“Using Dublin Core” by Diane Hillman (issued 11/7/2005)
This usage guide is primarly aimed at non-specialists as a way to help them create simple descriptive records. As a resource for non-specialists, the introduction to metadata section was very clear and concise and would be mostly understandable to a lay person. The “What is Dublin Core” section was a great overview of why Dublin Core was created and what is most important about Dublin Core.
A main feature of this user guide is that it has great links to further information on the Dublin Core website. So, if you really need to learn about Dublin Core syntax in XML, you can easily find several links that will help you with this need.
Another feature that I was made aware of, thanks to the user guide, is a service that automatically generates the Dublin Core metadata of a web document in HTML or RDF/XML. All that you have to do is put the URL in. This automatically generated metadata can then be pasted back into the header of the original document. Voila!
DC-dot – Dublin Core Metadata generator
I attempted to use the service by running through the usage guide, and getting the instant results back and comparing them to the document itself was an interesting exercise.