Standards/Dublin_Core Standards The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) [10] began in 1995 with an invitational workshop in Dublin, Ohio that brought together librarians, digital library researchers, content providers and text-mark-up experts to improve discovery standards for information resources. The original Dublin Core merged as a small set of descriptors that quickly drew global interest from a wide variety of information providers in the arts, sciences, education, business, and government sectors.
The Dublin Core is not intended to displace any other metadata standard. Rather it is intended to co-exist, often in the same resource description, with metadata standards that offer other semantics. In fact, on one hand simplicity allows the cost of creating metadata to reduce and promotes interoperability, while on the other hand, simplicity does not accommodate the semantic and functional richness supported by complex metadata schemes.
The Dublin Core metadata element set is a set of 15 descriptors which includes:
The design of Dublin Core consists in encouraging the use of richer metadata schemes in combination with itself. Richer schemes can also be mapped to Dublin Core for export or for cross-system searching. On the other hand, simple Dublin Core records can be used as a starting point for the creation of more complex descriptions.