packaging University museum collections information as part of open metadata provision
These kinds of records are being developed by the project to support users of the Culture Grid aggregator service to:
Additionally, these kinds of records will also support service-management tasks, such as reporting.
The records will use an ‘application profile’ similar to the RSLP-CLD (http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/rslp/) based one that was used for the Wrappers1 project.
Innovative approaches in the implementation of the profile will include:
The latest version of the profile:
Following ‘offline’ testing of the RSLP-CLD based Wrappers1 profile for describing ‘collections’ in the Culture Grid, the profile, which will be tested in iteration 2 of the system developments, now has the following mandatory and recommended elements, with a number of other RSLP elements being auto-generated and the rest remaining as optional:
Mandatory elements, (which were kept to a minimum to allow identification, provenance, legal status and system-status to be recorded)
Identifier – single value. Auto-generated from system.
Title – dc:title. The name of the collection. Single value.
Owner – multi value. Uses institution:identifier
Type – Multi value. From controlled list of: item; collection; institution; top-level; provisional
Recommended Elements (to describe coverage of the collection/items referenced in collections)
Description dc:description. A description of the collection. Single value
Temporal coverage dc:temporal. The temporal coverage of the items in the collection. Multi-values from extensible list including MICHAEL Period terms from http://culturegrid.lexaurus.net/culturegrid/browse
Spatial coverage – dc:spatial. The spatial coverage of the items in the collection. Multi-value. (options being investigated to to populate/control by ‘look up’).
Subject – dc:subject. A concept (keyword) of the items in the collection. Auto-generated from top 50 terms from subject-facet.
Subject & encoding scheme = JACS – (non RSLP) Controlled terms from HE course/module related thesauri at: http://culturegrid.lexaurus.net/culturegrid/browse . Multi-values.
Size (non RSLP) dcterms:extent. The size of the collection. Single value auto generated from the number of records in Grid collection once ingested.
Accrual status- cld:accrualStatus. A statement of accrual policy (closed, passive, active, partial/selective), accrual method (purchase, deposit)) and accrual periodicity (closed, irregular, periodic). Single value. Auto-generated (oai=active; upload = passive; method = oai-harvest or upload; period = irregular for upload, harvesting default for oai, and closed for any known to ‘never come again’)
Super-collection dc:isPartOf. The identifier or name of a second [Grid] collection that contains the current collection. Single value. Auto generated.
Sub-collection dc:hasPart. The identifier or name of a second [Grid] collection contained within the current collection. Multi-value.
Associated collection cld:has Association. The identifier or name of a second collection that is associated by provenance with the current collection. Multi-value. Auto generated from collections with same owner/provider.
All other RSLP/CW1 elements will be optional