Issue 101: Scope Note for E73 to contain Multimedia Objects

Starting Date: 
2002-07-03
Working Group: 
3
Status: 
Done
Closing Date: 
2002-10-23
Current Proposal: 

TG to explicitly mention multimedia objects and reference Jane Hunter's mpeg 7 paper in extension to scope note for Information Object (E73).

Copenhagen 3/7/2002

Scope Note: An identifiable immaterial item, such as a poem, joke, data set, image, text, multimedia object, procedural prescription, computer program code, algorithm or mathematical formulae, that constitutes a unit for documentation and has an objectively recognizable structure. An information object does not depend on its physical carrier, which can include human memory, and can exist on one or more carriers. Information objects of a linguistic nature should be documented as instances of the E33 Linguistic Object subclass. Conceptual items such as types and classes are not information objects, nor are ideas without a reproducible expression.

Examples: Image BM000038850.JPG from the Clayton Herbarium in London, E. A. Poe's "The Raven", the movie "The Seven Samurai" by Akira Kurosawa, the Maxwell Equations.

Outcome: 

Replace "formulae" with "formula".

Replace: "Information objects of a linguistic nature should be declared as instances of the E33 Linguistic Object subclass."

Add: " Information objects of a documentary nature should be declared as instances of the E31 Document subclass."

Revise: "Can exist on one or more carriers <add>simultaneously</add>".

Proposal Accepted

Rethymnon 23/10/2002