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RE: Proposal for an additional term: mediaType

From: Michael Hopwood <michael@editeur.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:38:13 +0100
To: Dave Caroline <dave.thearchivist@gmail.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>, "Suliman, Suraiya H" <suraiya.h.suliman@lmco.com>, Greg Grossmeier <greg@creativecommons.org>, Thomas Baker <tom@tombaker.org>, Stuart Sutton <sasutton@dublincore.net>
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I don't know for sure but I'm guessing, given the context of learning resources, it's the kind of thing ONIX code list 150 (product form) calls "copymasters":

PE	Copymasters	Copymasters, photocopiable sheets.

Cf. another nearby entry with educational overtones:

PD	Cards	Cards, flash cards (eg for teaching reading).

SOURCE: http://www.editeur.org/ONIX/book/codelists/current.html

[not that the order of ONIX codes has an intrinsic meaning. Some context is often spilled over from previous standards that were incorporated into ONIX code lists though, and this sure looks like an isolated glimmer of that]

"Calculator" sounds like it would be software and/or datasets for running on a scientific calculator, again for use in schools. Well, I actually went to school with someone who programmed a "Doom" (TM) clone on his scientific calculator, but I somewhat doubt that will be a candidate resource for LRMI ;)


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Caroline [mailto:dave.thearchivist@gmail.com] 
Sent: 28 August 2012 11:15
To: Dan Brickley
Cc: Public Vocabs; Suliman, Suraiya H; Greg Grossmeier; Thomas Baker; Stuart Sutton
Subject: Re: Proposal for an additional term: mediaType

>  - Duplication Master

> Greg, Suraiya, ... can you say a bit more about your usage scenario?
> What kind of record would 'Calculator' or 'Duplication Master' appear

To me that is really a provenance thing, as in a lossy copying chain it is the original with least noise/errors i.e. in the old analogue TV days a program would be mastered to tape  then copies sent to stations for transmission or master on one format (1" reel) sent to a duplication company and the copies made in production on another format(VHS) for the domestic market.

Dave Caroline
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