitted-002
    ​ Term Name: ​    description
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
    Label: Description
    Definition: An account of the resource.
    Comment: Description may include but is not limited to: an abstract, a table of contents, a graphical representation, or a free-text account of the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#descriptionT-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    educationLevel
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/educationLevel
    Label: Audience Education Level
    Definition: A class of entity, defined in terms of progression through an educational or training context, for which the described resource is intended.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/AgentClass
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#educationLevel-002
    ​ Term Name: ​    extent
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/extent
    Label: Extent
    Definition: The size or duration of the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/format
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/SizeOrDuration
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#extent-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    format
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/format
    Label: Format
    Definition: The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource.
    Comment: Examples of dimensions include size and duration. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the list of Internet Media Types [MIME].
    References: [MIME] http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaTypeOrExtent
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#formatT-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    hasFormat
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasFormat
    Label: Has Format
    Definition: A related resource that is substantially the same as the pre-existing described resource, but in another format.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#hasFormat-003
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    hasPart
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasPart
    Label: Has Part
    Definition: A related resource that is included either physically or logically in the described resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#hasPart-003
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    hasVersion
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasVersion
    Label: Has Version
    Definition: A related resource that is a version, edition, or adaptation of the described resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#hasVersion-003
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    identifier
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/identifier
    Label: Identifier
    Definition: An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context.
    Comment: Recommended best practice is to identify the resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#identifierT-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    instructionalMethod
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/instructionalMethod
    Label: Instructional Method
    Definition: A process, used to engender knowledge, attitudes and skills, that the described resource is designed to support.
    Comment: Instructional Method will typically include ways of presenting instructional materials or conducting instructional activities, patterns of learner-to-learner and learner-to-instructor interactions, and mechanisms by which group and individual levels of learning are measured. Instructional methods include all aspects of the instruction and learning processes from planning and implementation through evaluation and feedback.
    Type of Term: Property
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MethodOfInstruction
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#instructionalMethod-002
    ​ Term Name: ​    isFormatOf
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isFormatOf
    Label: Is Format Of
    Definition: A related resource that is substantially the same as the described resource, but in another format.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#isFormatOf-003
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    isPartOf
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isPartOf
    Label: Is Part Of
    Definition: A related resource in which the described resource is physically or logically included.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#isPartOf-003
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    isReferencedBy
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isReferencedBy
    Label: Is Referenced By
    Definition: A related resource that references, cites, or otherwise points to the described resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#isReferencedBy-003
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    isReplacedBy
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isReplacedBy
    Label: Is Replaced By
    Definition: A related resource that supplants, displaces, or supersedes the described resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#isReplacedBy-003
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    isRequiredBy
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isRequiredBy
    Label: Is Required By
    Definition: A related resource that requires the described resource to support its function, delivery, or coherence.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#isRequiredBy-003
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    issued
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
    Label: Date Issued
    Definition: Date of formal issuance (e.g., publication) of the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#issued-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    isVersionOf
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/isVersionOf
    Label: Is Version Of
    Definition: A related resource of which the described resource is a version, edition, or adaptation.
    Comment: Changes in version imply substantive changes in content rather than differences in format.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#isVersionOf-003
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    language
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/language
    Label: Language
    Definition: A language of the resource.
    Comment: Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as RFC 4646 [RFC4646].
    References: [RFC4646] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4646.txt
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LinguisticSystem
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#languageT-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    license
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
    Label: License
    Definition: A legal document giving official permission to do something with the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/rights
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LicenseDocument
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#license-002
    ​ Term Name: ​    mediator
