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Type (Recommended)

Nature or genre of described resource(e.g. Image; Sound; Text)

Type Example
Property Value
Label Type
DPLA Propertydcterms:type
DescriptionNature or genre of described resource
ExampleImage; Sound; Text
Controlled Vocab / SyntaxDCMI Type
DC 1.1 Mappingdc:type
Qualified DC Mappingdcterms:type
MARC MappingLeader06, Leader07, 655 #7 subfield a (Index Term- Genre/Form) if subfield 2 is “dct”, plus subfield 2=local (for DCMI Type)
NotesRecommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the DCMI Type Vocabulary [DCMITYPE]. To describe the physical medium or dimensions of the resource, use the Format element. For file type, use File Format.
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.