Taxon Description

gbif:Description

DwC Taxon extension to exchange simple text/paragraph based taxon descriptions. Not suitable for structured descriptions and keys, but useful for creating species pages.

Keywords: dwc:Taxon checklist

Link: http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/description.xml


Properties



description
Any descriptive free text matching the category given as dc:type. The text should be either plain text or formatted with basic html tags, i.e. h1-4,p,i,b,a,img,ul and li. All other tags should be removed.
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredtrue
type
The kind of description given
Examples: morphology, distribution
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/type
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type Description Type GBIF Vocabulary
Requiredtrue
source
Source reference of this description, a URL or full publication citation
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/source
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
language
ISO 639-1 language code used for the description.
Examples: ES
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/language
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
created
The date and time this description was written or last updated
Examples: 2010-09-29
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/created
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type date
Requiredfalse
creator
The author(s) of the textual information provided for a description
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
contributor
An entity responsible for making contributions to the textual information provided for a description
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/contributor
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
audience
A class or description for whom the dwc:description is intended or useful
Examples: "experts", "general public", "children"
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/audience
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
license
Official permission to do something with the resource. Please use Creative Commons URIs if you can.
Examples: CC-BY
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/license
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
rightsHolder
A person or organization owning or managing rights over the description.
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/rightsHolder
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
datasetID
An identifier for a subset of data.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#datasetID
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/datasetID
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse