Dublin Core Terms

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Homepage: http://dublincore.org/documents/2012/06/14/dcmi-terms/?v=terms
Namespace: http://purl.org/dc/terms/
Organisation: DCMI

Dublin Core Terms provide an excellent base for descripions of resources key metadata such as title, description, creator etc.

It is an enhanced version of the more basic Dublin Core Elements, and provides a solid base set of terms that many other vocabularies use directly rather than reinvent a perfectly good wheel.