APPENDIX A
CIMI-1 Attribute Set

The CIMI Profile specifies a Z39.50 attribute set, the CIMI–1 Attribute Set, for use in searching databases of cultural heritage information resources.

Appendix B provides guidance for using attribute types and combining attribute types and values. Appendix C provides semantics for the Use attribute values specified in CIMI–1.

Note: The publication of the CIMI Profile, Release 1.0H, coincided with important activities within the Z39.50 community related to attribute sets, including the adoption of a Attribute Architecture for new attribute sets. Discussions are underway concerning the development of a Dublin Core attribute set, the incorporation or mapping of Dublin Core elements into Bib–1, and other changes. CIMI will monitor these developments for their effects on CIMI–1.

Object Identifier

The OID for CIMI-1 is 1.2.840.10003.3.8.

Attribute Types

CIMI-1 uses the following attribute types as defined in the Bib-1 Attribute Set:

Type     Name     Restrictions, Constraints
1     Use     valid values are defined below
2     Relation     all values defined in Z39.50 Bib-1
3     Position     all values defined in Z39.50 Bib-1
4     Structure     all values defined in Z39.50 Bib-1
5     Truncation     all values defined in Z39.50 Bib-1
6     Completeness     all values defined in Z39.50 Bib-1

CIMI-1 defines the following attribute types:

Type     Name     Definition
101     Authority     a value identifying the authoritative source from which a term is taken
103     Charset     a value identifying the character set used to encode the term

 

Values for Attribute Type 1 (Use)

CIMI–1 imports a small selection of Bib–1 Use attributes to provide basic Author–Title–Subject searching of bibliographic databases by CIMI–clients and to support searching of CIMI-servers by bibliographic–oriented Z39.50 clients that do not support the CIMI Profile. CIMI–servers should be prepared to receive the Bib–1 OID or the CIMI-1 OID with these Use attribute values. The selection of Bib–1 Use attributes in CIMI–1 is based in part on emerging consensus within the Conference of European National Libraries (CENL) as documented in the Z39.50 Bib-1 Attribute Set Profile for CENL [3], which in turn is closely related to the U.S. ATS-1 Profile [8]. Both profiles address semantic interoperability between bibliographic Z39.50 clients and servers. Adopting these Bib–1 Use attributes in CIMI–1 increases the likelihood of semantic interoperability between those Z39.50 clients and servers and CIMI–clients and CIMI–servers.

CIMI–1 defines new Use attributes that allow searching of cultural heritage information resources (see below).

CIMI–1 defines Use attributes values (2051–2065) that correspond to the Dublin Core Metadata Elements to support interoperable, cross–domain resource discovery. In addition, Bib–1 Use attributes values 31, 54, 62, 1018, 1031, and 1032 alternatively may be used by Z39.50 bibliographic clients for searching on Dublin Core Elements date, language, description, publisher, type, and identifier.

Only one value of a Use attribute may occur in an attribute list.

The CIMI Profile recommends that queries restrict their use of imported Bib–1 Use attribute values to the following:

Value     Name
4     title
7     ISBN
8     ISSN
31     date of publication
32     date of acquisition
54     code language
58     name geographic
62     abstract
1003     author
1004     personal author
1016     any
1018     publisher
1031     material type
1032     doc-id

CIMI-1 defines the following Use attributes for searching of cultural heritage information resources. Attribute values that are designated as reserved had been used in prototype implementations of the CIMI Profile. The reuse of these attribute values will be considered in future releases of the Profile. Local implementations may define Use attributes for local use and assign values in the 5000-7999 range.

