If it helps, the OAI_DC
Includes dc:format and dc:type, so this might fill the need of an XML DC
You could use the MARCXML structure I guess, but much more complicated.
Could you pass the metadata by context rather than by value to give you
more flexibility? What format is the metadata in natively?
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> Jonathan Rochkind
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> Subject: [CODE4LIB] audio/video citations in an OpenURL
> [ The [log in to unmask] listserv seems to be down, so I'll send this
> instead for some feedback, ignore if you know nothing about or don't
> care about OpenURL. :) ]
> There doesn't seem to be any good way to specify an audio or video
> 'genre' for a SAP1/2 OpenURL.
> The "book" format has all the metadata I'd need in it for audio or
> work specified, but just doesn't let me say audio or video (which I
> guess makes sense because it's called "book").
> But in using my link resolver as a general purpose item-finder, I
> want to be able to send citations to it for audio or video materials
> (like a CD or DVD), and them identified as audio or video materials,
> the link resolver can respond accordingly.
> Is there anything I can do at all?
> Hmm, I could send a DC KEV OpenURL (ie info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dc ; there
> is no format for an XML DC? Kind of odd), and use the "type" element.
> "The nature or genre of the content of the resource. Type includes
> describing general categories, functions, genres, or aggregation
> for content. Recommended best practice is to select a value from a
> controlled vocabulary (for example, the DCMI Type Vocabulary)." I'm
> having trouble finding 'the DCMI Type Vocabulary' for sure (anyone
> where I find that?), but it looks like it might include terms "Sound"
> and "MovingImage".
> There's no way to actually specify which controlled vocabulary I am
> using in a DC KEV OpenURL 'type' element, is there?
> If anyone thinks this makes sense and there's a way to do this, can
> give me an example of a DC KEV OpenURL with a type in it specifying
> something like 'audio' or 'video'?
> Jonathan Rochkind
> Digital Services Software Engineer
> The Sheridan Libraries
> Johns Hopkins University
> rochkind (at) jhu.edu