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Dublin Core namespace

The Dublin Core namespace provides a set of commonly used properties. The names and usage shall be as defined in the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, created by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI).

NameDescriptionType
dc:contributorDCMI definition: An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource. DCMI 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. XMP addition: XMP usage is a list of contributors. These contributors should not include those listed in dc:creator.Unordered array of ProperName
dc:coverageDCMI definition: The spatial or temporal topic of the resource, the spatial applicability of the resource, or the jurisdiction under which the resource is relevant. XMP addition: XMP usage is the extent or scope of the resource.Text
dc:creatorDCMI definition: An entity primarily responsible for making the resource. DCMI 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. XMP addition: XMP usage is a list of creators. Entities should be listed in order of decreasing precedence, if such order is significant.Ordered array of ProperName
dc:dateDCMI definition: A point or period of time associated with an event in the life cycle of the resource.Ordered array of Date
dc:descriptionDCMI definition: An account of the resource. XMP addition: XMP usage is a list of textual descriptions of the content of the resource, given in various languages.Language Alternative
dc:formatDCMI definition: The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource. DCMI 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]. XMP addition: XMP usage is a MIME type. Dimensions would be stored using a media-specific property, beyond the scope of this document.MIMEType
dc:identifierDCMI definition: An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context. DCMI comment: Recommended best practice is to identify the resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.Text
dc:languageDCMI definition: A language of the resource. XMP addition: XMP usage is a list of languages used in the content of the resource.Unordered array of Locale
dc:publisherDCMI definition: An entity responsible for making the resource available. DCMI 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. XMP addition: XMP usage is a list of publishers.Unordered array of ProperName
dc:relationDCMI definition: A related resource. DCMI comment: Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system. XMP addition: XMP usage is a list of related resources.Unordered array of Text
dc:rightsDCMI definition: Information about rights held in and over the resource. DCMI comment: Typically, rights information includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights. XMP addition: XMP usage is a list of informal rights statements, given in various languages.Language Alternative
dc:sourceDCMI definition: A related resource from which the described resource is derived. DCMI 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.Text
dc:subjectDCMI definition: The topic of the resource.DCMI comment: Typically, the subject will be represented using keywords, key phrases, or classification codes. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary. To describe the spatial or temporal topic of the resource, use the dc:coverage element.XMP addition: XMP usage is a list of descriptive phrases or keywords that specify the content of the resource.Unordered array of Text
dc:titleDCMI definition: A name given to the resource. DCMI comment: Typically, a title will be a name by which the resource is formally known.XMP addition: XMP usage is a title or name, given in various languages.Language Alternative
dc:typeDCMI definition: The nature or genre of the resource. DCMI 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 dc:format element.XMP addition: See the dc:format entry for clarification of the XMP usage of that element.Unordered array of Text
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