APPENDIX C
Semantics for Use Attributes and Schema Elements

 

The following table provides the semantics for selected CIMI-1 Use Attributes and associated CIMI Schema elements. In a few instances, the Element is labeled differently than the Use attribute; these are noted. Semantics for Use attributes from Bib-1 can be found in: Attribute Set Bib-1 (Z39.50-1995): Semantics [2]. The Use attributes related to the Dublin Core Metadata Elements use the semantics for those elements as found in: Dublin Core Metadata Element Set [17].

 

Label Use Attribute Value Element Tag Semantics
address 3007 (5,64) Detailed information about a precise location (e.g., name of a street, name of a farm) related to the work
administrativeEventGeneral 2079 (5,68) Use for undifferentiated administrative event information related to the electronic record.
administrator 2080 (5,69) Person or organization responsible for management of the object (e.g., curator)
agePeriod 2072 (5,62) Geologic date associated with specimen
associationGeneral 2042 (5,50) Use for undifferentiated association information related to described object or specimen
award 2000 (5,18) Prizes or other special recognition and citations given this object
bibliographicTitle [bib-1 #4] (5,33) Title of the object as defined by bibliographic standards
collection 2002 (5,20) Information about a group of objects of which this object is a part
condition 2044 (5,52) Condition of the object, including repairs. The state and integrity of the work
contentGeneral 2030 (5,39) Undifferentiated content information depicted in or described by object
contextArchaeological 2039 (5,47) The circumstances in which a work was excavated or discovered
contextHistorical 2038 (5,46) Political, social, economic or religious events or circumstances associated with the work over time
copyrightRestriction 2004 (5,48) Any restrictions due to copyright governing the use of this object or of any rendition of it
creatorDateOfBirth 2036 (5,8) dateOfBirth Date the creator of a work was born (approximate or exact). Put combined birth/death dates in creatorGeneral
creatorDateOfDeath 2037 (5,9) dateOfDeath Date the creator of the work died (approximate or exact). Put combined birth/death dates in creatorGeneral
creatorGeneral 2041 (5,49) Undifferentiated creator information. Also put undifferentiated dates (birth & death combined) here
creatorName 2035 (2,7) name Proper or known names of those responsible for the creation, design, execution, or production of a work
creatorNationalityCultureRace 2009 (5,4) nationalityCultureRace The national, cultural, or ethnic origins of the person or group of persons responsible for the creation of a work
creatorRole 2014 (5,10) role Part(s) played by the creator(s) in making the work
creditLine 2005 (5,7) A public statement about the ownership, transfer of ownership, acquisition, source, or sponsorship of the acquisition of a work
dateCollected 2071 (5,61) Date specimen was collected
dateOfOrigin 2022 (5,45) Time period, either specific or general, when the object was created
dimensions 2074 (5,13) Size of object
fieldCollector 2070 (5,60) Name of the person who collected the specimen or conducted the field research
image 2020 [no associated element (s)] The purpose of this value is to be used in a query to identify all records with associated images. It is not used to search on the digital image. Instead, this Use attribute is used with the Relation attribute 103 (AlwaysMatches) and a term of Null. The schema element associated with this Use attribute is resource.
inscriptionMark 2007 (5,22) Distinguishing or identifying physical markings, lettering, annotations, texts, or labels that are a part of a work or are affixed, applied, stamped, written, inscribed, or attached to the work, excluding any mark or text inherent in the materials
materialMedium 2008 (5,5) The substance(s) of which the object is made
objectID 2024 (5,3) Any unique identifier assigned to an object by its owner or the repository. This ID serves as the unique identification for the object
objectLanguage 2043 (5,51) The language in which the object is recorded or written
objectName 2032 (5,31) A categorization, either formal or informal, of an entity. Object names, often known as object types or classification, may be codes referring to a known system, taken from a controlled vocabulary, or freely chosen words assigned to a work
objectTitle 2033 (5,32) The identifying phrases given to a work by an institution or the creator or common usage which uniquely identifies it
owner 2026 (5,38) The name of the current owner of the work
