Multiple translators

Thomas Beale thomas.beale at oceaninformatics.com
Fri Mar 20 09:56:12 EDT 2015


that actually sounds like the basis of the model of what a proper 
registry might record....

- thomas

On 20/03/2015 13:46, David Moner wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm going to do a provocative proposal, that just came to my mind.
>
> Why being a translator is different from being archetype author? When 
> somebody does a translation he/she is in fact authoring the textual 
> part of the archetype. Thus, why do we have to manage it separately 
> from the authors section?
> Moreover, how do we deal with other types of contributions that could 
> be of interest? For example the reviewers of the archetype, not just 
> listing them as "Other contributors".
>
> Could we simplify all this stuff and just support a "participation" 
> kind of approach for archetypes metadata? The idea would be to have 
> one single section called "Participants", with with the name, 
> organisation, mail, etc., and a coded field "Type of participation" 
> using a controlled vocabulary including for example "Main author", 
> "Contributor author", "Main translator", "Contributor translator", 
> "Reviewer", "Consulted domain expert", etc. In fact, this should be a 
> multi valued field, since nothing avoids that the same person is the 
> main author and a translator to a different language. In case that new 
> participation roles appear in the future, we only have to complete the 
> controlled vocabulary, without changing other things.
>
> Probably we would still need to support some specific details 
> depending on the type of participation (for example the accreditation 
> info), but this approach could simplify part of the metadata 
> management. I know that are some details to be fixed, but what do you 
> think about the general idea?
>
> David

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