PRISM 2.1 Specification is now available for comment.
PRISM 2.1 adds the new PRISM Usage Rights namespace with
metadata fields to describe usage rights across
platforms and diverse distribution channels.
The Comment Period for PRISM 2.1 will run until
December 3, 2008. Comments should be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted via the online
PRISM 2.1 for Comment Now!
In 1999, IDEAlliance founded the PRISM Working Group to
address emerging publisher requirements to utilize
standardized metadata to facilitate content management,
aggregation, and search.
Since that time, the PRISM
metadata framework has been broadly
implemented by both magazine and journal publishers.
PRISM 2.0 is the first major revision in the
specification since its initial release in 2001.
This major revision addresses new requirements
for publishers and media companies to deliver content in
an online and multimedia environment, as well as in
New features in PRISM 2.0 include:
- Added Profile Three for PRISM
- New controlled vocabularies
have been added for PRISM Compliance Profile, PRISM
Genre, PRISM Aggregation Type, PRISM Resource Type,
PRISM Platform and PRISM Role
- A prism:role= attribute and
prism:place= attribute have been added to dc:creator
and dc:contributor to facilitate more granular
encoding of creators and contributors and their
- prism:category has been
replaced with prism:genre and prism:aggregationType
- The attribute platform= has
been added to elements such as prism:originPlatform
platform=, prism:teaser platform= and
- dc:date has been deprecated in
favor of more specific prism: date fields
- The elements
prism:isReferencedBy and prism:References have been
deprecated due to lack of specificity to cite
- The element dc:coverage has
been deprecated in favor of prism:timePeriod that
more precisely describes the metadata field used by
WG members. A
pim:timePeriod was also added.
- The element
prism:receptionDate has been deprecated in favor of
prism:dateRecieved to more precisely describe the
PRISM relations elements that were originally based
on work undertaken by the Dublin Core Metadata
Initiative and documented in the Relations Working
Draft [DCMI-R] have been deprecated. See PRISM
Introduction [PRISMINTRO] for more details
- New elements prism:url,
prism:doi, prism:originPlatform, prism:killDate,
prism:channel and prism:alternateTitle were added to
support online content.
- New elements prism:pageRange,
prism:aggregationType, pim:keyword, prism:keyword,
pim:ticker, prism:ticker, pam:mediaTitle,
prism:timePeriod, pim:timePeriod, prism:subsection3,
and prism:subsection4 were added to meet user