My thanks to Rob Sanderson, his explanation is very helpful. I can see the need for having title as a resource when there are parsing and categorizing options in play, and the logic of framing the encoding to support that; and understand now that each of the titles in the "Hamlet" example would be a separate resource, not the same resource. The resource is used to enable added structure in specific graphs, not to describe a generalized entity. 


On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 11:03 AM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Simon, DC 1.1 [1] (the original DC 15) is an annotation property. dct:title in the dcterms namespace [2] is defined as a literal. For RDF, it's always better to use the dcterms namespace properties.


On 5/15/15 7:51 AM, Simon Spero wrote:

On May 15, 2015 10:32 AM, "Robert Sanderson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> So if all we ever need is one or more equally preferred strings as the title, and there are no parts, properties or relationships, then we should just use dc:title with a string.  Otherwise, we need to use a resource.

And even in this case, the Dublin Core title property is not ideal, since it is an annotation property.


Karen Coyle
[log in to unmask]
m: +1-510-435-8234
skype: kcoylenet/+1-510-984-3600

Stephen Hearn, Metadata Strategist
Data Management & Access, University Libraries
University of Minnesota
160 Wilson Library
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Ph: 612-625-2328
Fx: 612-625-3428
ORCID:  0000-0002-3590-1242