IESR: Metadata Terms


dc:title JISC Information Environment Service Registry (IESR) Metadata Terms
dc:creator Ann Apps, The University of Manchester, UK ann.apps@manchester.ac.uk
dc:contributor Pete Johnston
dc:contributor Andy Powell
dc:date 2007-12-20
dc:identifier http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/
dc:description Definitions of metadata terms within the IESR namespace for the JISC Information Environment Service Registry (IESR).
dc:rights Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence:
Creative Commons License Attribution Required; Creative Commons License Non-Commercial; Creative Commons License Share-Alike.
version http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/2007/12/20/
status Implemented

Change History
2007-12-20 Implementation of changes identified by Metadata Review December 2007:
Added new terms: madeAvailableBy
Added encoding schemes: MadeAvailList, IPRange
2007-02-19 Implementation of changes identified by Metadata Review February 2007:
Added new terms: status
Added encoding schemes: CollTypeList, ItemTypeList, StatusList
2005-09-06 Implementation of changes identified by Metadata Review September 2005:
Added new terms: address, country, itemFormat, itemType, mediator, postcode
Amended definition of useRights to encompass services, and to include the option of a URI or free text
Added encoding schemes: AthensInst, AthensResource, ShibFed, SvcHelp, SvcShib, SvcSLA, ShibbolethIdPScope
v2.2, 2005-01-21 Added 'owns', 'administers' and 'serves' (inverse links between entities) to the IESR terms namespace
Some changes to wording of definitions of: hasService; interface
v2.1, 2004-11-01 Added 'Collection' and 'Service' to the IESR terms namespace.
v2.0, 2004-07-01 This is the first version of a separate metadata terms definition document, but defining version 2 of the IESR metadata. Definitions were previously included within the IESR application profile document.


This document defines metadata terms within the IESR namespace for the JISC Information Environment Service Registry (IESR). More details of the use of these metadata terms is in the IESR Application Profile.

The URI for each IESR-specific metadata term is grounded on its definition in this document.

The associated controlled lists associated with some encoding schemes are defined in a separate document.

Contents


Data Types

Name <string>
Label Character string
Definition A string of ASCII characters. No formatting tags may be included. The following characters must be encoded for XML: '&' - '&amp;'; '<' - '&lt;'; '>' - '&gt;'. A limited list of non-ASCII characters may be included encoded as character entities.

Name <URI>
Label URI
Defined By http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt
Definition Character string for a URI

Name <email>
Label Email address
Defined By http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2822.txt
Definition Character string for an email address

Name <phone>
Label Telephone number
Definition International telephone number of the form: '+'[1-9][0-9]+ or 00[1-9][0-9]+


IESR Properties

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#address
Name address
Label Address
Definition The postal address of an agent, as a free text string.
DataType <string>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#admeta
Name admeta
Label Administrative Metadata
Definition A set of administrative metadata associated with an IESR entity
Comments The content of the set of administrative metadata is defined in the IESR application profile.
Comments May have an XML attribute 'iesr:about' linking to the described entity

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#administers
Name administers
Label Administers
Definition A service that makes a collection available from the electronic environment for which the agent is responsible
Has Encoding Scheme http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
DataType <URI>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#Agent
Name Agent
Label Agent
Definition A set of metadata that describes an Agent entity.
Comments May have an XML attribute 'iesr:id' linked from its administrative metadata

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#Collection
Name Collection
Label Collection
Definition A set of metadata that describes a Collection entity.
Comments May have an XML attribute 'iesr:id' linked from its administrative metadata

