Title: Darwin Core basic vocabulary (version)
Issued: 2018-09-06
Part of TDWG Standard: http://www.tdwg.org/standards/450
This version: http://rs.tdwg.org/version/dwc/2018-09-06
Version status: superseded
Latest version: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/
Previous version: http://rs.tdwg.org/version/dwc/2017-10-06
Replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/version/dwc/2020-08-12
Abstract: This vocabulary contains Darwin Core terms suitable for use with both literal and IRI values
Creator: TDWG Darwin Core and RDF/OWL Task Groups

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

A TDWG vocabulary is composed of term lists that have been minted by TDWG as part of that vocabulary, or that may be composed of terms borrowed from other vocabularies within or outisde of TDWG. The vocabulary changes over time as those lists change, or as new term lists are added to the vocabulary.

This vocabulary version is a "snapshot" of the vocabulary at a particular moment in time. The term list versions listed below includes those that were part of the vocabulary at the time this version was issued. The status of an individual term list may have changed since the time that the vocabulary version was issued. The version status indicates the status of the list at the present time, not at the time the vocabulary was issued.

For more information about the structure and version model of TDWG vocabularies, see the TDWG Standards Documentation Specification.

2 Vocabulary version distributions

This vocabulary versions list is available in the formats or distribution methods listed in the table below. Please note that distribution access URLs may be subject to change over time. Therefore, it is preferable to request the abstract IRI of the resources and request the desired Content-type through content negotiation.

Description IRI Access URL
HTML file (this document) http://rs.tdwg.org/version/dwc/2018-09-06.htm http://rs.tdwg.org/version/dwc/2018-09-06.htm
RDF/Turtle http://rs.tdwg.org/version/dwc/2018-09-06.ttl http://rs.tdwg.org/version/dwc/2018-09-06.ttl
RDF/XML http://rs.tdwg.org/version/dwc/2018-09-06.rdf http://rs.tdwg.org/version/dwc/2018-09-06.rdf
JSON-LD http://rs.tdwg.org/version/dwc/2018-09-06.json http://rs.tdwg.org/version/dwc/2018-09-06.json

3 Term list versions that were part of this vocabulary when this version of it was issued

Label: Darwin Core terms borrowed from Dublin Core legacy namespace
List version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/dc/2015-03-27
Modified: 2015-03-27
Description: This list includes terms borrowed by Darwin Core from the legacy (http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/) Dublin Core namespace
Status: recommended

Label: Darwin Core terms borrowed from the Dublin Core terms namespace
List version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/dcterms/2015-03-07
Modified: 2015-03-07
Description: This list includes terms borrowed by Darwin Core from the terms (http://purl.org/dc/terms/) Dublin Core namespace
Status: superseded
Previous version: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/dcterms/2014-11-06

Label: Darwin Core IRI-value Term Analogs
List version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/iri/2015-03-27
Modified: 2015-03-27
Description: The terms on this list are intended to be used with IRI values
Status: recommended

Label: Core terms defined by Darwin Core
List version IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2018-09-06
Modified: 2018-09-06
Description: This term list includes all currently valid terms that have been defined in the core Darwin Core namespace dwc:. To comment on this schema, please create a new issue in https://github.com/tdwg/dwc/issues
Status: superseded
Previous version: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2017-10-06
Replaced by: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/version/terms/2020-08-12