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/mediator
    Label: Mediator
    Definition: An entity that mediates access to the resource and for whom the resource is intended or useful.
    Comment: In an educational context, a mediator might be a parent, teacher, teaching assistant, or care-giver.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/AgentClass
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#mediator-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    medium
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/medium
    Label: Medium
    Definition: The material or physical carrier of the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/format
    Has Domain: http://purl.org/dc/terms/PhysicalResource
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/PhysicalMedium
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#medium-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    modified
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
    Label: Date Modified
    Definition: Date on which the resource was changed.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#modified-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    provenance
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/provenance
    Label: Provenance
    Definition: A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the resource since its creation that are significant for its authenticity, integrity, and interpretation.
    Comment: The statement may include a description of any changes successive custodians made to the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ProvenanceStatement
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#provenance-002
    ​ Term Name: ​    publisher
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
    Label: Publisher
    Definition: An entity responsible for making the resource available.
    Comment: Examples of a Publisher include a person, an organization, or a service.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/publisher
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#publisherT-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    references
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
    Label: References
    Definition: A related resource that is referenced, cited, or otherwise pointed to by the described resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#references-003
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    relation
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Label: Relation
    Definition: A related resource.
    Comment: Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#relationT-001
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    replaces
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/replaces
    Label: Replaces
    Definition: A related resource that is supplanted, displaced, or superseded by the described resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#replaces-003
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    requires
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/requires
    Label: Requires
    Definition: A related resource that is required by the described resource to support its function, delivery, or coherence.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#requires-003
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    rights
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/rights
    Label: Rights
    Definition: Information about rights held in and over the resource.
    Comment: Typically, rights information includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RightsStatement
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#rightsT-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    rightsHolder
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/rightsHolder
    Label: Rights Holder
    Definition: A person or organization owning or managing rights over the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#rightsHolder-002
    ​ Term Name: ​    source
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/source
    Label: Source
    Definition: A related resource from which the described resource is derived.
    Comment: The described resource may be derived from the related resource in whole or in part. Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/source
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#sourceT-001
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    spatial
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/spatial
    Label: Spatial Coverage
    Definition: Spatial characteristics of the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/coverage
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#spatial-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    subject
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/subject
    Label: Subject
    Definition: The topic of the resource.
    Comment: Typically, the subject will be represented using keywords, key phrases, or classification codes. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#subjectT-002
    Note: This term is intended to be used with non-literal values as defined in the DCMI Abstract Model (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/). As of December 2007, the DCMI Usage Board is seeking a way to express this intention with a formal range declaration.
    ​ Term Name: ​    tableOfContents
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/tableOfContents
    Label: Table Of Contents
    Definition: A list of subunits of the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#tableOfContents-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    temporal
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/temporal
    Label: Temporal Coverage
    Definition: Temporal characteristics of the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/coverage
    Has Range: http://purl.org/dc/terms/PeriodOfTime
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#temporal-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    title
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
    Label: Title
    Definition: A name given to the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#titleT-002
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    ​ Term Name: ​    type
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/type
    Label: Type
    Definition: The nature or genre of the resource.
    Comment: Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the DCMI Type Vocabulary [DCMITYPE]. To describe the file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource, use the Format element.
    References: [DCMITYPE] http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-type-vocabulary/#H7
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#typeT-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    valid
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/valid
    Label: Date Valid
    Definition: Date (often a range) of validity of a resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
    Refines: http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
    Has Range: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#valid-003

