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A change of wording in the comment for the term 'mediator'

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.

Current text of comment - beginning

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.

Current text of comment - end

New version with proposed changes - beginning

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

New version with proposed changes - end