Value     Name
2000     award
2001     reserved
2002     collection
2003     reserved
2004     copyrightRestriction
2005     creditLine
2006     reserved
2007     inscriptionMark
2008     materialMedium
2009     creatorNationalityCultureRace
2010     reserved
2011     reserved
2012     processTechnique
2013     reserved
2014     creatorRole
2015     reserved
2016     reserved
2017     stylePeriod
2018     reserved
2019     reserved
2020     image
2021     reserved
2022     dateOfOrigin
2023     placeOfOrigin
2024     objectID
2025     reserved
2026     owner
2027     repositoryName
2028     repositoryPlace
2029     provenance
2030     contentGeneral
2031     reserved
2032     objectName
2033     objectTitle
2034     relatedTextualReferences
2035     creatorName
2036     creatorDateOfBirth
2037     creatorDateOfDeath
2038     contextHistorical
2039     contextArchaelogical
2040     subjectContent
2041     creatorGeneral
2042     associationGeneral
2043     objectLanguage*
2044     condition*
2045     physicalDescription*
2046     who
2047     what
2048     when
2049     where
[2051-2065]     see below
2070     fieldCollector
2071     dateCollected
2072     agePeriod
2073     typeSpecimen
2074     dimensions
2075     quantity
2076     relatedObjects
2077     resource
2078     wallTextLabel
2079     administrativeEventGeneral
2080     administrator
3000     protectionStatus*
3001     protectionDate*
3002     reserved
3003     spatialReferencingSystem*
3004     x-coordinateInReferencingSystem*
3005     y-coordinateInReferencingSystem*
3006     reserved
3007     address*
3008     reserved
3009     periodName*

* These Use attribute values may correspond with Aquarelle Project-specific access points that arise from the need to search for sites and buildings in architectural heritage databases. See Appendix C for semantics for these attribute values.

CIMI-1 Attribute Set defines the following values for attribute type 1 (Use) for Dublin Core Metadata Elements.

Value     Name
2051     DC-title
2052     DC-creator
2053     DC-subject
2054     DC-description
2055     DC-publisher
2056     DC-contributors
2057     DC-date
2058     DC-type
2059     DC-format
2060     DC-identifier
2061     DC-source
2062     DC-language
2063     DC-relation
2064     DC-coverage
2065     DC-rights

Values for Attribute Type 101 (Authority)

The primary source for this list of authorities is the Art Information Task Force (AITF), Categories for the Description of Works of Art: Bibliography of Controlled Vocabulary Sources [1]. See that document for full citation information.

Only one value of an authority attribute may occur in an attribute list.

The server is to interpret the lack of an authority value in a query as the client "not saying" anything about the term. When such a case occurs, it is the server's choice in processing the term.

The list of values for the Authority attribute will be revised as necessary based on implementation experience and implementor requirements.

Value     Name     Definition and/or Full Name of Authority
1     Non-authoritative     The client explicitly states that the term is not taken from any authoritative list
2     Local-to-server     The term is known to the client to come from an authoritative source defined by the server
3     USMARC     The term is a code taken from USMARC manuals or associated documents, such as the set of coded values for countries, languages, etc.
4     LCSH     The term is from Library of Congress Subject Headings
5     AAT     The term is from Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)
6     AAT Date     The term is from "Date and Geographic Name Guidelines" in Appendix A of Chapter 3, Guide to Indexing and Cataloging with the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)
7     ACRL/RBMS Binding     The term is from Binding Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloging
8     ACRL/RBMS Genre     The term is from Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloging
9     ACRL/RBMS Paper     The term is from Paper Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloging
10     ACRL/RBMS Printing     The term is from Printing and Publishing Evidence: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloging
11     ACRL/RBMS Type     The term is from Type Evidence: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloging
12     Base Merimee     The term is from BaseMérimée: Lexique d'interrogation pour les champs: dénomination, parties constituantes, ouvrages remarquables
13     BGN     The term is from the Board on Geographic Names
14     British Archaeological     The term is from British Archaeological Thesaurus: For Use with British Archaeological Abstracts, and Other Publications in British Archaeology
15     Canadiana     The term is from Canadiana Authorities / Canadiana, vedettes d'authorité
16     Dictionarium Museologicum     The term is from Dictionarium Museologicum
17     Garnier     The term is from Thesaurus iconographique: système descriptif des représentations
18     Geosaurus     The term is from Geosystems' Thesaurus of Geoscience
19     Glass     The term is from A Subject Index for the Visual Arts
20     ICOM Costume     The term is from Vocabulary of Basic Terms for Cataloging Costume / Vocabulaire de base pour les fichers de costume
21     ICONCLASS     The term is from ICONCLASS: An Iconographical Classification System
22     Jewish Art     The term is from Index of Jewish Art: An Iconographical Index of Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
23     ISO Language     The term is from ISO 639: Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages/ Codes pour la représentation des noms de langue
24     ISO Documentation     The term is from ISO 5127-1: Documentation and Information. Vocabulary. Part 1, Basic Concepts / Documentation et information. Vocabulaire. Partie 1, Notions fondamentales
25     ISO Iconic     The term is from ISO 5127-3: Documentation and Information. Part 3, Iconic Documents / Documentation et information. Vocabulaire. Partie 3, Documents iconiques
26     ISO AV     The term is from ISO 5127-11: Documentation and Information. Vocabulary. Part 11, Audio-visual Documents /Documentation et information. Vocabulaire. Partie 11, Documents audiovisuels
27     ISO Date/Time     The term is from ISO 8601: Data Elements and Interchange Formats. Information Interchange. Representation of Dates and Times
28     LC Descriptive Graphic     The term is from Descriptive Terms for Graphic Materials: Genre and Physical Characteristic Headings
29     LC Name     The term is from Library of Congress Name Authorities
30     LC Thesaurus Graphic     The term is from LC Thesaurus for Graphic Materials: Topical Terms for Subject Access
31     Moving Image Materials     The term is from Moving Image Materials: Genre Terms
32     Nomenclature     The term is from The Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging: A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-made Objects
33     Reynies     The term is from Le Mobilier domestique; vocabulaire typologique
34     TGN     The term is from Thesaurus of Geographic Names
35     Tozzer     The term is from Tozzer Index to Anthropological Subject Headings, Harvard University
36     ULAN     The term is from Union List of Artist Names
37     Villard     The term is from système descriptif des antiquités classiques
38     Yale British Artists     The term is from British Artists Authority List
1000     RCHME     The term is from the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England

