IMLS DCC Collection Description Metadata Schema

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The IMLS DCC Collection Description Metadata Schema is based on the UKOLN RSLP Collection Description Metadata Schema and the Dublin Core Collection Description Application Profile. The IMLS DCC project has adapted these schemas to reflect the particular nature and needs of the included projects. It is meant to describe digital collections created through IMLS Grant projects and does not describe in detail the projects themselves. This metadata schema forms the basis of the IMLS DCC Collection Registry.

The following is a detailed look at the elements and their attributes and is meant to give some guidance on usage. For a less detailed look at the schema, please see the General Overview page. See also the associated XML schema and METS profile at: http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/registry/default.asp.

There are four entities described by the schema:

A collection may have been created by multiple projects and have multiple administrators. A collection may have only one hosting institution, but may have multiple contributing institutions. A collection may have multiple sub-collections, associated collections, or source physical collections. A project may have only one administering institution, but may have multiple participating (or collaborating) institutions. The diagram below illustrates the relationships between these entities.

Relationships between Collection Description Entities

The IMLS DCC Collection Description Metadata Schema reuses metadata elements from other schemas and adapts their use. We have also developed elements that are needed for our purposes, but have mapped these to other standards as is possible (a crosswalk is coming soon). At the bottom of this page is a list of the vocabularies and namespaces used within the IMLS DCC CD schema.

See http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/CDschema_overview for a general overview of the IMLS DCC Collection Description Metadata Schema.

Questions and comments can be directed to Amy Jackson, Project Coordinator, at amyjacks@uiuc.edu or 217-244-7809.

Each metadata element is described by the following attributes:

Elements:

Collection Entity

General attributes

Topical attributes

Attributes describing relationships with other collections:

Attributes describing relationships with projects, institutions, and administrators:

Project Entity

Institution Entity

Administrator Entity

Collection Entity (back to top)

General attributes:

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Attributes describing relationships with projects, institutions, and administrators: (back to top)

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Project Entity (back to top)

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Institution Entity (back to top)

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Schemas and Vocabularies (and Namespaces where available) used (back to top)