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Last update:

05 December 2013

Namespace URI:

http://purl.org/dc/terms/

Abstract

Dublin Core terms

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Dublin Core terms, for generic purposes.

Classes

Class: dct:Agent

AgentA resource that acts or has the power to act.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent

Class: dct:AgentClass

Agent ClassA group of agents.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/AgentClass
Superclass:
rdfs:Class

Class: dct:BibliographicResource

Bibliographic ResourceA book, article, or other documentary resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/BibliographicResource

Class: dct:Class

Class

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/Class

Class: dct:Collection

Collection

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/Collection

Class: dct:FileFormat

File FormatA digital resource format.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/FileFormat
Superclass:
dcterms:MediaType

Class: dct:Frequency

FrequencyA rate at which something recurs.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/Frequency

Class: dct:Jurisdiction

JurisdictionThe extent or range of judicial, law enforcement, or other authority.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/Jurisdiction
Superclass:
dcterms:LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction

Class: dct:LicenseDocument

License DocumentA legal document giving official permission to do something with a Resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/LicenseDocument
Superclass:
dcterms:RightsStatement

Class: dct:LinguisticSystem

Linguistic SystemA system of signs, symbols, sounds, gestures, or rules used in communication.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/LinguisticSystem

Class: dct:Literal

Literal

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/Literal

Class: dct:Location

LocationA spatial region or named place.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Superclass:
dcterms:LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction

Class: dct:LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction

Location, Period, or JurisdictionA location, period of time, or jurisdiction.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction

Class: dct:MediaType

Media TypeA file format or physical medium.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaType
Superclass:
dcterms:MediaTypeOrExtent

Class: dct:MediaTypeOrExtent

Media Type or ExtentA media type or extent.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/MediaTypeOrExtent

Class: dct:MethodOfAccrual

Method of AccrualA method by which resources are added to a collection.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/MethodOfAccrual

Class: dct:MethodOfInstruction

Method of InstructionA process that is used to engender knowledge, attitudes, and skills.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/MethodOfInstruction

Class: dct:PeriodOfTime

Period of TimeAn interval of time that is named or defined by its start and end dates.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/PeriodOfTime
Superclass:
dcterms:LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction

Class: dct:PhysicalMedium

Physical MediumA physical material or carrier.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/PhysicalMedium
Superclass:
dcterms:MediaType

Class: dct:PhysicalResource

Physical ResourceA material thing.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/PhysicalResource

Class: dct:Policy

PolicyA plan or course of action by an authority, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/Policy

Class: dct:ProvenanceStatement

Provenance StatementA statement of any changes in ownership and custody of a resource since its creation that are significant for its authenticity, integrity, and interpretation.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/ProvenanceStatement

Class: dct:RightsStatement

Rights StatementA statement about the intellectual property rights (IPR) held in or over a Resource, a legal document giving official permission to do something with a resource, or a statement about access rights.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/RightsStatement

Class: dct:SizeOrDuration

Size or DurationA dimension or extent, or a time taken to play or execute.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/SizeOrDuration
Superclass:
dcterms:MediaTypeOrExtent

Class: dct:Standard

StandardA basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/Standard

Properties

Property: dct:abstract

AbstractA summary of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/abstract
Superproperties:
dc:description, dcterms:description

Property: dct:accessRights

Access RightsInformation about who can access the resource or an indication of its security status.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/accessRights
Range:
dcterms:RightsStatement
Superproperties:
dc:rights, dcterms:rights

Property: dct:accrualMethod

Accrual MethodThe method by which items are added to a collection.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/accrualMethod
Domain:
dcmitype:Collection
Range:
dcterms:MethodOfAccrual

Property: dct:accrualPeriodicity

Accrual PeriodicityThe frequency with which items are added to a collection.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/accrualPeriodicity
Domain:
dcmitype:Collection
Range:
dcterms:Frequency

Property: dct:accrualPolicy

Accrual PolicyThe policy governing the addition of items to a collection.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/accrualPolicy
Domain:
dcmitype:Collection
Range:
dcterms:Policy

Property: dct:alternative

Alternative TitleAn alternative name for the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/alternative
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperties:
dc:title, dcterms:title

Property: dct:audience

AudienceA class of entity for whom the resource is intended or useful.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
Range:
dcterms:AgentClass

Property: dct:available

Date AvailableDate (often a range) that the resource became or will become available.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/available
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperties:
dc:date, dcterms:date

Property: dct:bibliographicCitation

Bibliographic CitationA bibliographic reference for the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/bibliographicCitation
Domain:
dcterms:BibliographicResource
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperties:
dc:identifier, dcterms:identifier

Property: dct:conformsTo

Conforms ToAn established standard to which the described resource conforms.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/conformsTo
Range:
dcterms:Standard
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:contributor

ContributorAn entity responsible for making contributions to the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/contributor
Range:
dcterms:Agent
Superproperty:
dc:contributor

Property: dct:coverage

CoverageThe spatial or temporal topic of the resource, the spatial applicability of the resource, or the jurisdiction under which the resource is relevant.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/coverage
Range:
dcterms:LocationPeriodOrJurisdiction
Superproperty:
dc:coverage

Property: dct:created

Date CreatedDate of creation of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/created
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperties:
dc:date, dcterms:date

Property: dct:creator

CreatorAn entity primarily responsible for making the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Range:
dcterms:Agent
Superproperties:
dc:creator, dcterms:contributor

