Title: List of TDWG Executive decisions
Date version issued: 2017-10-10
Date created: 2017-10-10
Not part of any TDWG Standard
This version: 2017-10-10
Latest version: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/
Abstract: Terms in this list are instances of the artificial tdwgutility:DecisionsClass class.
Namespace IRI:
Preferred namespace abbreviation: tdwgdecisions :

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

This is a list of terms that may be part of a TDWG vocabulary. If the terms on this list are defined by TDWG, the list corresponds to terms in a namespace whose IRI is listed in the header. In the case where the terms are borrowed from a non-TDWG vocabulary, the list includes terms that are "borrowed" for inclusion in a TDWG vocabulary. The list includes all "current" terms on the list, which may or may not be recommended for use. Terms that are no longer recommended for use may have specified replacements - see the metadata about that specific term.

For more information about the structure and version model of TDWG vocabularies, see the TDWG Standards Documentation Specification.

2 List versions

List versions are "snapshots" of the term list at a particular point in time. To examine specific historical versions of this list, click on one of the links below.

3 List distributions

This term list is available in the formats or distribution methods listed in the table below. Please note that distribution access URLs may be subject to change over time. Therefore, it is preferable to request the abstract IRI of the resources and request the desired Content-type through content negotiation.

Description IRI Access URL
HTML file (this document) http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions.htm http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions.htm
RDF/Turtle http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions.ttl http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions.ttl
RDF/XML http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions.rdf http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions.rdf
JSON-LD http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions.json http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions.json

