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  • 1. Introduction to Unqualified and Qualified Dublin Core Metadata
    • Richard Wisneski, Virginia Dressler
    • Kelvin Smith Library
    • Case Western Reserve University
    Fall 2008
  • 2. Part 1: Dublin Core Background
  • 3. What Is Dublin Core?
    • General Descriptive Metadata
    • MARC inspiration, but not its equivalent
    • Dublin Core is NOT meant to replicate MARC
    • Abstract model is the current focus
      • e.g. DC record would report on slide of Mona Lisa, not necessarily the Mona Lisa itself.
    • Unqualified DC is generally used as a format for sharing metadata with others
    • DC provides an information model that is independent of any specific encoding syntax
  • 4. A little history….
    • 1998: Dublin Core Element Set version 1.0
    • 1998: Internet RFC2413
    • 1999: Dublin Core Element Set version 1.1
    • 2000: EU Recommendation: CEN CWA 13874
    • 2001: US National Standard: NISO Z39.85
    • 2003: International standard : ISO 15836
  • 5. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
    • http:// dublincore.org /
    • Note in Particular:
    • Metadata Terms
    • Element Sets
    • Tools and Software  DC Assist
  • 6. DCMI Resource Model
    • Each DC value represents a physical, digital or conceptual entity
    • Each value can be defined to a particular vocabulary (LC subject headings, AAT, etc.)
    • Built on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) using the Resource Description Framework (RDF)
      • Each described resource uses one or more property-value pairs
  • 7. Interoperability
    • DC represents a set of interoperable online metadata standards that support a broad range of purposes and business models
    • OAI-PMH- Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
    • OAIster- http:// www.oaister.org
  • 8. Part 2: Dublin Core Examples
  • 9. Worthington Memory (Worthington Historical Society, Ohio) http:// www.worthingtonmemory.org /
  • 10. Ohio’s Heritage Northeast http:// www.ohiosheritagenortheast.org /
  • 11. Part 3: Dublin Core Structure
  • 12. Dublin Core, in a nutshell Consult Worksheets Elements
    • Identifier
    • Title
    • Creator
    • Contributor
    • Publisher
    • Subject
    • Description
    • Coverage
    • Format
    • Type
    • Date
    • Relation
    • Source
    • Rights
    • Language
    Abstract Access rights Alternative Audience Available Bibliographic citation Conforms to Created Date accepted Date copyrighted Date submitted Education level Extent Has format Has part Has version Is format of Is part of Is referenced by Is replaced by Is required by Issued Is version of License Mediator Medium Modified Provenance References Replaces Requires Rights holder Spatial Table of contents Temporal Valid Refinements Box DCMIType DDC IMT ISO3166 ISO639-2 LCC LCSH MESH Period Point RFC1766 RFC3066 TGN UDC URI W3CTDF Encodings Collection Dataset Event Image Interactive Resource Moving Image Physical Object Service Software Sound Still Image Text Types
  • 13. Elements, Refinements, Vocabularies
    • Metadata elements
      • The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set http:// dublincore.org/documents/dces / or: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#H2
    • Extensions and refinements
      • Other Elements and Element Refinements http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#H3
    • Controlled vocabularies
      • Encoding Schemes http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#H4
  • 14. The Basics:
      • - An interdisciplinary consensus on simple element set for resource discovery
        • 15 elements
        • all optional
        • all repeatable
      • Provides basic “semantic interoperability”
        • across domains, across language communities
        • does not provide detailed cataloguing rules
      • Does allow for extensibility
        • See Other Elements http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#H3
      • Improve semantic precision of DC elements using qualifiers
        • element refinements
          • make the meaning of an element narrower
        • value encoding schemes
          • specify that value is from controlled vocabulary, or formatted in a standard way
  • 15. Part 4: Dublin Core Examples
  • 16. Collection-Level Dublin Core Record
      • <?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;UTF-8&quot;?> <dc:title> Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI Century </dc:title> <dc:subject type=&quot;LCSH&quot;> Illumination of books and manuscripts--Specimens </dc:subject> <dc:subject type=&quot;LCSH&quot;> Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval </dc:subject> <dc:subject type=&quot;LCSH&quot;> Manuscripts, Medieval </dc:subject> <dc:subject type=&quot;LCSH&quot;> Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) </dc:subject> < dc:description>These fifty manuscript leaves were selected by Mr. Ege to illustrate the art of the manuscript during the period of its greatest development and influence. The texts include the Bible, church service books, and some of the classics, with examples from France, Germany, England, Italy and the Netherlands. Otto Ege was Dean of the Cleveland Institute of Art and Lecturer on History of the Book at the School of Library Science, Western Reserve University, now Case. </dc:description> <dc:publisher> Case Western Reserve University, digital content </dc:publisher> <dc:contributor> Ege, Otto F. </dc:contributor> <dc:format> 50 folders with mounted original leaves </dc:format> <dc:date.original> 1100-1599 </dc:date.original> <dc:date.modified scheme=&quot;W3CDTF&quot;> 2008-10-01 </dc:date.modified> <dc:date.digital> 1999-08-01 <dc:date.digital> <dc:type scheme=&quot;DCMIType&quot;> Text </dc:type> <dc:type> Manuscript document </dc:type> <dc:format.medium scheme=&quot;IMT&quot;> image/jp2 </dc:format.medium> <dc:identifier></dc:identifier> <dc:language scheme=&quot;ISO 639-1&quot;> Latin </dc:language> <dc:coverage scheme=&quot;Period&quot;> 12th Century to Early 16th Century </dc:coverage> <dc:rights> These images are owned by Special Collections, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. For permission to reproduce and/or publish, contact Special Collections at 216-368-2993 </dc:rights>
  • 17. Item-Level Dublin Core Record: Manuscript Leaf
  • 18.
