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Title: Summary of public comments on editorial changes to the DCMI Type Vocabulary
Identifier: http://dublincore.org/usage/public-comment/2006/03/type-vocabulary-comments/
Description: This document summarizes the comments made in a public comment period on
               changes to the DCMI Type Vocabulary from 8 December 2005 to 31 January 2006 (see
               http://dublincore.org/usage/public-comment/2005/12/type-vocabulary-changes/).
Created: 2006-03-12
Term Proposed Language Public Comment
Collection An aggregation of items.

Comment: The term Collection means that the resource is described as a group; its parts may also be separately described and navigated.
Gregory Renaud: A resource which is [a]n aggregation of items.

Comment: The term Collection means that the resource is described as a group; its parts may also be separately described and navigated. Properties of a Collection may not be identical to properties of its parts; properties of all parts may not be identical.
Dataset Information encoded in a defined structure (for example,lists, tables, and databases). Gregory Renaud: A resource in which data is encoded in a defined structure.
Event A non-persistent, time-based occurrence. Gregory Renaud: A resource which is a time-based activity.
Image A primarily symbolic visual representation other than text. Gregory Renaud: A resource which is a visual, non-textual representation.
Moving Image A series of visual representations that, when shown in succession, impart an impression of motion. Gregory Renaud: A resource which is a visual representation other than text that imparts motion or an impression of motion.
Physical Object An inanimate, three-dimensional object or substance. Gregory Renaud: A resource which has three dimensions and mass.
Service A service is a system that provides one or more functions of value to the end-user. Ann Apps: A service is a system that provides one or more functions.

Vladimir Makarov: A service is a system that provides one or more functions of value to [an] actor.

Gregory Renaud: A resource which is a system or activity that is needed or requested.
Software A computer program in source or compiled form which may be available for installation nontransiently on another machine. Gregory Renaud: A resource which is expressed as a computer program in source or compiled form; may be available for installation nontransiently on another machine.

Misha Wolf: A resource which is expressed as a computer program in source or compiled form.

Gregory Renaud: A resource which is encoded information used to store and process information as part of a computer system.
Sound A resource whose content is primarily intended to be rendered as audio. Gregory Renaud: A resource which is primarly intended to be heard.
Still Image A static visual representation. Gregory Renaud: A resource which is a static visual representation other than text.
Text A resource whose content is primarily words for reading. Gregory Renaud: A resource which is in primarily words intended to be read.

Summary of Individual Posts

Ann Apps (Fri, 9 Dec 2005 15:05:53 +0000)
DC-General: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind0512&L=dc-general&T=0&P=890
Term Proposed Language Public Comment
Service A service is a system that provides one or more functions of value to the end-user. A service is a system that provides one or more functions of value to the end-user.
Vladimir Makarov (Fri, 9 Dec 2005 10:56:26 -0500)
DC-General: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind0512&L=dc-general&T=0&P=1004
Response to Ann Apps (Fri, 9 Dec 2005 15:05:53 +0000)
Term Proposed Language Public Comment
Service A service is a system that provides one or more functions of value to the end-user. A service is a system that provides one or more functions of value to the end-user [an] actor.
Gregory Renaud (Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:42:27 -0500)
DC-General: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind0512&L=dc-general&T=0&P=2031
Term Proposed Language Public Comment
Collection An aggregation of items.

Comment: The term Collection means that the resource is described as a group; its parts may also be separately described and navigated.
A resource which is [a]n aggregation of items.

Comment: The term Collection means that the resource is described as a group; its parts may also be separately described and navigated. Properties of a Collection may not be identical to properties of its parts; properties of all parts may not be identical.
Dataset Information encoded in a defined structure (for example,lists, tables, and databases). Information encoded in a defined structure (for example,lists, tables, and databases).

A resource in which data is encoded in a defined structure.
Event A non-persistent, time-based occurrence. A non-persistent, time-based occurrence.

A resource which is a time-based activity.
Image A primarily symbolic visual representation other than text. A primarily symbolic visual representation other than text.

A resource which is a visual, non-textual representation.
Moving Image A series of visual representations that, when shown in succession, impart an impression of motion. A resource which requires interaction from the user to be understood, executed, or experienced.

A resource which is a visual representation other than text that imparts motion or an impression of motion.
Physical Object An inanimate, three-dimensional object or substance. An inanimate, three-dimensional object or substance.

A resource which has three dimensions and mass.
Service A system that provides one or more functions of value to the end user. A system that provides one or more functions of value to the end user.

A resource which is a system or activity that is needed or requested.
Software A computer program in source or compiled form which may be available for installation nontransiently on another machine. A computer program in source or compiled form which may be available for installation nontransiently on another machine.

A resource which is expressed as a computer program in source or compiled form; may be available for installation nontransiently on another machine.
Sound A resource whose content is primarily intended to be rendered as audio. A resource whose content is primarily intended to be rendered as audio.

A resource which is primarly intended to be heard.
Still Image A static visual representation. A static visual representation.

A resource which is a static visual representation other than text.
Text A resource whose content is primarily words for reading. A resource whose content which is in primarily words for reading intended to be read.
Misha Wolf (Fri, 16 Dec 2005 16:25:47 +0000)
DC-General: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind0512&L=dc-general&T=0&P=2161
Response to Gregory Renaud (Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:42:27 -0500)
Software A computer program in source or compiled form which may be available for installation nontransiently on another machine. Renaud's Revised Proposal: A resource which is expressed as a computer program in source or compiled form.; may be available for installation nontransiently on another machine.
Gregory Renaud (Fri, 16 Dec 2005 11:58:18 -0500)
DC-General: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind0512&L=dc-general&T=0&P=2280
Software A computer program in source or compiled form which may be available for installation nontransiently on another machine. A computer program in source or compiled form which may be available for installation nontransiently on another machine.

A resource which is encoded information used to store and process information as part of a computer system.