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Element name

Type

DCMI definition

The type of scientific output the resource is a manifestation of. In the DC element type the kind of dissemination, or the intellectual and/or content type of the resource is described. It is used to explain to the user what kind of resource he is looking at. Is it a book or an article. Was it written for internal or external use. Etc.

Usage

DC Element 'type' is used for three purposes:

  1. Mandatory: Publication type (controlled): to indicate the type of publication based on the controlled DRIVER Publication-type vocabulary,
  2. Optional: Publication type (free): to indicate the type of publication based on a local repository vocabulary
  3. Recommended: Version (controlled): to indicate the status in the publication process. See DRIVER Version vocabulary

Usage instruction

1. Publication types (controlled), :
The first occurrence of the DC Element 'type' is mandatory and should be used for the type indication of the scientific output based on the DRIVER-type vocabulary. Use exact string of characters as shown in the list below. The terms are explained in detail in the chapter about vocabularies and semantics. Info:eu-repo is a namespace where the DRIVER Publication types are registered.

  • info:eu-repo/semantics/article
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/book
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/review
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/lecture
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/preprint
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/report
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/annotation
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/contributionToPeriodical
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/patent
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/other

    2. Publication types (free text):
    The second occurrence of the DC Element 'type' is optional and should be used for the subtype indication of the scientific output.
    3. Version (controlled):
    The last occurrence of the DC Element 'type' is recommended and should be used for the version of the scientific output based on the DRIVER-version vocabulary. Use exact text as shown in the list below. For more information about the version model see http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/versions/
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/draft
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/submittedVersion
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
  • info:eu-repo/semantics/updatedVersion

    Mappings to other Version vocabularies can be found here at the DRIVER-VERSION Mappings page.
    Mapping & backwards-transformability:
    For mappings of the DRIVER Types from the DRIVER guidelines 1.0 see DRIVER-TYPE Mappings.

Do not confuse with

  • Format
    DC element 'type' describes the kind of academic output the resource is a representation of. DC element 'format' describes the media type of this resource.

Schemes

Publication types: see the section Publication type vocabulary on page in chapter "Use of Vocabularies and Semantics".
Version vocabulary: See the section Version vocabulary on page in chapter "Use of Vocabularies and Semantics".
Publication Type Mappings: see the section DRIVER-TYPE Mappings on page in chapter "Use of Best Practices for OAI_DC".
Version Type Mappings: see the section DRIVER-VERSION Mappings on page in chapter "Use of Best Practices for OAI_DC".

Examples

<dc:type>info:eu-repo/semantics/article</dc:type>
<dc:type>info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion</dc:type>

or

<dc:type>info:eu-repo/semantics/other</dc:type> <!--1-->
<dc:type>image</dc:type> <!--2-->
<dc:type>info:eu-repo/semantics/updatedVersion</dc:type> <!--3-->

or
a thesis a German professor has to write before inauguration. See also Use of OAI_DC with Theses

<dc:type>info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis</dc:type>
<dc:type>habilitation</dc:type>
<dc:type>info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion</dc:type>



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