Service description

Dublin Core format is a format developed for describing digital materials. In principle, it enables simple and easy description by also individuals outside the library field. The National Library of Finland maintains Finnish application and saving instructions and produces application profiles for various materials. The format is used in publication archives, such as the Doria service of the National Library of Finland. The library is a member of the background organisation of the Dublin Core format, DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative) and participates in its administration.

Joining the service
  • Free of charge
Standards used

SFS 5895

Contact information
Dublin Core service address
Background information

The international developer community is active and various working groups provide instructions and training materials

Dublin Core Metadata Terms is the basic glossary of the format based on which different application profiels are produced.

Service users
  • Libraries
  • Researchers
  • Publishers
Steering responsibility

DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative)

Organisation model
  • Service is developed as part of basic operation of National Library
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