    • <dc:title>no. 27, Antiphonarium</dc:title>
    • <dc:title.alternative>Antiphonal, Italy</dc:title.alternative>
    • <dc:subject type=&quot;LCSH&quot;>Antiphonaries -- Illustrations</dc:subject>
    • <dc:subject type=&quot;LCSH&quot;>Music -- Manuscripts -- Italy -- Illustrations</dc:subject>
    • <dc:subject type=&quot;LCSH&quot;>Gregorian chants -- Illustrations</dc:subject>
    • <dc:subject type=&quot;LCSH&quot;>Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Italy</dc:subject>
    • <dc:subject type=&quot;LSCH&quot;>Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian</dc:subject>
    • <dc:description>The chanting of hymns during ecclesiastical rites goes back to the beginning of Christian services. Antiphonal or responsive singing is said to have been introduced in the second century by St. Ignatius of Antioch. According to legend, he had a vision of a heavenly choir singing in honor of the Blessed Trinity in the responsive manner. Many of the more than four hundred antiphons which have survived the centuries are elaborate in their musical structure. They were sung in the medieval church by the first cantor and his assistants. Candle grease stains reveal that this small-sized antiphonal was doubtless carried in processions in dimly lighted cathedrals. In this example the notation is written on the four-line red staff which was in general use by the end of the 12th century. The script is the usual form of Italian rotunda with bold Lombardic initial letters. (written by Otto Ege)</dc:description>
    • <dc:description>In Rotunda Gothic Script</dc:description>
    • <dc:publisher>Case Western Reserve University, digital content</dc:publisher>
    • <dc:format>33 x 24.5 cm. </dc:format>
    • <dc:relation>Vellum leaf from set number 37 of the collection of: Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI Century, compiled by Otto F. Ege</dc:relation>
    • <dc:date.original>1400 - 1430</dc:date.original>
    • <dc:date.modified scheme=&quot;W3CDTF&quot;>2008-05-01</dc:date.modified>
    • <dc:date.digital>1999-08-01<dc:date.digital>
    • <dc:type scheme=&quot;DCMIType&quot;>Text</dc:type>
    • <dc:type>Manuscript document</dc:type>
    • <dc:format.extent>600 dpi, 8-bit depth, color, Archival master is a TIFF, 132.2 MB</dc:format.extent>
    • <dc:format.medium scheme=&quot;IMT&quot;>image/jp2</dc:format.medium>
    • <dc:identifier>http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:ege027r</dc:identifier>
    • <dc:language scheme=&quot;ISO 639-1&quot;>Latin</dc:language>
    • <dc:coverage scheme=&quot;Period&quot;>Early 15th Century</dc:coverage>
    • <dc:rights>These images are owned by Special Collections, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. For permission to reproduce and/or publish, contact Special Collections at 216-368-2993</dc:rights>
    Item-Level Dublin Core Record
  • 19. Dublin Core Item Record: Book
  • 20. MARC Record for Book
    • 001 63040545
    • 003 OCoLC
    • 005 20060118093456.0 006 m d
    • 007 cr un---------
    • 008 060118s1895 miuh s 000 0 eng d
    • 040 CWR|cCWR
    • 049 CWRR
    • 090 F497.W5|bB96 1895eb
    • 100 1 Burton, Clarence Monroe,|d1853-1932
    • 245 12 A chapter in the history of Cleveland|h[electronic resource] /|cby C.M. Burton
    • 260 Detroit [Mich.] :|bWilton-Smith Co.,|c1895
    • 300 ii, 31 p. :|bfacsim. ;|c24 cm
    • 500 Relates to the so-called Cuyahoga purchase from the Indians, by John Askin, sr., and others in 1796
    • 533 Electronic reproduction.|bCleveland, Ohio :|cKelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University.|nSystem requirements: Acrobat Reader.|nAvailable via the World Wide Web
    • 650 0 Indians of North America|zOhio|xLand tenure
    • 651 0 Cleveland (Ohio)|xHistory
    • 651 0 Western Reserve (Ohio)|xHistory
    • 651 0 Ohio|xHistory|y1787-1865
    • 776 1 |cOriginal|w(OCoLC)2476637
    • 776 1 |cMicrofilm|w(OCoLC)26775018
    • 856 40 |uhttp://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:burcha00|zconnect to resource online
  • 21.