periodName 3009 (5,65) A textual expression of the period when an event in an work's history is thought to have occurred (e.g., Bronze Age, last quarter of 17th century)
physicalDescription 2045 (5,53) Information pertaining to physical characteristics of the object. General visual appearance of the work, including indication of shape, form, design and color
placeOfOrigin 2023 (5,11) Location, geographic and/or institutional, where a work was created
processTechnique 2012 (5,12) The means, method, process, or technique by which an object was created
protectionDate 3001 (5,56) The date at which the protection status was granted
protectionStatus 3000 (5,55) Indicates whether a work or building is protected, and, if so, the type of protection
provenance 2029 (5,15) The ownership history of an object including: names and dates of past owners, method of transfer between owners, sales of the work, agents and dealers who handled the work, and information on the disappearance or destruction of the object
quantity 2075 (5,17) Number or amount of items in this object
relateObjects 2076 (5,16) Other works connected to the object as part of a collection or a set, suite, ensemble, etc. or a panel that is a part of an altarpiece, etc
relatedTextualReferences 2034 (5,35) Citations for written works related to or referring to the object, such as books, journals, and exhibition catalogs
repositoryName 2027 (5,1) The name of the place where a work of art is currently housed. Can include parent institution name
repositoryPlace 2028 (5,26) The geographic location where the object is currently held
resource 2077 (5,30) The URL or bitstream of this particular rendition of the resource
spatialReferencingSystem 3003 (5,57) A string indicating the spatial referencing system in which search terms for x-coordinate and y-coordinate are expressed.
stylePeriod 2017 (5,14) The style, historical period, group, school, or movement whose characteristics are represented in the work
subject 2040 (5,2) Iconography, motif or symbolism. The proper named mythological, fictional, religious, or historical narrative subject matter of a work. Also the meaning or theme represented by the subject matter or iconography
typeSpecimen 2073 (5,63) Indicates if the specimen is a type specimen. a specimen or specimens (i.e., a fossil or mineral) used in the description of a new kind of fossil organism or a new kind of mineral
wallTextLabel 2078 (5,54) Material in a designated Wall Text or Label database field. This should not be constructed from other fields
who* 2046 [no associated element (s)] A search using this attribute supports a general inquiry about people, groups of people and institutions. These may have created, owned, stored, been depicted in or had any number of other relationships with the work(s) in question. It can also be data that infers a person, culture or institution, for instance stylePeriod. The data can refer to imaginary beings.
what* 2047 [no associated element (s)] A search using this attribute supports a general inquiry about the work itself. Data that discuss or describe the object, such as its content, place in history or physical nature, is appropriate material for this query.
when* 2048 [no associated element (s)] A search using this attribute supports a general inquiry about time. Any data that place the work in a time period (such as year, era, season, hour or geologic period) is appropriate for this query.
where* 2049 [no associated element (s)] A search using this attribute supports a general inquiry about location. This can include place names associated with the work, part of its provenance, or places depicted in it. Locations can be either named or generic, real or imaginary. They can be very specific, as location information might be, or very general.
x-coordinateInReferencingSystem 3004 (5,58) Along with #3005, a pair of numbers indicating a point in the nominated spatial referencing system; or a pair of ranges indicating an area
y-coordinateInReferencingSystem 3005 (5,59) Along with #3004, a pair of numbers indicating a point in the nominated spatial referencing system; or a pair of ranges indicating an area

* The "4-W" access points (who, what, when, and where) are provided to enable very coarse-grain searching. The semantics offered are merely for guidance, and servers may implement them as they see fit. Clients should not assume any specific mapping.

The following table provides the semantics for constructed Schema Elements for which there are no associated Use Attributes since searching on these specific units of information in a database record is not anticipated.

