I don't think there is a longer version of the environmentPurpose
vocabulary, but no reason why there could not be. However, I don' t
think environmentPurpose would apply to the environment in which an
object was created. The definition of "environment" is
"Hardware/software combinations supporting use of the object." I'm not
sure creation could be considered a use.
On the other hand (thinking out loud), presumably any given object was
created as a single event by only a single hardware/software
configuration. If one wanted to record all of the possible
hardware/software combinations that could have created the object, then
one would have to put that in environment, which allows multiples for
the same purpose.
It's an interesting question. Are there other thoughts out there?
On 5/16/2011 10:02 AM, David Rice wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there a longer version of the environmentPurpose vocabulary list? The data dictionary includes two terms: "render" and "edit". Also both of these terms relate to future use of the object, is it good practice to use environment to describe past environments of the object? Such as the environment in which the object was originally created (or would the event entity be preferred for information that pertains to the object's creation)?
> Best Regards,
> Dave Rice