Dublin Core is a standardized metadata set for describing information resources like documents, videos, images, services, and other digital artifacts. Dublin Core is intended to provide a simple metadata model that can be adopted across a wide range of communities in an effort to enhance semantic interoperability. The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set has been formally endorsed by a number of standards bodies including ISO , NISO , and IETF .
In 1995, the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) co-sponsored a workshop to address the challenge of developing a common metadata set for describing networked resources . The workshop was motivated in part by the explosive growth of the Web in the early 1990s and the inherent difficulty in finding Web resources. The name “Dublin” in Dublin Core derives from the location of this first workshop in Dublin, Ohio; the term “Core” refers to the...
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