Dublin Core - DC
|The Dublin Core is a metadata element
set intended to facilitate discovery of electronic resources.
Originally conceived for author-generated description of Web
resources, it has attracted the attention of formal resource
description communities such as museums, libraries, government
agencies and commercial organizations.
The key characteristics of the Dublin Core are:
The Dublin Core is positioned as a simple information resource
description format. However, it also aims to provide a basis for
semantic interoperability between other, often more complicated,
formats. The Dublin Core benefits from active participation and
promotion in some 20 countries in North America, Europe, Australia
and Asia. Representatives of the Dublin Core effort have helped to
develop the Resource Description Framework
(RDF), an infrastructure that supports the coexistence of
complementary, independently maintained metadata packages.
- Semantic interoperability
- International consensus
Dublin Core resources
UKOLN DC tools
- DC-dot - a Web-based tool for
creating and editing Dublin Core metadata.
- DC-assist - a simple metadata help utility.
UKOLN DC resources
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