    Section 3: Properties in the /elements/1.1/ namespace

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    Term Name: contributor
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/contributor
    Label: Contributor
    Definition: An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource.
    Comment: Examples of a Contributor include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Contributor should be used to indicate the entity.
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#contributor-006
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    coverage
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/coverage
    Label: Coverage
    Definition: The spatial or temporal topic of the resource, the spatial applicability of the resource, or the jurisdiction under which the resource is relevant.
    Comment: Spatial topic and spatial applicability may be a named place or a location specified by its geographic coordinates. Temporal topic may be a named period, date, or date range. A jurisdiction may be a named administrative entity or a geographic place to which the resource applies. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Thesaurus of Geographic Names [TGN]. Where appropriate, named places or time periods can be used in preference to numeric identifiers such as sets of coordinates or date ranges.
    References: [TGN] http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#coverage-006
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    creator
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator
    Label: Creator
    Definition: An entity primarily responsible for making the resource.
    Comment: Examples of a Creator include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Creator should be used to indicate the entity.
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#creator-006
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    date
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date
    Label: Date
    Definition: A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource.
    Comment: Date may be used to express temporal information at any level of granularity. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as the W3CDTF profile of ISO 8601 [W3CDTF].
    References: [W3CDTF] http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#date-006
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    description
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description
    Label: Description
    Definition: An account of the resource.
    Comment: Description may include but is not limited to: an abstract, a table of contents, a graphical representation, or a free-text account of the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#description-006
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    format
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/format
    Label: Format
    Definition: The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource.
    Comment: Examples of dimensions include size and duration. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the list of Internet Media Types [MIME].
    References: [MIME] http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#format-007
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    identifier
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier
    Label: Identifier
    Definition: An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context.
    Comment: Recommended best practice is to identify the resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#identifier-006
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    language
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language
    Label: Language
    Definition: A language of the resource.
    Comment: Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as RFC 4646 [RFC4646].
    References: [RFC4646] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4646.txt
    See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4646.txt
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#language-007
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    publisher
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/publisher
    Label: Publisher
    Definition: An entity responsible for making the resource available.
    Comment: Examples of a Publisher include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Publisher should be used to indicate the entity.
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#publisher-006
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    relation
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/relation
    Label: Relation
    Definition: A related resource.
    Comment: Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#relation-006
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    rights
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights
    Label: Rights
    Definition: Information about rights held in and over the resource.
    Comment: Typically, rights information includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights.
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#rights-006
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    source
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/source
    Label: Source
    Definition: A related resource from which the described resource is derived.
    Comment: The described resource may be derived from the related resource in whole or in part. Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#source-006
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    subject
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
    Label: Subject
    Definition: The topic of the resource.
    Comment: Typically, the subject will be represented using keywords, key phrases, or classification codes. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#subject-007
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    title
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title
    Label: Title
    Definition: A name given to the resource.
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#title-006
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.
    ​ Term Name: ​    type
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type
    Label: Type
    Definition: The nature or genre of the resource.
    Comment: Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the DCMI Type Vocabulary [DCMITYPE]. To describe the file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource, use the Format element.
    References: [DCMITYPE] http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-type-vocabulary/#H7
    Type of Term: Property
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#type-006
    Note: A second property with the same name as this property has been declared in the dcterms: namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/). See the Introduction to the document "DCMI Metadata Terms" (http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-terms/) for an explanation.

    Section 4: Vocabulary Encoding Schemes

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    Term Name: DCMIType
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Label: DCMI Type Vocabulary
    Definition: The set of classes specified by the DCMI Type Vocabulary, used to categorize the nature or genre of the resource.
    See: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
    Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#DCMIType-005
    ​ Term Name: ​    DDC
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DDC
    Label: DDC
    Definition: The set of conceptual resources specified by the Dewey Decimal Classification.
    See: http://www.oclc.org/dewey/
    Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#DDC-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    IMT
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/IMT
    Label: IMT
    Definition: The set of media types specified by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.
    See: http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/
    Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#IMT-004
    ​ Term Name: ​    LCC
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCC
    Label: LCC
    Definition: The set of conceptual resources specified by the Library of Congress Classification.
    See: http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html
    Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#LCC-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    LCSH
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LCSH
    Label: LCSH
    Definition: The set of labeled concepts specified by the Library of Congress Subject Headings.
    Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#LCSH-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    MESH
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MESH
    Label: MeSH
    Definition: The set of labeled concepts specified by the Medical Subject Headings.
    See: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html
    Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#MESH-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    NLM
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/NLM
    Label: NLM
    Definition: The set of conceptual resources specified by the National Library of Medicine Classification.
    See: http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/class/
    Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#NLM-002
    ​ Term Name: ​    TGN
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/TGN
    Label: TGN
    Definition: The set of places specified by the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
    See: http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html
    Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#TGN-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    UDC
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/UDC
    Label: UDC
    Definition: The set of conceptual resources specified by the Universal Decimal Classification.
    See: http://www.udcc.org/
    Type of Term: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#UDC-003

