Elements defined

coverage

coverage refers to either the geographic location or the time period covered by the asset’s intellectual content. For geographic locations (‘spatial’ descriptors), it is expressed by keywords such as place names (e.g. ‘Alaska’ or ‘Washington, DC’), numeric coordinates or geo-spatial data. For time-based events (‘temporal’ descriptors), it is expressed by using a date, period, era, or time-based event that is portrayed or covered in the intellectual content (e.g. ‘2007’ or ‘Victorian Era’). The PBCore metadata element coverage houses the actual spatial or temporal keywords. The companion element coverageType is used to identify the type of keywords that are being used.

Usage: required with pbcoreCoverage, not repeatable

Attributes

  • source: optional | The source attribute provides the name of the authority used to declare the value of the element. Required attribute for pbcoreIdentifier and instantiationIdentifier elements. Can be used as an attribute of any element.
  • ref: optional | The ref attribute is used to supply a source’s URI for the value of the element. Can be used as an attribute of any element.
  • version: optional | The version attribute identifies any version information about the authority or convention used to express data of this element. Can be used as an attribute of any element.
  • annotation: optional | The annotation attribute includes narrative information intended to clarify the nature of data used in the element. Can be used as an attribute of any element.
  • startTime: optional | The startTime attribute combines with the endTime attribute to define a specific media segment within a broader timeline of an asset and/or instantiation. Can be used as an attribute of the following elements - contributor, coverage, creator, instantiationRights, pbcoreDescription, pbcoreGenre, pbcoreInstantiation, pbcoreInstantiationDocument, pbcorePart, pbcoreRightsSummary, pbcoreSubject, pbcoreTitle, publisher.
  • endTime: optional | The endTime attribute combines with a similar value in the startTime attribute to define a specific media segment within a broader timeline of an asset and/or instantiation. Can be used as an attribute of the following elements - contributor, coverage, creator, instantiationRights, pbcoreDescription, pbcoreGenre, pbcoreInstantiation, pbcoreInstantiationDocument, pbcorePart, pbcoreRightsSummary, pbcoreSubject, pbcoreTitle, publisher.
  • timeAnnotation: optional | The timeAnnotation attribute includes narrative information intended to clarify the nature of data used in the element. Can be used as an attribute of the following elements - contributor, coverage, creator, instantiationRights, pbcoreDescription, pbcoreGenre, pbcoreInstantiation, pbcoreInstantiationDocument, pbcorePart, pbcoreRightsSummary, pbcoreSubject, pbcoreTitle, publisher.

Subelements

This element does not have any subelements.

Controlled Vocabularies

Example

  
    <pbcoreCoverage>
<coverage>1607-1631</coverage>
<coverageType annotation="historical">Temporal</coverageType>
</pbcoreCoverage>
<pbcoreCoverage>
<coverage>2007</coverage>
<coverageType annotation="current">Temporal</coverageType>
</pbcoreCoverage>
<pbcoreCoverage>
<coverage source="GeoNames" ref="http://www.geonames.org/maps/google_37.208_-76.774">Jamestown, VA</coverage>
<coverageType>Spatial</coverageType>
</pbcoreCoverage>
<pbcoreCoverage>
<coverage source="latitude, longitude">37.2000,-76.7667</coverage>
<coverageType source="PBCore coverageType" ref="http://metadataregistry.org/concept/show/id/2522">Spatial</coverageType>
</pbcoreCoverage>
<pbcoreCoverage>
<coverage source="Wikipedia" ref="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werowocomoco">Werowocomoco</coverage>
<coverageType source="PBCore coverageType" ref="http://metadataregistry.org/concept/show/id/2522">Spatial</coverageType>
</pbcoreCoverage>