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  1. DSpace
  2. DS-805

QDC schema registry needs to be brought into conformity with the current DCMI standards

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: More Details Needed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.7.1, 1.8.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      The Qualified Dublin Core registry currently used by DSpace is approximately 8 years without changes to the field names/usage. Between the time that DSpace 1.1 was distributed and the current time, Dublin Core standards were spun off from OCLC as the parent/guardian of the standard to it's own Identity, known as DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative).

      I am suggesting that in a future release, perhaps as early as 1.8 that the DSpace Metadata Schema Registry be revised to reflect the newest standards for coding metadata using QDC. Additionally, there may be the need to convert currently used fields in the registry to the new standard fields for existing installations of DSpace. Also, the Lucene and browse indexes would be affected by this change.

      There will be a caveat that institutions that have added their own DC fields, may need to perform some manual maintenance to adjust their registry tables to this new standard.

      I would be happy to put together a spreadsheet with the new standards and their counterpart currently used in DSpace.

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                Reporter:
                jtrimble Jeffrey Trimble
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