This page provides information about what metadata we require and how we disseminate it. Metadata are freely accessible and are distributed in the public domain (under CC0). However, we reserve the right to be informed about commercial usage of metadata from the ERCC repository including a description of your use case at the Help Desk.
During the submission process, users fill out metadata fields which are stored as a part of the record. We are able to disseminate the submission metadata in various formats including but not limited to CMDI and oai_dc. See the full list of supported formats but note that some of the formats might not be applicable to all items. The various formats help us promote the submitted content in a number of aggregators (and/or search engines).
See the CLARIN introduction to component metadata in order to get more information about this topic.
Submissions made through this repository are adhering to the LINDAT/CLARIN profile (clarin.eu:cr1:p_1403526079380).
The profile is fairly covered with links to a concept registry. Most links are going to the CLARIN Concept Registry, with only some using the DCMI terms). Some of these concepts are being used by the VLO for its mappings.
However, we are supporting submissions with arbitrary CMDI metadata files that are used in OAI-PMH when the CMDI metadata profile is requested.
The LINDAT/CLARIN profile was created by LINDAT with VLO mapping in mind (though this can change), but still reflects a specific view of the world and use cases. If you don't gather much more information than is described below, you might find this profile suitable for your needs or as a base for your own one.
The following list enumerates the fields we ask in the submission workflow (the list is subject to sporadic changes). The metadata are submitted in English. There are subtle differences depending on the type of the resource being submitted. Not all the fields are present in all the formats. Some fields are restricted in that you have to choose a value from a list or that your entry has to conform to a Regular expression (Regexp) to be accepted by the system. There are fields that are automatically generated (eg. human readable language names acompanying the iso codes, identifiers, other dates).
|Type||Type of the resource: "Corpus" refers to text, speech and multimodal corpora. "Lexical Conceptual Resource" includes lexica, ontologies, dictionaries, word lists etc. "language Description" covers language models and grammars. "Technology / Tool / Service" is used for tools, systems, system components etc.||required|
|Title||The main title of the item.||required|
|Project URL||URL of resource/project related to the submitted item (eg. project webpage). Regexp controlled (starts with http/https)||regexp controlled|
|Demo URL||Demonstration, samples or in case of tools sample output URL. Regexp controlled (starts with http/https)||regexp controlled|
|Date issued||The date when the submission data were issued if any e.g., 2014-01-21 or at least the year. Needs to be in ISO date format||required|
|Author||Names of authors of the item. In case of collections (eg. corpora or other large database of text) you usually want to provide the name of people involved in compiling the collection, not the authors of individual pieces. A person name is stored as surname comma any other name (eg. "Smith, John Jr.").||required repeatable|
|Publisher||Name of the organization/entity which published any previous instance of the item, or your home institution.||required repeatable|
|Contact person||Person to contact in case of issues or questions. Someone able to provide information about the resource, eg. one of the authors, or the submitter. Stored as structured string containing given name, surname, email and home organization.||required repeatable|
|Funding||Sponsors and funding that supported work described by the submission. Stored as structured string containing project name, project code, the funding organization, the type of funds (own/national/eu) and OpenAIRE identifier (which is also stored in dc.relation)||repeatable|
|Description||Textual description of the submission.||required|
|Language||The language(s) of the main content of the item. Stored as ISO 639-3 code. Required for corpora, lexical conceptual resources and language descriptions.||repeatable type-bind required|
|Subject Keywords||Keywords or phrases related to the subject of the item.||repeatable required|
|Size||Extent of the submitted data, eg. the number of token, or number of files.||repeatable|
|Media type||Media type of the main content of the item, eg. text or audio. Dropdown selection, required for corpora, language descriptions and lexical conceptual resources.||dropdown selection type-bind required|
|Detailed type||Further classification of the resource type. Dropdown selection, required for tools, language descriptions and lexical conceptual resources.||dropdown selection type-bind required|
|Language Dependent||Boolean value indicating whether the described tool/service is language dependent or not. Required for tools||type-bind required|
The following tables contains the submission - oai_dc mapping, it also lists some of the important automatically generated fields.
|Submission field||Mapped field|
|Demo URL||not mapped|
|Contact person||not mapped|
|Media Type||not mapped|
|Detailed Type||not mapped|
|dc.identifier||PID (currently handle) of the resource.|
|dc.rights||Repeatable field can contain the name of the license under which the resource is distributed, the URL to the full text of the license and so called label (PUB, ACA, RES)|