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Dublin Core User Guide

This user guide has two parts:

  • Creating Metadata:

    • For people who need to create metadata descriptions, such as catalogers.
    • Describes how to use DCMI properties, which are grouped into sections that use similar usage guidelines and similar examples.
    • Links to RDF syntax examples in Publishing Metadata.
  • Publishing Metadata

    • For people who need to encode Dublin Core metadata in RDF for publication as Linked Data.
    • Provides examples for DCMI properties, listed by name.

As of 2019, DCMI has medium-term plans to restructure the User Guide for better integration of examples into DCMI Metadata Terms.