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

Gregor Hagedorn g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 21:33:36 CEST 2009

> How about we retain basisOfRecord, but have it refine dcterms:type,
> drop dcterms:type and add a "recordClass" term in its place that is
> governed exactly as dcterms:type is currently being used in the
> recently ratified version of the Core?

recordClass for Taxon/Occurrence/Event sounds good.

I am less sure about keeping the "perspective-dependent"
basisOfRecord-term in a place where dcterms:type. The dcterms:type
vocabulary is, in principle, extensible, and meant to be extended.
Except, of course, some specific xml-implementation of dublin core
prevent this... To avoid problems with this one might desire to have
only the strict resource type vocabulary in dcterms:type. Then this
could by PhysicalObject/Event and a dwc:subtype added to express
PreservedSpecimen/MachineObservation etc. Essentially, MRTG intends to
use such a mrtg:subtype as well to differentiate different StillImage
or Text subtypes:

This would then mean, DarwinCore might support:


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