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Re: author vs. creator

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:12:23 +0200
Message-ID: <CAFfrAFpNv+4wx_4sd-r+rtDC9spwUHDLXdmodUAYwQEcrz15cg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, Aaron Bradley <aaranged@yahoo.com>, Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
On 30 April 2012 21:58, Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org> wrote:
> If I remember correctly, that comes from the rNews integration, because in some contexts, "author" is too narrow a word for the individual that created the piece of creative work.

Yup, as others have said, it was part of the rNews integration. We
should improve the documentation; I don't think it's terrible to have
both expressions.

The modern Dublin Core now has 'creator' rather than 'author', I
believe due to do the 3rd DC workshop
http://dublincore.org/workshops/dc3/ back in 1996, see report
http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january97/oclc/01weibel.html ... since it
doesn't feel quite right to talk about the 'author' of an image. The
label for http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#terms-creator
used to still include the word 'author', but it doesn't any more.

In that sense they're not 100% synonyms but I think treating them
'interchangabely' [er, thanks, we'll fix the typo] makes sense.

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