I agree with changing the name to "Dublin Core Collection Application
There is one other issue. I'm afraid it is too late now but I still want
to mention it.
In my view the purpose of a collection description is to find the target
address for searching the item descriptions. Being pragmatic it would be
very helpful if the collection description contains the address of the
target for searching with an encoding scheme specifying the protocol for
accessing the target (SRU, OAI, Z39.50). This will make the collection
description more usable for intelligent applications for directly
offering a search interface to a collection. Currently the term
isAccessedVia defines: "A service that provides access to the items
within the collection." It is not clear what this is: the name of a
service, an identifier or a base-URL.
My proposal would be to use an encoding scheme indicating the type of
URL or base-URL for direct access.
I had that discussion a long time ago, but since the collection
description is now more associated with finding aids I would like to
raise this again.
Van: DCMI Collection Description Application Profile Task Group
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] Namens Ann Chapman
Verzonden: maandag 26 februari 2007 15:39
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Onderwerp: Re: Name of profile?
I think this change would be helpful. My only reservation would be over
the amount of editing required, but if Sarah thinks this would be
manageable, then I'd vote to make the change.
From: DCMI Collection Description Application Profile Task Group
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sarah L. Shreeves
Sent: 26 February 2007 14:26
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Subject: Re: Name of profile?
I don't think that this is a bad idea. How do others feel about this
I'm going to be working on editing documents this week, so I don't
think it will be too bad.
At 08:08 AM 2/26/2007, Pete Johnston wrote:
>And I know you're really, really not going to thank me for asking this,
>but I did wonder whether we should consider changing the name of the
>application profile itself from
>"Dublin Core Collection Description Application Profile"
>"Dublin Core Collection Application Profile"
>(or maybe "Dublin Core Collections Application Profile")
>This would have the advantage of
>(a) getting rid of another potentially confusing instance of
>(b) having the title reflect the type of resource being described i.e.
>the profile specfies how to create - using the terminology of the DCMI
>Abstract Model - (description sets containing) descriptions of
>_collections_ (OK, some of those collections are also
>collection-descriptions but we are trying to get rid of that term!). I
>think that is more in line with e.g. the work done recently on the
>ePrints application profile (a profile to create descriptions of
>ePrints. (Though yes, I'm conscious that neither the Libraries
>Application Profile nor the Government Application Profile follow that
>However, I recognise that making such a change would involve a lot of
>rather tedious editing of several documents, and time is running
>Technical Researcher, Eduserv Foundation
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Sarah L. Shreeves
Coordinator, Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
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