Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Typing in Darwin Core: Do we need dwc:basisOfRecord?
Markus Döring

Building: Elmia Congress Centre, Jönköping
Room: Rum 11
Date: 2014-10-27 04:00 PM – 05:30 PM
Last modified: 2014-10-03


basisOfRecord is one of the least understood, and most misused terms in Darwin Core. Last year’s DwC workshop considered the deprecation of the term altogether, but details were not resolved. This session will follow-up on last year’s discussion by considering the intended purpose of dwc:basisOfRecord, its actual usage, and whether or not its semantics can be captured by other terms, such as dcterms:type, rdf:type, dsw:hasEvidence or (the not-yet minted) dwc:hasEvidenceType. This discussion will include requirements for controlled vocabularies that could be used to provide values for basisOfRecord or its replacement.