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namespace(2)
Equivalences:
Used by: General
Contributed by: Jenny Slater

"a formally managed vocabulary with designated bounds."

"Simply put, a namespace is a formal collection of terms managed according to a policy or algorithm. For example, the basic protocol of the Web is HTTP, which is a namespace that guarantees that a given URI is globally unique. LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Heading) is a namespace managed by the US Library of Congress according to rules governing the assignment of subject headings to intellectual artifacts."

From: Duval, E., Hodgins, W., Sutton, S., Weibel, S. (2002) "Metadata Principles and Practicalities" D-Lib Magazine, Vol.8, No. 4, URL: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/april02/weibel/04weibel.html Last visited 20 May 2002.

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