The usage note of the property “Authority” (dct:creator) of the Dataset Class seems to us not semantically conformant with the definition of the property dct:creator given in DCMI Metadata Terms (“An entity primarily responsible for making the resource”). Rather, it seems more conformant with the definition of the property “dct:rightsHolder”. Therefore, our proposal is the following:
- Changing the URI for the property “Authority”, used for the Dataset Class, from “dct:creator” to “dct:rightsHolder”;
- Adding the new property “creator” to be used for the Dataset class, defined as follows.
Usage note: This property refers to the entity primarily responsible for making the resource.
This issue has been reported by Gabriele Ciasullo, Giorgia Lodi and Antonio Rotundo: