I can't help with most of your problem, but I can point you to the
DCMI Type Vocabulary:

Have a nice day,

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> [ The [log in to unmask] listserv seems to be down, so I'll send this here
> 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 video
> 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 really
> 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, so
> 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 terms
> describing general categories, functions, genres, or aggregation levels 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 know 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 you
> give me an example of a DC KEV OpenURL with a type in it specifying
> something like 'audio' or 'video'?
> Jonathan
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> The Sheridan Libraries
> Johns Hopkins University
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Jonathan M. Brinley

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