Label Element Tag Semantics
association (5,24) Information about the context of the work. The relationship between a work and a particular environment. Information about the political, social, economic, or religious events or circumstances associated with the work over time
-- activity (5,24)(5,43) Actions that are associated with the object. As opposed to events, activities tend to be routinely occurring or mundane and usually are not proper named
-- description (5,24)(5,44) Any descriptive text about the context or associative items that is not covered in other association fields
-- event (5,24)(5,42) Event or occurrence the object is associated with. Events are either proper named or special occasions, as opposed to mundane activities
-- name (5,24)(2,7) Names of persons or corporate bodies associated with the object
-- place (5,24)(5,41) Geographic location or building the object is associated with
content (5,25)(5,43) Information about the content of the work
-- activity (5,25)(5,44) An activity depicted in or described by an object
-- description (5,25)(5,42) A general description of a depiction in an object, or description of an object without making interpretation
-- event (5,25)(5,40) An event depicted in or described by an object
-- name (5,25)(2,7) Names of persons or corporate bodies associated with an object
-- place (5,25)(5,41) A place depicted in or described by an object
creatorInfo (5,36) Indicates that there is creator information
mrObject (5,28) Indiates that there is an digital image referenced in the retrieval record
mrObject-title (5,28)(2,1) Title of the digital image for this object
mrObject-authorOrCreator (5,28)(2,2) Author or creator of the digital image
mrObject-otherContributor (5,28)(2,32) Persons who also contributed to the creation of the digital image
mrObject-date (5,28)(2,8) Date the digital image was created
mrObject-description (5,28)(2,17) Description of the digital image
mrObject-resourceType (5,28)(2,22) Type of digital image
mrObject-language (5,28)(2,20) The language in which the digital image or metadata is recorded
mrObject-subjectKeyword (5,28)(2,21) Any keywords pertaining to the subject matter of the digital image
mrObject-publisher (5,28)(2,31) Publisher of digital image
mrObject-format (5,28)(2,27) Format of the digital image
mrObject-source (5,28)(2,33) Source of the digital image
mrObject-relation (5,28)(2,30) Relationship of the digital image to the object
mrObject-coverage (5,28)(2,34) Portion of the work depicted or otherwise included in the digital image
mrObject-rights (5,28)(2,29) The individual(s) or group that holds any of the rights to use, exhibit, or reproduce the digital image. Include any existing restrictions on its reproduction, or use
mrObject-rendition (5,28)(5,29) Indicates that there is a particular rendition of this instance of mrObject
rendition-resource (5,29)(5,30) The URL or bitstream of this particular rendition of the digital image
rendition-title (5,29)(2,1) Title of this particular rendition of the digital image; often same as the mrObject -title
rendition-authorOrCreator (5,29)(2,2) Person, institution, corporation, or group primarily responsible for the creation of this rendition
rendition-otherContributor (5,29)(2,32) Person, institution, corporation, or group secondarily responsible for the creation of this rendition
rendition-date (5,29)(2,8) Date rendition was created
rendition-description (5,29)(2,17) Description of the rendition
rendition-resourceType (5,29)(2,22) Type of digital image this rendition is
rendition-resourceIdentifier (5,29)(2,28) ID for this rendition
rendition-language (5,29)(2,20 The language in which the data is recorded in this rendition
rendition-subjectKeyword (5,29)(2,21) Keywords pertaining to the subject matter in this rendition
rendition-publisher (5,29)(2,31) Publisher of this rendition
rendition-format (5,29)(2,27) Format of this rendition
rendition-source (5,29)(2,33) Source of the rendition
rendition-relation (5,29)(2,30) Relationship of the rendition to the digital image
rendition-coverage (5,29)(2,34) Which part(s) of the digital image does this rendition include
rendition-rights (5,29)(2,29) The individual(s) or group that holds any of the rights to use, exhibit, or reproduce this rendition of the digital image. Include any existing restrictions on its reproduction, or use

 


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