28 March 2002
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Description: This document contains a proposal by the DCMI Type Working Group  to the Dublin Core Usage Board for a physical object Type in the DCMI Type Vocabulary .
|Qualifier||DCMI Type Vocabulary  encoding scheme|
|Proposed Addition||Physical Object|
|Source of Proposal||DCMI Type Working Group |
This document describes a proposal to the Dublin Core Usage Board to provide a new resource type in the DCMI Type Vocabulary  which would identify the genre of a resource as being a physical, 3-dimensional object.
The DCMI Type Vocabulary, which is a DCMI recommendation, provides a general, cross-domain list of approved terms which may be used as values for the Resource Type element to identify the genre of a resource. Currently this list does not include a value which can be used to signify that a resource is a physical, 3-dimensional object.
It is proposed that the DCMI Type Vocabulary be extended to include a new resource type:
Practitioners who use Dublin Core to describe resources have found that there is not currently a suitable item within the DCMI Type Vocabulary encoding scheme to indicate that a resource is a physical, 3-dimensional object. In particular, this has been noted by the Museums community, but requests for such a type have also been made from other domains such as Libraries.
 DCMI Type Working Group. http://www.dublincore.org/groups/type
 DCMI Type Vocabulary. http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-type-vocabulary/