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Title: Decision on proposal for dcterms:acquired

Title: Decision on proposal for dcterms:acquired
Shepherd: Stuart Sutton
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/2003/2003-01.acquired.shtml
Date: 2003-02-15
Description: The decision documented here refers to a proposal
               considered at the Usage Board meeting of October 2002
               in Florence. This particular decision is part of a cluster
               of decisions documented at
               http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/#Decision-2003-01.

Proposal text: http://dublincore.org/usage/meetings/2002/10/acquired.shtml

Decision: Rejected

The DCMI Usage Board decided that there was an insufficient semantic distinction between the existing DC term Date Accepted and the proposed term Acquired. This insufficient semantic distinction raises the high probability of confusion in the application of the term. The Board suggested that the DC term dateAccepted (http://purl.org/dc/terms/dateAccepted) be used instead, and, if desired, "Date Acquired" might be used as the term label in an application profile.