Dublin Core Element : Coverage

14 Coverage

The qualifiers belows are recommended for the Coverage element:

  • DC.Coverage.unqualified
    • Definition: The extent or scope of the content of the resource.
    • Comment: Coverage will typically include spatial location (a place name or geographic coordinates), temporal period (a period label, date, or date range) or jurisdiction (such as a named administrative entity). Recommended best practice is to select a value from a controlled vocabulary (for example, the Thesaurus of Geographic Names [TGN]) and that, where appropriate, named places or time periods be used in preference to numeric identifiers such as sets of coordinates or date ranges.
  • DC.Date.Spatial
    • Definition: Spatial characteristics of the intellectual content of the resoure.
  • DC.Date.Temporal
    • Definition: Date (often a range) of validity of a resource.

Encoding Schemes for Coverage.Spatial:

  • DCMI Point
    • Definition: The DCMI Point identifies a point in space using its geographic coordinates. See also: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-point/
  • ISO 3166
    • Definition: ISO 3166 Codes for the representation of names of countries. See also: http://www.din.de/gremien/nas/nabd/iso3166ma/codlstp1/index.html
  • DCMI Box
    • Definition: The DCMI Box identifies a region of space using its geographic limits. See also: http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-box/
  • TGN
    • Definition: The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names See also: http://shiva.pub.getty.edu/tgn_browser/

Encoding Schemes for Coverage.Temporal:

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