Title: A change of wording in the comment for the term "mediator" Shepherd: Stuart Sutton Date: 2002-07-13 Identifier: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/2002/2002-01.mediator.shtml Description: The decision documented here refers to a proposal considered at the Usage Board meeting of May 2002 in Bath. This particular decision is part of a cluster of decisions documented at http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2002-02.
Comment: If the status http://purl.org/dc/terms/mediator is changed from Domain-Specific to Recommended, this implies rewording of the definition or comment to ensure that the term is applicable more broadly. The new wording proposed here eliminates specific references to education and training, making the term dct:mediator more generic for cross-domain usage. The amended language generalizes the refinement without loss of meaning to the education community. If a tighter link to the education domain were deemed necessary, such a link could be done in an application profile.
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Comment: The audience for a resource in the education/training domain are of two basic classes: (1) an ultimate beneficiary of the resource (usually a student or trainee), and (2) frequently, an entity that mediates access to the resource (usually a teacher or trainer). The mediator element refinement represents the second of these two classes.
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VMS-ID: mediator-003 Name: mediator URI: http://purl.org/dc/terms/mediator isDefinedBy: http://purl.org/dc/terms/ Label: Mediator Definition: A class of entity that mediates access to the resource and for whom the resource is intended or useful. Comment: The audiences for a resource are of two basic classes: (1) an ultimate beneficiary of the resource, and (2) frequently, an entity that mediates access to the resource. The mediator element refinement represents the second of these two classes. Term Type: http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/mission/#element-refinement subPropertyOf: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/audience seeAlso: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2002-02 Date modified: 2002-06-30 Date issued: 2001-05-21 Replaces: http://dublincore.org/usage/terms/dc/#mediator-002
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