Internal Object


The responsibleParty object contains information about the identification of, and means of communication with, person(s) and organization(s) associated with the cited resource. The responsibleParty object is used in many places throughout the metadata record, so the resource being identified is always dependent on the context in which the responsible party was placed.

The responsibleParty in the internal object is just a contactId and a role for the contact. This allows for the re-use of contact information throughout the metadata without re-specification of the contact's information.

    def newRespParty
        intObj = {
            contactId: nil,
            roleName: nil

contactId: string - the unique ID assigned by the metadata author to the given contact in the contact object.

role: string - the function of the contact in the current context.