ROADS and the Dublin CoreThe Dublin Core (DC) provides a set of 15 metadata elements, primarily intended to enhance discovery of electronic resources. Originally conceived for author-generated description of Web resources, it has also attracted the attention of formal resource description communities, such as museums and libraries, and is increasingly used as the basis for interoperability between databases using different schema.
This page describes the relationship between ROADS templates and the Dublin Core.
Mapping ROADS templates to Dublin CoreThe ROADS DOCUMENT and SERVICE template types, the two template types most commonly used in ROADS databases, have both been mapped to the Dublin Core.
ROADS DUBLINCORE template typeA ROADS DUBLINCORE template type has also been proposed. This template type is still under discussion - comments are welcome.
DemonstratorsA proposal for using ROADS for Web-site metadata management is available. This proposal is based on the DUBLINCORE template type.
There is also an example ROADS database containing DUBLINCORE records for most of the articles in the Web version of Ariadne.