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#country
Name country
Label Country
Definition The country where an agent is based.
Has Encoding Scheme http://purl.org/dc/terms/ISO3166
DataType <string>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#email
Name email
Label Email
Definition An email address
DataType <email>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#hasService
Name hasService
Label Has Service
Definition A service that makes the collection available
Has Encoding Scheme http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
DataType <URI>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#interface
Name interface
Label Interface
Definition A resource that provides interface information about the service, such as available inputs and outputs, in a machine readable format.
Has Encoding Scheme http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
DataType <URI>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#itemFormat
Name itemFormat
Label Item Format
Definition The physical or digital characteristics of an item in the Collection
Has Encoding Scheme http://purl.org/dc/terms/IMT
DataType <string>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#itemType
Name itemType
Label Item Type
Definition The nature or genre of the content of an item in the Collection
Has Encoding Scheme http://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMIType
Has Encoding Scheme http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#ItemTypeList
DataType <string>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#logo
Name
Label Logo
Definition A logo for a collection, service or agent
Comments This is a URL that will yield a graphical logo when displayed on a web page
Has Encoding Scheme http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
DataType <URI>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#madeAvailableBy
Name madeAvailableBy
Label Made Available By
Definition An organisation that makes a Collection available, or recommends it, to its community.
Has Encoding Scheme http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#MadeAvailList
DataType <string>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#mediator
Name mediator
Label Mediator
Definition A body that mediates access to the service.
Has Encoding Scheme http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#ShibFed
DataType <URI>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#postcode
Name postcode
Label PostCode
Definition A coded part of the postal address of an agent. In the UK this will be the postcode.
DataType <string>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#output
Name output
Label Output
Definition Output format available from a service
Has Encoding Scheme http://purl.org/dc/terms/IMT
DataType <string>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#owns
Name owns
Label Owns
Definition A collection that the agent legally owns or possesses
Has Encoding Scheme http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
DataType <URI>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#phone
Name phone
Label Phone
Definition Telephone number
Comments Global international telephone number begining '+' is preferred
DataType <phone>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#serves
Name serves
Label Serves
Definition A collection that the service makes available
Has Encoding Scheme http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
DataType <URI>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#libraryManagementSystem
Name libraryManagementSystem
Label Library Management System (LMS)
Definition Library Management System (LMS) in use by the OPAC.
DataType <string>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#Service
Name Service
Label Service
Definition A set of metadata that describes a Service entity.
Comments May have an XML attribute 'iesr:id' linked from its administrative metadata

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#status
Name status
Label Status
Definition An indication of the currency of a record
Has Encoding Scheme http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#StatusList
DataType <string>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#supportsStandard
Name supportsStandard
Label Supports Standard
Definition Indication of standards and profiles supported by a service
Has Encoding Scheme http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#StdsList
DataType <string>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#useRights
Name useRights
Label Use Rights
Definition A statement about allowed usage, for example terms and conditions.
Comments This may refer to using data from a collection, or to using a service.
Comments A free text statement or a URI.
Has Encoding Scheme http://purl.org/dc/terms/URI
DataType <string> | <URI>

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#usesControlledList
Name usesControlledList
Label Uses Controlled List
Definition A classification scheme or thesaurus used by a collection
Has Encoding Scheme http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#CtrldVocabsList
DataType <string>


Encoding Schemes

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#AccMthdList
Name AccMthdList
Label Access Method List
Defined By http://iesr.ac.uk/profile/vocabs/#AccMthdList
Definition List of possible interface methods by which a service may be accessed
Encoding Scheme For Service Access Method http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#ShibbolethIdPScope
Name ShibbolethIdPScope
Label Shibboleth Identity Provider Scope (IdP)
Defined By http://metadata.ukfederation.org.uk/
Definition Federated Access identifer for Agent
Encoding Scheme For Agent http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#AthensInst
Name AthensInst
Label Athens Institution Identifier
Defined By http://www.athens.ac.uk/
Definition Athens institution identifer for Agent
Encoding Scheme For Agent http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#AthensResource
Name AthensResource
Label Athens Resource Name
Defined By http://www.athens.ac.uk/
Definition Athens resource name for service
Encoding Scheme For Service http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#AuthList
Name AuthList
Label Access Control Type List
Defined By http://iesr.ac.uk/profile/vocabs/#AuthList
Definition List of authentication types that could be used for access control on a service
Encoding Scheme For Service http://purl.org/dc/terms/accessRights