    • <oai_dc:dc xmlns:dc=&quot;http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/&quot; xmlns:mods= http://www.loc.gov/mods/v3 xmlns:oai_dc=&quot;http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/oai_dc/&quot; xmlns:xsi=&quot;http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance&quot; xsi:schemaLocation=&quot;http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/oai_dc/ http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/oai_dc.xsd&quot;>
    • <dc:title>A chapter in the history of Cleveland</dc:title>
    • <dc:creator>Burton, Clarence Monroe, 1853-1932 (creator)</dc:creator>
    • <dc:contributor>Wilton-Smith Co</dc:contributor>
    • <dc:publisher>Detroit : The Wilton-Smith Co.</dc:publisher>
    • <dc:date>1895</dc:date>
    • <dc:description>Relates to the so-called Cuyahoga purchase from the Indians, by John Askin, sr., and others in 1796.</dc:description>
    • <dc:subject>Indian land transfers </dc:subject>
    • <dc:subject>Cleveland (Ohio) -- History</dc:subject>
    • <dc:subject>Western Reserve (Ohio) -- History</dc:subject>
    • <dc:subject>Ohio -- History -- 1787-1865</dc:subject>
    • <dc:relation>KSL Digital Book Collection</dc:relation>
    • <dc:relation>Books on Cleveland Collection</dc:relation>
    • <dc:type>text</dc:type>
    • <dc:language>English</dc:language>
    • <dc:format>[2], 31, [1] p. facsim. 22 cm.</dc:format>
    • <dc:format>application/pdf</dc:format>
    • <dc:rights>This work is in the public domain and may be freely downloaded for personal or academic use.</dc:rights>
    • <dc:identifier>burcha00</dc:identifier>
    • </oai_dc:dc>
    Item-Level Dublin Core Record: Book
  • 22. Dublin Core Record in Digital Case
  • 23. Part 5: Practice
  • 24. Create an Unqualified Dublin Core Record
    • Refer to the handout and web site: http://filer.case.edu/rlw54/dcPics-2008.htm
    • <title> </title>
    • <dc:creator> </dc:creator>
    • <dc:subject type=&quot;LCSH&quot;> </dc:subject>
    • <dc:description> </dc:description>
    • <dc:publisher>Case Western Reserve University, digital content</dc:publisher>
    • <dc:contributor> </dc:contributor>
    • <dc:date.original> </dc:date.original>
    • <dc:date.modified scheme=&quot;W3CDTF&quot;> </dc:date.modified>
    • <dc:type scheme=&quot;DCMIType&quot;> </dc:type>
    • <dc:type> </dc:type>
    • <dc:relation> </dc:relation>
    • <dc:source> </dc:source>
    • <dc:format> </dc:format>
    • <dc:format.medium scheme=&quot;IMT&quot;> </dc:format.medium>
    • <dc:identifier>LEAVE BLANK FOR NOW</dc:identifier>
    • <dc:language scheme=&quot;ISO 639-1&quot;> </dc:language>
    • <dc:coverage> </dc:coverage>
    • <dc:rights></dc:rights>
  • 25. References
    • Baker, T. (October 2000). A grammar of Dublin Core. D-Lib Magazine 6:10, 1-11.
    • Quam, E. (August 2000). Minnesota metadata guidelines for Dublin Core metadata: Training manual . http://bridges.state.mn.us/bestprac/training.pdf
    • Baca, M., ed. (1998). Introduction to metadata: Pathways to digital information . Los Angeles: Getty Information Institute
    • Shreeves, S., Riley, J., and Milewicz, L. (2007). Moving towards shareable metadata. First Monday 11:8, 1-8.
    • Arms, C. (2003). Available and useful: OAI at the Library of Congress. Library Hi-Tech 21:2, 129-139
    • Shreeves et al. (April 7-10, 2005). Is “Quality” metadata “Shareable” metadata? The implications of local metadata practices for federated collections. ACRL Twelfth Annual Conference
    • Calhoun, K. (2007). Being a librarian: Metadata and the metadata specialists in the twenty-first century. Library Hi-Tech 25:2, 174-187