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Re: [dxwg] Scope of DCAT - datasets, or digital descriptions (#1235)

From: Simon Cox via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2020 04:58:08 +0000
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I am of the opinion that the DCAT model is suitable for cataloguing many things, not just datasets. In https://github.com/w3c/dxwg/issues/1221#issuecomment-607040099 I sketched an example of a description of a physical specimen, in a way that could be a member of a DCAT catalog of specimens. 

On the other hand, the name of the vocabulary 'Data Catalog Vocabulary' appears to be more narrowly scoped.  We discussed this briefly in the DCAT task-group telecon last week, and it was suggested that, if the scope is more general than 'data', then we should consider changing the name. For example 'Digital Catalog Vocabulary` would allow us to retain the acronym, while better reflecting an extended scope. 

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