[tcs-lc] Bibliographic Standards
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Fri Apr 22 02:59:36 CEST 2005
I know it may not be BPH (or is it? I've not had a good look) - but the databases on this site may be of some help.
Perhaps with TDWGs new funding, we may be able to get some of those earlier standards that are still extant digitized.
>From Paul Kirk <p.kirk at cabi.org> on 22 Apr 2005:
> what frustrates me is that we have the BPH as a TDWG standard and only
> privelaged few have an electronic version - the rest of us have to
> riously use a couple of large books to find standard forms for journal
> itles and keyboard data into our respective databases. And this in the
> 1st century!
> Frustrated of Twickenham
> From: tcs-lc-bounces at ecoinformatics.org on behalf of Richard Pyle
> Sent: Fri 22/04/2005 08:04
> To: list.tdwg at ACHAPMAN.ORG; TDWG at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU
> Cc: tcs-lc at ecoinformatics.org
> Subject: Re: [tcs-lc] Bibliographic Standards
> Arthur --
> Many thanks for the links! Interesting, and timely. I've quickly
> over Miller (2004), and much of it resonates well with the data
> challenges I face daily. What struck me is that the ten "Xobian
> Elements" encompass almost all my data management primary objects very
> effectively (not just bibliographic). E.g.:
> CONCEPT (taxon concepts, keywords, etc.)
> STRING (taxon names, vernacular names, catalog numbers, comments,
> LANGUAGE (traditional human languages, and possibly Codes of
> ORGANIZATION/BEING (two major subtypes of Agents)
> EVENT (Collecting events, curation events, specimen transaction events,
> TIME (self-evident)
> PLACE (self-evident)
> OBJECT (specimens & observed organisms)
> WORK (Publications, unpublished documentation, images, etc.)
> I will give these resources more careful consideration when I have more
> Again, many thanks for forwarding these links.
> P.S. Apologies for the cross-post; but this has some relevance to recent
> discussions on the LC/TCS list.
> Richard L. Pyle, PhD
> Database Coordinator for Natural Sciences
> Department of Natural Sciences, Bishop Museum
> 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI 96817
> Ph: (808)848-4115, Fax: (808)847-8252
> email: deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
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> > Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 7:57 PM
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> > Subject: Bibliographic Standards
> > Hi all
> > As part of the project I am doing for the FAO at the moment, I
> > have had to look at Bibliographic
> > software and bibliographic standards.
> > During that process, I was made aware of a some interesting
> > papers that those working on
> > Bibliographic standards for TDWG may be interested in.
> > The first is about XOBIS which is an XML Schema intermediate
> > between the complexity of MARC and
> > the simplicity of Dublin Core. It may be worth considering. It
> > was recommendd to me by Beth
> > Weil, the librarian at Berkeley.
> > 1. Miller, Dick R. (2004). XOBIS - an Experimental Schema for
> > Unifying Bibliographic and
> > Authority Records.
> > <http://elane.stanford.edu/laneauth/XOBIS_CCQ/XOBIS_CCQ.html>
> > 2. There is a SourceForge site that you are probably aware of,
> > but it lists most of the
> > Standards and Schemas
> > <http://wwwsearch.sourceforge.net/bib/openbib.html>
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