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7. Details of Individual Metadata Elements - Government of Canada

7.1 Access Rights

Attribute

Value

Name

accessRights

Definition

Permissions assigned to a record or file that govern or restrict access to or actions taken on a record or file.

Value Domain

Enumerated strings of text representing permissions.

Datatype Name

String

7.2 Addressee

Attribute

Value

Name

Addressee

Definition

The name of the recipient(s) to which a record has been sent.

Value Domain

Non-enumerated strings of text representing addressee(s).

Datatype Name

String

7.3 Agent Individual Identifier

Attribute

Value

Name

agentIndividualIdentifier

Definition

A unique indicator that identifies the individual who performed an action on a record or file at the time the action was taken.

Value Domain

Unique enumerated strings.

Datatype Name

String

7.4 Agent Individual Name

Attribute

Value

Name

agentIndividualName

Definition

The name of an individual who performed an action on a record or file at the time the action was taken.

Value Domain

Enumerated strings of text representing names of individuals.

Datatype Name

String

7.5 Agent Institution Name

Attribute

Value

Name

agentInstitutionName

Definition

Official name of the institution of the individual who performed an action on a record or file at the time the action was taken.

Value Domain

Enumerated strings of text representing names of institutions.

Datatype Name

String

7.6 Agent Institutional Entity

Attribute

Value

Name

agentInstitutionalEntity

Definition

The formal name of the work group, unit of work, business unit, etc. of the individual who performed an action on a record or file at the time the action was taken.

Value Domain

Enumerated strings of text representing names of institutional entities.

Datatype Name

String

7.7 Agent Position Title

Attribute

Value

Name

agentPositionTitle

Definition

The position held by the individual who performed an action on a record or file at the time the action was taken.

Value Domain

Enumerated strings of text representing position titles.

Datatype Name

String

7.8 Agent Role

Attribute

Value

Name

agentRole

Definition

A category that identifies the function or responsibility of a particular individual at the time an action was taken on a record or file.

Value Domain

Enumerated strings of text representing roles.

Datatype Name

String

7.9 Aggregation

Attribute

Value

Name

aggregation

Definition

The resource's level or position in a hierarchy.

Value Domain

Enumerated strings of text representing aggregation levels.

Datatype Name

String

7.10 Approved By

Attribute

Value

Name

contentAuthority

Definition

The name of the individual or entity that approved the content.

Value Domain

Enumerated and/or non-enumerated strings of text representing the names of individuals or entities.

Datatype Name

String

7.11 Approved Date

Attribute

Value

Name

dateApproved

Definition

The date when the content was approved.

Value Domain

A range of dates expressed using the Gregorian calendar.

Datatype Name

Date

7.12 Compound Record Links

Attribute

Value

Name

compoundRecordLInks

Definition

Identification of linkages of the constituent parts of a record.

Value Domain

Unique non-enumerated strings.

Datatype Name

String

7.13 Container

Attribute

Value

Name

container

Definition

The storage receptacle for the record.

Value Domain

Enumerated strings of text representing containers.

Datatype Name

String

7.14 Container From Date

Attribute

Value

Name

containerFromDate

Definition

The date of the earliest record in a container.

Value Domain

A range of dates expressed using the Gregorian calendar.

Datatype Name

Date

7.15 Container To Date

Attribute

Value

Name

containerToDate

Definition

The date of the latest record in a container upon closure of the container.

Value Domain

A range of dates expressed using the Gregorian calendar.

Datatype Name

Date

7.16 Data Format

Attribute

Value

Name

formatMIME

Definition

The logical format of the data.

Value Domain

Enumerated strings of text representing format types.

Datatype Name

String

7.17 Disposition Action

Attribute

Value

Name

dispositionAction

Definition

The action that will be taken on the record or file on expiry of its retention period.

Value Domain

Enumerated strings of text representing disposition actions.

Datatype Name

String

7.18 Disposition Authority

Attribute

Value

Name

dispositionAuthority

Definition

Legal instrument issued by Library and Archives Canada that authorizes the transfer, destruction, or alienation outside the control of the Government of Canada, of the record or file.

Value Domain

Enumerated strings of text representing disposition authorities.

Datatype Name

String

7.19 Encryption Description

Attribute

Value

Name

encryptionDescription

Definition

Information, or pointers to information, about how a record is systematically scrambled.

Value Domain

Non-enumerated strings of text.

Datatype Name

String

7.20 Encryption Status

Attribute

Value

Name

encryptionStatus

Definition

An indicator that a record is systematically scrambled so that it cannot be read without knowing the coding key.

Value Domain

Yes/No or On/Off representations.

Datatype Name

Boolean

7.21 Essential Status

Attribute

Value

Element Name

essentialStatus

Definition

An indicator that a record or file is considered to be vital in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Value Domain

Enumerated representations of essential status.

Datatype Name

String

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