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Title: Replicating ELEMENTS1.1 terms in the DCTERMS namespace
Discussion leader: Andy
In Madrid (September 2005), the Architecture Working Group
discussed the possibility of adding the fifteen DCMES terms
 to the DCTERMS namespace  (in addition to them being in
the existing DCMES namespace) -- i.e., to coin  in addition
to . This would mean that many DC users would only need
to use a single DCTERMS namespace. In Madrid, there was no
clear agreement about whether this should be done or not.
Such a change, if approved, would require further changes to
the namespace policy [5,6]. In fact, the change would have
a cascading effect on all DCMI documentation that cites
In the 2006-03-23, we agreed on the need for a small document
summarizing reasons pro and con. We need a coherent line
on why we would bother to do this. One possibility from a
process point of view would be for Architecture to ask UB to
take this on as a work item.
ACTION 2006-03-23: Andy - post a discussion for the rationale
to Architecture list for replicating Elements 1.1 in DCTERMS
This input on the list would become input at UB in Seattle.