Data Dictonary

Element Creator
Definition An entity primarily responsible for making the resource
Example Azuma, Mayumi
Implementation M, R
Application Profile dc.creator
Value Controlled Yes, rule
Value Last Name, First Name Middle Initial
Comments Examples of a Creator include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Creator should be used to indicate the entity.
Element Description
Definition An account of the content of the resource.
Example Action
Implementation M, R
Application Profile dc.description
Value Controlled Yes, Controlled term list
Value Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Drama, Horror, Comedy, Western, Alternate Lifestyle
Comments Description may include but is not limited to: an abstract, a table of contents, a graphical representation, or a free-text account of the resource.
Element Format
Definition The physical or digital manifestation of the resource.
Example Paperback
Implementation O
Application Profile dc.format
Value Controlled Yes, Controlled term list
Value Paperback, Hardcover
Comments Examples of dimensions include size and duration. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the list of Internet Media Types [MIME].
Element Identifier
Definition An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context.
Example ISBN 978-1-59816-598-2
Implementation M
Application Profile dc.identifer
Value Controlled Yes, rule
Value ISBN
Comments Recommended best practice is to identify the resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
Element Language
Definition A language of the resource.
Example en
Implementation M
Application Profile dc.language
Value Controlled Yes, IETT
Value Two letter language descriptor following Dublin Core
Comments Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as RFC 4646 [RFC4646].
Element Publisher
Definition An entity responsible for making the resource available.
Example Tokyo Pop
Implementation M, R
Application Profile dc.publisher
Value Controlled No
Value
Comments Examples of a Publisher include a person, an organization, or a service. Typically, the name of a Publisher should be used to indicate the entity.  The publisher for these items will be the American publisher(s) not the original Japanese publishers.
Element Rights
Definition Information about rights held in and over the resource
Example Copyright 2008
Implementation M
Application Profile dc.rights
Value Controlled Yes, rule
Value “Copyright” + year
Comments Typically, rights information includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights.
Element Subject
Definition The topic of the resource.
Example Zombies
Implementation M
Application Profile dc.subject
Value Controlled No
Value
Comments Typically, the subject will be represented using keywords, key phrases, or classification codes. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary. To describe the spatial or temporal topic of the resource, use the Coverage element.
Element Title
Definition A name given to the resource.
Example Peace Maker
Implementation M, R
Application Profile dc.title
Value Controlled No
Value
Comments Typically, a Title will be a name by which the resource is formally known.
Element Date
Definition A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource.
Example 2009-05
Implementation M
Application Profile dc.date
Value Controlled Yes, Dublin Core ISO 8601
Value yyyy-mm-dd
Comments Date may be used to express temporal information at any level of granularity. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as the W3CDTF profile of ISO 8601 [W3CDTF].  The date used for these items will be the date related to the American release not the Japanese.
Element Relation
Definition A reference to a related resource.
Example 1 of 5
Implementation O
Application Profile dc.relation
Value Controlled Yes, Rule
Value Is Part of, Part of Dublin Core rule for relation.
Comments Recommended best practice is to identify the related resource by means of a string conforming to a formal identification system.
Element Cultural Context
Definition The name of the culture, people (ethnonym), or adjectival form of a country name from which a Work, Collection, or Image originates, or the cultural context with which the Work, Collection, or Image has been associated.
Example Shogun Period, Japan
Implementation O,R
Application Profile vra.culturalcontext
Value Controlled No
Value
Comments A recommended best practice is to find if the book gives an idea as to what the historical period the book deals with.
Element Illustrator
Definition The person primarily responsible for drawing the book.
Example Kubo, Tite
Implementation M, R
Application Profile kac.illustrator
Value Controlled Yes, rule
Value Last Name, First Name Middle Initial
Comments Recommended best practice is to identify the person or entity most responsible for illustrating the book.
Element Translator
Definition The person primarily responsible for translating the book.
Example Kobayashi, Michelle
Implementation M,R
Application Profile kac.translator
Value Controlled Yes, rule
Value Last Name, First Name Middle Initial
Comments Recommended best practice is to identify the person or entity most responsible for translating the book.
Element Editor
Definition The person primarily responsible for editing the book.
Example Napton, Robert Place
Implementation M,R
Application Profile kac.editor
Value Controlled Yes, rule
Value Last Name, First Name Middle Initial
Comments Recommended best practice is to identify the person or entity most responsible for editing the book.
Element Lettering
Definition The person primarily responsible for editing the book.
Example Studio Cutie
Implementation M
Application Profile kac.lettering
Value Controlled Yes
Value Last Name, First Name Middle Initial
Comments Recommended best practice is to identify the person or entity most responsible for lettering the book.
Element Rating
Definition The maturity level of the book set by the publisher.
Example Teen Age 13+
Implementation M
Application Profile kac.rating
Value Controlled No
Value
Comments Recommended best practice is to follow the rating that the publisher provides on the back of the book.
Element Notes
Definition Any aspect of the book that needs mention.
Example Reads left to right.
Implementation O
Application Profile kac.notes
Value Controlled No
Value
Comments Recommended best practice is to add anything about the book that did not fit into the defined elements.  These notes are available to the public so you are to use proper grammar and punctuation.

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