Using Dublin Core

With information from the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative


This chapter describes the history of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative and the development of the Dublin Core metadata scheme, and provides brief information on changes made to the metadata scheme over time. It includes a discussion of the main principles underlying the standard, definitions of individual properties within the metadata scheme, and guidance in use of the properties for metadata creation. The chapter includes an example of a Dublin Core metadata record, exercises allowing the reader to create Dublin Core metadata, and examples of metadata that could be produced for the exercises.

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