Dublin Core Metadata Element Set: Reference Description
August 29, 1996
See the Dublin Core home page for further information about the workshops, reports,
working group papers, projects, and new developments concerning the Dublin Core
metadata element set.
This document is the reference description of the Dublin Core Metadata Element
Set, as elaborated in the report on the OCLC/NCSA Metadata Workshop of March 1995 and subsequently modified by working groups constituted at the OCLC/UKOLN Metadata Workshop of April 1996.
This is a preliminary draft version put in place to test the Meta Tag LINK consensus agreement of the W3C Distributed Indexing Workshop in Boston (May 28-29, 1996). It will be replaced by a more complete document in the near future.
Title The name given to the work by the author or publisher.
Subject The topic of the work, or keywords that describe the content of the work.
Author The person(s) primarily responsible for the intellectual content of the object.
The organization responsible for making the work available in its present form. Generally a publisher, an institution (university department, for example) or a corporate entity.
The person(s) other than author(s) who have made other significant
intellectual contributions to the work (for example, editors,
transcribers, illustrators, convenors).
The date the work was made available in its present form.
The genre of the object, such as home page, novel, poem, working paper,
technical report, essay, dictionary, etc.
The data representation of the object, such as text/html, ASCII,
Postscript file, Windows executable file, etc.
String or number used to uniquely identify the object. Examples for
networked resources include URLs, URNs (when implemented). For non-networked
objects, one might have an ISBN, Library of Congress Catalog Number, or other
Object, either print or electronic, from which this object is derived,
if applicable. For example, an html encoding of a Shakespearean
sonnet might identify the paper version of the sonnet from which the
electronic version was transcribed.
Language of the intellectual content of the object.
Relation: Relationship to other objects.
The spatial locations and temporal durations characteristic of the object .