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AGLS Agent Syntax Encoding Scheme

Namespace: http://www.agls.gov.au/agls/terms/

Term URI: http://www.agls.gov.au/agls/terms/AglsAgent

HTML/XHTML scheme syntax: AGLSTERMS.AglsAgent

XML/RDF scheme syntax: aglsterms:AglsAgent

The creator, publisher, contributor and rightsHolder properties provide information about agents associated with a resource. Agents are people, organisations or instruments associated with resources. The AGLS Agent Syntax Encoding Scheme is a method for describing characteristics of agents in AGLS metadata descriptions.

Characteristics are encoded using the Dublin Core Structured Values.

AGLS identifies an agent by describing the following characteristics:

 

Component Definition
personalName The name of a person.
corporateName The name of an organisation.
jurisdiction The legal jurisdiction of the agent. Values for this component must be drawn from the AGLS Jurisdiction Vocabulary Encoding Scheme.
contact Contact details for the agent. Can include an official title. Typically includes a phone number.
address Street or postal address for the agent.
email Email address for the agent.
sector Indicates whether the creator is from the government or non-government sector: ‘government’ and ‘non-government’ are the only allowable values. The default value is ‘government’.

All components are optional and ordering is not significant. All of the components except sector may be repeated. Typical agent descriptions make use of the AGLS Agent Scheme and will consist at least of 'personalName' or 'corporateName'.

Examples

HTML

<meta name="DCTERMS.creator" scheme="AGLSTERMS.AglsAgent" content="corporateName=National Archives of Australia; address=PO Box 7425, Canberra BC, ACT 2610; address=Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600; contact=02 6212 3600; email=archives@naa.gov.au">

XHTML

<meta name="DCTERMS.creator" scheme="AGLSTERMS.AglsAgent" content="corporateName=National Archives of Australia; address=PO Box 7425, Canberra BC, ACT 2610; address=Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600; contact=02 6212 3600; email=archives@naa.gov.au" />

XML

<dcterms:creator xsi:type="aglsterms:AglsAgent"> corporateName=National Archives of Australia; address=PO Box 7425, Canberra BC, ACT 2610; address=Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600; contact=02 6212 3600; email=archives@naa.gov.au </dcterms:creator>

RDF

<dcterms:creator rdf:datatype="aglsterms:AglsAgent">corporateName=National Archives of Australia; address=PO Box 7425, Canberra BC, ACT 2610; address=Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600; contact=02 6212 3600; email=archives@naa.gov.au</dcterms:creator>