|Title:||The Dublin Core Scholarly Resources Application Profile (SRAP)|
Dublin Core is commonly used for description of Doctoral dissertations, Master’s thesis and other resources institutions of higher education such as universities and polytechnics store and make available via their institutional repositories. Since DC Metadata Terms do not contain all core metadata elements required even for simple description of these materials, many proprietary extensions to Dublin Core have been created, on national, regional and institutional levels. In order to make Dublin Core a more valuable tool and to foster usage of Dublin Core for description of scholarly resources, the National Library of Finland (NLF) proposed development of Scholarly Works Application Profile (SRAP). The proposal was approved by the Dublin Core Governing Board, and the Dublin Core SRAP working group was established in Spring 2021. The working group chose a draft created in NLF as the starting point for its ongoing work. See https://github.com/dcmi/dc-srap for the current status of the draft, and additional information about the project.