instantiationLocation may contain information about a specific location for an instantiation, such as an organization’s name, departmental name, shelf ID and contact information. The instantiationLocation for a digital file should include domain, path or URI to the file.
Best Practice: For digital files, instantiationLocation should always include a path or URI to the file. There are multiple ways to convey additional information about the location of a carrier or storage medium of the digital file, which are expressed on the PBCore site.
Usage: required, not repeatable
- 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.
This element does not have any subelements.