> Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 11:27:00 -0500
> From: "Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress" <[log in to unmask]>
> > But the GILS definition is clearly a subset of the DC one, so a
> > search for resource with name X (dc.title) in a GILS database will
> > find all the information resources that would have been found by a
> > search for information resources with name X (gils.title).  So
> > dc.title seems eminently suitable for this.
> What if you want information resources and you're searching a
> non-gils (not exclusively gils) database?

Then the database won't support gils.title anyway, so the matter is

I think that unless Eliot (or someone) can come up with a strong
use-case for a separate gils.title, then we should recommend as
strongly as we can that the GILS profile use dc.title (while always
realising that ultimately it's up to the profile developer, and that
we can only offer guidance rather than enforcing our preferences,
otherwise we violate the Prime Directive.)

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