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NICE metadata standards

The NICE metadata standard defines the metadata elements used on the NICE website. It incorporates elements from Dublin Core and the e-Government Metadata Standard.

Elements/Terms Definition Encoding scheme
Accessibility The resources availability to specific groups. NICE complies with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Level Double-A for html pages. We are currently looking at the ICRA specifications.
Audience The category of user for whom the resource is intended. NICE Audience Encoding Scheme (NiceAES)
Coverage The extent or scope of the content of the resource. NICE Country Encoding Scheme (NiceCES) - still to be defined
Creator Person or group responsible for the intellectual or creative content. NICE Contact Encoding Scheme (NiceContact)
Date A date associated with an event in the life cycle of the resource. Nice uses dates from eGMS and DCTERMS.
Description An account of the content of the resource. NICE uses DC description.
Disposal The retention and disposal instruction for the resource NICE uses eGMS and DCTERMS
Format The physical or digital manifestation of the resource. NICE uses the Internet Media Type (IMT) Scheme
Identifier The unique url given to the resource NICE is currently developing this scheme.
Language The language of the intellectual conte of the resource NICE uses the DCTERMS.ISO639-2 encoding scheme.
Publisher The person or group responsible for making the resource available. NICE Contact Encoding Scheme (NiceContact)
Relation A reference to a related resource. NICE is currently developing this scheme.
Rights Information about rights held in and over the resource. NICE uses eGMS
Status The position or state of the resource. NICE Status Encoding Scheme (NiceStatusDescriptor)
Subject A topic of the content of the resource. NICE Subject Encoding Scheme (NiceTaxonomy)
Title A name given to the resource. NICE uses DCTERMS
Type The nature or genre of the content of the resource. NICE Type Encoding Scheme (NiceTES)

This page was last updated: 28 May 2009

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