OSU Library Metadata: A Guideline to Best Practices: Language
This site provides guidelines for OSU's local implementation of CDP Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices Version 2.1.1
Maps to Dublin Core Element Name: Language
Maps to MARC field (in World Cat): 546
Mandatory: Optional, but recommended
|Scheme Name||Scheme Label||Definition|
|ISO639-2||ISO 639-2||Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages part 2|
Dublin Core Definition: Language
A language of the intellectual content of the resource.
Indicates the language(s) of the intellectual content of the resource. This implies the language(s) in which a text is written or the spoken language(s) of an audio or video resource. Visual images do not usually have a language unless there is significant text in a caption or in the image itself.
Input Guidelines: Language
- A resource may include multiple languages. Use separate Language elements to enter multiple languages or clearly separate each entry by a semicolon followed by a space (; ) within an element.
- Indicate the language using a standard scheme such as ISO 639-2 or RFC3066. The same scheme should be followed throughout a collection.
- In addition to using language codes, if needed, a textual description of the nature of the language may be included in the Description element. Example: “In German and English, in parallel columns.”
|en-US||English, United States|
|en-UK||English, United Kingdom|