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Temporal Coverage (Optional)

Temporal characteristics of the described resource. Captures aboutness(e.g. 19th Century; 1850s)

Temporal Coverage Example
Property Value
Label Temporal Coverage
DPLA Propertydcterms:temporal
DescriptionTemporal characteristics of the described resource. Captures aboutness
Example19th Century; 1850s
Refinesdc:coverage ; dcterms:coverage
Controlled Vocab / SyntaxLCSH recommended
DC 1.1 Mappingdc:coverage
Qualified DC Mappingdc.coverage.temporal
MARC Mapping033 subfield a; 533 subfield b; 650 subfield y; 651 subfield y
NotesRecommended best practice is to select a value from a controlled vocabulary. Where appropriate time periods should be used in preference to numeric identifiers such as sets of date ranges.
Property Glossary
Index of Properties
Label The unique name used in the Metadata Application Profile.
Status Status labels for elements can include Required, Recommended, and Optional.
Description Brief description of the element.
Refines The Dublin Core metadata field of which the described term is a sub-property.
Repeatable ‘YES’ means that a field may be used multiple times in an item record.
‘NO’ means that a field can onlt be used once in an item record.
Controlled Vocab/Syntax Recommended vocabulary for element, if available.
(For data quality and consistency)
DC 1.1 Mapping The Dublin Core element to which the metadata field name maps.
MARC Mapping The MARC field to which the Dublin Core metadata is crosswalked.
Notes Applicable notes for the element.
Example Examples of best practices for the described field.