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Dublin Core

Extension: Dublin Core Metadata Initiative : DCMI

Extension Name: dc

Purpose: The Dublin Core namespace allows for meta data to be associated with content.

Declaration:
The name space for Dublin Core is defined at http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-namespace/

<rss version="2.0" xmlns:dc="http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-namespace/">

Elements: The elements contained in the Dublin Core namespace can be at the <item>, <image> or <channel> level. Any combination of dublin core tags may be used.

<dc:contributor>
The individual(s) or companies responsible for contributing content to the resource

<dc:coverage>
The extent of the content contained in the resource.

<dc:creator>
The primary individual responsible for the content of the resource.

<dc:date>
The date associated with an event or item contained in the resource.

<dc:description>
The summary of the content.

<dc:format>
The physical description of the content.

<dc:language>
Language the content appears in (use RFC 3066).

<dc:identifier>
Text to identify content.

<dc:publisher>
The individual or company responsible for providing the content.

<dc:relation>
A reference to a related resource.

<dc:rights>
Information about rights held in and over the resource.

<dc:source>
A reference to the content from which the content is derived.

<dc:subject>
The topic of the contents contained.

<dc:title>
Title by which the resource is known.

<dc:type>
The genre of the content for the resource.

<dc:abstract>
Summary of the content in the resource.

<dc:accessRights>
Permissions related to who can access the resource and its security status.

<dc:accrualMethod>
How items are added to the resource.

<dc:accrualPeriodicity>
How often items are added to the resource.

<dc:accrualPolicy>
Guidelines governing the addition of items to the resource.

<dc:alternative>
Alternative title.

<dc:audience>
Information related to the audience that the resource is designed for.

<dc:available>
Date that the resource will or is available.

<dc:bibliograhicCitation>
A bibliographic reference related to the resource.

<dc:conformsTo>
Standards by which the content in the resource conforms.

<dc:created>
Date of initial creation.

<dc:dateAccepted>
Date resource is accepted.

<dc:Copyrighted>
Copyright statement date.

<dc:dateSubmitted>
Date resource is submitted.

<dc:educationLevel>
Targeted audience education level.

<dc:extent>
The size and duration of the resource.

<dc:hasFormat>
The resource that preexisted reference resource.

<dc:hasPart>
The resource from which a portion is referenced.

<dc:hasVersion>
The described resource version information.

<dc:instructionalMethod>
The process through which the resource is designed to instruct.

<dc:isFormatOf>
The described resource format presented in another format.

<dc:isPartOf>
The described resource is part of another referenced resource.

<dc:isReferencedBy>
The described resource is cited or pointed to by other resources.

<dc:isReplacedBy>
The resources content has been replaced with

<dc:isRequiredBy>
The content is required by a referenced resource.

<dc:issued>
Date resource is issued.

<dc:isVersionedOf>
The resource is an adaptation of a previous work or resource.

<dc:license>
The permissions associated with a given resource.

<dc:meditator>
The group or entity responsible for mediating the content in the resource.

<dc:medium>
The carrier of the resource.

<dc:modified>
Date on which the resource was changed.

<dc:provenance>
The details related to an ownership change.

<dc:references>
The references that the resource is based on.

<dc:replaces>
The described resource replaces the referenced resource.

<dc:requires>
The described requires the referenced resource.

<dc:rightsHolder>
The entity owning the rights of the resource.

<dc:spatial>
Spatial characteristics of the content in the resource.

<dc:tableOfContents>
Directory of content in the resource.

<dc:temporal>
Temporal characteristics of the content in the resource.

<dc:valid>
Date(s) through which the resource is valid.

<dc:Box>
The DCMI Box identifies a region of space using its geographic limits.

<dc:DCMIType>
List of types used to categorize the content.

<dc:DDC>
Dewey decimal classification.

<dc:IMT>
Internet media type.

<dc:ISO3166>
Country codes as per ISO 3166.

<dc:ISO639-2>
Codes for language representation as per ISO 639-2

<dc:LLC>
Library of Congress Classification.

<dc:LCSH>
Library of Congress Subject Headings.

<dc:MESH>
Medical Subject Headings

<dc:NLM>
National Library of Medicine Classification.

<dc:Period>
Specification of the limits of a time interval.

<dc:Point>
DCMI point.

<dc:RFC1766>
Internet RFC 1766 (ISO 639 two letter code combined with ISO 3166 country code)

<dc:RFC3066>
Internet RFC 3066

<dc:TGN>
The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.

<dc:UDC>
Universal Decimal Classification.

<dc:URI>
Uniform Resource Identifier.

<dc:W3CDTF>
W3C Encoding rules for date and time.

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(see the namespace declaration link above for additionally supported variations)

Example:

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<item>

<title>FeedForAll Dublin Core</title>
<link>http://www.feedforall.com/#dublin_core.htm</link>
<description>Dublin Core is a namespace</description>
<dc:contributor> NotePage, Inc. </dc:contributor>
</item>
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