Nota Bene: It is highly recommended that the user of this document read the Introduction to obtain a fuller understanding of Dublin Core and its implementation.
The source element is used to provide information on the work, either electronic or print, that the work has been taken from (its provenance), as a whole or in part. If you were to place sonnets on the Web written by Shakespeare, information about the source used to copy from would be placed in this element (e.g. title, edition, publisher, etc.).
Standard ISO 639
For example, an annotated bibliography written by a fellow colleague was originally a home work assignment. It has since been placed on the Web as a music resource for students studying the subject. The DC source element for this document looks like the following:
<META NAME="DC.source" CONTENT="Extracted from an assigment presented to Dr. Ronald Blazek, Florida State University.">
The SCHEME freetext has not been used because it is default and not required. Other source element SCHEMEs are listed in the table. Note also that noe TYPE qualifiers have been specified for the DC element.
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Last Updated July 27, 1997