Title: Darwin Core main vocabulary
Date version issued: 2023-09-18
Date created: 2008-11-19
Part of TDWG Standard: http://www.tdwg.org/standards/450
This version: http://rs.tdwg.org/version/dwc/2023-09-18
Latest version: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/
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

This document provides access to the parts and history of this vocabulary. A TDWG vocabulary is composed of term lists that have been minted by TDWG as part of this 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. These changes are documented by versions of the vocabulary, which are "snapshots" of the vocabulary at the time that the version was issued.

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

2 Vocabulary versions

To examine specific historical versions of this vocabulary, click on one of the links below.

3 Vocabulary distributions

This vocabulary 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/dwc.htm http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc.htm
RDF/Turtle http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc.ttl http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc.ttl
RDF/XML http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc.rdf http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc.rdf
JSON-LD http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc.json http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc.json

4 Term lists that are part of this vocabulary

Label: Darwin Core terms borrowed from the Dublin Core legacy namespace
List IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/dc/
Modified: 2023-06-28
Description: This list includes terms borrowed by Darwin Core from the legacy (http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/) Dublin Core namespace

Label: Darwin Core terms borrowed from the Dublin Core terms namespace
List IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/dcterms/
Modified: 2023-09-18
Description: This list includes terms borrowed by Darwin Core from the terms (http://purl.org/dc/terms/) Dublin Core namespace

Label: Darwin Core IRI-value Term Analogs
List IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/iri/
Modified: 2023-09-13
Description: The terms on this list are intended to be used with IRI values

Label: Core terms defined by Darwin Core
List IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Modified: 2023-09-18
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