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    15 Dublin Core Element Attributes 
    For more detailed information about using Dublin Core elements for cataloging, choose one of the sites hyperlinked below.

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    1. TITLE  
    The name given to the resource by the CREATOR or PUBLISHER.  
    2. CREATOR 
    The person(s) or organization(s) primarily responsible for the intellectual content of the resource; the author.  
    3. SUBJECT 
    The topic of the resource; also keywords, phrases or classification descriptors that describe the subject or content of the resource.  
    A textual description of the content of the resource, including abstracts in the case of document-like objects; also may be a content description in the case of visual resources.  
    The entity responsible for making the resource available in its present form, such as a publisher, university department or corporate entity.  
    Person(s) or organization(s) in addition to those specified in the CREATOR element, who have made significant intellectual contributions to the resource but on a secondary basis.  
    7. DATE 
    The date the resource was made available in its present form.  
    8. TYPE 
    The resource type, such as home page, novel, poem, working paper, technical report, essay or dictionary. It is expected that TYPE will be chosen from an enumerated list of types.  
    9. FORMAT 
    The data representation of the resource, such as text/html, ASCII, Postscript file, executable application or JPG image. FORMAT will be assigned from enumerated lists such as registered Internet Media Types (MIME types). MIME types are defined according to the RFC2046 standard. 
    A string or number used to uniquely identify the resource. Examples from networked resources include URLs and URNs (when implemented).  
    11. SOURCE 
    The work, either print or electronic, from which the resource is delivered (if applicable).  
    12. LANGUAGE 
    The language(s) of the intellectual content of the resource.  
    13. RELATION 
    The relationship to other resources. Formal specification of RELATION is currently under development.  
    14. COVERAGE 
    The spatial locations and temporal duration characteristics of the resource. Formal specification of COVERAGE is also now being developed.  
    A link (URL or other suitable URI as appropriate) to a copyright notice, a rights-management statement or perhaps a server that would provide such information in a dynamic way.

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