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3.8.1: Dublin Core

The "Dublin Core" initiative is an approach to unify the storage of Meta Data for digital document like objects. It is named after the first meeting in Dublin (Ohio) in 1995.

It proposes a set of elements to describe a digital document that is

To accomplish these goals a number of principles where set up for the elements:

A description of the initiative and the proposed 15 elements can be found at http://purl.oclc.org/dc.

Systems using Dublin Core should adhere to these principles. This means especially that they should be able to ignore elements and attributes they do not know. It does not mean that they have to be able to use all information provided.


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