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copyright content in introduction[edit]

The introduction is comprised of two sentances taken directly from 1.2. What is the Dublin Core?.

The dublincore.org document use rules appears to permit that, provided a copyright notice is included. Jayvdb 00:00, 22 May 2006 (UTC) (edit on 05:03, 18 April 2006)

"audience" hard to find?[edit]

The audience element is now officially part of the DCMES:


see: http://dublincore.org/documents/2002/10/06/current-elements/index.shtml

URI:            http://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
   Name:           audience
   Label:          Audience
   Definition:     A class of entity for whom the resource is intended or useful.
   Comment:        A class of entity may be determined by the creator or the 
                   publisher or by a third party.
   Type of term:   http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/principles/#element
   Status:         http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/#recommended
   Date issued:    2001-05-21
   This version:   http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/#audience-002

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[2005-06-22] Removing the following comment:
"The recommended standard is considered to be poorly organized; notable flaws include a difficulty in finding definitions of the individual metadata elements (the "audience" element is particularly difficult to locate)."
1) Considered by whom? (This is just personal opinion.) 2) Clearly listed now at http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/ --Liberty 23:33, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I had several people at work try to find things in the DCMI pages. They all failed. The DCMI Web site is one of the most byzantine, overly complex sites I have ever seen. And I have seen a lot of Web sites during my work as a usability consultant. It might seem logical to a professional cataloguing librarian or a computer scientist but to normal human beings it is an amalgalm of edicts where outdated versiosn are as easily accessible as the correct recent ones instead of being archived and clearly marked as such. Of course, you might still say that it is just an opinion on my part, following these tests. But isn't its clarity also an opinion on your part? --AlainV 04:16, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Dublin Core - additional fact[edit]

"In 2001, it [Dublin Core] became an official ANSI/NISO standard (Z39.85) and in 2003 Dublin Core was issued as an international standard (ISO 15836)."

From Understanding Metadata published by NISO Press, National Information Standards Organization; page 12

There is much in this article about Dublin Core, some of which I attempted to look up on Wikipedia and failed to find information. I am new to using Wikipedia, to understanding Dublin Core and metadata in general, and to the field of information science in general. But there are other ISO numbers linked in Wikipedia. Maybe this one should be too?

I cleaned up the introduction to try to make it understandable for those not in the field. If you didn't understand this article before, and you can understand it now, feel free to remove the "cleanup request". GUllman 22:56, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Origin of the term "Dublin Core"?[edit]

Maybe I'm not the only one who's interested in the origin of that term, could someone please provide this information and include it in the article?

Someone removed it not long ago. I just replaced it. Let's write this article for an educated person who has never heard of Dublin Core before. For example, imagine a technophobe museum curator who has a Master's degree in Art History, who has just been told by a computer geek that his images will be cataloged using Dublin Core, and he says "Whaaaaaat???". GUllman 23:37, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
I removed the reference to Dublin, Ireland, because it was irrelevant, and I will do so again. This time I will be careful not to remove the explanation of 'core', which I agree is useful. RayGates 02:01, 17 August 2006 (UTC)


I would like to know when the meeting in Ohaio took place respectively when DC was established. (Maurice) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 89.247.49.241 (talk) 17:09, 9 February 2007 (UTC).
Somewhere they say the actual meeting was in Chicago, only OCLR is based in Dublin, Ohio (comp. http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2000/10/25/dublincore/dc8.html) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 89.247.49.241 (talk) 18:05, 9 February 2007 (UTC).
From the DC web page on "Past Events" http://dublincore.org/workshops/index.shtml#past:

DC-1: OCLC/NCSA Metadata Workshop
March 1-3, 1995
Dublin, Ohio USA
Co-sponsored by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

LaMona 15:03, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Pervasiveness / usage[edit]

Does anyone know how many people (site creators, site users) use DC? I've been designing sites for over a decade and just came across the element for the first time today (in a client's terrible, standards non-compliant, outdated site).

I too am interested in this, having come across it again for the first time in about a decade. 203.33.3.12 02:10, 14 August 2007 (UTC)
If the web to you is HTML pages, then you'll not come across much DC and probably you need not worry much about that. However if you're involved in semantic web activity or the interface between the web and library systems you'll find it in plenty of places. Some examples: DC is pretty much the default for relevant properties in RDF, see the examples given in the W3C's RDF Primer; DC is mandatory in OAI-PMH, a way of sending resource descriptions from one repository to another; and is a commonly used context set for SRU, a way of sending queries to repositories.--Philbarker 11:34, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
We could add a simple example to the article ... 203.129.33.32 (talk) 00:03, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

DCMI Metadata Terms[edit]

Could someone who undertands Dublin Core better than me explain how DCMI Metadata Terms relates to "qualified Dublin Core"? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.47.222.9 (talk) 13:03, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Actually, both the original 15 terms and the "qualified Dublin Core" are now considered superseded by the terms listed on that page. This means that this article is in dire need of updating. I will put it on my to-do list, but would be happy if someone else got to it first.LaMona (talk) 22:09, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

HTML5 and Dublin Core[edit]

"If the web to you is HTML pages, then you'll not come across much DC and probably you need not worry much about that."

The semantic web is not just for library searches.

Currently HTML5 is compatible with a fraction of the semantic markup that was previously usable as valid XHTML.

Yet this finds no mention in this wikipedia article on DC - which is not a reference e-book for library tech.

G. Robert Shiplett 00:38, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

"ifla"?[edit]

Someone added in a reference to "ifla" - possibly meaning IFLA. That isn't relevant, so I reversed the edit. (I still have this on my list of articles that need updating but will take considerable effort.) LaMona (talk) 20:00, 6 August 2014 (UTC)