Darwin Core terms interpreted : Simple Multimedia extension
Canadensys uses the Simple Multimedia extension to publish multimedia data and their associated metadata. This page explains the Canadensys-specific interpretation of the terms; visit our blog post to learn how this is displayed on the Explorer.
- The format of your file following the Internet media type standard « type/subtype », sometimes referred to as a MIME type.
Example: image/jpeg, video/avi, video/mp4, audio/mp4, audio/mpeg, application/pdf
- Public URL for the multimedia file
- For public reuse of the file (can be different from the license for occurrence data )
The URL for the license.
Canadensys recommends one of CC0, CC-BY, or CC-BY-NC expressed as follows: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Please visit our Guide to Publishing Images for more information on multimedia data licensing.
Strongly Recommended Fields
- The kind of multimedia presented. We recommend use of terms StillImage, Sound or MovingImage.
- The author or person that took the photograph or recorded the video or sound.
Example: Charles Darwin
- rightsHolder (mandatory if licensing is not CC0)
- A person or organization owning or managing rights over the multimedia item.
Example: William Fox
- The html webpage showing the multimedia file and other information such as metadata.
- The title of the file. This will often be used as the hyperlink text.
Example: white-winged swallow, Tachycineta albiventer
- A textual description of the content of the multimedia item. Remarks concerning the resource can also be provided here.
Example: Female Tachycineta albiventer photographed in the Amazon, Brazil, in November 2010
- The date in ISO 8601 (yyyy-mm-dd).
- A person who helped the author in recording the multimedia item.
Example: Alfred Russel Wallace
- The entity responsible for making the multimedia item available.
- People for whom the file is intended or useful.
Example: “experts”, “general public”, “children”
- If the multimedia item was derived or taken from another source, this is the reference to that resource.
Example: a book from which an image was scanned