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.
DC Element 'type' is used for three purposes:
1. Publication types (controlled), :
Do not confuse with
Publication types: see the section Publication type vocabulary on page in chapter "Use of Vocabularies and Semantics".