As the world is in a state of constant change, Who's On First (WOF) records are constantly changing, too. With most record changes, a simple property update and update to the
wof:lastmodified property field is sufficient. However, if a Significant Event takes place, additional work is needed.
So, what exactly is a Significant Event and how is it defined?
wof:namewithout storing the original
wof:nameas an alternative name
wof:namedue to the original
wof:namebeing wrong to begin with
wof:hierarchyto include an updated
If a WOF record is updated due to a Significant Event, the following work is required:
wof:supersedesvalue equal to that of the existing feature's
wof:superseded_byvalue equal to that of the new feature's
mz:is_currentvalue equal to
edtf:deprecatedproperty. Otherwise, the
edtf:cessationproperty will be given a date (YYYY-MM-DD). This
edtfdate should equal the date when the feature was edited.
It is important to note that this list, as written today, may be incomplete or unable to capture the subtleties and demands of real-life. Additionally, we expect a decent amount of churn in Who's On First during the early days of the project which may require us to bend the rules in certain cases. However, this churn should settle as the database grows in size and allow us to possibly refine these rules.
Our Who's On First Life Cylce Document has more detailed information about Significant Events in relation to the
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