International Recorder Conference - Luxembourg, 2-3 December 2005

Adrian Rissone a.rissone at NHM.AC.UK
Tue Sep 27 09:13:43 CEST 2005

A TDWG member has asked me to circulate this information to the membership:

We would like to invite you to the 1st International Recorder Conference -
Collating and managing natural science field and collection records in
Europe which will be held in Luxembourg on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2005.
Please check the homepage of the conference for more information and a
download of the 1st circular:

Theme: European-funded projects such as ENHSIN and BioCASE have helped
develop techniques and standards for biodiversity data sharing but there is
still a great need for software and standards that can capture, manage and
integrate the original natural sciences collection and field data. The
theme of this meeting is to introduce field biologists, earth scientists
and natural science museum curators across Europe to software and standards
that can meet this need.


The meeting will include presentations on the development of Recorder
software in the UK and Luxembourg and its associated applications,
including 'Thesaurus' software, to collate and manage their data and link
to both GIS and web-based delivery systems. The emphasis will be on the
development and use of data standards and how Recorder can help build
integrated systems for the collation, management and dissemination of
information in the natural sciences across Europe.

The conference will cover the conceptual model upon which Recorder is based
and give examples of how this is implemented in the application, with
examples of Recorder use at different levels from the individual naturalist
through local, regional and national collation centres. Examples of working
systems will be demonstrated and current development work will be described.

The scope and potential of the BioCASE / Luxembourg Thesaurus will be
discussed with examples of how it is being utilised in Recorder and other
applications, including (hopefully) its use for terminology control in the
London Natural History Museum.

The problems of developing, disseminating and sustainably supporting an
international version of Recorder and associated software will be discussed
and proposals made for future action.

We hope to see you soon in Luxembourg

Best wishes

For the organising committee
Guy Colling and Tania Walisch

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