Dublin Core is a well-known metadata initiative from W3C, which has been widely spread and used for text and web pages on the Internet. The Scandinavian SAM-group, with 25 archive specialists and engineers have created semantic definitions and proposed Dublin Core for general use within the audio industry. The initial work of the SAM-group was later approved as an EBU-document in the EBU panel P-FRA. The 15 basic elements of Dublin Core and new subsets have proven to cover most of the tape protocols and database fields existing in the broadcast production chain, from early capturing over various types of productions, and all the way to distribution and archiving.
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