Metadata Tier C

Metadata Tier C (Europeana website as a knowledge platform)

To offer users the best possible experience when working with your collections online, at least 75% of your metadata elements that are relevant need to have at least 1 language tag. The metadata should include at least three distinct enabling elements covering at least two distinct discovery and user scenarios and two distinct contextual classes with all minimum required elements or links to LOD vocabularies (also with all minimum required elements).


At least 75% of the metadata elements from ProvidedCHO that are relevant have at least one language qualified value

Metadata elements in ProvidedCHO

  • dc:coverage

  • dc:description

  • dc:format

  • dc:relation

  • dc:rights

  • dc:source

  • dc:subject

  • dc:title

  • dc:type

  • dcterms:alternative

  • dcterms:hasPart

  • dcterms:isPartOf

  • dcterms:isReferencedBy

  • dcterms:medium

  • dcterms:provenance

  • dcterms:references

  • dcterms:spatial

  • dcterms:tableOfContents

  • dcterms:temporal

  • edm:currentLocation

  • edm:hasType

  • edm:isRelatedTo

Enabling elements

At least four distinct metadata elements taken from two distinct ‘Discovery scenario’ groups present in the edm:ProvidedCHO class

Discovery scenarios

Enabling elements

Browse by date or time-span

dcterms:issued, dcterms:created, dcterms:temporal, edm:hasMet (with a link to an edm:TimeSpan that is present in the record)

Browse by subjects and types

dc:subject (with a link to a skos:Concept), dc:format, dc:type, dcterms:medium

Browse by agents

dc:creator, dc:contributor, dc:publisher, dc:subject (with a link to a edm:Agent that is present in the record), edm:hasMet (with a link to a edm:Agent that is present in the record)

Browse by places

dc:subject (with a link to a edm:Place that is present in the record), dcterms:spatial, edm:currentLocation

Contextual classess

At least two contextual class with all minimum required elements, OR link to a LOD vocabulary we support.

Contextual resource referred by the ProvidedCHO: A contextual entity (an instance of a contextual class such as edm:Agent, skos:Concept, edm:Place, edm:TimeSpan) that is linked directly from edm:ProvidedCHO (ie. Provider's ore:Proxy) and therefore ignoring contextual resources that are only linked from other contextual resources via e.g. placeOfBirth.


Example record

<rdf:RDF> ... <edm:ProvidedCHO rdf:about="#exampleMetC"> <dc:title xml:lang="en">Metadata Example Record Tier C</dc:title> <dc:type xml:lang="en">Periodical</dc:type> <dc:format>Bound item</dc:format> <dc:subject rdf:resource=""/> <dc:language>deu</dc:language> <edm:currentLocation rdf:resource=""/> <dcterms:isPartOf xml:lang="en">Europeana Foundation Example Records</dcterms:isPartOf> <edm:type>TEXT</edm:type> </edm:ProvidedCHO> <ore:Aggregation rdf:about="#exampleMetC_AGG"> <edm:aggregatedCHO rdf:resource="#exampleMetC"/> <edm:dataProvider>Europeana Foundation</edm:dataProvider> <edm:isShownBy rdf:resource=""/> <edm:provider>Europeana Foundation</edm:provider> <edm:rights rdf:resource=""/> </ore:Aggregation> </rdf:RDF>

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