    Section 5: Syntax Encoding Schemes

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    Term Name: Box
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Box
    Label: DCMI Box
    Definition: The set of regions in space defined by their geographic coordinates according to the DCMI Box Encoding Scheme.
    See: http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-box/
    Type of Term: Datatype
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Box-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    ISO3166
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO3166
    Label: ISO 3166
    Definition: The set of codes listed in ISO 3166-1 for the representation of names of countries.
    See: http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/iso3166ma/02iso-3166-code-lists/list-en1.html
    Type of Term: Datatype
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#ISO3166-004
    ​ Term Name: ​    ISO639-2
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO639-2
    Label: ISO 639-2
    Definition: The three-letter alphabetic codes listed in ISO639-2 for the representation of names of languages.
    See: http://lcweb.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/langhome.html
    Type of Term: Datatype
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#ISO639-2-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    ISO639-3
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO639-3
    Label: ISO 639-3
    Definition: The set of three-letter codes listed in ISO 639-3 for the representation of names of languages.
    See: http://www.sil.org/iso639-3/
    Type of Term: Datatype
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#ISO639-3-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    Period
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Period
    Label: DCMI Period
    Definition: The set of time intervals defined by their limits according to the DCMI Period Encoding Scheme.
    See: http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-period/
    Type of Term: Datatype
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Period-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    Point
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Point
    Label: DCMI Point
    Definition: The set of points in space defined by their geographic coordinates according to the DCMI Point Encoding Scheme.
    See: http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/dcmi-point/
    Type of Term: Datatype
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Point-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    RFC1766
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC1766
    Label: RFC 1766
    Definition: The set of tags, constructed according to RFC 1766, for the identification of languages.
    See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1766.txt
    Type of Term: Datatype
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#RFC1766-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    RFC3066
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC3066
    Label: RFC 3066
    Definition: The set of tags constructed according to RFC 3066 for the identification of languages.
    Comment: RFC 3066 has been obsoleted by RFC 4646.
    See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3066.txt
    Type of Term: Datatype
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#RFC3066-002
    ​ Term Name: ​    RFC4646
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC4646
    Label: RFC 4646
    Definition: The set of tags constructed according to RFC 4646 for the identification of languages.
    Comment: RFC 4646 obsoletes RFC 3066.
    See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4646.txt
    Type of Term: Datatype
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#RFC4646-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    RFC5646
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RFC5646
    Label: RFC 5646
    Definition: The set of tags constructed according to RFC 5646 for the identification of languages.
    Comment: RFC 5646 obsoletes RFC 4646.
    See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5646.txt
    Type of Term: Datatype
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#RFC5646-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    URI
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
    Label: URI
    Definition: The set of identifiers constructed according to the generic syntax for Uniform Resource Identifiers as specified by the Internet Engineering Task Force.
    See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt
    Type of Term: Datatype
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#URI-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    W3CDTF
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/W3CDTF
    Label: W3C-DTF
    Definition: The set of dates and times constructed according to the W3C Date and Time Formats Specification.
    See: http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
    Type of Term: Datatype
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#W3CDTF-003

