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Standards: Dublin Core

Dublin Core is a simple, general, widely adapted metadata schema.


Named for Dublin, Ohio, where a gathering of librarians first discussed its need, the schema is now maintained by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI). DC comprises 15 basic elements. The NISO (National Information Standards Organization) and ISO (International Standards Organization) have accepted it as a standard. The current IPTC Core schema has five fields interoperable with Dublin Core (Title, Subject/Keywords, Creator, Rights/Copyright Notice, Description).

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