[tdwg-content] Conflict between DarwinCore and DublinCore usageof dcterms:type / basisOfRecord

Markus Döring m.doering at mac.com
Mon Oct 26 15:53:55 CET 2009

late in the discussion, but I would like to shed some light into using  
darwin core for taxonomic data exchange, not "occurrences".
Would the following example make sense?

dwc:basisOfRecord= TaxonName
dwc:scientificName=Abies alba Mill.

dwc:basisOfRecord and dwc:recordClass seems redundant. What is the  
need to have both?
PreservedSpecimen implies its an occurrence and TaxonName implies a  
Taxon class. Isnt this yet another class hierarchy that is flattened  
to share different levels of granularity for different clients?


>> For UC-Steve2 the Alaska museum of the North should have an  
>> Occurrence
>> record for that specimen with:
>> dcterms:type = "PhysicalObject"
>> dwc:basisOfRecord = "PreservedSpecimen"
>> dwc:recordClass = "Occurrence"

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