[tdwg-guid] taxon concepts in dublin core
rhuber at wdc-mare.org
Wed Feb 13 21:18:49 CET 2008
Thank you Kevin!
Yes you are right, it makes no sense trying to map TCS to DC completely, I
was just trying to find a way to offer something in DC which makes most
I was thinking of something like this:
Quilty, P.G.. (1976): Planctonic foraminifera DSDP Leg 34- Nazca Plata .
DSDP initial reports Vol. 34
<dc:relation>Globorotalia (Turborotalia) mendacis Blow 1969</dc:relation>
where I put the informtion about the taxon in the title, creator and date
fields, the subject fields contain the classification and the relation tag
contains e.g synonymy info . The source tag would contain the reference of a
Does this make sense?
2008/2/13, Kevin Richards <RichardsK at landcareresearch.co.nz>:
> I may be misuderstanding what you are trying to do here, but there is
> little point in trying to "map" TCS to Dublin Core. The theory is that if
> there were any "overlapping" properties in the two schemas then those
> elements/properties should have been ommitted from the TCS schema in the
> first place and dublin core elements promoted in their place. As Hannu
> suggested, you could attempt to put a few of the major properties, such as
> the taxon name or GUID, into dublin core elements, but there is no way you
> will "map TCS to Dublin Core" completely.
> The reason for promoting DC in OAI is to ensure that there is at least one
> schema that can be queried on an OAI service that is relatively common.
> This schema would only be used for metadata about the service, and TCS used
> for the data.
> As discussed on the LSID Vocabularies wiki (
> http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/TAG/LsidVocs), the best approach is to
> build a model using elements from DC where possible, and create new elements
> for those not covered by DC elements. This has been the approach when
> creating the LSID RDF schemas, but probably not as much for the TCS schema.
> >>> "Robert Huber" <rhuber at wdc-mare.org> 14/02/2008 2:55 a.m. >>>
> Dear all,
> This is a bit OT, but at least about metadata: I am curently preparing
> some data in TCS schema and I plan to set up a OAI interface for data
> According to the OAI specifications the use of dublin (NOT darwin..) core
> formatted metadata is obligatory, so I will also try to offer oai_dc
> I would like to ask the group if there have been any discussions on
> mapping TCS to DC before? Do you know of any attempts to model concept or
> name metadata with DC?
> many thanks in advance,
> Dr. Robert Huber,
> WDC-MARE / PANGAEA - www.pangaea.de
> Stratigraphy.net - www.stratigraphy.net
> MARUM - Institute for Marine Environmental Sciences (location)
> University Bremen
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> e-mail rhuber at wdc-mare.org
Dr. Robert Huber,
WDC-MARE / PANGAEA - www.pangaea.de
Stratigraphy.net - www.stratigraphy.net
MARUM - Institute for Marine Environmental Sciences (location)
POP 330 440
Phone ++49 421 218-65593, Fax ++49 421 218-65505
e-mail rhuber at wdc-mare.org
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