DocumentInformation

Package: 
Is Abstract: 
no
Is Pattern: 
no
Definition: 

Provides a consistent path to identifying information regarding the DDI Document and is automatically available for all Functional Views (/DocumentInformation/Annotation etc.). It covers annotation information, coverage (general, plus specific spatial, temporal, and topical coverage), access information from the producer (persistent access control), access information from the local distributor (Local Access Control), information on related series (i.e. a study done as a series of data capture events over time, qualitative material that is part of a larger set, one of a series of funded data capture activities, etc.), funding information, and other document level information used to identify and discover information about a DDI document regardless of its Functional View type. Use the Annotation at this level to provide the full annotation of the DDI Document. Note that related materials can be entered within the Annotation fields.

Explanatory Notes: 

Annotation associated with a specific class is the annotation of the metadata class itself, such as the Study, InstanceVariable, Concept, etc. The annotation associated with Document Information is to refer to the Document itself. Note that not all DDI instances are intended to be persistent documents. For those that are DocumentInformation provides a consistent set of discovery level information on the content of the whole rather than specific parts of the instance.

Property: 
NameCardinalityDatatypeDescription
contentCoverage
0..n
Allows for the addition of a Purpose, Table of Contents, List of Variables, or other forms of information more specific than a general abstract. Provides both the content (using description) and a type identification using an External Controlled Vocabulary Entry.
isPublished
1..1
Default value is False. Indicates that the metadata instance will not be changed without versioning, and is a stable target for referencing.
hasPrimaryContent
0..1
A whitespace-delimited list of the DDI URN identifiers of the objects contained in an XML instance or RDF graph which could be considered the primary objects or entry points. In a Codebook View, for example, the top-level Codebook object, fo example. In some views, such as the Agents View, there my be more than one primary object (Individuals, Organizations, and Machines in this case).
ofType
1..1
Automatically brings in the version number for of DDI 4
Relationship: 
NameTarget ObjectDescriptionSource cardinalityTarget cardinalityRelationship type
hasDocumentCoverage
Describes the coverage of the document as a whole.
0..n
0..1
Neither
hasPersistentAccessControl
Access control that will persist over time, generally imposed by the producer (i.e. embargo limits, confidentiality constraints). Provides information on access restrictions as well as the process to gain access.
0..n
0..n
Neither
hasLocalAccessControl
Access control imposed by the local distributor. For example, distribution only to registered users of a system or members of an association. Provides information on access restrictions as well as the process to gain access.
0..n
0..n
Neither
hasFundingSource
Describes funding source by description, grant number, and link to funding agent
0..n
0..n
Neither
hasExternalMaterial
Allows for listing information on any material external to the DDI metadata instance that is related to it.
0..n
0..n
Neither

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Is extendable: 
Is property: 
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RDF Mapping: 

Comments

should this be changed to something more general like DDIInstanceContent. It should be the entry point to the collective content of the DDI instance.