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DCMI Administrative Metadata Working Group

DCMI Resource Type & Format Working Group

Chair: Simon Cox
Chair: Rebecca Guenther
Chair: Diann Rusch-Feja
Status: This working group is inactive. This working group has been split into two different working group: DCMI Type and DCMI Format.
Established:  
Deactivated: 1998-11-04
Charter: This working group is focusing on the usage and recommended content for the Resource Type and Format elements of the Dublin Core metadata standard.

Milestones/Deliverables

Scheduled Milestone Description Editor/Contact Status/History
DC Type Draft Report, 1998-10-23 Type element Simon Cox Final Version of the Report on Resource Type for Simple DC
DC Format Draft Report, 1998-10-23 Format element Simon Cox Report on Format for Simple DC
DC Type Draft Report, 1998-09-18 Type element Simon Cox Report on Resource Type for Simple DC
DC Type Draft Report, 1998-08-08 Type element Simon Cox Report on Resource Type for Simple DC
DC Type Draft Report, 1998-07-23 Type element Simon Cox Report on Resource Type for Simple DC
DC Format Draft Report, 1998-07-23 Format element Simon Cox Report on Format for Simple DC
DC Type Draft Report, 1998-07-10 Type element Simon Cox Report on Resource Type for Simple DC
DC Format Draft Report, 1998-07-10 Format element Simon Cox Report on Format for Simple DC

Open Issues

A list of as yet unresolved issues, or those ideas or problems that are still under discussion.

Resource Type

Dublin Core Resource Types: Open Issues - 1998-10-16

Editor: Simon Cox, CSIRO Exploration & Mining

Please note that this is an informal list of current issues of which we are aware. The sequence and organisation are not necessarily significant.

Cross-community study of existing lexicons and models of resource types

are we happy with event?

Subtypes text (huge hierarchy of document types)

image (moving vs. still, symbolic graphics vs. representations)

*.collection?> need to group type with accompanying format element for compound resources

the 1:1 principle and compound/mixed resources

Format

Dublin Core Format Element: Open Issues - 1998-10-16

Editor: Simon Cox, CSIRO Exploration & Mining

Please note that this is an informal list of current issues of which we are aware. The sequence and organisation are not necessarily significant.

types of format elements: format.size vs format.media

structure of format.size: different sizes - eg. mass vs linear, duration vs. bytes, pixels vs linear vs bytes

different aspects of a size - length vs breadth vs depth> measurement units for format.size - is this a "scheme"?

media types for non-electronic formats

nested formats, eg. compressed, archives

need to group type with accompanying format element for compound resources

grouping multiple values of format together, eg size+media

the 1:1 principle and compound/mixed resource


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