    Section 6: Classes

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    Term Name: Agent
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent
    Label: Agent
    Definition: A resource that acts or has the power to act.
    Comment: Examples of Agent include person, organization, and software agent.
    Type of Term: Class
    Instance Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/AgentClass
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Agent-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    AgentClass
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/AgentClass
    Label: Agent Class
    Definition: A group of agents.
    Comment: Examples of Agent Class include groups seen as classes, such as students, women, charities, lecturers.
    Type of Term: Class
    Narrower Than: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#AgentClass-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    BibliographicResource
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/BibliographicResource
    Label: Bibliographic Resource
    Definition: A book, article, or other documentary resource.
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#BibliographicResource-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    FileFormat
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/FileFormat
    Label: File Format
    Definition: A digital resource format.
    Comment: Examples include the formats defined by the list of Internet Media Types.
    Type of Term: Class
    Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#FileFormat-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    Frequency
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Frequency
    Label: Frequency
    Definition: A rate at which something recurs.
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Frequency-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    Jurisdiction
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Jurisdiction
    Label: Jurisdiction
    Definition: The extent or range of judicial, law enforcement, or other authority.
    Type of Term: Class
    Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Jurisdiction-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    LicenseDocument
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LicenseDocument
    Label: License Document
    Definition: A legal document giving official permission to do something with a Resource.
    Type of Term: Class
    Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RightsStatement
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#LicenseDocument-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    LinguisticSystem
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LinguisticSystem
    Label: Linguistic System
    Comment: Examples include written, spoken, sign, and computer languages.
    Definition: A system of signs, symbols, sounds, gestures, or rules used in communication.
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#LinguisticSystem-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    Location
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
    Label: Location
    Definition: A spatial region or named place.
    Type of Term: Class
    Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Location-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
    Label: Location, Period, or Jurisdiction
    Definition: A location, period of time, or jurisdiction.
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    MediaType
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaType
    Label: Media Type
    Definition: A file format or physical medium.
    Type of Term: Class
    Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaTypeOrExtent
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#MediaType-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    MediaTypeOrExtent
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaTypeOrExtent
    Label: Media Type or Extent
    Definition: A media type or extent.
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#MediaTypeOrExtent-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    MethodOfAccrual
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MethodOfAccrual
    Label: Method of Accrual
    Definition: A method by which resources are added to a collection.
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#MethodOfAccrual-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    MethodOfInstruction
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MethodOfInstruction
    Label: Method of Instruction
    Definition: A process that is used to engender knowledge, attitudes, and skills.
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#MethodOfInstruction-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    PeriodOfTime
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/PeriodOfTime
    Label: Period of Time
    Definition: An interval of time that is named or defined by its start and end dates.
    Type of Term: Class
    Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#PeriodOfTime-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    PhysicalMedium
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/PhysicalMedium
    Label: Physical Medium
    Definition: A physical material or carrier.
    Comment: Examples include paper, canvas, or DVD.
    Type of Term: Class
    Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#PhysicalMedium-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    PhysicalResource
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/PhysicalResource
    Label: Physical Resource
    Definition: A material thing.
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#PhysicalResource-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    Policy
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Policy
    Label: Policy
    Definition: A plan or course of action by an authority, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters.
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Policy-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    ProvenanceStatement
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ProvenanceStatement
    Label: Provenance Statement
    Definition: A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of a resource since its creation that are significant for its authenticity, integrity, and interpretation.
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#ProvenanceStatement-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    RightsStatement
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/RightsStatement
    Label: Rights Statement
    Definition: A statement about the intellectual property rights (IPR) held in or over a Resource, a legal document giving official permission to do something with a resource, or a statement about access rights.
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#RightsStatement-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    SizeOrDuration
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/SizeOrDuration
    Label: Size or Duration
    Definition: A dimension or extent, or a time taken to play or execute.
    Comment: Examples include a number of pages, a specification of length, width, and breadth, or a period in hours, minutes, and seconds.
    Type of Term: Class
    Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaTypeOrExtent
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#SizeOrDuration-001
    ​ Term Name: ​    Standard
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/Standard
    Label: Standard
    Definition: A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Standard-001