4 Terms that are members of this list

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2009-12-07_1
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 1
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2009-12-07_1
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2009-12-07
Definition: The recommended controlled vocabulary for dcterms:type was changed from a vocabulary of Darwin Core Classes (Occurrence, Taxon, Location, Event) to the DCMI type vocabulary (PhysicalObject, Event, StillImage, MovingImage, Sound, Text, Dataset) to be consistent with the standard use of that term.
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Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2009-12-07_2
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 2
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2009-12-07_2
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2009-12-07
Definition: The recommended controlled vocabulary for basisOfRecord remains the Darwin Core Type Vocabulary, but the Dublin Core classes StillImage, MovingImage, and Sound were removed from that list as these are to be used as vocabulary for the dcterms:type term.
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Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2011-10-16_10
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 10
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2011-10-16_10
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Modified: 2011-10-16
Definition: Added term identificationVerificationStatus.
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Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2011-10-16_3
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 3
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2011-10-16_3
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Modified: 2011-10-16
Definition: The Dublin Core type vocabulary values StillImage, MovingImage, and Sound have not been added to the list of valid values for Darwin Core type vocabulary pending further insights from the RDF Interest Group about how best to manage basisOfRecord when a record can be "about" more than one subject.
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2011-10-16_4
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 4
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2011-10-16_4
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Modified: 2011-10-16
Definition: The recommendation to add alias as an attribute of Darwin Core terms was rejected as being an application-specific recommendation without sufficiently demonstrated community need.
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2011-10-16_5
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 5
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2011-10-16_5
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Modified: 2011-10-16
Definition: The label for all terms have been changed to words in English rather than lower camel case term names. This will facilitate discovery with search engines and is consistent with Dublin Core.
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2011-10-16_6
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 6
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2011-10-16_6
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Modified: 2011-10-16
Definition: The subclasses for Darwin Core type vocabulary have been removed. These were seen as too constraining when considering biodiversity information in the context of linked data.
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2011-10-16_7
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 7
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2011-10-16_7
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Modified: 2011-10-16
Definition: The term Darwin Core term dwc:occurrenceDetails has been deprecated in favor of a new record-level term from the Dublin Core - dcterms:references, which is broader in meaning than the deprecated term.
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2011-10-16_8
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 8
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2011-10-16_8
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Modified: 2011-10-16
Definition: Added term namePublishedInYear.
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Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2011-10-16_9
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 9
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2011-10-16_9
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Modified: 2011-10-16
Definition: Added term georeferencedDate.
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2013-10-09_11
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 11
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2013-10-09_11
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Modified: 2013-10-09
Definition: Added term MaterialSample.
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2013-10-09_12
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 12
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2013-10-09_12
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2013-10-09
Definition: Added Darwin Core type vocabulary term MaterialSample.
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Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2013-10-09_13
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 13
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2013-10-09_13
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2013-10-09
Definition: Added term materialSampleID.
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Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2014-10-26_14
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 14
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2014-10-26_14
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Modified: 2014-10-26
Definition: Added class term Organism with associated properties organismID, organismName, organismScope, organismRemarks, and associatedOrganisms. Associated terms previousIdentifications and associatedOccurrences with the new Organism class. Removed the individualID term.
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2014-10-26_15
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 15
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2014-10-26_15
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Modified: 2014-10-26
Definition: Deprecated the Darwin Core Type Vocabulary (http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/dwctype) in favor of the corresponding terms in the dwc namespace (http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms). Added terms PreservedSpecimen, LivingSpecimen, FossilSpecimen, MachineObservation, and HumanObservation to the Darwin Core namespace (http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms).
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2014-10-30_16
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 16
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2014-10-30_16
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2014-10-30
Definition: Added comments recommending list value separation with ' | ' for terms that can be constructed from concatenated lists. Added comment recommending that dynamicProperties be populated with JSON.
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2014-11-06_17
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 17
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2014-11-06_17
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Modified: 2014-11-06
Definition: Deprecated the Dublin Core rights term in favor of the Dublin Core license term, which is how rights was being promoted since it was first recommended for use in Darwin Core.
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Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2015-03-19_18
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 18
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2015-03-19_18
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Modified: 2015-03-19
Definition: Added the following terms related to sampling events: parentEventID, sampleSizeValue, sampleSizeUnit, organismQuantity, organismQuantityType.
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2019-12-01_19
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 19
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2019-12-01_19
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2019-12-01
Definition: Remove the layer property from all terms in Audubon Core. See https://github.com/tdwg/ac/issues/143
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2019-12-01_20
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 20
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2019-12-01_20
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2019-12-01
Definition: Revised the usage guidelines for dc:type and dcterms:type in Audubon Core. See https://github.com/tdwg/ac/issues/144
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2019-12-01_21
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 21
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2019-12-01_21
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Modified: 2019-12-01
Definition: Added the service access point class ac:ServiceAccessPoint to Audubon Core. See https://github.com/tdwg/ac/issues/137
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2020-10-13_22
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 22
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2020-10-13_22
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Modified: 2020-10-13
Definition: Created the controlled vocabulary for the Darwin Core pathway term. See https://github.com/tdwg/dwc/issues/259
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2020-10-13_23
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 23
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2020-10-13_23
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Modified: 2020-10-13
Definition: Added new Darwin Core terms dwc:pathway and dwciri:pathway. See https://github.com/tdwg/dwc/issues/236
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2020-10-13_24
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 24
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2020-10-13_24
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Modified: 2020-10-13
Definition: Created the controlled vocabulary for the Darwin Core establishmentMeans term. See https://github.com/tdwg/dwc/issues/258
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2020-10-13_25
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 25
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2020-10-13_25
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2020-10-13
Definition: Changed definition of dwc:establishmentMeans and dwciri:establishmentMeans and metadata pointing to newly established controlled vocabulary. See https://github.com/tdwg/dwc/issues/235
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2020-10-13_26
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 26
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2020-10-13_26
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2020-10-13
Definition: Created the controlled vocabulary for the Darwin Core degreeOfEstablishment term. See https://github.com/tdwg/dwc/issues/257
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2020-10-13_27
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 27
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2020-10-13_27
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2020-10-13
Definition: Added new Darwin Core terms dwc:degreeOfEstablishment and dwciri:degreeOfEstablishment. See https://github.com/tdwg/dwc/issues/237
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2020-10-13_28
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 28
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2020-10-13_28
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2020-10-13
Definition: Created the controlled vocabulary for the Audubon Core subtype and subtypeLiteral terms and modified the metadata of those terms to make them compatible with the new controlled vocabulary. See https://github.com/tdwg/ac/issues/175
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2020-10-13_29
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 29
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2020-10-13_29
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2020-10-13
Definition: Created the controlled vocabulary for the Dublin Core format terms and modified the Audubon Core usage guidelines for those terms in light of the new controlled vocabulary. See https://github.com/tdwg/ac/issues/171
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2020-10-13_30
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 30
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2020-10-13_30
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2020-10-13
Definition: Created the controlled vocabulary for the Audubon Core variant and variantLiteral terms and modified the metadata of those terms to make them compatible with the new controlled vocabulary. See https://github.com/tdwg/ac/issues/170
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2020-10-13_31
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 31
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2020-10-13_31
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2020-10-13
Definition: Imported the term mo:sample_rate into the Audubon Core vocabulary. See https://github.com/tdwg/ac/issues/177
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2020-10-13_32
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 32
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2020-10-13_32
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2020-10-13
Definition: Added new Audubon Core terms ac:freqLow and ac:freqHigh. See https://github.com/tdwg/ac/issues/178
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2021-04-27_33
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 33
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2021-04-27_33
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2021-04-27
Definition: Created the Chronometric Age extension for Darwin Core. See http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/doc/chrono/
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2021-07-15_34
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 34
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2021-07-15_34
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2021-07-15
Definition: Darwin Core additions and changes. See https://github.com/tdwg/dwc/milestone/14
Type:

Term Name: tdwgdecisions :decision-2021-10-05_35
Label: TDWG Executive Committee decision 35
Term IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/decisions/decision-2021-10-05_35
Term version IRI:
Modified: 2021-10-05
Definition: Additions and changes to Audubon Core associated with Regions of Interest (ROI). See https://github.com/tdwg/ac/milestone/4
Type: