Title:         Usage Board 2006-2007 work plan: dependencies on DCMI Abstract Model
Identifier:    http://dublincore.org/usage/meetings/2006/09/manzanillo/workplan/html/
Version:       2006-09-14
Note:          This document expands on http://dublincore.org/architecturewiki/DCRDFTaskforce/DCRDFRoadmap.
               See also http://dublincore.org/architecturewiki/.

1. Architecture - for discussion in Mexico

   1.1. DCAM update: clarification of Value Type, VES, SES, 
        introduction of domains and ranges, explicit Vocabulary Model.
        -- DCAM - Existing DCMI Recommendation, 2005-02-??

        -- DCAM - work-in-progress

        -- DCAM issues

   1.2. DC-RDF updated to reflect changes in DCAM

        -- Legacy specs - not yet superseded:
           -- Expressing Qualified Dublin Core in RDF/XML - title/date/status
           -- Expressing Simple Dublin Core in RDF/XML - title/date/status
        -- The new spec - passed first round of public comment July 2006
        -- Notes on the above
        -- 2006-06-30 Report on public comment

   1.3. DC-XML updated to reflect changes in DCAM

        -- Legacy DC-in-XML Guidelines, 2003 (a DCMI Recommendation)

        -- DC-XML Working Draft of 2006-05-29 (a DCMI Working Draft)

           -- 2006-07-18 Results of public comment

        The Working Draft of 2006-05-29 is intended to be replaced by two new documents:

        -- Expressing Dublin Core metadata using XML (DC-XML-Min)
           -- DC-XML-Min Instances
        -- Expressing Dublin Core metadata using XML (DC-XML-Full)

           -- DC-XML-Full Instances

        DC-XML-Min and DC-XML-Full are intended to replace the
        legacy DC-in-XML Guidelines as DCMI Recommendations.

   1.4. DC-TEXT updated to reflect changes in DCAM
        -- http://dublincore.org/architecturewiki/DCText/

2. Usage Board meeting in Mexico

   2.1. DCMES Editorial changes - finalization

        -- Public comment Aug 28 to Sep 25

   2.2. Assignment of Domains and Ranges - meeting packet to include:

        -- Draft issues page:
           This page includes links to past discussions on
           DC-USAGE, to Swoogle statistics, and to relevant
           notes and postings from the DC-RDF comment period.

        -- http://dublincore.org/usageboardwiki/PropertyDomainsAndRanges
           ACTION Usage Board (Mexico meeting): check draft
                  Domain/Range Vocabulary term-by-term (all
                  /terms/ properties); determine which definitions 
                  or range assignments will need more attention.

        -- New version of DCAM - relevant for SES/VES discussion:

        -- 2006-06-28 DC-Arch proposal: new ranges only for the "terms" namespace? 

        -- Encoding Schemes as SES or VES - basis for discussion is

           ACTION Usage Board (Mexico meeting): For each Encoding
           Scheme, decide whether it is a Vocabulary Encoding
           Scheme or a Syntax Encoding Scheme (starting points are
           proposal above and new draft DCAM).

        -- ACTION Usage Board (Mexico meeting): Agree on
           further process for finalizing Domains and Ranges
           in all of its aspects (declaration of classes,
           assignment as domains and ranges, implications
           for term documentation).

   2.3. Review Collection Description Application Profile

        -- Discuss review in Mexico, finalize October-November

3. Usage Board - October through December

   3.1. Prepare proposal on domains/ranges for Public Comment in early 2007

   3.2. Finalize review of Collection Description Profile

4. Architecture/DCMI - October through December

   4.1. In parallel to 3.1, prepare (for purposes of testing and review):
        -- RDF schemas of revised descriptions of terms with domains and ranges
        -- RDF schemas of new classes

   4.2. Prepare revised DCAM, DC-TEXT, DC-XML, DC-RDF, and DCMI Namespace Policy
        for the DCMI Recommendation process

        -- DC-XML draft should be accompanied by a note addressing
           compatibility with previous XML guidelines.  See:

        -- DC-XML may need to distinguish between dc-xml-full and dc-xml-minimal:

   4.3. Raise awareness in broader community, prepare for formal review in early 2007

5. DCMI - January through April 2007

  5.1. Public Comment for DCAM, DC-TEXT, DC-XML, DC-RDF as
       (Revised) DCMI Recommendations

  5.2. Directorate to recruit additional reviewers, targeting
       interested communities, e.g.:

       -- Semantic Web community for DC-RDF
       -- OAI-PMH implementer community for DC-XML

  5.3. Documentation about Vocabularies and Profiles 

       Two new extensions of DCAM:
       -- Formal Vocabulary Model
       -- Formal Profile Model (extension of DCAM)
          Starting points: 
          -- http://dublincore.org/usage/meetings/2006/09/manzanillo/profile-pipeline/ub-profile/
          -- http://dublincore.org/usage/minutes/2006/2006-04-30.meeting-notes-dcap.html

       Contracted work packages for user documentation closely related to the above:

       -- Guidelines on How to declare a set of metadata terms
       -- Guidelines on How to make a DCAP 
          -- following example of CDAP, possibly later also 
             ePrints, etc
          -- Call for Tender to require "close coordination with
             the editors of DCAM"
          -- Include Simple Dublin Core as stand-alone example
          -- Starting points: 

6. DCMI/Architecture - April through July

   6.1. Following Public Comment period, publication of 
        (revised) DCMI Recommendations: DCAM, DC-TEXT, DC-XML, DC-RDF, 
        DCMI Namespace Policy.

7. Usage Board Mid-Year meeting (March or April)
   7.1. Approve domain/range classes as new DCMI terms
   7.2. Approve assignments of domains and ranges to existing
        DCMI terms
   7.3. Approve DCAP for Simple Dublin Core
   7.4. Full formal review of NISO Collection Description profile

7. DCMI - April through July

   7.1. Declare domain/range classes; publish RDF schemas and HTML documents
   7.2. Copy contents of "1.1" namespace to "terms" namespace
   7.3. Declare domains and ranges for "terms" terms; include in TERMS
   7.4. Public comment period for Documentation on Vocabularies and Profiles
   7.5. Other changes and pointers in DCMI term documentation.
        Update Using Dublin Core.

2009-01-29: Changed usageboard/log URIs to usage/minutes URIs.