[tdwg-content] Proposed Darwin Core term additions and changes: individualRemarks and establishmentMeans

Steve Baskauf steve.baskauf at vanderbilt.edu
Thu Aug 12 00:06:08 CEST 2010

In http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/issues/detail?id=70 I proposed 
addition of the class Individual to Darwin Core.  In the discussion of 
that proposal, the question was raised as to which existing DwC terms 
should be a part of this class if it were added.  After considerable 
thought and some work in developing RDF representations for Individuals, 
I believe that the term establishmentMeans should be a member of the 
proposed class.  It has also become clear to me that if the class is 
introduced, there is a need for the term individualRemarks which would 
serve a parallel purpose to other xxRemarks terms in DwC.  I have 
provided implementation examples in the recommendations, which can be 
found at

If you would like to discuss these proposals, please post on the 
tdwg-contents list or add comments to the Google Code wiki.  I have 
cross-posted to the tdwg-tag list, but I think any discussion would be 
better held on the tdwg-content list, so please post there.

Steve Baskauf

Steven J. Baskauf, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
Vanderbilt University Dept. of Biological Sciences

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