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#CollTypeList
Name CollTypeList
Label Collection Type List
Defined By http://iesr.ac.uk/profile/vocabs/#CollTypeList
Definition List of collection types
Encoding Scheme For Collection http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#CtrldVocabsList
Name CtrldVocabsList
Label Controlled Vocabularies List
Defined By http://iesr.ac.uk/profile/vocabs/#CtrldVocabsList
Definition List of classification schemes or thesauri used in metadata records within a collection. N.B. These are not schemes for Collection dc:subject.
Encoding Scheme For http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#usesControlledList

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#DNSDomain
Name DNSDomain
Label DNS Domain
Defined By http://www.dns.net/dnsrd/
Definition A value according to this scheme is a DNS domain
Encoding Scheme For Service http://purl.org/dc/terms/accessRights

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#HASSET
Name HASSET
Label Humanities And Social Sciences Electronic Thesaurus (version 3.0)
Defined By http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/search/hassetSearch.asp
Encoding Scheme For Collection http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
Encoding Scheme For Collection http://purl.org/dc/terms/spatial

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#IPRange
Name IPRange
Label IP Range
Defined By http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc0791.txt
Definition A value according to this scheme is an IP address or range
Encoding Scheme For Service http://purl.org/dc/terms/accessRights

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#ItemTypeList
Name ItemTypeList
Label Item Type List
Defined By http://iesr.ac.uk/profile/vocabs/#ItemTypeList
Definition List of item types
Encoding Scheme For http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#itemType

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#JACS
Name JACS
Label Joint Academic Coding System
Defined By http://www.hesa.ac.uk/jacs/completeclassification.htm
Encoding Scheme For Collection http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#MadeAvailList
Name MadeAvailList
Label Made Available List
Defined By http://iesr.ac.uk/profile/vocabs/#MadeAvailList
Definition List of organisations that make available collections in IESR
Encoding Scheme For http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#madeAvailableBy

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#ShibFed
Name ShibFed
Label Shibboleth Federation
Defined By http://shibboleth.internet2.edu/
Definition Service mediator Sibboleth federation
Encoding Scheme For http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#mediator

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#SvcHelp
Name SvcHelp
Label Service Help
Definition Service seeAlso is the URI of a help page
Encoding Scheme For Service http://purl.org/rslp/terms#seeAlso

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#SvcShib
Name SvcShib
Label Service Shibboleth Information
Definition Service seeAlso is a text string or the URI of information for Shibboleth
Encoding Scheme For Service http://purl.org/rslp/terms#seeAlso

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#SvcSLA
Name SvcSLA
Label Service Level Agreement
Definition Service seeAlso is the URI of a Service Level Agreement definition
Encoding Scheme For Service http://purl.org/rslp/terms#seeAlso

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#SvcTypeList
Name SvcTypeList
Label Service Type List
Defined By http://iesr.ac.uk/profile/vocabs/#SvcTypeList
Definition List of service types
Encoding Scheme For Service http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/type

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#StatusList
Name StatusList
Label Status List
Defined By http://iesr.ac.uk/profile/vocabs/#StatusList
Definition List of possible values to indicate the currency of a record
Encoding Scheme For http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#status

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#StdsList
Name StdsList
Label Standards List
Defined By http://iesr.ac.uk/profile/vocabs/#StdsList
Definition List of standards and profiles to which a service may be compliant
Encoding Scheme For http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#supportsStandard

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#UKEL
Name meg:UKEL
Label UK Educational Level
Defined By http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/education/ukel/
Encoding Scheme For http://purl.org/dc/terms/educationLevel

Term URI http://iesr.ac.uk/terms/#UNESCO
Name UNESCO
Label UNESCO Thesaurus
Defined By http://www.ulcc.ac.uk/unesco/
Encoding Scheme For Collection http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/subject
Encoding Scheme For Collection http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/spatial


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