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Decision on proposal for revision of term 'mediator'

Title: Decision on proposal for revision of term "mediator"
Shepherd: Stuart Sutton
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 [1].

Decision: Accept

Reason: The new wording for the 'mediator' comment 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 education application profile.

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VMS-ID: mediator-002 Name: mediator URI: isDefinedBy: 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: subPropertyOf: seeAlso: Date issued: 2001-05-21 Date modified: 2002-06-30

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