CUL Registry of Digital Collections

Data Dictionary : summary of Collection properties

LabelMetadata elementRequiredRepeatableDefinition
dcterms:accessRights
no
no
A statement of any access restrictions placed on the collection, including allowed users, charges, etc.
dcterms:accrualMethod
no
yes
The method by which items are added to the collection.
dcterms:accrualPeriodicity
no
yes
The frequency with which items are added to the collection.
dcterms:accrualPolicy
no
yes
The policy governing the addition of items to the collection.
dcterms:created
no
no
The range of dates over which the digital collection was accumulated.
dcterms:alternative
no
yes
Any form of name used as a substitute or alternative to the formal name of the collection.
cld:associatedCollection
no
yes
Another collection that is associated (by provenance) with the current collection.
dcterms:isReferencedBy
no
yes
A publication that is based on the use, study, or analysis of the collection.
dcterms:audience
no
yes
Education level of group for whom the collection is intended or useful.
dc:identifier
yes
yes
Any identifier used for the collection.
iesr:logo
no
no
A URL for the logo for the collection.
dc:contributor
no
yes
A contact person (or organization) responsible for some aspect of a digital collection.
cld:dateContentsCreated
no
yes
The range of dates over which the individual items within the collection were created.
iesr:usesControlledList
no
yes
A classification scheme or thesaurus used by the collection.
dcterms:provenance
no
yes
A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the collection that are significant for its authenticity, integrity, and interpretation.
culcd:platform
no
yes
The name and version of the software used to deliver the collection on the web.
dcterms:abstract
yes
no
A summary description of the content of the collection.
dcterms:spatial
no
yes
The spatial coverage of the content of the items in the collection.
iesr:itemFormat
no
yes
The physical or digital characteristics of the items in the Collection.
iesr:itemType
no
yes
The nature or genre of the items in the Collection.
dc:language
no
yes
A language of the content of the items in the collection.
imls:metadataSchema
no
yes
The name of the metadata standard(s) used, if any, to describe the items in the digital collection.
imls:notes
no
yes
A statement of any additional information about the digital collection.
dc:source
no
yes
The physical collection(s) from which the current digital collection is derived.
dc:rights
no
no
A statement of any rights held in/over over the collection.
iesr:useRights
no
yes
A statement about the allowed usage of data from the collection, for example, terms and conditions.
iesr:hasService
yes
yes
A service that provides access to the collection.
dcterms:extent
no
yes
The size of the collection in gigabytes (and, optionally, as a count of images or documents).
dcterms:hasPart
no
yes
A separately-described collection contained within the current collection.
dc:subject
yes
yes
A topic associated with the items in the collection.
dcterms:isPartOf
no
yes
A separately-described collection that contains this collection (i.e., the "parent collection")
dcterms:temporal
no
yes
The dates or time periods that are the subject of the collection.
dc:title
yes
no
The name of the collection.
dc:type
yes
no
The nature or genre of the content of the resource, i.e. dcmitype:Collection.
culcd:statistics
no
no
Information about what type of usage statistics are available for the collection, and how to access these statistics.