OpenWMS Metadata Guide

Descriptive Metadata


Section: Subject (date)

Last updated: December 19th, 2008
Name
subjectTemporal
Schema
MODS
Definition
This section is used for chronological subject terms or temporal coverage. May be expressed as a controlled subject term or as a structured date.

subjectTemporal has the following components:
  • A value (the date)
  • Attributes:
    • encoding
    • point
    • keyDate
    • qualifier
    • authority
Usage Note
Use for a specific date or date range described by the content of the resource, such as a dated letter that describes events occurring within the year or month of the letter or an oral history describing an event that occurs on a certain date. If dates are approximate, do not use.
Label
Subject (date) - Date
Usage Note
Uses the same data definition as MODS dates such as YYYY-MM-DD or YYYY-MM-DD/YYYY-MM-DD.
Example(s)
1999-01-31; 1999-01-31/1999-12-31
Repeatable
Y
Name
subjectTemporalEncoding
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Controlled Vocabulary
w3cdtf; iso8601; marc
Name
subjectTemporalPoint
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Usage Note
Single dates would be entered in "start".
Controlled Vocabulary
(in XML) start; end
Name
subjectTemporalKeyDate
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Usage Note
keyDate=yes is a directive to sort on this date.
Name
subjectTemporalQualifier
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Controlled Vocabulary
approximate; exact; inferred; questionable
Name
subjectTemporalAuthority
Label
Subject (date) - Term source
Controlled Vocabulary
Local (terms provided by local institution)




 
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