Metadata for Audio 25th International AES Conference 17th to 19th June 2004 London UK
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Integration of Audio Computer Systems and Archives Via the SAM/EBU Dublin Core Standard,Tech.doc 3293

Lars Jonsson1, Gunnar Dahl2
1Swedish Radio
2KSAD, Norsk Rikskringkasting, Oslo, Sweden

Dublin Core is a well-known metadata initiative from W3C that 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 defined semantic definitions and converted the commonly used Dublin Core initiative for general use within the audio industry. The 15 basic elements of Dublin Core and new subsets have proven to cover most of the tape protocols and database fields existing in broadcast production chain from early capturing over various types of production and all the way to distribution and archiving. This presentation covers some examples of the use of metadata transfer with Dublin Core expressed in XML in Sweden and Norway. It ends in a discussion of the future possibilities of Dublin Core in comparison with other existing metadata initiatives in an integrated world of interconnected databases coming into all audio related companies.

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