About Dublin Core

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Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

Named after Dublin, Ohio (not Ireland), home of OCLC, which owns the Dublin Core as well as other library-related entities, including the Dewey Decimal System.
See http://dublincore.org

Goals of Dublin Core

  1. Simplicity
  2. Shared semantics
  3. Extensible
  4. International

Characteristics of a Dublin Core (DC) record

  1. All elements are optional
  2. All elements are repeatable
  3. Elements may be displayed in any order

15 Elements of DC

found at http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/
  1. Contributor - an entity responsible for making contributions to a resource
  2. Coverage
  3. Creator - an entity primarily responsible for the creation of a resource
  4. Date - a point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource
  5. Description
  6. Format
  7. Identifier
  8. Language
  9. Publisher - an entity responsible for making a resource available
  10. Relation - a related resource
  11. Rights
  12. Source
  13. Subject - the topic of the resource
  14. Title - a name given to the resource
  15. Type - The nature or genre of the resource