Following up again on the RDA and Dublin Core collaboriation announcement, here’s a link to DCMI Abstract Model and RDF by Bruce D’Arcus.
If I had a recommendation for the DCMI, it would be to drop the Abstract Model and use RDF. It would save a lot of technical and evangelism work. I’ve said this before, but the Abstract Model offers completely unconvincing value to me. It has a model that is essentially equivalent to RDF, and yet the claimed advantage that it has a non-RDF XML syntax. But the problem is that this syntax is even uglier and more complicated than RDF/XML!