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Title: Dublin Core Structured Values
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/usage/meetings/2004/10/ISSUES/dcsv/
See also: http://dublincore.org/usage/meetings/2004/10/ISSUES/
Created: 2004-09-14
Agenda frozen: 2004-10-02 07:25, Saturday
Archived: 2004-11-10
Maintainer: Tom Baker
Note: If any of the links below are broken, please refer to 
                   the meeting packet
                   (http://dublincore.org/usage/meetings/2004/10/Meeting-packet.pdf) 
                   for copies of the key documents discussed at the meeting.

Shepherd: Andy

DCMI has a specification for Dublin Core Structured Values
(DCSV), "syntax for writing a list of labelled values in a
text string":

    http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-dcsv/

and three recommendations for specific types of DCSVs:

    http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-box/
    http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-period/
    http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-point/

The Usage Board has a long-standing action on Andy and Andrew
to revise the DCSV Specification and the various DCSV scheme
specifications after approval of the Abstract Model as a
DCMI Recommendation. The Abstract Model is still a "working
draft", so this action remains in limbo.

More recently, Pete has posted to DC-ARCHITECTURE regarding
the fact that the component parts of a structured value
are not directly accessible to an RDF application because
the literal requires additional parsing by a DCSV or
XML parser. He asks whether there is "any plan to assign
URIrefs to the 'components' described in these structured
value recommendations - or indeed, find existing non-DCMI
vocabularies already in use and describe how they can be
applied to these cases - so that they can be used as RDF
properties and the information is explicitly available in
the RDF graph?" [1].

[1] http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind0407&L=dc-architecture&T=0&F=&S=&P=198