[tdwg-tag] [tdwg-content] [tdwg] another poke about Audubon Core status
morris.bob at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 19:47:31 CEST 2014
As to Audubon Core (AC), a little clarification is needed.
The only thing so far adopted is the AC data model, more precisely "The
Audubon Core Multimedia Resources Metadata schema (“AC schema”, or simply
“AC”) is a set of metadata vocabularies for describing biodiversity-related
multimedia resources and collections. The specification is independent of
how these vocabularies may be represented for machine use." 
In particular, no artifacts akin to such things as the DwC normative
document  have been submitted for approval, nor have artifacts akin to
Simple Darwin Core  though some are under development (*, **). In
appearance, the AC documents [1, 3 and 4] together are a bit like the most
useful reference for DwC, namely . But unlike , [3 and 4] are
normative ( is not/). Those parts of AC are maintained in a MediaWiki,
and would be relatively pointles to put in a public source code repository,
perhaps except based on arguments of backup sustainability. In such a case,
they would be of use only to AC maintainers, unless the repo happened to
TDWG Image Interest Group co-convenor and AC <co-something or other>
(*) Readers beware:  is an RDF description of Darwin Core, not an RDF
description of biodiversity.
(**) There will be a session devoted to AC at TDWG 2014 which will
hopefully be attended by those already using AC in one or another specific,
albeit unsubmitted form.
On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 11:58 AM, James Macklin <james.macklin at gmail.com>
> I am also in favor of the GitHub repo but we really need to hear from Stan
> about the status of the work he was having done on the TDWG site. We will
> need to decide which is the "official" repo but as others point out there
> is likely good reason to have duplication! We also need to figure out who
> has time to do this if we go forward. Looks like there have already been a
> couple of hands partly raised ;-)
> Best, James
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Bob Morris <morris.bob at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That was the answer in June too...
>> On Sep 22, 2014 9:23 AM, "Kampmeier, Gail E" <gkamp at illinois.edu> wrote:
>>> Stan Blum is working with contractors on the new TDWG site. --Gail
>>> From: tdwg-bounces at lists.tdwg.org [tdwg-bounces at lists.tdwg.org] on
>>> behalf of Dave Vieglais [vieglais at ku.edu]
>>> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2014 08:20
>>> To: Tim Robertson
>>> Cc: TDWG Content Mailing List; tdwg at lists.tdwg.org;
>>> tdwg-tag at lists.tdwg.org; Stoner, Dan
>>> Subject: Re: [tdwg] [tdwg-tag] another poke about Audubon Core status
>>> Would a GitHub organization satisfy the requirements of the TDWG site?
>>> - Dave V.
>>> On 22 Sep 2014, at 8:46, Tim Robertson wrote:
>>> > Hi Dan,
>>> > Thanks for your offer.
>>> > As far as I recall, the TDWG executive decided at the last meeting to
>>> > move onto a whole new platform and put contractor money aside to make
>>> > it happen.
>>> > I’m reluctant to point you at the tangled mess of the current system
>>> > when I suspect it is to be replaced anyway. It really is a convoluted
>>> > mess of Typo3 plugins, which try and keep a bunch of backend systems
>>> > in sync and dues to bugs in there it does not work as expected. I
>>> > really don’t think it is something you want to get into, but I
>>> > sympathise that the TDWG site is broken and no-one is maintaining
>>> > it… a simpler vanilla CMS solution that even requires more manual
>>> > text editing etc. will be a far more manageable solution in my
>>> > opinion.
>>> > @TDWG Executive folks - is it still the intention to contract out and
>>> > do a basic CMS site?
>>> > If not, I’ll try and pull up the code but I’d need your approval
>>> > to get him a DB dump as it holds user credentials / subscriptions etc.
>>> > Please can you advise us? Anything we can do to help?
>>> > Thanks,
>>> > Tim
>>> > On 19 Sep 2014, at 23:05, Stoner, Dan <dstoner at acis.ufl.edu> wrote:
>>> >> I see in the tdwg-tag mailing list archives that the status of the
>>> >> Audubon Core Standard has been discussed recently:
>>> >> http://lists.tdwg.org/pipermail/tdwg-tag/2014-June/002558.html
>>> >> So consider this another poke about getting the web site updated with
>>> >> the official status of the Standard.
>>> >> If there is anything I can do to facilitate the web site update,
>>> >> please let me know (as in, I am volunteering to hack code or whatever
>>> >> is needed).
>>> >> Thanks,
>>> >> Dan Stoner
>>> >> iDigBio / ACIS Laboratory
>>> >> University of Florida
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