Title: Summary of DC Usage Board Meeting in Shanghai, October 2004 Identifier: http://dublincore.org/usage/meetings/2004/10/Meeting-summary.shtml Date: 2004-11-15 Contributor: Thomas Baker Contributor: Andy Powell Description: This brief summary captures the main decisions made at the Usage Board meeting held at Shanghai Library on 9-10 October 2004. Note that Usage Board decisions are not considered official until decision documents are finalized and published on the DCMI Web site.
Members: Thomas Baker (chair) Diane Hillmann Andrew Wilson Rebecca Guenther Andy Powell Stuart Sutton Traugott Koch Akira Miyazawa Guests: Eva Mendez Pete Johnston Liddy Nevile Juha Hakala Jani Stenval Dan Brickley Charles McCathie-Nevile Raju Buddharaju
MARC Relator Terms
Approved set of circa 100 MARC Relator terms as sub-properties of dc:contributor. Model: Library of Congress asserts the sub-property relationship and Usage Board endorses those assertions.
DCMI needs an RDF-based mechanism for recording UB's endorsement of each LoC assertion.
Element proposal: Accessibility
Approved "Accessibility" as Recommended element.
Definition: A description of the qualities of the resource in terms of control, display and content that can be used to match the needs and preferences of a user.
Term proposals: Collection Description
Approved the following as "conforming" elements:
accrualMethod accrualPeriodicity accrualPolicy
Unable to approve or reject proposals for 3 DC-CD controlled vocabularies. Defer decision, pending clarification about the ongoing maintenance of such vocabularies by DCMI.
Term proposal: Instructional Method
Issues related to the element Date
Will encourage the Date Working Group to suggest a change to the definition or comment for the Date element to clarify that a range of dates is valid as a value.
Determined that the need for one or more encoding schemes for ISO 8601-conformant dates needed further study by the Date Working Group.
Need to develop a policy, process, mechanism and documentation for endorsing non-DCMI encoding scheme URIs coined by external organisations or people to identify their own vocabularies.
Will discuss these new options with NLM.
For each of the currently recommended encoding schemes we need to determine if it is a syntax encoding scheme or a vocabulary encoding scheme.
Document "Element Refinement in Dublin Core Metadata"
Versioning of term descriptions