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Dublin Core Collection Description Type (CDType) Vocabulary

Creators: Dublin Core Collection Description Task Group
Date Issued: 2013-06-26
This Version: http://dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/colldesc-type/2013-06-26/
Latest Version: https://www.dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/collection-description/colldesc-type/
Replaces:
  • https://www.dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/collection-description/colldesc-type/2007-03-09/
  • https://www.dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/collection-description/colldesc-type/2006-08-24/
  • https://www.dublincore.org/specifications/dublin-core/collection-description/colldesc-type/2006-08-01/
  • Status: note
    Description: This document describes the collection description type vocabulary used by the application profile for collection-level description developed by the Dublin Core Collection Description Working Group.

    Introduction

    The Collection Description Type (CDType) Vocabulary provides a set of classes that can be used as values of the dc:type property in descriptions of collection descriptions. It has been developed in association with the Dublin Core Collections Application Profile (DC Collections AP)but this vocabulary is independent of that profile and the classes defined here may be referenced in other metadata descriptions

    The Collection Description Type (CDType) Vocabulary is based on the typology of collection descriptions in Michael Heaney's An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues

    A representation of the terms in this vocabulary is also available as an RDF/XML document.

    Note

    All references to properties, classes, vocabulary encoding schemes and syntax encoding schemes in DC metadata descriptions are made using URIs. In this document, Qualified Names of the form prefix ":" local-partare used as abbreviations for URIs which identify metadata terms. Prefixes are assumed to be associated with Namespace Names (URIs) as follows, and the corresponding URI for the term is constructed by concatenating the Namespace Name and the local-part:

    • dc: http:/purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
    • dcterms: http://purl.org/dc/terms/
    • dcmitype: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
    • cld: http://purl.org/cld/terms/
    • cdtype: http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/

    Collection Description Type Vocabulary [cld:CDType]

    Identifier http://purl.org/cld/terms/CDType
    Qualified Name cld:CDType
    Defined By Collection Description Terms
    http://purl.org/cld/terms/
    Type of Term Vocabulary Encoding Scheme
    Label Collection Description Type Vocabulary
    Definition

    A set of types used to categorize a collection description according to its organization.

    Comments
    See Also An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues
    http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/model/

    Vocabulary Terms/Classes

    • Catalogue or Index [cdtype:CatalogueOrIndex]
    • Analytic Finding Aid [cdtype:AnalyticFindingAid]
    • Hierarchic Finding Aid [cdtype:HierarchicFindingAid]
    • Indexing Finding Aid [cdtype:IndexingFindingAid]

    Catalogue or Index [cdtype:CatalogueOrIndex]

    Identifier http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/CatalogueOrIndex
    Qualified Name cdtype:CatalogueOrIndex
    Defined By Collection Description Type Vocabulary
    http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/
    Type of Term Class
    Type of Term Vocabulary Term
    SubClass Of

    Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
    http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection

    Label Catalogue or Index
    Definition

    A catalogue for, or index of, a collection

    Comments
    See Also An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues
    http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/model/

    Analytic Finding Aid [cdtype:AnalyticFindingAid]

    Identifier http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/AnalyticFindingAid
    Qualified Name cdtype:AnalyticFindingAid
    Defined By Collection Description Type Vocabulary
    http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/
    Type of Term Class
    Type of Term Vocabulary Term
    SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
    http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
    SubClass Of Catalogue or Index, Collection Description Type Vocabulary [cdtype:CatalogueOrIndex]
    http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/CatalogueOrIndex
    Label Analytic Finding Aid
    Definition

    A collection of individual records describing the items, and the intellectual content of those items, of a second collection. The records provide information about individual items. There are no intrinsic relationships between the records, and each record is essentially self-contained.

    Comments

    There may, in the individual records, be information about collections but that is not the focus of the catalogue. AnalyticFindingAids are typically created with significant human input.

    See Also An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues
    http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/model/

    Hierarchic Finding Aid [cdtype:HierarchicFindingAid]

    Identifier http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/HierarchicFindingAid
    Qualified Name cdtype:HierarchicFindingAid
    Type of Term Class
    Type of Term Vocabulary Term
    SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
    http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
    SubClass Of Catalogue or Index, Collection Description Type Vocabulary [cdtype:CatalogueOrIndex]
    http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/CatalogueOrIndex
    Label Hierarchic Finding Aid
    Defined By Collection Description Type Vocabulary
    http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/
    Definition

    A collection of records describing the individual items, and the intellectual content of those items, of a second collection. The records provide information about the collection and/or about the individual items, including contextual information about the relations between items and the collection. Relationships exist between records, and records are interpreted in the context of those relationships.

    Comments

    The records are grounded within the overall arrangement of the collection, e.g. grouping together all the letters, account books etc. in an ordered sequence or sequences. Items are often not uniquely identifiable when considered in isolation, so the context of the collection is an essential element in compiling the hierarchic finding-aid. Hierarchic finding-aids are typically created with significant human input.

    See Also An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues
    http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/model/

    Indexing Finding Aid [cdtype:IndexingFindingAid]

    Identifier http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/IndexingFindingAid
    Qualified Name IndexingFindingAid
    Type of Term Class
    Type of Term Vocabulary Term
    SubClass Of Collection, Dublin Core Type Vocabulary [dcmitype:Collection]
    http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Collection
    SubClass Of Catalogue or Index, Collection Description Type Vocabulary [cdtype:CatalogueOrIndex]
    http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/CatalogueOrIndex
    Label IndexingFindingAid
    Defined By Collection Description Type Vocabulary
    http://purl.org/cld/cdtype/
    Definition

    A collection of records consisting of information derived from items in a second collection, regardless of the content of those items.

    Comments

    For example, a robotic search engine will create an index of the words in a document (or catalogue record) regardless of their context and without trying to identify the discrete elements of intellectual content contained therein. IndexingFindingAides are typically generated automatically by a software robot or other harvesting technology, but may be created by human effort.

    See Also An Analytical Model of Collections and their Catalogues
    http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/model/

    Changes made in this version

    • Changed cldtype:CollectionDescription to cldtype:CatalogueOrIndex and made subsequent changes
    • Removed cldtype:UnitaryFindingAid