These are Dublin Core relation types with two additional types: IsCataloguedBy and IsCatalogueFor.
The boundaries between these collection types are not rigid and are open to different interpretations. Any one collection can be described by a combination of these types, so the field is repeatable in the database entry. This list is under review at the moment.
Collection.Catalogue - manually created
Collection.Catalogue.Internet, e.g. Yahoo
Collection.Catalogue.Internet.Subject e.g.SOSIG, OMNI
Collection.Catalogue.Library e.g. an OPAC
Collection.Index created automatically e.g. by web robot
Collection.Index.Internet e.g. Alta Vista
Collection.Text e.g. Mailbase archives
Collection.Image e.g. photographic collection, art collection
Collection.Sound e.g. recorded music, speech
Collection.Dataset structured information in lists, tables e.g. census data
Collection.Software e.g. HENSA
Collection.Interactive e.g. multimedia learning objects
Collection.Event non-persistent, time-based occurrences, e.g. Follett Lecture series
Collection.PhysicalObject not text, image or others above, e.g. matchboxes, sculpture
Collection.Library.Special as designated by the library
Collection.Library.Subject shelved/housed by subject
Collection.Library.Form shelved/housed by form e.g. maps
Collection.Library.User arranged for specific group purpose
Collection.Library.Database on-line databases, CD-ROMS etc.
Collection.Museum artefacts etc.
Collection.Archive covers complete life/work of individual or organisation
Collection.DigitalArchive digital objects stored for preservation
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