Property: dct:date

DateA point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/date
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperty:
dc:date

Property: dct:dateAccepted

Date AcceptedDate of acceptance of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateAccepted
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperties:
dc:date, dcterms:date

Property: dct:dateCopyrighted

Date CopyrightedDate of copyright.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateCopyrighted
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperties:
dc:date, dcterms:date

Property: dct:dateSubmitted

Date SubmittedDate of submission of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateSubmitted
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperties:
dc:date, dcterms:date

Property: dct:description

DescriptionAn account of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Superproperty:
dc:description

Property: dct:educationLevel

Audience Education LevelA class of entity, defined in terms of progression through an educational or training context, for which the described resource is intended.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/educationLevel
Range:
dcterms:AgentClass
Superproperty:
dcterms:audience

Property: dct:extent

ExtentThe size or duration of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/extent
Range:
dcterms:SizeOrDuration
Superproperties:
dc:format, dcterms:format

Property: dct:format

FormatThe file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/format
Range:
dcterms:MediaTypeOrExtent
Superproperty:
dc:format

Property: dct:hasFormat

Has FormatA related resource that is substantially the same as the pre-existing described resource, but in another format.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasFormat
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:hasPart

Has PartA related resource that is included either physically or logically in the described resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasPart
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:hasVersion

Has VersionA related resource that is a version, edition, or adaptation of the described resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasVersion
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:identifier

IdentifierAn unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/identifier
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperty:
dc:identifier

Property: dct:instructionalMethod

Instructional MethodA process, used to engender knowledge, attitudes and skills, that the described resource is designed to support.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/instructionalMethod
Range:
dcterms:MethodOfInstruction

Property: dct:isFormatOf

Is Format OfA related resource that is substantially the same as the described resource, but in another format.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/isFormatOf
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:isPartOf

Is Part OfA related resource in which the described resource is physically or logically included.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/isPartOf
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:isReferencedBy

Is Referenced ByA related resource that references, cites, or otherwise points to the described resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/isReferencedBy
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:isReplacedBy

Is Replaced ByA related resource that supplants, displaces, or supersedes the described resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/isReplacedBy
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:isRequiredBy

Is Required ByA related resource that requires the described resource to support its function, delivery, or coherence.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/isRequiredBy
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:isVersionOf

Is Version OfA related resource of which the described resource is a version, edition, or adaptation.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/isVersionOf
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:issued

Date IssuedDate of formal issuance (e.g., publication) of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperties:
dc:date, dcterms:date

Property: dct:language

LanguageA language of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/language
Range:
dcterms:LinguisticSystem
Superproperty:
dc:language

Property: dct:license

LicenseA legal document giving official permission to do something with the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
Range:
dcterms:LicenseDocument
Superproperties:
dc:rights, dcterms:rights

Property: dct:maker

maker

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/maker

Property: dct:mediator

MediatorAn entity that mediates access to the resource and for whom the resource is intended or useful.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/mediator
Range:
dcterms:AgentClass
Superproperty:
dcterms:audience

Property: dct:medium

MediumThe material or physical carrier of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/medium
Domain:
dcterms:PhysicalResource
Range:
dcterms:PhysicalMedium
Superproperties:
dc:format, dcterms:format

Property: dct:modified

Date ModifiedDate on which the resource was changed.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperties:
dc:date, dcterms:date

Property: dct:provenance

ProvenanceA statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the resource since its creation that are significant for its authenticity, integrity, and interpretation.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/provenance
Range:
dcterms:ProvenanceStatement

Property: dct:publisher

PublisherAn entity responsible for making the resource available.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Range:
dcterms:Agent
Superproperty:
dc:publisher

Property: dct:references

ReferencesA related resource that is referenced, cited, or otherwise pointed to by the described resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:relation

RelationA related resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/relation
Superproperty:
dc:relation

Property: dct:replaces

ReplacesA related resource that is supplanted, displaced, or superseded by the described resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/replaces
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:requires

RequiresA related resource that is required by the described resource to support its function, delivery, or coherence.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/requires
Superproperties:
dc:relation, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:rights

RightsInformation about rights held in and over the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/rights
Range:
dcterms:RightsStatement
Superproperty:
dc:rights

Property: dct:rightsHolder

Rights HolderA person or organization owning or managing rights over the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/rightsHolder
Range:
dcterms:Agent

Property: dct:source

SourceA related resource from which the described resource is derived.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/source
Superproperties:
dc:source, dcterms:relation

Property: dct:spatial

Spatial CoverageSpatial characteristics of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/spatial
Range:
dcterms:Location
Superproperties:
dc:coverage, dcterms:coverage

Property: dct:subject

SubjectThe topic of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/subject
Superproperty:
dc:subject

Property: dct:tableOfContents

Table Of ContentsA list of subunits of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/tableOfContents
Superproperties:
dc:description, dcterms:description

Property: dct:temporal

Temporal CoverageTemporal characteristics of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/temporal
Range:
dcterms:PeriodOfTime
Superproperties:
dc:coverage, dcterms:coverage

Property: dct:title

TitleA name given to the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperty:
dc:title

Property: dct:type

TypeThe nature or genre of the resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/type
Range:
rdfs:Class
Superproperty:
dc:type

Property: dct:valid

Date ValidDate (often a range) of validity of a resource.

URI:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/valid
Range:
rdfs:Literal
Superproperties:
dc:date, dcterms:date