Title: Decision on proposal for new term "PhysicalObject" Shepherd: Rebecca Guenther Identifier: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/2002/2002-02.PhysicalObject.shtml Date: 2002-07-13 Description: The decision documented here refers to a proposal considered at the Usage Board meeting of May 2002 in Bath. This document is pointed to from the official list of Usage Board Decisions .
Decision: Accept with status "recommended" (with modified definition)
Reason: It was unclear to the Usage Board whether 'wheat' is a physical object or a concept, and also unclear whether live animals were meant to be included or not. The Board removed ', wheat' from the definition as proposed, and changed 'non-human' to 'inanimate' -- i.e., trees and lions are out of scope, while mummies and stuffed animals are in.
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VMS-ID: PhysicalObject-001 Name: Physical Object URI: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/PhysicalObject isDefinedBy: http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ Label: PhysicalObject Definition: An inanimate, three-dimensional object or substance.
For example -- a computer, the great pyramid, a sculpture. Note that digital representations of, or surrogates for, these things should use Image, Text or one of the other types. seeAlso: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2002-02 Date issued: 2002-06-30
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