DCMI Usage Board - Friday, 2007-08-17 telecon - agenda

Expected: Tom, Akira, Diane, Stuart, Joe, Andrew

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1. Completed actions

[DONE] ACTION 2007-07-06 Tom: Propose a tracking method for issues
raised during application profile review. - see

[DONE] ACTION 2007-07-06 Tom: Summarize profile-review-related
materials (including new things such as the Description Set
Profile model) as input to Joe and Stuart.

2. Agenda for Singapore meeting - Aug 28-29

The goal of the 2007-08-17 telecon will be to finalize
Please note the placeholders for missing materials (see
ACTIONS below) and make sure that the links provided below are
a complete and accurate list of the materials to be included
in the PDF packet.


    1. Changes to terms of the DCTERMS namespace (Diane)
       [Diane: summary of any comments made during Public Comment period]

    2. Structure of DCMI Metadata Terms document (Tom)

    3. Review of application profiles (Joe, Stuart)
       [Joe: document on principles and purpose of UB decision-making.]
       [Stuart and Joe: one page on VES vs. SES.]

       Background documents on process
       -- http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/process/
       -- http://dublincore.org/usage/meetings/2007/03/barcelona/Process_Doc_Revisions.txt
       -- http://dublincore.org/documents/approval/
       -- http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/2005/09/03/profile-guidelines/ - ??

    4. FOAF (Andrew) - 60"
       http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/repositories/digirep/index/EPrints_Application_Profile#Description_of_an_Agent - ?
       -- would need to excerpt this small section of a large document
       http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/ - probably need to include, even if 60 pages long?
       http://rdfweb.org/mt/foaflog/archives/2003/07/10/12.05.33/ - background document, Andrew suggests including

    5. Changes to term declarations in RDF (Tom)


    6. Domains and ranges (Akira)
       [Akira: summary of any comments made during Public Comment period]

    7. Description Set Profile model and wiki syntax (Mikael as guest)

    8. Application Profile of Simple Dublin Core (Tom, Mikael)

Appendix: text of various outstanding actions...

   ACTION 2007-07-06: Diane to shepherd "Changes to terms of the
   DCTERMS namespace", summarizing any comments made during Public Comment.

   ACTION 2007-07-06: Akira to shepherd "Domains and ranges",
   summarizing any comments made during Public Comment.

   ACTION 2007-06-08: Joe to revise
   in light of:
   ACTION 2007-03-17: Stuart and Joe revise Term Decision Tree:
   (Note: the difference is basically String vs. Thing.)

   ACTION 2007-03-17: Joe to draft a document discussing
   issues related to principles and purpose of UB decision-making.
   (The context was the decision to define ISO639-2 as a set of codes.)
   Joe will work with Stuart on this (2007-06-08).

   ACTION 2007-03-17: Stuart and Joe to write
   a one-page explanation differentiating
   VES and SES, vet with Pete Johnston.  See:
   Agreed: We need a deeper level of description and
   differentiation between VES and SES, including definitions.
   If you have a something already, how do you tell if it is
   VES or SES.  If an Encoding Scheme tells you what a value
   string it it's a SES.  If Encoding Scheme defines a class
   of values, then it is a VES (e.g., concepts).  For example,
   if you develop a list of educational levels, and if you
   define a list of strings, then you're defining an SES.
   If you define a set of concepts and assign URIs to them (as
   best practice), then you're defining a VES.  Best practice
   in this scenario is to define a set of concepts with URIs
   rather than a set of strings.  Agreed that DC-Education
   is a great test-bed for these concepts.  SES is a datatype
   in RDF.  VES is like conceptScheme in SKOS, only not limited
   to concepts.  For discussion: VES is a set of concepts that,
   once in metadata, allows editors to handle assertion by
   adding things to it.  SES is a set of strings.


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