[tdwg-content] Darwin Core Collection-related terms

John R. WIECZOREK tuco at berkeley.edu
Fri Jul 24 03:20:59 CEST 2009

I have taken the content of the Darwin Core Issues 32 and 33 to post
here as they both require discussion before an unambiguous
recommendation can be made.

>>>From http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/issues/detail?id=32

Reported by ren... at cria.org.br
Term Name: collectionID

Recommendation: Reuse the term which is already defined in NCD (on the
other hand, the NCD term defined in the corresponding RDF file should
probably not be restricted to a specific domain).

Submitter: Renato De Giovanni

Comment 1 by gtuco.btuco
This is indeed intended to be the same term. Can you provide the URI
to the term in
Status: Accepted
Labels: Milestone-Release1.0 Priority-Critical

Comment 2 by ren... at cria.org.br
Currently the URI is:


But I think that relationship terms like this one should probably not
be bound to a
domain since they can be used by objects from many different classes.
I'm not sure if
it's possible to change NCD and if the NCD creators would agree with
this change.
Perhaps a better URI for this term would be:


Comment 3 by gtuco.btuco, Today (1 minute ago)
Since this issue no longer has a single defensible concrete solution I
think it should
be moved to the discussion list tdwg-content until one can be
proposed. I'll copy the
whole issue thread there.

>>>From http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/issues/detail?id=33

Reported by ren... at cria.org.br
Term Name: collectionCode

Recommendation: Reuse existing term from NCD, but I would probably also
suggest to change the NCD term from
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/Collection#acronymOrCoden to
http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/collectionCode (without a domain). It would
be nice to know Markus' or Roger's opinion about this, since they
participated in the NCD group.

Submitter: Renato De Giovanni

Comment 1 by gtuco.btuco
Also moving this issue to tdwg-content for discussion.

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