Categories in the SSG-FI-System

The set of categories provides for websites, CD-ROMs and printed materials. To date, only online resources are covered.
Cataloging is basically informal, a move to more standardized entries is on the way.
Multiple entries in a category are separated by a semicolon and a space: "; ". Categories allowing multiple entries are marked with an asterisk "*".Personal names are entered using Family Name First, e-mail is given in pointed brackets. The format for dates is YYYYMMDD, e.g. 19980104. If unknown, days or months may be omitted, if no date is given, the entry is "unknown".
The type of an element is a = administrative, m = mandatory, o = optional

Nr. Name Type Cover.
(%)
Contents Coding
Bibliographic Data
00 File Number a 100 Internal file number (automatically generated by database program) not public
10 Title m 100 Document name provided by the author, creator, or publisher of the resource DC.Title
11 Author* o 40 Person(s) responsible for the intellectual content of the document (webmasters are not considered authors). Syntax: name, address, country, email address DC.Creator
12 Editor* o 30 Person(s) responsible for the intellectual content of the document (webmasters are not considered editors). Syntax: name, address, country, email address DC.Creator
13 Publisher m 100 Publisher, Society, Department, etc. responsible for the document in terms of content. Syntax: name, city, country DC.Publisher
14 Distributor m 100 Institution responsible (in technical terms) for operation of the server on which the document is stored. Syntax: name, city, country DC.Publisher
15 Type m 100 online (WWW), offline (CD-ROM) oder printed (book, etc.). DC.Type
(WWW, CD-ROM, Book)
16 Language* m 100 Language(s) of document contents (following the ISO 639 language code, http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/iso639a.html), multiple entries possible DC.Language
17 Country m 100 Country in which the resource is stored or in which the server is located. (ISO 3166: http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/country3166.html) SSG.Country
18 Format* m 100 online resources: data format(s) of resource, e.g. text/html (text file), jpeg (image file), gif (image file). This is to inform users on hardware and software needed to view document and to estimate download times.
offline resources:hardware and software requirements
printed resources:document size (oktav, quart, folio)
DC.Format.
19 Keywords* m 100 Keywords describing the content of the resource (in Geosciences: cf. Multilingual Thesaurus of Geoscience, 2.ed.) DC.Subject
20 Description m 100 Text description of resource (abstract). DC.Description
21 URL m 100 online resources:Uniform Resource Locator: identifier for resource
offline and printed resources: URL of online information if available
DC.Identifier (URL is Standard)
22 ISBN/ISSN m 0 International Standard Book/Series Number to identify off-line and printed resources DC.Identifier
SCHEME="ISBN"
24 Call Number m 0 offline and printed resources only: SUB call number DC.Identifier
SCHEME="CallNumber"
25 Mirrors* o 15 online resourcesonly: URL of the geographically closest mirror site DC.Relation, "HasVersion"
SCHEME="URL"
26 Derived from o 10 Relation between online/off-line and printed resources, e.g. ISSN, ISBN of printed version (where applicable) DC.Relation, "IsBasedOn"
SCHEME="ISSN", "ISBN", "URL"
27 Contained in o 5 online resources: source into which the information is integrated/linked , e.g. "Homepage of ..." (including URL)
offline resources: typically not applicable
printed resources: series title, if part of a series
DC.Relation, "IsPartOf"
SCHEME="URL"
28 Archived by o 2 Institution which archives resource
online resources: e.g. libraries, commercial publishers, archives
offline and printed resources: e.g. special subject libraries or libraries with special subject collections, such as the Lower-Saxonian State and University Library, Göttingen ( SUB Göttingen)
DC.Relation, "IsBasisFor"
29 Source Type* m 100 source type key, based on which the Source Type Catalog is generated, e.g. databases, bibliographies, etc. as defined in "Regeln für den Schlagwortkatalog" (RSWK, 2nd edition 1991) SSG.Formal
Classification
40 KAT verbal* m 100 Subject heading pf primary subject classification:
Mathematical Subject Classification (KAT=MSC) or Göttinger Online Klassifikation (KAT=GOK); multiple entries possible
DC.Subject
SCHEME="KATVerbal"
41 KAT* m 100 Primary subject classification:
Mathematical Subject Classification (KAT=MSC) or Göttinger Online Klassifikation (KAT=GOK), based on which the Subject Catalog is generated; multiple entries possible
DC.Subject
SCHEME="KAT"
42 DDC* o/m 0/100 Secondary classification scheme:
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)&
DC.Subject
SCHEME="DDC"
43 BK* o/m 0/100 Tertiary classification scheme:
Basic classification of the Joint Library Catalog of Northern Germany Libraries (GBV - Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund)
DC.Subject
SCHEME="BK"
Dates
50 Date m 100 online resources: last update; Syntax: YYYYMMDD, offline and printed resources: date of publication, Syntax: YYYYMMDD DC.Date
51 Course o 20 Course of publications, e.g. quarterly, bimonthly, etc. for periodicals SSG.Course
52 Temporal Coverage o 10 Information on the period of time for which documents are available, Syntax: YYYYMMDD-YYYYMMDD DC.Coverage.t.min to DC.Coverage.t.max
Availability
60 Access m 100 Access to the resources:
online resources: does access invoke costs to users? If not: "free"
offline and printed resources: available via SUB Göttingen, OPAC, GBV Verbundkatalog, Deutschen Verbundkatalog or Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (KVK). 
DC.Rights.Access
61 Restriction m 100 Access to the resources:
online resources: does access invoke costs to users? If not: "free"
offline and printed resources: available via SUB Göttingen, OPAC, GBV Verbundkatalog, Deutschen Verbundkatalog or Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (KVK). 
DC.Rights.Restrictions
62 Remarks o 10 Additional information, if appropriate
online resources: e.g. on specific software needed to view or use documents
offline resources: subscription rates, etc.
DC.Rights.Remarks
Evaluation
70 Contents m 100 Rating regarding the scholarly relevance, the scope of information, and analytical depth (superficial or exhaustive coverage); maximum: "***" SSG.Evaluation.Contents
71 Clarity m 100 Rating from * to *** (max.) regarding clarity, layout, and form in which the information is presented; maximum: "***" SSG.Evaluation.Clarity
72 Index m 100 Rating from regarding structure and indexing of resource (table of contents, index, site map, local search engine); maximum: "***" SSG.Evaluation.Index
73 Links m 100 online resourcesonly
Rating from * to *** (max.) regarding number and relevance of links to similar and related topics; maximum: "***"
SSG.Evaluation.Links
74 Level* m 100 Scholarly level on which the topic is treated (popular; undergraduate; graduate; professional) SSG.Evaluation.Level
Statistics
80 Size o 20 online resources: Number of entries or documents integrated into site or in database. If not provided by server, can be left blank.
offline resources: Number of records in database
printed resources: page count, etc.
SSG.Size
82 Backlinks m 100 online resourcesonly: Number of backlinks to this site from other servers (determined using general search engines such as AltaVista) SSG.Backlinks
90 Notes o 5 Further notes, if appropriate
online resources : e.g. regarding status of construction
printed resources : information on forthcoming new editions, etc.
SSG.Notes
95 Source m 100 Contributing organization not coded
91 Timestamp m 100 Date on which the SSG-FI record was created, or on which it has last been revisited by SSG-FI (syntax: YYYYMMDD) DC.Date.DataGathering
Internal
93 Comment a 20 Comments etc. to editors internal only
94 Status a,m 100 Record complete / incomplete internal only