[tdwg] GBIF Knowledge Organization survey

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 05:41:48 CEST 2010

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Apologies for deluging you....Bob Morris

Dear colleague,

The team listed below is charged by the Global Biodiversity Information
Facility (GBIF) with developing a position paper about its future
needs for Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), a rubric which
includes thesauri, controlled vocabularies, ontologies, gazetteers,
and other such resources. The paper will cover tools, impediments to
deployment, training requirements, etc. After we draft it, the
position paper will be put forth for a period of public comment before
final recommendations to GBIF.

In order to put together the position paper, we solicit  opinions,
experiences, needs, and resources already in place about Knowledge
Organization for biodiversity research. Please go to
http://surveymonkey.com/GBIFKOSurvey to participate in the survey.

We especially value your input about points you feel the survey doesn’t cover.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues or mailing
lists you think relevant, hopefully to people who may not have seen it


GBIF KOS position paper team
Bob Morris, Convenor,
Terry Catapano, Donald Hobern, Hilmar Lapp, Norman Morrison, Natasha
Noy, Mark Schildhauer, Dave Thau

September 7, 2010

Robert A. Morris
Emeritus Professor  of Computer Science
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125-3390
Associate, Harvard University Herbaria
email: morris.bob at gmail.com
web: http://bdei.cs.umb.edu/
web: http://etaxonomy.org/mw/FilteredPush
phone (+1) 857 222 7992 (mobile)

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