OpenMIC Metadata Guide

Descriptive Metadata


Section: Classification

Last updated: December 19th, 2008
Name
classification
Schema
MODS
Definition
This section provides a designation applied to a resource that indicates the subject by applying a formal system of coding and organizing resources according to subject areas.

classification has the following components:
  • A value
  • Attributes:
    • authority
    • edition
Label
Classification - Value
Usage Note
Value is free text and entered according to standards established for that classification system.
Example(s)
lcc [authority]; 1998 [edition]; JK609.M2 [value]
Repeatable
N
Name
classificationAuthority
Label
Classification - Authority
Usage Note
The name of the authoritative list for a controlled value is recorded here. Authority contains the designation of the source of the authority for classification schemes. Values for this attribute are based on Library of Congress' MARC classification source and may be found at: www.loc.gov/marc/sourcecode/classification/classificationsource.html.
Controlled Vocabulary
anscr; ddc; lcc; nlm
Name
classificationEdition
Label
Classification - Edition
Usage Note
Contains a designation of the edition of the particular classification scheme for those schemes that are issued in editions.




 
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