 

Values for Attribute Type 103 (Charset)

Value     Name     Description of Full Name of Character Set
0     7-bit US-ASCII     ANSI X3.4-1986 (R1997): Information Systems - Coded Character Sets - 7-Bit American National Standard Code for Information Interchange (7-Bit ASCII)
1     ISO 8859-1 (Latin-1)     ANSI/ISO 8859-1-1987: Information Processing - 8-Bit Single Byte Coded Graphic Character Sets - Part 1: Latin Alphabet No. 1
2     ISO 8859-2 (Latin-2)     ISO 8859-2:1987: Information processing - 8-bit single byte coded graphic character sets - Part 2: Latin alphabet No. 2
3     ISO 8859-3 (Latin-3)     ISO 8859-3:1988: Information processing - 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets - Part 3: Latin alphabet No. 3
4     ISO 8859-4 (Latin-4)     ISO/IEC 8859-4:1998: Information technology - 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets - Part 4: Latin alphabet No. 4
5     ISO 8859-5 (Cyrillic)     ISO/IEC 8859-5:1988: Information processing - 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets - Part 5: Latin/Cyrillic alphabet
6     ISO 8859-6 (Arabic)     ISO 8859-6:1987: Information processing - 8-Bit single-byte coded graphic character sets - Part 6: Latin/Arabic alphabet
7     ISO 8859-7 (Greek)     ISO 8859-7:1987: Information processing - 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets - Part 7: Latin/Greek alphabet
8     ISO 8859-8 (Hebrew)     ISO 8859-8:1988: Information processing - 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets - Part 8: Latin/Hebrew alphabet
9     ISO 8859-9 (Latin-5)     ISO/IEC 8859-9:1989: Information processing - 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets - Part 9: Latin alphabet No. 5
10     ISO/IEC 8859-10 (Latin-6)     ISO/IEC 8859-10:1998: Information technology - 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets - Part 10: Latin alphabet No. 6
11     ISO/IEC 10646-1/AMD2 (UTF-8)     ISO/IEC 10646-1/AMD2:1996: Amendment 2 to ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993 UCS Transformation Format 8 (UTF-8)
12     ISO/IEC 10646-1/AMD1 (UTF-16)     ISO/IEC 10646-1/AMD1:1996: Amendment 1 to ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993 Transformation Format for 16 planes of group 00 (UTF-16)

Servers may fault or ignore terms encoded using a character set which they do not support; or they may treat the term as though it were encoded using a "sufficiently similar" character set. When no CHARSET attribute is specified in a query, servers should assume that the term is encoded using ISO Latin-1.


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