Data Types

Information about the data types for Dublin Core (based on Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1) meta-data elements used in the e!DAL-MetaData-API: data types

Supported Data Types for Meta Data Elements

For every DublinCore element you can use only a specific data type, e.g. it makes no sense to describe the element EnumDublinCoreElements.FORMAT with a NaturalPerson datatype.
The following table show all possible combinations:

EnumDublinCoreElements allowed data types description
CHECKSUM Checksum Define a Checksum for the stored data
CONTRIBUTOR UntypedData, NaturalPerson, LegalPerson An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource.
COVERAGE UntypedData The spatial or temporal topic of the resource, the spatial applicability of the resource, or the jurisdiction under which the resource is relevant.
CREATOR UntypedData, NaturalPerson, LegalPerson An entity primarily responsible for making the resource.
DATE DateEvents A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource.
DESCRIPTION UntypedData An account of the resource.
FORMAT DataFormat, DirectoryMetaData The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource specified as MIME.
IDENTIFIER Identifier An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context.
LANGUAGE EdalLanguage A language of the resource. We use RFC4646
PUBLISHER UntypedData, NaturalPerson, LegalPerson An entity responsible for making the resource available.
RELATION IdentifierRelation A related resource.
RIGHTS UntypedData Information about rights held in and over the resource includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights.
SIZE DataSize Unstructured size information about the resource.
SOURCE UntypedData A related resource from which the described resource is derived.
SUBJECT Subjects The topic of the resource, e.g. keywords.
TITLE UntypedData A name given to the resource.
TYPE DataType, DirectoryMetaData The nature or genre of the resource. We use use the DCMI Type Vocabulary DCMITYPE