The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set
- If metadata is language...
- … then DC is a “pidgin” language for use by “tourists on the Internet commons” (Baker)
- Different resource description communities speak different languages
- but tourists learn to “pidginise”
- Small vocabulary, simple grammar/structure
- Resource has Title “An Introduction to Dublin Core and the DCMI”
- Resource has Subject “Metadata”
- Not as subtle/powerful as separate languages - but useful!