[tdwg-content] Status of Darwin Core Change Requests

John Wieczorek tuco at berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 4 00:57:37 CEST 2011

Dear all,

This is an update to let you know that I have just submitted a summary
with a request to the TDWG Executive Committee for authorization to
make changes to the Darwin Core terms. The specific changes requested
are those that have achieved an unopposed consensus on this list
during the public review period that began 4 July 2011 (and ended when
I sent the message to the Executive today). For reference, the
specific changes for which authorization was sought are those having
the status "Vote" on the Darwin Core Issue Tracker and listed below:

Issue 84: new term namePublishedInYear
Issue 96: new term dcterms:references, deprecate dwc:occurrenceDetails
Issue 104: new term georeferencedDate
Issue 105: new term identificationVerificationStatus
Issue 109: remove subclassing from dwctype:Occurrence
Issue 110: remove subclassing from dwctype:PreservedSpecimen
Issue 111: remove subclassing from dwctype:FossilSpecimen
Issue 112: remove subclassing from dwctype:LivingSpecimen
Issue 113: remove subclassing from dwctype:HumanObservation
Issue 114: remove subclassing from dwctype:MachineObservation
Issue 115: new term dcmitype:StillImage to Darwin Core Type Vocabulary
(value for basisOfRecord)
Issue 116: new term dcmitype:MovingImage to Darwin Core Type
Vocabulary (value for basisOfRecord)
Issue 117: new term dcmitype:Sound to Darwin Core Type Vocabulary
(value for basisOfRecord)

In addition, there have been requests to add two attributes to all
Darwin Core terms to facilitate applications:

Issue 121: add English term label attribute
Issue 122: add term alias attribute

For details on these and all other open issues for the Darwin Core,
see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/issues/list.



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