What Is EPUB 2.0 Package Metadata

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What Is EPUB 2.0 Package Metadata

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EPUB 2.0 Package Metadata encapsulates meta information of the EPUB 2.0 book.

Package Metadata, represented by the "metadata" element, is specified as the first required sub-element of the root "package" element in an EPUB 2.0 package file like package.opf:

<package ...>
  <metadata ...>
    ...
  </metadata>
  ...
</package>

EPUB 2.0 Package Metadata uses the "Dublin Core Metadata Element Set" standard to provide metadata sub-elements. For more information, visit "Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1: Reference Description" Website.

The "metadata" element must have the following required sub-elements:

  • dc:identifier - to define a unique identifier to be used to uniquely identify the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:title - to specify a title for the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:language - to specify the language of the EPUB 2.0 book.

The "metadata" element can also have additional optional sub-elements like:

  • dc:creator - to specify an author of the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:contributor - to specify an contributor of the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:publisher - to specify the publisher of the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:rights - to specify the rights statement of the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:subject - to specify the subject category of the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:date - to specify the publishing date of the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:description - to specify an long description of the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:type - to specify the content type of the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:format - to specify the content MIME format of the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:source - to specify source information of the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:relation - to specify an auxiliary resource and its relationship to the EPUB 2.0 book.
  • dc:coverage - to specify the content extent or scope the EPUB 2.0 book.

 

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