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Dublin Core metadata standard

Metadata

Definition

Title

The name given to the resource by the creator or publisher

Creator

The person or organization primarily responsible for the intellectual content of the resource

Subject

The topic of the resource

Description

A textual description of the content of the resource

Publisher

The entity responsible for making the resource available

Contributor

A person or organization (other than the Creator) who is responsible for making significant contributions to the intellectual content of the resource

Date

A date associated with the creation or availability of the resource

Type

The nature or genre of the content of the resource

Format

The physical or digital manifestation of the resource

Identifier

An unambiguous reference that uniquely identifies the resource within a given context

Source

A reference to a second resource from which the present resource is derived

Language

The language of the intellectual content of the resource

Relation

A reference to a related resource, and the nature of its relationship

Coverage

Spatial locations and temporal durations characteristic of the content of the resource

Rights

Information about rights held in the resource

Table 6.2: Dublin Core metadata standard;