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GU-Q INAF 356 - Gender Politics in African Cultures & Societies

What is Dublin Core?

Dublin Core is a small set of vocabulary terms that can be used to describe digital resources (video, images, web pages, etc.), as well as physical resources such as books or CDs, and objects like artworks.

Dublin Core


Dublin Core Metadata Element Set

The original DCMES Version 1.1 consists of 15 metadata elements:

  1. Title - Typically, a Title will be a name by which the resource is formally known.
  2. Creator - An entity primarily responsible for making the resource.
  3. Subject - The topic of the resource.
  4. Description - An account of the resource (ex. a free-text account of the resource.)
  5. Publisher - An entity responsible for making the resource available.
  6. Contributor - An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource.
  7. Date - A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource.
  8. Type - The nature or genre of the resource. (use the DCMI Type Vocabulary)
  9. Format - The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource.
  10. Identifier - An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context.
  11. Source - A related resource from which the described resource is derived.
  12. Language - A language of the resource.
  13. Relation - A related resource.
  14. Coverage - The spatial or temporal topic of the resource, the spatial applicability of the resource, or the jurisdiction under which the resource is relevant.
  15. Rights - Information about rights held in and over the resource.
Examples of using Dublin Core Metadata