|Name:||DCMI Agents Working Group|
|Charter:||Goals of the working group are: to develop a commentary which sets out the rationale and purpose of an Agent Element Set; develop a Recommendation for an Agent Element Set; propose qualifiers for the Creator, Contributor and Publisher (CCP) element of the DCMES; and to provide input to the Architecture Working Group concerning a recommended mechanism for linking the CCP elements to Agent records.|
2004-12-13, The next F2F Working Group meeting for DC:Accessibility will be held in melbourne in the we February 7 - 11 2005. Those interested in attending in person or via telecommunications should contact Liddy Nevile.
Note: Lead editors/authors/volunteers are tentatively listed. An early deliverable of the WG consists of a more formal tasklist, including dated checkpoints and confirmed contributors. The exact set of deliverables may differ from those drafted below.
|Share and lead discussion of InterParty elements as background thinking on the Agent Core||This is an attempt to leverage the extensive work conducted already by the InterParty project. Information on InterParty can be found here.||Robina Clayphan||Completed per email of 8 October 2003|
|Develop a brief RDF description for Agents||Based on the abstract architecture model.||Andy Powell||Deferred November 2005|
|Draft a set of functional requirements for an Agent Core||To be used as basis for discussion and development of the Agent Core specification: current functional requirements draft.||Andrew Wilson||Completed per email of 10 February 2004|
|Engagement with other Working Groups.||Contact other working groups (eg. Education, Government, Libraries) to ascertain their views on requirements and/or purposes of describing agents.||John Roberts/Andrew Wilson||
Due end September 2005.
Completed November 2005.
|Determine purpose(s) of agent description work||Post to DC-Agents and other identified relevant WG lists seeking further views on the purposes of describing agents.||Andrew Wilson||
Due end October 2005.
Completed November 2005.
|Review previous agent description work||Check through DCMI records and mailing list archives for relevant documents produced by earlier work of the Agents WG.||Tom Baker||
Due end of November 2005.
Completed October 2005.
|Revise functional requirements document||Revise functional requirements document using input from earlier mailing list comments and results of above 3 activities.||Andrew Wilson||Due end of January 2006|
|Draft Dublin Core™ Application Profile for describing agents||Develop draft application profile for describing agents based on the revised functional requirements document.||John Roberts/Andrew Wilson||Due mid-May 2006|
To join or leave:
Agent: A person (author, publisher, sculptor, editor, director, etc.)
or a group (organization, corporation, library, orchestra, country, federation, etc.)
or an automaton (weather recording device, software translation program, etc.)
that has a role in the lifecycle of a resource.
Agent Record: A collection of elements describing an agent.
Agent Authority Record: An agent record that includes the particular name that is preferred (considered authoritative) within a particular community (e.g., libraries).