22 August 2002
Editor: Ann Apps < firstname.lastname@example.org>
MIMAS, University of Manchester, UK
Status of this document:*Working Draft_
Description: This document contains an annotated list of standard type encoding schemes.
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The table below lists standard encoding schemes or vocabularies which could be used to indicate the Type of a resource. The entries will be annotated with guidelines on which to choose for a particular use.
These encoding schemes will be registered with DCMI when a mechanism becomes available.
|AAT||Art & Architechture Thesaurus||[U1]|
|MARCGenre||MARC Genre Terms||[U2]||General genre list that may be applied to various types of information resources, compiled from controlled lists of values in various data elements in the MARC 21 bibliographic format.|
|MIG||The Moving Image Genre-Form Guide||[U3]||Motion pictures, broadcasting, recorded sound|
|TGMII||Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II: Genre & Physical Characteristic Terms||[U4]||Graphical materials|
|UNESCO||UNESCO Thesaurus||[U5]||General thesaurus which contains some type terms|
The table below lists other significant type encoding schemes. Because these are not standard identifiers, it will be necessary to encode them within Dublin Core™ records using application-specific schemes.
|CISMeF||CISMeF Resource Types||[U6]||Medical: publication types and MeSH terms. [R1], [R2]|
|CLDT||RSLP Collection Description Schema Types||[U7]||Collection types|
|IPTC||International Press Telecommunications Council Subject Reference System: Genre||[U8]||News items|
|RBMS||Rare Books and Manuscripts Thesaurus||[U9] (List not online)||Rare books and manuscripts|
|RIS||Reference Manager, RIS Format Specfiications: Reference type field names||[U10]|
|UKGovTalk||UK e-Government Metadata Standard - Type Encoding Scheme (Draft)||[U11] (Appendix B)|