    Section 7: DCMI Type Vocabulary

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    Term Name: Collection
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
    Label: Collection
    Definition: An aggregation of resources.
    Comment: A collection is described as a group; its parts may also be separately described.
    Type of Term: Class
    Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Collection-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    Dataset
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Dataset
    Label: Dataset
    Definition: Data encoded in a defined structure.
    Comment: Examples include lists, tables, and databases. A dataset may be useful for direct machine processing.
    Type of Term: Class
    Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Dataset-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    Event
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Event
    Label: Event
    Definition: A non-persistent, time-based occurrence.
    Comment: Metadata for an event provides descriptive information that is the basis for discovery of the purpose, location, duration, and responsible agents associated with an event. Examples include an exhibition, webcast, conference, workshop, open day, performance, battle, trial, wedding, tea party, conflagration.
    Type of Term: Class
    Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Event-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    Image
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
    Label: Image
    Definition: A visual representation other than text.
    Comment: Examples include 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.
    Type of Term: Class
    Broader Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage
    Broader Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/MovingImage
    Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Image-004
    ​ Term Name: ​    InteractiveResource
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/InteractiveResource
    Label: Interactive Resource
    Definition: A resource requiring interaction from the user to be understood, executed, or experienced.
    Comment: Examples include forms on Web pages, applets, multimedia learning objects, chat services, or virtual reality environments.
    Type of Term: Class
    Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#InteractiveResource-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    MovingImage
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/MovingImage
    Label: Moving Image
    Definition: A series of visual representations imparting an impression of motion when shown in succession.
    Comment: Examples include animations, movies, television programs, videos, zoetropes, or visual output from a simulation. Instances of the type Moving Image must also be describable as instances of the broader type Image.
    Type of Term: Class
    Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
    Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#MovingImage-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    PhysicalObject
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/PhysicalObject
    Label: Physical Object
    Definition: An inanimate, three-dimensional object or substance.
    Comment: Note that digital representations of, or surrogates for, these objects should use Image, Text or one of the other types.
    Type of Term: Class
    Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#PhysicalObject-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    Service
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Service
    Label: Service
    Definition: A system that provides one or more functions.
    Comment: Examples include a photocopying service, a banking service, an authentication service, interlibrary loans, a Z39.50 or Web server.
    Type of Term: Class
    Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Service-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    Software
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Software
    Label: Software
    Definition: A computer program in source or compiled form.
    Comment: Examples include a C source file, MS-Windows .exe executable, or Perl script.
    Type of Term: Class
    Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Software-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    Sound
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Sound
    Label: Sound
    Definition: A resource primarily intended to be heard.
    Comment: Examples include a music playback file format, an audio compact disc, and recorded speech or sounds.
    Type of Term: Class
    Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Sound-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    StillImage
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage
    Label: Still Image
    Definition: A static visual representation.
    Comment: Examples include paintings, drawings, graphic designs, plans and maps. Recommended best practice is to assign the type Text to images of textual materials. Instances of the type Still Image must also be describable as instances of the broader type Image.
    Type of Term: Class
    Narrower Than: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
    Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#StillImage-003
    ​ Term Name: ​    Text
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Text
    Label: Text
    Definition: A resource consisting primarily of words for reading.
    Comment: Examples include books, letters, dissertations, poems, newspapers, articles, archives of mailing lists. Note that facsimiles or images of texts are still of the genre Text.
    Type of Term: Class
    Member Of: http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#Text-003

    ​ ​
    Term Name:

        <span>memberOf</span>
        <link property="rdfs:isDefinedBy" href="http://purl.org/dc/dcam/">
        <time property="dcterms:issued" datetime="2008-01-14"> </time>
        <time property="dcterms:modified" datetime="2010-10-11"> </time>
      </th>
    </tr>
    <tr class="attribute">
      <th scope="row">URI:
      </th>
      <td axis="URI">
        <a href="http://purl.org/dc/dcam/memberOf">http://purl.org/dc/dcam/memberOf</a>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="attribute">
      <th scope="row">Label:
      </th>
      <td axis="Label" property="rdfs:label">Member Of</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="attribute">
      <th scope="row">Definition:
      </th>
      <td axis="Definition" property="rdfs:comment">A relationship between a resource and a vocabulary encoding scheme which indicates that the resource is a member of a set.</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="attribute">
      <th scope="row">See:
      </th>
      <td axis="See">
        <a property="rdfs:seeAlso" href="/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/2007-06-04/">http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/2007-06-04/</a>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="attribute">
      <th scope="row">Type of Term:
      </th>
      <td axis="Type-of-Term">
        <a property="rdf:type" href="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#Property">Property</a>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="attribute">
      <th scope="row">Has Range:
      </th>
      <td axis="Has-Range">
        <a property="rdfs:range" href="http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme">http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme</a>
      </td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="attribute">
      <th scope="row">Version:
      </th>
      <td axis="Version">
        <a property="dcterms:hasVersion" href="/usage/terms/history/#memberOf-002">http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#memberOf-002</a>
      </td>
    </tr>
    

    ​ Term Name: ​    VocabularyEncodingScheme
    URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcam/VocabularyEncodingScheme
    Label: Vocabulary Encoding Scheme
    Definition: An enumerated set of resources.
    See: http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/abstract-model/2007-06-04/
    Type of Term: Class
    Version: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/history/#VocabularyEncodingScheme-001
    Errata: - 2013-11-05. Updated reference to Z39.85. - 2016-01-11. Updated reference to [DCMITYPE] /dcmi-type-vocabulary/dcmi-type-vocabulary\/#H7/.