Re: [rda-datafabric-ig] Re: [rda-datafabric-ig][rda-collection-wg] Re: [rda-datafabri...

12 Apr 2016

Jacob,
We are essentially on the same page - maybe a different paragraph.
We agree here "saying something like 'collection == PID' (i.e., a
collection is a PID) is *weird *because the object and the identifier are *not
*the same kinds of things and don't possess the same properties and so are
fundamentally, formally not identical to one another. "
>My point is that identifiers really aren't any different than names,
labels, or what ever you call them.
They are, I would say, of the same KIND. But there are differences in
practice.
When people document data with metadata there is often a separate spot for
an identifier (s) (for digital purposes as you say) and a labeled name
etc. They may all operate in a digital environment but in different ways
Jacob,
We are essentially on the same page - maybe a different paragraph.
We agree here "saying something like 'collection == PID' (i.e., a
collection is a PID) is *weird *because the object and the identifier are *not
*the same kinds of things and don't possess the same properties and so are
fundamentally, formally not identical to one another. "
>My point is that identifiers really aren't any different than names,
labels, or what ever you call them.
They are, I would say, of the same KIND. But there are differences in
practice.
When people document data with metadata there is often a separate spot for
an identifier (s) (for digital purposes as you say) and a labeled name
etc. They may all operate in a digital environment but in different ways
including this role of navigating to a prepared spot like a landing page
with more state info etc. I think of the label as asserting a naming fact
as you say but that the role of finding something involves a concept beyond
naming and I like the practice of distinguishing them as in many metadata
efforts.

Gary Berg-Cross, Ph.D.
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