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Dublin Core Metadata Standard

Warpwire allows Media Library admins and asset owners to add metadata to their content. Multiple metadata profiles are supported, including the Dublin Core standard.

This guide outlines the Dubline Core Metadata Elements and defines their use. For even greater detail, explore the full standard at the official Dublin Core website.

Contributor

An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource.

Examples of a Contributor include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Contributor should be used to indicate the entity.

Coverage

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

Spatial topic and spatial applicability may be a named place or a location specified by its geographic coordinates. Temporal topic may be a named period, date, or date range. A jurisdiction may be a named administrative entity or a geographic place to which the resource applies. Where appropriate, named places or time periods can be used in preference to numeric identifiers such as sets of coordinates or date ranges.

Creator

An entity primarily responsible for making the resource.

Examples of a Creator include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Creator should be used to indicate the entity.

Date

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

Date may be used to express temporal information at any level of granularity. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme.

Description

An account of the resource.

Description may include but is not limited to: an abstract, a table of contents, a graphical representation, or a free-text account of the resource.

Format

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

Examples of dimensions include size and duration. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the list of Internet Media Types.

Identifier

An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context.

Recommended best practice is to identify the resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.

Language

A language of the resource.

Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.

Publisher

An entity responsible for making the resource available.

Examples of a Publisher include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Publisher should be used to indicate the entity.

Relation

A related resource.

Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.

Rights

Information about rights held in and over the resource.

Typically, rights information includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights.

Source

A related resource from which the described resource is derived.

The described resource may be derived from the related resource in whole or in part. Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.

Subject

The topic of the resource.

Typically, the subject will be represented using keywords, key phrases, or classification codes. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.

Title

A name given to the resource.

Typically, a Title will be a name by which the resource is formally known.

Type

The nature or genre of the resource.

Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary. To describe the file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource, use the Format element.

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