[tdwg-content] Proposed changes to Darwin Core Type term NomenclaturalChecklist

John Wieczorek tuco at berkeley.edu
Mon Sep 30 18:13:56 CEST 2013

Dear all,

There is a proposal to change the Darwin Core Type vocabulary term

The basic issue this proposal attempts to solve is that a
NomenclaturalChecklist is a data set, not a data record and Darwin
Core Type vocabulary is meant to designate the type of a record. The
types of records in a nomenclatural checklist data set would be
taxonomic names, hence "dwctype:Nomen".

As this is a substantive semantic change, we must follow the Darwin
Core Namespace Policy's Term Change Policy, section 3.3, Semantic
changes in Darwin Core terms, which includes a minimum 30-day public
comment period beginning today.

The issue is further described on the Darwin Core Project issue
tracker at https://code.google.com/p/darwincore/issues/detail?id=177.
The proposal would deprecate the current version of
dwctype:NomenclaturalChecklist in favor of a new version with the
following definition:

Term Name: Nomen
Identifier: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/dwctype/Nomen
Namespace: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/dwctype/
Label: Nomen
Definition: A resource describing a scientific name.
Comment: For discussion see
http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/DwCTypeVocabulary (there will
be no
further documentation here until the term is ratified)
Type of Term: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Class
Status: proposed
Date Issued: 2009-01-23
Date Modified: 2013-09-30
Has Domain:
Has Range:
Version: Nomen-2013-09-30
Replaces: NomenclaturalChecklist-2009-01-23
ABCD 2.0.6: not in ABCD (someone please confirm or deny this)

If there are any objections to the changes proposed for this existing
term, or comments about its definition, please respond to this
message. If there are no objections or if consensus can be reached on
any amendments put forward, the proposal will go before the Executive
Committee for authorization to put these additions into effect after
the public commentary period.



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