We need to unambiguously identify the creator if at all possible and we need to treat them as an entity, outside of the archive that we are...

It makes me wonder if 'predominantly' would be of practical help. If a researcher knows an archive is predominantly in English, that's really...

Amanda Hill is friends with Jane Stevenson

Frieda Midgley is friends with Jane Stevenson

We need to be able to add any relevant references, and therefore the type of reference should be a mandatory part of the description, because that...

I wonder if it is even more useful for language to be considered mandatory for digital materials? It enables potential searching by language, and as...

Amanda Hill is friends with Jane Stevenson

Frieda Midgley is friends with Jane Stevenson

I would say following rules loosely is not following rules. I think it is much more useful to specify rules for particular parts of a description...

The idea of providing more than one identifier for an entity, but being able to link the identifiers together - to say X is the same as Y is fine...