Dublin Core Element : Format

9 Format

The qualifiers belows are recommended for the Format element:

  • DC.Format.unqualified
    • Definition: The physical or digital manifestation of the resource.
    • Comment: Typically, Format may include the media-type or dimensions of the resource. Format may be used to determine the software, hardware or other equipment needed to display or operate the resource. Examples of dimensions include size and duration. Recommended best practice is to select a value from a controlled vocabulary (for example, the list of Internet Media Types [MIME] defining computer media formats).
  • DC.Format.Extent
    • Definition: The size or duration of the resource.
  • DC.Format.Medium
    • Definition: The material or physical carrier of the resource.

Encoding Schemes for Format:

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