[tdwg-tag] string literals vs. uris for dwc:recordedBy, dwc:identifiedBy, and dwc:georeferencedBy in RDF

Steve Baskauf steve.baskauf at vanderbilt.edu
Wed May 19 17:09:01 CEST 2010

The definition for the Darwin Core term recordedBy
says "A list (concatenated and separated) of names ...".  The examples 
given are string literals.  However, when using this term as a predicate 
in RDF, it would seem preferable to use a URI to an RDF representation 
of the entity (if one exists) rather than a string literal.  For 
example, can I use:
rather than
<dwc:recordedBy>Steven J. Baskauf</dwc:recordedBy>

Steve Baskauf

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