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Re: author vs. creator

From: Sandhaus, Evan <sandhes@nytimes.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:04:19 -0400
To: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@yahoo.com>
CC: Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <36E8A0F0-A88A-4F88-AD2F-0A6D10CD4776@nytimes.com>

As Martin said, this is the legacy of the rNews reconciliation work. 

The International Press Telecommunication Council advocated the introduction of the 'creator' property because, in the news world, all news objects (e.g. articles, photographs, videos, graphics) can be said to have a creator - but not all have an author.   For example it seems more correct to say that a photograph has a creator not an author.   

As for source organization, this is another property advocated by the IPTC.  The reason for this property is that many wire services syndicate articles originally produced by a third party.  For instance the Associated Press may syndicate an article created by the Kansas City Star.   In that case  Associated Press would be the 'provider' and The Kansas City Star would be the 'sourceOrganization.'


Evan Sandhaus
Lead Architect, Semantic Platforms
The New York Times Company
Received on Monday, 30 April 2012 20:04:50 UTC

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