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?

Priscilla Caplan

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